Hong Kong Doorways: Houseboats

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For all the glitz of its office towers and the sheer triumph of its gargantuan housing estates, Hong Kong is still inextricably linked to the ocean that surrounds it. Fresh fish is a staple of Cantonese cuisine and, throughout Hong Kong, dozens of villages and neighbourhoods still rely on the fishery. The Aberdeen Harbour is one such area, populated by dozens of people who live on boats, making their living as fishers or as proprietors of floating seafood restaurants. If you walk along the Aberdeen promenade, you’ll pass by gangways leading to the boats, each one guarded by a metal door similar to what you would find in front of most houses or apartment buildings.

This entry was written by Christopher DeWolf , posted on Monday June 23 2008at 12:06 am , filed under Asia Pacific, Heritage and Preservation, Society and Culture and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink . Post a comment below or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

One Response to “Hong Kong Doorways: Houseboats”

  • houseboats says:

    Cool photos of these houseboats. These boats haven’t really changed much. Where is the luxuries that we take for granted in modern homes.