南生圍棚屋 stilt houses, nam sang wei

2015.3.8 | nam sang wei 南生圍

棚屋不限於大澳,香港不同水鄉都有多多少少此類特色建築。可是,結構都比較簡陋,環境也往往不很理想,例如垃圾隨處可見。但也顯見香港地和人的民性,急就章、頂硬上。

可嘆的是,這類鄉和屋似乎多處都受到種種困逼。大澳的民間博物館本年內會關閉,受地產商團團圈地的南生圍最近又有發展計畫重提。

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.

nam sang wei stilt houses

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