Among The Dragon Lines
Kowloon Walled City
Further inland to the north is the Kowloon Walled City, the darkest nightmare of Kowloon.
When the refugees first started pouring into Hong Kong in the ’20s, this area was mostly
parks and light residential housing. Then violent criminal gangs started invading the homes and
taking them over, as refugee packs turned the city parks into squatter tent cities.
As more people arrived, the area became more crowded and more desperate. The corporations
were forced to build some sort of housing for the throngs of refugees, if only to keep them
bottled up and away from Hong Kong residents. The result was the Walled City, a dark core of
crumbling slums so tightly packed together as to resemble a solid wall of decay from a distance.
Within, the most desperate fight to survive.