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Christina Masden (16 hours ago)
I need help i need money
chigga1986 (2 days ago)
Tai Wai bigup bigup!✊
mianjuzhu (3 days ago)
This reminds me that I lived in a small room with a lot of stuff of both me and my mom's for 8 years before I could move to an one bedroom apartment. It was like hell to rent a bedroom for all those years. There was no life at all. I really wish I can afford a bigger place someday. I think a comfortable home is essential for people to be able to relax after a day of work, and nowadays the rent and mortgage are hard to afford. Btw, can I say that I admire the reporter? Because it looks like he has full of spirit.
railmaster84 (3 days ago)
I’ve been there a few times. I imagined how hard it would be to get around in a wheel chair. It’s not a very accessible city for disabled people.
Phoebe Chan (4 days ago)
I don’t think it tiny it might be for you guy living in big houses 🏠
vincentx915 (4 days ago)
I can live in a tony room or pod. But I need my own kitchen and bathroom.
ali akhlaqi (5 days ago)
You can never really understand person from Hong Kong they other too rich or too poor.
Bella Nguyen (5 days ago)
feel bad for the old man. is he only by himself, no family ?
Mrs. Bryson (6 days ago)
This breaks my heart.
Jonathan Allen (7 days ago)
I can't believe 3 or 4 of them can't get together and rent a apartment and build their own boxes lol
Amelia Lane (8 days ago)
Inhumane. The rich gets all of it.
Julian Sung (9 days ago)
Technically the Chinese government owns all the land so developers have to bid for it with huge prices. That's the main reason why housing is so expensive. Environmentalists are also sacrificing homes for hundreds of thousands of people because they simply refuse to build homes in plots of country parks
Turki Kaboha (10 days ago)
Why living in HK then?
good kush (11 days ago)
imagine he picked up a girl and brought back to his place and tell to her it's a little cozy but i can make the vortex in here easily
Jaybriel Akoi (11 days ago)
Will NYC ever get this bad?
Sanaa masum (11 days ago)
I thought that in uk only the rooms and flats is really small ,after seeing this , I really appreciate my lovely flat
Gurdev Sandhu (12 days ago)
Omg i start to be more grateful in life. I feel very sad fr him.
Sean Budge (12 days ago)
Ugly and awful. Yuck.
dash T. (13 days ago)
We, sometimes complaining because we thought, what we have is not enough. But what we dont know, is that..a lots of people struggling more in this what we called life. People who doesnt have choice than to live in uncomfortable situations. That for them, life is only about food and shelter in order to survive. This video,makes me more realize, that,material things couldnt buy the happiness of contenment. Life is not complicated and hard....but, we,makes life complicated and hard.
Twe Foju (13 days ago)
I used to think that my 1200 sqf apartment is too small for me and my wife, after watching a couple of Hong Kong living condition YouTube videos, i changed my mind, i feel so blessed of what i have, compared to these HK poor community and probably 60% of the world's population that is in the poorer state.
Ratboy 367 (14 days ago)
Whoa whoa whoa..u ended this blaming it on consequence of run away capitalism. Hong Kong does not have a land problem the government owns all the land and zoning is extremely expensive and strict which in turn raises cost of living for property.
Androgynous 14u (14 days ago)
I know this isn't necessarily regarding this video, which I'm quite opinionated on, but will save for another time, but I really like this journalist / reporter. I've watched many of his documentaries & he exposes things for exactly what they are & brings light to some of the darkest places we would know nothing about if not for videos like this & people like him.
Sophia B (15 days ago)
The English CC on this video is disgusting.
LL L (17 days ago)
That's why I personally heard or read on the news more and more Hong Kong people are immigrating to Taipei, Taiwan.
Asmae CH (18 days ago)
I think this is hell not earth , where the f*** this world is going!!!
Swaeg Yoongi (19 days ago)
My bed is like his home and I still want to have my own room because I'm sharing with my brother
MrMiamiswaggz305 (19 days ago)
Jesus Christ, there’s always someone who has it worst.... Hell, someone is probably living on the streets right outside the complex. That unregulated capitalism is insane. What happens if these people abandon the jobs to go live off the land(country lifestyle).
