Hong Kong’s main reclamation area in Central, with Admiralty and Wan Chai in the background. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Hong Kong land reclamation explained: the good, bad and ugly methods of pushing back the sea

About 6 per cent of city is reclaimed land, and while extending the shoreline of a land-starved society seems ever more attractive, critics say it would not solve housing issues

Topic |   Hong Kong housing

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Hong Kong’s main reclamation area in Central, with Admiralty and Wan Chai in the background. Photo: Jonathan Wong
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David Vetter

David Vetter

Now a senior reporter on the city desk, David joined the Post in 2016 as editor of HK Magazine following ten years of reporting and editing for publications in Hong Kong, China and the UK. He holds a master's degree in international journalism.