Law in her Cheung Sha Wan rooftop shack, which is at the mercy of the elements. Photo: K. Y. Cheng Law in her Cheung Sha Wan rooftop shack, which is at the mercy of the elements. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
Law in her Cheung Sha Wan rooftop shack, which is at the mercy of the elements. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

Rooftop slums are a stark reminder of Hong Kong’s social and housing problems

Thousands live in illegal subdivided residential units, yet those on rooftops are particularly vulnerable to eviction because of their visibility

Topic |   Hong Kong housing
Law in her Cheung Sha Wan rooftop shack, which is at the mercy of the elements. Photo: K. Y. Cheng Law in her Cheung Sha Wan rooftop shack, which is at the mercy of the elements. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
Law in her Cheung Sha Wan rooftop shack, which is at the mercy of the elements. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
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