The decline of Hong Kong's iconic neon glow

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    trvanie: 5:48

    Neon is fading.
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    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.
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Rafael Sanchez
Rafael Sanchez

WHAT IS THE NAME OF THE SONG AT 1:20 AND WHERE CAN I FIND LISTS OF THE MUSIC YOU GUYS PUT IN YOUR VIDS???

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Xuelder
Xuelder

I loved this video, but I have a "weird" question: what was the font used at the beginning to spell Hong Kong? I would love to use it in my projects.

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Mr. Salimi
Mr. Salimi

Wuwuwuwuwuwuwuwuwuwu senpai

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Hudson Bernard
Hudson Bernard

Vox The production quality is always well executed using facts.

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Mike T
Mike T

Vox 羊毛フェルト作り方初心者

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mike mills
mike mills

I have never cared so little and so much about sonething like this at one time.

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Tiffany Tedany
Tiffany Tedany

Kid:i like turtle Me: I like neon

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Lucy LAU
Lucy LAU

it is fvcking strange to see a show based on a place you live and as hong kong changes, it adapts too. its not a bad thing to leave neon as history - we can adapt to different changes and hong kong will have a new icon as technology improves. neon will be iconic, but we can't keep things like that forever, just like we can't keep british steam engines. sure, iconic, but we should stop thinking about preserving the past with the present but record it as what it was and watch how we evolve and present newer, better ideas. solid argument and series tho keep it going

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Yi Liang
Yi Liang

Thank you for discovering this! I am happy as a Chinese

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Rocky Mao
Rocky Mao

led just looks so cheap

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veronhica villanueva
veronhica villanueva

Love the background sound track

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Eric Schecter
Eric Schecter

Very interessting. Music at 3:20? The electro one.

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Brick Life
Brick Life

i like the TVB logo he made

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Blazer433
Blazer433

Vox music are so good

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imicca
imicca

Neon is so cyberpunk-y

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oldcowbb
oldcowbb

real life cyberpunk

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Samuel Aguayo
Samuel Aguayo

This isnt even borders anymore, vox Hong Kong

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NinjaKiller999
NinjaKiller999

Oh man, i wanted to go there for cyberpunk style photography. this sucks

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Hi It's Me
Hi It's Me

Poor neon lights :,(

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Jama
Jama

The removal of the big Neon signs really cleans the place up though, you can see the sky much easier.

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Neon
Neon

I don't understand the nostalgia for neon signs. The "Aesthetic" isn't the signs themselves but the otherworldly colored light they produce correct? So what's it matter if it's LEDS

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Philip Cools
Philip Cools

I partially grew up in Hong Kong in an expat family in the early 2000s. In recent years when I see images and video of the city it felt different to my childhood memories. I always attributed that to the rose colored glasses of nostalgia, but I guess I wasn't entirely wrong about how I remembered it. Great video :)

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Neo Craft
Neo Craft

So sad. It’s happening everywhere in the USA too. Things with character are being replaced by things with efficiency and no soul. And most importantly: No fun.

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Christian
Christian

I was trying to find some Neon underglow for my car, but you can’t even find them anymore. The market has been taken over by LED’s.

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Jelka Fabianova
Jelka Fabianova

Yes. Neon lights are gorgeous. And yes. LED are nicer to environment. But! Don’t forget that LED is the worst kind of light for our eyes - and brains. And not just for us but also for all animals

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Viktor Ko
Viktor Ko

Just a comment, your translation of Cantonese is on-point.

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Calista Zhu✨
Calista Zhu✨

Random but props to the one editing the intro. Damn it is so coooool

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Alex Katz
Alex Katz

You should have shown the boat restaurant near Aberdeen Marina Club!! It's so lit up

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Saiba Dean
Saiba Dean

Sesnei Wu. "You're not our master."

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Chinglong Yao
Chinglong Yao

Please Thai language sub

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L Y
L Y

Love your work. Keep it up!

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Cujo19760210
Cujo19760210

My opinion: Hong Kong is still Hong Kong. Despite of the transformation of economic environment from industries, to financial centre, the flavour of Hong Kong still remains!!

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NPC FORTCRAFT
NPC FORTCRAFT

Vox sucks

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Kieran Bajpai
Kieran Bajpai

This is the best series on Vox!

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Whole lotta Gang shit
Whole lotta Gang shit

Neon is way better

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Rather-B-Diving
Rather-B-Diving

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.

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JH.Light
JH.Light

Why your video SOOOO GOOD! Thanks for your video!

