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Deserted Monastery in the Hills

An avid urban explorer ventures into a deserted monastery.

The single-storey monastery is located in the hills. The entrance bears
its name and a pair of couplet. It has been derelict for a while.
Furniture has been cleared and personal items are scattered.

Urban exploration is based on the principles of take nothing except picture,
leave no trace and not revealing the location.

Hong Kong | 2023
18 Apr 2024


People Mountain People Sea by Gary Card

People Mountain People Sea, a wacky, fabulous and weird world of acclaimed
British artist Gary Card at his first solo exhibition in Hong Kong. Inspired
by the vibrant fusion of East and West cultures in Hong Kong, Gary uses
various objects and elements he's observed while visiting the city.

Gary crafted a series of bold and unique artworks to transform the historic
Oi! Street Art Space, where animation and sound merge to create an immersive
visual and sensory experience. Open through July 28. Admissions free.

North Point . Hong Kong | 2024
17 Apr 2024


Spangle Butterfly

The Spangle (Papilio protenor) is a large swallowtail similar to the Great
Mormon, very common in Hong Kong and can be seen all year round.

The male Spangle is a velvety indigo-blue black, duller on the fore wing than
on the hind wing. The female is similar in colour, slightly lighter in shade with
no indigo on the fore wing. These large size butterflies They are similar
to male Great Mormon, but Spangle has more elongated hindwings.

Sai Kung . Hong Kong | 2024
16 Apr 2024


Deserted Military Quarters

An avid urban explorer ventures into an deserted military quarters.

There are 7 buildings, 3-storey residence for former British military
personnel. The site has been deserted long before the 1997 handover.
Afterwards, ownership was passed onto the People's Liberation Army
which used them for storage. So wasteful.

Urban exploration is based on the principles of only taking pictures, leaving no
traces, and not revealing the location.

Hong Kong | 2024
15 Apr 2024


Deserted Village House

An avid urban explorer ventures into an deserted village house.

The 2-storey house is located in a remote former fishing village. The wooden
stairs leading to the first floor has collapsed completely. It has been deserted
for a while. Furniture and personal items including statues of deities, are
scattered throughout.

Urban exploration is based on the principles of take nothing except picture,
leave no trace and not revealing the location.

Hong Kong | 2024
14 Apr 2024


Unfinished Villas in Upscale Area

An avid urban explorer ventures into a block of deserted unfinished villas.

The block has 6 units of 3-storey villas in an upscale area. The units have
floor to ceiling glass doors and windows plus balconies on the first and
second floor. There is no access road to the villas and thus, will be unable
to obtain an occupation permit. They remain unfinished with a bare bone
raw concrete structure, including open toilets without walls or doors.

Urban exploration is based on the principles of take nothing except picture,
leave no trace and not revealing the location.

Hong Kong | 2023
13 Apr 2024


Deserted Village School

An avid urban explorer ventures into a deserted village school.

The school is located in the hills on an island. It has classrooms sponsored
by and named after donors. It has been deserted for a long time and is in a
sad state of disrepair. The roof of one of the buildings has collapsed completely.

Urban exploration is based on the principles of take nothing except picture,
leave no trace and not revealing the location.

Hong Kong | 2024
11 Apr 2024


Sea Breeze by Sujin Lee

"Sea Breeze" is part of "I Became You", solo exhibition by Sujin Lee at Saatchi
Yates Hong Kong at H Queen's, Hong Kong. Born in Jeju Island, and currently
living and working in Seoul, Lee's paintings are a celebration of female
friendship and sisterhood.

Lee takes inspiration from her intimate circle of friends as well as her life in
Seoul. This show encompasses 14 new paintings by the artist, which
delve further into her exploration of the self as well as her relationship
with others, specifically focusing on the female subject.

Hong Kong | 2024
11 Apr 2024


Last Throes of Deserted Tong Lau from 1950s

An avid urban explorer ventures into a deserted block of Tong Lau.

The Property comprises 8, 9, and 11-storey Chinese tenement buildings built
in the 1950s. They were sold by public auction by order of Lands Tribunal
for Compulsory Sales for Redevelopment in September 2023. At HK$6.3 billion,
this is Hong Kong’s largest compulsory sale transaction ever.

The plan is to develop 2 residential towers of 28 storeys each above a
3-storey podium accommodating commercial space and a clubhouse.

Hong Kong | 2024
10 Apr 2024


Deserted Haunted Monastery

An avid urban explorer ventures into a deserted monastery.