Rosechad Grg (19 days ago)
I live in hong kong and i love it but it is like $11,000-33,000 a month
Nita Cruise (19 days ago)
God love these people!!😢
Zack B (20 days ago)
This video really humbles you. Never thought I would appreciate the ability to simply stand up in my own room
gaurav pal (20 days ago)
After this I am wondering even my toilet is bigger than this,this is so congested
Fredtube (20 days ago)
Sekarang Indonesia bisa bersyukur, sehebat2nya Hong kong, tidak semua orang bisa memiliki rumah, bahkan tanah di sumatera masih luas hanya Untuk bangun rumah. Bersyukurlah kita punya tanah yang luas.
TK Baha (20 days ago)
HK is paradise for Hk corrupt government officials, communist locusts, rich people, developers but hell for regular citizen/poor people.
Screen Apple (21 days ago)
Hong Kong people should move to shenzhen and create hong kong resturants, store, etc. maybe house and apartment is cheaper than hong kong.
Diane R (21 days ago)
Composting toilets? Or does it all empty into a sewer plant?
Orang Indonesia (22 days ago)
Actually HK only use 20 percent of it's land for development and housing, the urban are mostly concentrated on Hongkong island and Kowloon Peninsula. Actually they still have a lot of land in the neighboring island and new Territories. The Government prefer those land for wildlife rather than for Housing. Singapore is much better in handling it's housing problem than Hongkong
Jason V. Holmes (22 days ago)
Where can I get that pod from?
H WEI (23 days ago)
seriously, can't imagine what sort of feeling would be if leave me there in such a narrow space...
kenlau135 (23 days ago)
why the imperialist British have the gut to make a coverage like this when they actually caused this problem in hong kong in the first place?
mmr9 (23 days ago)
glen greyjoy (24 days ago)
this is the price u need to pay when people hailed bloodsucking realestate developers such as LJC as god of business
Nivea Nivea (26 days ago)
what an idiot the guy said he like it.
Rishab (27 days ago)
Man.. Its the same in cities of India
Carle Gorck (28 days ago)
Be thankful what we have.
peter samuels (28 days ago)
Claustrophobic,living conditions that those can not afford housing.
Zin tepest (28 days ago)
Imagine having sex. LOL
benny gumay (29 days ago)
I m lucky live in indonesia
Anna Hunt (29 days ago)
This is nothing but the greed of man,they will have to answer to God,
ACreek15 (29 days ago)
I hate to say it as a american but the British should had never left Hong Kong
TK Wong (27 days ago)
British did offer to stay. China said no.
Thịnh Đoàn (1 month ago)
HongKong needs a new host.
Himangshu Deka (1 month ago)
Apart from the main theme of the video I like the host. He is in wheelchair and doing all this stuff. Kudos 🤗
GLU Rameen (1 month ago)
Macau should be better right?
How about stop having too much children...ha?
Shaina Thapa (1 month ago)
There house are bigger than my house
shubham wani (1 month ago)
See Chinese people. One the guy from china commented me. N had a long debate. That hong kong is heaven n all look at ur India. But i can say India is better in giving home n large spaces to homeless too. Don't hide ur dark sides. Look after those innocent Chinese people. They r struggling. Nd ur china is doing big big projects investing lots of money. Shame. From. INDIA. Feeling bad fr that old man. Maybe I can help him. India wants peace evrywer
Iris Muise (1 month ago)
why don't they just come to America where the only housing they can get if they do not have money to pay rent is living on the street. I'd rather live in one of those Shanty units then live on the streets at any day.
phil phil (1 month ago)
Almost the hong kong chinese were.living in the hypocrisy and jealousy with a fake smile of facade.it was the chinese selfish conception by the ideology.
Rebecca Treeseed (1 month ago)
I am sizing down to a tiny house 120sf. Luxurious! On beautiful acreage. I don't whine about it, I am glad it is paid off and my retirement is more than enough. Mainly it is partially underground and can stay warm enough without big heating bills during our cold winters. Adding a greenhouse and root cellar. Most here could leave congested cities, Hong Kong, not so much.
