November 24, 2004

men sleeping on the sidewalk

men sleeping on sidewalk2.jpg

Okay, the guy in the foreground is reading a paper but the guy in the background is
asleep. I didn't want to take a pic too close up as I felt rude. These are the first people I've seen with a sleeping set up like this. I have seen several padded mattresses about 2 inches thick laid down in some alleys. I guess these people are homeless. I'm not sure how the homeless situation is here in HK. There are tons of housing projects called 'estates' here, some nicer than others, but I am not sure how these are allocated to people. It's my understanding that the HK gov't has a generous welfare system but I need to investigate that more.

Posted by Christine at November 24, 2004 07:34 PM