2015.3.8 | nam sang wei 南生圍
it is not only at tai o where you can find stilt houses. residential areas by the water, many of them are still having people living in stilt houses. i saw a few at lamma island before. and here at nam sang wai at yuen long.
stilt house is intriguing. what a shame is that many of them in hong kong are built simple and rough, not that they are not strong and solid for living, but they could be built with more aesthetic sense.
sadly, some places harbouring these houses are threatened by different conditions. the private civil museum at tai o, for one, has decided to closed down after operating for a decade, due to lack of fund. meanwhile, in nam sang wei, many parts of this area have been split and owned by various property developer and lately a development plan in the area has been raised again to the government.