WATCH: No land and skyrocketing rent prices - This is where poor people live in 'cages'

Behind the facade of Hong Kong's dazzling skyscrapers lies the shadow world where families are forced to live in appallingly cramped conditions in one of the most expensive cities in the world.

Pipe dream? Hong Kong architect proposes low-cost tube homes

Hong Kong's notoriously expensive housing makes owning an affordable home a pipe dream for many residents. A local architect has proposed a novel idea to help alleviate that problem: Building stylish micro-apartments inside giant concrete drainage pipes.

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