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The Decline Of Hong Kong’s Iconic Neon Glow

The Decline Of Hong Kong’s Iconic Neon Glow

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.

One reply on “The Decline Of Hong Kong’s Iconic Neon Glow”

My business operates 12 neon signs. The reality is all Hong Kong street level signs are under threat because the government put in restrictive new planning laws and is busy enforcing them. Also, most new signs are either flourescent light boxes, led boxes, or LED fake neon.

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