ma wan village

In the 1980s the Ma Wan village off the coast of the New Territories of Hong Kong was a prosperous fishing village where 800 families lived. It was known for its seafood restaurants and its production of shrimp paste.

The real estate developer Sun Hung Kai started developing property on the other side of the island, and they started buying up properties and evicting the families that lived here. By 2006 the fishing village was abandoned shortly after. It’s now owned by the government and none of the buildings have been torn down, and it’s been left in the state fifteen years ago.

(Shot on Lomochrome Purple)

  • Date January 2020