The decline of Hong Kong's iconic neon glow

Neon is fading.
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Master Wu started making neon signs in the ’80s and has been filling Hong Kong’s streets with bright neon signs ever since. But recently, Master Wu has seen his business slow down as brighter-burning and more energy-efficient LED signs emerge. In addition to getting fewer requests, Hong Kong’s iconic neon landscape is also losing thousands of signs per year, ushering in the end of the city’s neon era.

As Hong Kong’s neon lights start to fade, I spent some time with Master Wu at his neon shop, where he showed me how he makes neon signs, and took a look at Hong Kong’s changing cityscape.


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GiroFuse
GiroFuse
14 August 2018

5:20, looked it up and the dude is right, neon lights exist since 1917 (=over a hundred years)

Cody Private Channel
Cody Private Channel
14 August 2018

just as vegas lost theirs years ago

Shuu U
Shuu U
14 August 2018

Is neon lights bad for the environment?

Chuck Norris
Chuck Norris
5 star

Chuck Norris doesn't use a microwave to pop his popcorn. He simply sits the package on the counter and the kernals jump in fear of a round house kick

Juju Z
Juju Z
14 August 2018

Between the decline of neon and shutting down the pedestrian zone in Mongkok, HK's nightscape really is transforming :/

isyncsoiexist
Isyncsoiexist
14 August 2018

@itchy_jp: Worldmapper は、国別の統計を、各国の面積を変えることにより視覚的に見せてくれるが、2005年に対する2015年の科学工学系の論文出版数の減少をプロットしたものは衝撃的。世界のほとんどは日本、あと見えるのはベラルーシとベネズエラくらい。 h…

ptt_krm_syr
Ptt_krm_syr
14 August 2018

@satodainu: declineって単語の意味をちょっと忘れちゃったけど、なんだかサイエンスの分野で日本がダントツらしいです。すごい。

Jq_Shola
Jq_Shola
14 August 2018

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14 August 2018

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14 August 2018

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14 August 2018

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14 August 2018

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SSB Brandon
SSB Brandon
14 August 2018

I like the Jackie Chan at 0:30 it looks just like the meme version & is that Bruce Lee to the left of him?

diamondminer666 MLG
Diamondminer666 MLG
14 August 2018

where can i find glowstone

JonathanJK
JonathanJK
13 August 2018

Episode 4 is out! Let's see what Johnny got wrong this time. EDIT: Can see no mention was made that HK had more Neon than Las Vegas. That would have helped contextually to understand how much HK had at one point.

5 star

Don't miss all the beautiful colors of the rainbow looking for that pot of gold.

Jose Rivera
Jose Rivera
13 August 2018

Nice sountrack man!

Aneudi Diaz
Aneudi Diaz
13 August 2018

If your house has been devastated by flooding, then raise it up on stilts or pilings. Protect your investment!

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