The decline of Hong Kong's iconic neon glow

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  • 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. is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out Watch our full video catalog: Follow Vox on Facebook: Or Twitter:
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  • Vox
    Vox 6 gün önce

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  • Jan Viator
    Jan Viator Biraz önce

    lmao most of the movies were Wong Kar Wai's

  • Supernaturalme Supernaturalme

    The night scene like a surreal movie set with smells, sounds and noise, chaotic and disorderly order ,a bit sense of danger and tension in the air, exciting and igniting. A twirl of suction of everything, all energies of mismatch and mishap all together in a split second, you are overloaded with information and overwhelmed. Too much going on around you at the same time! Too fast too. Cinematic and dramatic. That s HK.

  • red comn
    red comn 21 dakika önce

    Contact for master wu? I want one of those darn neon for music venue

  • Clement Lai
    Clement Lai 37 dakika önce

    These series are truly beauitful. Thanks, Vox!

  • JuJu
    JuJu 1 saat önce

    Dope series! Tuning in from London

  • djjlc
    djjlc 2 saat önce

    Japan please don’t sacrifice your culture just to be like some boring ass American!!

  • Lyds
    Lyds 3 saat önce

    so well madw this video

  • Aman Rahman
    Aman Rahman 8 saat önce

    A fun game: when you go out a night, try to tell apart neon and LED lights. In Hyderbad, it's mostly LED.

  • sunny steve
    sunny steve 9 saat önce

    Time for future funk

  • Victor Pelizaro de Souza

    NEON >>>>> led

  • Brett Carroll
    Brett Carroll 16 saat önce

    O U T R U N I S L I F E

  • MemeyGamer
    MemeyGamer 17 saat önce

    Honestly, I prefer the looks for neon, it's more clean and minimalist and cool looking.

  • Mamatha Bhat
    Mamatha Bhat 21 saat önce

    Why are you making so many videos on HK????

  • guy sumpthin
    guy sumpthin 21 saat önce

    Neon peaked in the 70's ? Thats way off. In the 70 neon antiques cover the antique shops

  • 关好人
    关好人 1 gün önce

    What is the song started at 0:08?

  • Rohan Sehgal
    Rohan Sehgal 1 gün önce

    Loved the music tracks in this video. Can Vox please make it available on Spotify or something? Thanks!

  • Deep Thought
    Deep Thought 1 gün önce

    But without neon lights, how would we make vaporwave and synthwave album covers?

  • yokcos
    yokcos 1 gün önce

    so neon lights, relative to LEDs, are expensive, unsafe, difficult to make, and inefficient? Sounds like LEDs taking over is a great idea.

  • Cidila Chan
    Cidila Chan 1 gün önce

    I love the editing of this video omg is so good!

  • Ritvik Khandelwal
    Ritvik Khandelwal 1 gün önce

    Hong Kong's skyline puts every American skyline to shame.

  • Greg Pappas
    Greg Pappas 1 gün önce

    That Intro music was hype

  • aliciadear
    aliciadear 1 gün önce

    I'm sad the Borders episodes are so short these days! Love this series!

  • TheEpicNarwhal
    TheEpicNarwhal 1 gün önce

    I geuss we need to move onto led

  • putonekas
    putonekas 1 gün önce

    Those Leds are ugly as hell

  • putonekas
    putonekas 1 gün önce

    Those Leds are ugly as hell

  • Orange Rubik
    Orange Rubik 1 gün önce

    Can you post a list of the songs you use in your videos?

  • CSW
    CSW 1 gün önce

    More video on Hong Kong please

  • Paolo De Nora
    Paolo De Nora 1 gün önce

    Outro song name, please !

  • nickdziwny
    nickdziwny 1 gün önce

    And that kind of videos is what I like from Vox.

  • hayden brayton
    hayden brayton 1 gün önce

    Nah If I needed a sign I would still go with neon you cant beat custom and hand made.

  • Akxyy
    Akxyy 1 gün önce


  • Christian O. Holz
    Christian O. Holz 1 gün önce

    Light pollution. Yay. Calling neon lighting an "aesthetic" is very, well, kind. Good thing the government is putting some restraints on their use. Also, LEDs are much more energy efficient

  • Teapode
    Teapode 1 gün önce

    amaizing series

  • BendyGO
    BendyGO 1 gün önce

    Outro song: Tom Hillock, Nicolas Boscovic - Golden Halo

  • K G
    K G 1 gün önce

    I love the work you do on this series brother. Keep it up!

  • /Zacky nor
    /Zacky nor 1 gün önce

    Yooo these editing skills

  • asspounderify
    asspounderify 2 gün önce


    How did you translate what he said from installation to "simple installation"

    It kind of puts him in a bad light, almost as if to trash on LEDs considering he produces neon lights

  • Dhruv Rai
    Dhruv Rai 2 gün önce