The decline of Hong Kong's iconic neon glow

  • Yayınlanma Tarihi:  4 ay önce
  • Neon is fading. Follow Johnny on Instagram: Follow the Vox Borders watch page: With original music by Tom Fox: Explore neon culture through this local museum project: Master Wu started making neon signs in the ’80s and has been filling Hong Kong’s streets with bright neon signs ever since. But recently, Master Wu has seen his business slow down as brighter-burning and more energy-efficient LED signs emerge. In addition to getting fewer requests, Hong Kong’s iconic neon landscape is also losing thousands of signs per year, ushering in the end of the city’s neon era. As Hong Kong’s neon lights start to fade, I spent some time with Master Wu at his neon shop, where he showed me how he makes neon signs, and took a look at Hong Kong’s changing cityscape. Vox Borders is an international documentary series by Emmy-nominated producer Johnny Harris exploring life at the edge of nations. For more, visit Watch our full video catalog: Follow Vox on Facebook: Or Twitter:
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  • Vox
    Vox 4 ay önce

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  • Rather-B-Diving
    Rather-B-Diving 5 gün önce

    So sad to see the end of such a visually symbolic era...sort of like bull fighting in parts of Spain. But the arguments against it are pretty valid as @Adora Tsang mentioned. Clearly the business interests were given more priority than quality of life with no downtown to escape from.

    I just ordered a neon Hand Made Dumpling Sign on Ebay for my living Room so neon can live on in spirit and trade without affecting anyone else.

  • JH.Light
    JH.Light 6 gün önce

    Why your video SOOOO GOOD! Thanks for your video!

  • gepoepd
    gepoepd 1 hafta önce


  • Nothing More Nothing Less

    That's why anime like ghost in the shell or psycho pass city was inspired of this

  • duokvalgyt
    duokvalgyt 1 hafta önce

    The editing in this series, especially this video is incredible! Not even mentioning the quality of the content! I really hope VOX gave this guy a raise!

  • Ryan Jones
    Ryan Jones 1 hafta önce

    I liked the more serious topics you seemed to tackle in season one... Budget cut for this season? I am disappointed in all of the HK stories in a row. Still a good show but noticeable drop off from last year.

  • Michel 14
    Michel 14 2 hafta önce

    Stan blade runner

  • Peter Greve
    Peter Greve 2 hafta önce

    lol just pull a Germany and subsidize them shits

  • adrian blade
    adrian blade 2 hafta önce

    A E S T E T H I C C

  • adrian blade
    adrian blade 2 hafta önce

    Japanese Mango

  • Ki Rex
    Ki Rex 2 hafta önce

    Neon somehow looks better than LED

  • First Last
    First Last 2 hafta önce

    Did it just say 32 hkdollars

  • Amer Raz
    Amer Raz 2 hafta önce

    FFS Johnny every Vox's Border intro is so good I aspire to be an editor !

    PS: Keep up the show or else...

  • Noe
    Noe 3 hafta önce

    love the vox opening

  • over00lord Unknown
    over00lord Unknown 3 hafta önce

    I wish that I could go back to a time where Neon signs lit up the night sky, and just walk around marveling at them with friends... I was unfortunately born too late to experience such a thing...

  • 1234
    1234 4 hafta önce

    As a Torontonian I think I'd be driven insane by all that bright artificial lighting at night and so much of it too

  • shai pasasadaba
    shai pasasadaba 4 hafta önce

    Neon lights are a classic in hongkong in my opinion

  • Kawaii_gamer Gamer
    Kawaii_gamer Gamer 1 ay önce

    I have went to Hong Kong 5 times in my life time and I’m only 10 and yup the neon lights is iconic in Hong Kong and snap a pic for now and it’s good for pictures and for aesthetic purposes so u can post a pic for insta or two

  • John Wong
    John Wong 1 ay önce

    Neon light has big maintenance cost, it wills break easy. and it works in high voltage. consume huge power.

  • HebaruSan
    HebaruSan 1 ay önce

    Good riddance.

  • Cactus Jack
    Cactus Jack 1 ay önce

    “Visual culture” god I’ve never heard something more pretentious

  • Bryan William
    Bryan William 1 ay önce

    Beautiful video with great information

  • FaceAche
    FaceAche 1 ay önce

    Hong Kong???
    What about las vegas???🤔

  • FaceAche
    FaceAche 1 ay önce

    The world is not what it used to be,charles..

  • jacksonville 123
    jacksonville 123 1 ay önce


  • Kevin Mai
    Kevin Mai 1 ay önce

    imagine letting master who watercool your pc

  • Derek Liu
    Derek Liu 1 ay önce

    Lmao sucks for him another example or product development and the disruption of an industry. You just gotta adapt

  • Darth Utah 66
    Darth Utah 66 1 ay önce

    I must say, Hong Kong is a fascinating city

  • right eye
    right eye 1 ay önce

    Neon > LED

  • Jason Leung
    Jason Leung 1 ay önce

    Nice to know my hometown inspired the aesthetics of Cyberpunk and other sci-fi subcultures, gotta love that aesthetic.

  • kolorish
    kolorish 1 ay önce

    1:10 someone knows where the red sign is located?

  • ShtiffleSauce
    ShtiffleSauce 1 ay önce

    Today, Neon light. Tomorrow, Cantonese

  • Tactical Player
    Tactical Player 1 ay önce

    Ok vox but should I chose neon or led kit for a car?

  • A Shizuoka
    A Shizuoka 2 ay önce

    This series is alright, but I hate the walking and talking shots. Where is he even supposed to be going?? What are you in such a hurry for???

  • OrionSentry
    OrionSentry 2 ay önce

    Hong Kong would be a great city , if it weren't for those Super Rude Hong Kong People.

    Ching Chong Ling Long Ting Tong

  • Howell Wang
    Howell Wang 2 ay önce


  • treeman Michael Jacksonn

    Neon light is the 🐐 -TMMJ

  • Thomas TubeHD
    Thomas TubeHD 2 ay önce

    Am I the only one who can understand Cantonese

  • Sophia Castano
    Sophia Castano 2 ay önce

    There is a definite rise in neon lights in Austin, TX, especially on SOCO. I just love them.