Jan 3, 2011

Scene: Hong Kong (Death Edition)

Being made up of mostly Chinese, Hong Kongers have a fascination with death. No doubt they speak of the dear departed in the past, but at the same time, it feels as if they are taking a long hiatus at a holiday chalet.

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These tomb plots are considered to be “landed property”,

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while urns of ashes in sealed cubicles are akin to Hong Kong’s high-rises.

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Paper money, clothes, shoes, cars, a number of credit cards and whatever else is wrapped and lettered with the recipient’s name.

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Delivery by fire.

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Light a joss swirl and leave your wishes in the temple.



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