Shek Kip Mei Estate (built in 1953) is the first public housing estate in Hong Kong.
The apartments were about 300 square feet and housed 5 people each.
The 7-storey tall buildings have no lift.
Due to the rapid development of the economy, the youth generation was encouraged to move out.
So the old public housing estates have become 'elderly estates' with lots
of single elderly. The Shek Kip Mei Estate is old and would be cleared for redevelopment
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By Regis Madec on 2006-03-26