Each and every one of us, in Hong Kong as elsewhere, has their own idea of home. Just being in a place for a long time doesn’t count. Picture: Jonathan Wong Each and every one of us, in Hong Kong as elsewhere, has their own idea of home. Just being in a place for a long time doesn’t count. Picture: Jonathan Wong
Each and every one of us, in Hong Kong as elsewhere, has their own idea of home. Just being in a place for a long time doesn’t count. Picture: Jonathan Wong
Wee Kek Koon
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Reflections by Wee Kek Koon

The meaning of home: how years in Hong Kong doesn’t make you a Hongkonger, just as Mongols in China knew where they belonged

The concept differs for each and every one of us, but a lifetime spent in one place does not make it home – just look at the Mongols driven from China after decades of occupation, and who took to the steppes as if they’d never left

Each and every one of us, in Hong Kong as elsewhere, has their own idea of home. Just being in a place for a long time doesn’t count. Picture: Jonathan Wong Each and every one of us, in Hong Kong as elsewhere, has their own idea of home. Just being in a place for a long time doesn’t count. Picture: Jonathan Wong
Each and every one of us, in Hong Kong as elsewhere, has their own idea of home. Just being in a place for a long time doesn’t count. Picture: Jonathan Wong
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Wee Kek Koon

Wee Kek Koon

Having lived his whole life in the modern cities of Singapore and Hong Kong, Wee Kek Koon has an inexplicable fascination with the past. He is constantly amazed by how much he can mine from China's history for his weekly column in Post Magazine, which he has written since 2005.