Two slightly different approaches to horror for today’s reading.

List of “haunted” houses in Hong Kong (based on suicides and unnatural deaths in apartments: prices can be significantly lower as it is bad feng shui to buy a hung1 zaak6 凶宅 “calamity house”). Slightly scary to see the list tick up by one a day, but that is well under what is expected given our suicide rate of 13.8 per 100,000 or three a day. I hadn’t read charcoal burning described as such, either.

Mapping the Horrors of Hong Kong’s ‘Lawless’ Walled City has some fascinating images of what Kowloon Walled City looked like. There’s more (including a German film) on the Walled City if you are interested.

Kowloon Walled City