A day in the life of Singapore and Hong Kong

Hong Kong and Singapore are both bustling international cities of the future that, depending where you are in the city, can almost make you feel like you could be anywhere in the world. Here's a tour of both cities (or city-state, or special administrative region) in one. I love the split view looks at them. » 4/15/15 7:00pm 4/15/15 7:00pm

Stunning photographs capture day and night of Shanghai and Hong Kong

These time-slice photographs of Shanghai and Hong Kong are beautifully unreal. In each photo, photographer Dan Marker-Moore captures an entire day of those amazing cities from one vantage point. You see day shift into night, sunlight giving way for city lights and it all adds up for photos that looks absolutely… » 4/01/15 6:09pm 4/01/15 6:09pm

Huge Neon Signs Photographed From Below Become Futuristic Abstractions

It's a wonderful sensation when you encounter something you've seen countless times before, only from a different vantage point. The electric glow of neon signs is familiar in all big cities around the world, but seeing them from the vantage point of photographer Rainer Torrado lends them an entirely new shape. » 2/04/15 8:00pm 2/04/15 8:00pm

The Gorgeous View From a Delivery Drone Over Hong Kong 

Drone delivery is inherently dangerous—regardless of how excited companies like Amazon are getting about the idea, the thought of airborne robots weaving in between skyscrapers and over cars is downright unnerving. That's why it took months of preparation for a group of hobbyists to stage Hong Kong's first drone… » 1/29/15 6:50pm 1/29/15 6:50pm

Chaos ensues as armored truck spills $4.5 million on a street

Dozens of Hong Kong motorists and pedestrians rushed to grab loads of money after an armored truck's doors opened by accident on a busy road, spilling about 4.5 million US dollars in HK$500 notes (US$65) on Christmas Eve, reports the South China Morning Post. Check out all those frantic bastards. » 12/25/14 1:12pm 12/25/14 1:12pm

Daredevils climb a skyscraper in Hong Kong to hijack a billboard

Hong Kong is one of those crazy future cities in the world where buildings kiss the sky and people are stacked on top of people and streets hide alleys which hide labyrinths which hide awesome. It's great. It's also great for climbing to the top of a skyscraper to hijack a billboard. These guys proved that. » 10/08/14 10:20pm 10/08/14 10:20pm

Amazing aerial photo of Hong Kong streets flooded with people

The good fight for freedom and democracy against Beijing's dictatorial regime continues in Hong Kong, where protesters keep flooding the streets in massive demonstrations. This photo published by Hong Kong Democracy Now is an impressive look into one. Here are some more from the ground. » 10/01/14 7:02pm 10/01/14 7:02pm

Why Sprawling LA Could Be Denser Than NYC in a Decade

By 2025, the biggest cities in the world will not only be bigger, but exceptionally denser. According to a new study, Hong Kong will be the densest megacity on the planet, almost twice as crowded as the runner up. And here in the U.S.—and this might be a real shocker—Los Angeles may be more dense than New York City. » 9/24/14 7:30pm 9/24/14 7:30pm

Teens go bananas and take scariest selfie ever atop 1135-foot skyscraper

I've seen many coldblooded daredevils climbing skyscrapers and towers, but this is the first time I've seen someone having a picnic up there—The Centre skyscraper in Hong Kong, 1,135 feet (346 meters) above the ground. I couldn't avoid gasping when photographer Daniel Lau lifted his camera above him and his friends. » 8/25/14 12:00pm 8/25/14 12:00pm

The Surreal Sight of Skyscrapers Encased in Colored Fabric

Here in the USA, when a building is under construction, we are used to the sight of scaffolding partially encaging the structure. In Hong Kong, the tradition is to completely wrap even the most immense buildings in sheets of fabric. Photographer Peter Steinhauer documents these colorful monoliths in stunning detail. » 5/28/14 12:03pm 5/28/14 12:03pm

1,600 panda bears invade Hong Kong in terrifying cute overload

If you walk around Hong Kong and find this papier-mâché panda invasion don't worry. It's just a campaign to raise awareness about the dwindling panda population caused by human activity. Every single panda represents one of the individual left in the world. They may seem like a lot, but it's actually next to nothing. » 5/06/14 10:17pm 5/06/14 10:17pm

These Bamboo Micro-Homes Would Turn Abandoned Buildings Into Villages

As China designs a roadmap to bring 100 million rural citizens into cities over the next five years, it and other booming east Asian countries will confront a problem that's been around since the 1980s: The massive housing shortage and the illegal dwellings that result. Two architects think they've found a temporary… » 4/09/14 11:00am 4/09/14 11:00am