Siok Oey (1 month ago)
I ll return to china. Village. Better
john doe (1 month ago)
Shit guys time to move. I'm single, live in a 1800 square foot, 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath house on 3/4 acre.
vikas gupta (1 month ago)
I don't know why people live in dis way it's better to move towards villages..there is empty space and fresh o2
FireRobloxSkull Gaming (1 month ago)
Not the worst part... Check out this https://youtu.be/hLrFyjGZ9NU and https://youtu.be/KQkvI_J8_QI
Fly High (1 month ago)
This is so sad
Agata Fratczak (1 month ago)
I feell sorry for Alan. He is sad, poor man without perspective for better life. Good luck Alan! I think you deserve more...
susama mirdha (1 month ago)
China .... do something about ur own people please. Cant u see ur future
susama mirdha (1 month ago)
Still china is giving credit to other countries in crores own people r living in this condition .... so saf
mike philson (1 month ago)
down with hong kong or they could stay in jackie chans house 30 bedrooms
Laurie Tijerina (1 month ago)
It's like going to summer camp! Oh well, my family siblings and me have it somewhat like this and it's works for us right now but I would like if it was different. We don't have closets, it's terrible! Don't feel bad you guys, I know how you feel! God Bless you all!
The Outlier (1 month ago)
Wow, this is so disturbing...I would volunteer to become a farmer just to breathe in open space than to live in a cupboard...
Vi Le (1 month ago)
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Abdulgani Handur (1 month ago)
Imagine a kitchen or a building fire
homan2329 (1 month ago)
If you want to know what happens when wage disparity reaches this level . The rich buys all the properties driving up the prices to the level where the poor can never afford a roof over their heads . They are then forced to rent from the rich at extortionate prices which keeps them in poverty their entire lives perpetuating the rich gets richer poor gets poorer scenario . We are heading that direction faster than we think .
rhea linsangan (1 month ago)
Ouch...😢 i hope soon they will be bless for a new decent home..
Gary Oak (1 month ago)
how do you frame this so poorly? comes at a price? like what price? affordable housing for otherwise would be homeless? cucked brits
Gary Oak (1 month ago)
bbc totally hired this guy for cucked affirmative action quotas
jdL powell (1 month ago)
I think the reporter actually really made that second guy feel even worse about his room than he already did - and if you've ever been homeless that place looks like a palace.
CHUN LOK LO 卢骏乐 (1 month ago)
The sleeping pods look awesome 😎
vriddhe nanda (1 month ago)
im so thankful right now. i swear i'll never again complaint about my bedroom
Paradise Soon (2 months ago)
I live in one room 😢😢😢 But I appreciate a roof over my head
Ali Alidrissi (2 months ago)
capitalism 😶
Deranged Hooker (2 months ago)
dis is what british colonize do, shithole country not like mainland china. SAD
Ad0akes (2 months ago)
20 years in England you can also by a house
The Goahead Mpire (2 months ago)
This is disgraceful
Elim Wang (2 months ago)
So lucky i live in Mainland China.
wotltkfkdgo (2 months ago)
Hmm cozy.
RatherA (2 months ago)
And they say hongkong-mainland china bridge won't help
arnold oliver (2 months ago)
I'm grateful to God that I'm single and live in a two bedroom apartment even if it in a bad neighborhood
Bantu Education (2 months ago)
wow now i understand why many asains are migrating to african countries,the asian population is increasing daily here in johannesburg.I pay R5000 which is $ 314 for a two bedroom + kitchen + bathroom+ car garage flat in joburg cbd and i thought our situation was bad.this is worse.
Wildhoney (2 months ago)
Satan's system it will Never have equal opportunity 🙄
hassan hassan (2 months ago)
yes its choking opportunity and inequality success and price … thank you for sharing this video . really they are living in graves not houses even prison cell is bigger
cнεяяү вlσssσм (2 months ago)
I rather just live under a bridge screw that!!
Michele Conley (2 months ago)
I saw another doc where they literally lived in cages. Like a cage for large dogs. It's sad and crazy!
LEE GRAY (2 months ago)
Mari huhu (2 months ago)
by this..is it really good to have a long old age
Arlind Hoxha (2 months ago)
to sleep with led.terible ,no thank you i stay here in albania❤️
Tee Ada (2 months ago)
God bless the commentator. He's awesome!
Jasmine Devereaux (2 months ago)
I lived in a tent for 6 months, and I had more room than the poor man who only had a bed. Too many people are suffering in this world.
Mophilosopher Gabariele (2 months ago)
Johannesburg is not alone
jedsart jedsart (2 months ago)
The lights in the little rooms are cool that's cool they make cool little rooms that is a help I think.
Tipsylou (2 months ago)
not to sound mean but having a guy in a wheelchair doing the documentary about tiny spaces seems like a bad decision.

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