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Hong Kong’s Ultra Small ‘Coffin Homes’ Takes One Back To The Dark Ages

Reminiscent of the dungeons of the Dark Ages, almost 88,000 ‘coffin homes’ in Hong Kong cram 200,000 people. Little wonder it has been termed ‘an insult to human dignity’ by the UN.  People accepts subhuman conditions in such living spaces not out of choice, but due to the scarcity of public housing and sky-rocketing rents. …