The 2-storey monastery is located in the hills. Tree roots have invaded the first floor.
It is rumoured to be haunted and an Urbexer was pushed and fell with a twisted
ankle. Furniture and personal items are scattered throughout.

Urban exploration is based on the principles of take nothing except picture,
leave no trace and not revealing the location.

Hong Kong | 2023
9 Apr 2024


Share Your Blessings by Hera - HKWalls 2024

Share Your Blessings, mural by Hera (@hera_herakut) at 13 Third Street,
Sheung Wan. Part of HKWalls 2024.

HERA (Jasmin Siddiqui, 1981) is a Frankfurt-born German-Pakistani painter with
artistic roots in the graffiti and street art genre. She has been traveling the
world since 2001 painting large-scale murals. She was part of 'Artists for
Human Rights', the first ever street art exhibition inside the European
Parliament in Brussels in December 2022.

Hong Kong | 2024
8 Apr 2024


Abandoned WWII Pillbox

An avid urban explorer ventures into an abandoned pillbox from WWII.

Built in 1940, the pillbox is located in the hills overlooking a fiercely contested
area during the war. There are three loopholes/gun positions. Each has a semi-
circular metal frame which presumably was the gun mount. Outside each are the
metal shutters, heavily rusted. The side wall has fittings for four folding beds.
A water tank is located next to the entrance. Apart from the graffiti, this
pillbox is in relatively good condition.

Urban exploration is based on the principles of take nothing except picture,
leave no trace and not revealing the location.

Hong Kong | 2024
7 Apr 2024


Deserted Village House

An avid urban explorer ventures into an deserted village house.

The 2-storey house is located in a village in the hills. There is a balcony on
the first floor. It has some rattan baskets and luggage in one of the rooms.
It has been deserted for a while. Furniture and personal items including a
passport issued in 1962, are scattered throughout.

Urban exploration is based on the principles of take nothing except picture,
leave no trace and not revealing the location.

Hong Kong | 2024
6 Apr 2024


Deserted Villa in Upmarket Area

An avid urban explorer ventures into a deserted villa in an upmarket area.

The villa was completed in 1988. It has 4 storeys with a nett area of 4,853 sq ft. The
skylight windows on the roof bring in natural light in the atrium. It has been
deserted for over 10 years. Some furniture remains in the villa
while most of the walls are covered with graffiti.

Urban exploration is based on the principles of take nothing except picture, leave no trace
and not revealing the location.

Hong Kong | 2024
5 Apr 2024


Deserted Love Hotel

An avid urban explorer ventures into a deserted love hotel.

The 2-storey hotel has many rooms, each with a large bed and ensuite bathroom
with bathtub. Some rooms have electric motion round beds. Each room is uniquely
decorated, some with large sexy mural on the walls. Apparently, the hotel has
been deserted since July 2021. All beds and fixtures still remain.

Urban exploration is based on the principles of take nothing except picture,
leave no trace and not revealing the location.

Hong Kong | 2024
4 Apr 2024


Deserted Monastery in the Hills

An avid urban explorer ventures into a deserted monastery.

The 2-storey monastery is located in the hills. An altar with a statue of
Buddha and Guanyin, Goddess of Mercy, are on the first floor. A small
lotus pond is located in front. Furniture and personal items are
scattered throughout.

Urban exploration is based on the principles of take nothing except picture,
leave no trace and not revealing the location.

Hong Kong | 2024
3 Apr 2024


CHAT - Factory of Tomorrow

Celebrating the 5th anniversary of the Centre for Heritage, Arts and Textile
(CHAT), Factory of Tomorrow is a group exhibition that showcases artworks by
19 Asian artists, exploring the role of textiles in Hong Kong's past, present and future.
Through textile works, sculptures, immersive installations, and videos,
artists examine themes such as technology, diversity, climate change,
and our collective future. Open 16 March - 14 July.

Tsuen Wan . Hong Kong | 2024
2 Apr 2024


Ephemeral by Atelier Sisu

Ephemeral is an immersive public art experience that explores a dream-like
installation of light, soundscapes and giant, translucent rainbow-hued bubbles
That light up with changing colours in the evening. It evokes the transient
nature of life and the fragility of the world around us – bringing people
together in fleeting moments of connection and community through
a playful shared experience.

Created by Sydney-based design studio Atelier Sisu, the immersive public art
experience has captivated audiences in over 40 regions worldwide.
West Kowloon Art Park - 16 Mar - 7 Apr 2024

It is an off-site Encounter for Art Basel Hong Kong at Pacific Place.
21 March–7 April 2024

West Kowloon . Hong Kong | 2024
1 Apr 2024

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