HONG Kong’s glittering skyscrapers mask a harsh reality: sky-high housing costs for many of its residents.

This disparity between wealth and poverty is most evident in the city’s famous micro-apartments with Malaysian content creator Zuwei recently shedding light on this struggle.

In the video posted by Hong Kong content creator Torres, Zuwei experiences life in a cramped 79-square-foot apartment – a stark contrast to Malaysian housing standards.

Here, space is a luxury, forcing residents to be resourceful.

While over 200,000 Hongkongers face similar challenges. Zuwei takes a different approach by showcasing their ingenuity – maximising storage, adapting to tiny toilets – all to make the most of their limited space.

Moreover, despite the challenges, there are many glimpses of his resilience.

As seen in the video, Zuwei finds solace in good ventilation and a small bed, but also acknowledges the long-term impact of cramped living.

The video also highlights the stark contrast between these “coffin homes” and Hong Kong’s opulent high-rises. Since, we notice spacious living quarters and luxurious amenities enjoyed by a select few.

Torres’ video offers a compelling glimpse into Hong Kong’s housing crisis, where for many dreams can feel confined by the walls of a tiny apartment.

Reactions to the video were mixed. Some commenters, overwhelmed by the cramped space, expressed concerns about mental well-being: “Such a small room, I’d go crazy living there!”

Others found the situation relatable, with one user jokingly stating: “Maybe Taiwan doesn’t look so bad now.”

However, there were also those who defended Hong Kong’s public housing system, acknowledging its limitations but highlighting improvements: “Public housing is where it’s at! Still small, but getting better overall.”

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