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gepoepd
gepoepd

TRADITIONS NEED TO STAY, EXCEPT IF THEY'RE BAD AND STUFF, LIKE IF U AGREE

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Nothing More Nothing Less
Nothing More Nothing Less

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

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duokvalgyt
duokvalgyt

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!

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Ryan Jones
Ryan Jones

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.

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Michel 14
Michel 14

Stan blade runner

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Peter Greve
Peter Greve

lol just pull a Germany and subsidize them shits

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adrian blade
adrian blade

A E S T E T H I C C

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adrian blade
adrian blade

Japanese Mango

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Ki Rex
Ki Rex

Neon somehow looks better than LED

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First Last
First Last

Did it just say 32 hkdollars

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Amer Raz
Amer Raz

FFS Johnny every Vox's Border intro is so good I aspire to be an editor ! PS: Keep up the show or else...

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Noe
Noe

love the vox opening

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over00lord Unknown
over00lord Unknown

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...

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1234
1234

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

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TOLSTOI
TOLSTOI

Same

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shai pasasadaba
shai pasasadaba

Neon lights are a classic in hongkong in my opinion

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Alice Is kawaii
Alice Is kawaii

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

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John Wong
John Wong

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

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HebaruSan
HebaruSan

Good riddance.

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Cactus Jack
Cactus Jack

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

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TOLSTOI
TOLSTOI

based Mick foley

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Bryan William
Bryan William

Beautiful video with great information

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FaceAche
FaceAche

Hong Kong??? What about las vegas???🤔

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FaceAche
FaceAche

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

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jacksonville 123
jacksonville 123

SAVE THE NEON

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Kevin Mai
Kevin Mai

imagine letting master who watercool your pc

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Derek Liu
Derek Liu

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

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Darth Utah 66
Darth Utah 66

I must say, Hong Kong is a fascinating city

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right eye
right eye

Neon > LED

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Jason Leung
Jason Leung

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

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kolorish
kolorish

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

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ShtiffleSauce
ShtiffleSauce

Today, Neon light. Tomorrow, Cantonese

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Tactical Player
Tactical Player

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

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A Shizuoka
A Shizuoka

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???

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OrionSentry
OrionSentry

Hong Kong would be a great city , if it weren't for those Super Rude Hong Kong People. Ching Chong Ling Long Ting Tong

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Howell Wang
Howell Wang

白皮猪根本不懂中国历史,中国的发展经历了多少困难。

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treeman Micool Jacksonn
treeman Micool Jacksonn

Neon light is the 🐐 -TMMJ

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ThomasTubeHD
ThomasTubeHD

Am I the only one who can understand Cantonese

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Sophia Castano
Sophia Castano

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

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Sean Pan
Sean Pan

He is no fan of China or Hong Kong.

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Funky173
Funky173

The edit is awesome! I love this video so much I may learn something of the transition.

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Hong Kong
Hong Kong

:(

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Heidi Huang
Heidi Huang

I remember seeing this when I went back to China last year..... in Chinese and when I went to China everywhere there are neon lights but the ones in Hong Kong are definently the most beautiful

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TheShadowParliament
TheShadowParliament

Everything that has even a smudge of unique beautiful individuality is slowly being replaced with soulless mass produced rubbish.

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T.M. Squirrel
T.M. Squirrel

stumbled across this channel. glad I did. Great presentations, great presentor/narrator, please make more!

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Alex
Alex

vox in 10 years "The re-rise of Hong knogs iconic neon glow."

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GunmetalGaming
GunmetalGaming

Neon almost always looks cooler lol. Thankfully in Philadelphia where I go to school A LOT of new highrises are built with neon lights integrated into their exterior walls, very cool and futuristic.

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Scott Free
Scott Free

Cant beat neon, Only the remarkable signs should be saved.

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마리야ᄏᄏᄏ
마리야ᄏᄏᄏ

I always thought Japan was known for it's neon lights Anyways i like the neon lights better

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ben smith
ben smith

Led sucks!

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marxist liberal
marxist liberal

Oh the chinese commies r making LEDs to take down poor innocent neon lights of hong kong.. 😂🤣 this dude is a capitalist stooge and is only propping up capitalist propaganda against socialists

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marxist liberal
marxist liberal

Literally in every video he narrates!!

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BigDannyK
BigDannyK

Hong Kong - the city that inspired Cyberpunk

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Firstname Lastname
Firstname Lastname

Why is Vox rooting for neon lights so much? Is it a fetish they have?

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Aryan Dey
Aryan Dey

Neon is a colour less gas you know.

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BANANA BANANA
BANANA BANANA

4:50 here's the song, been looking for too long lol https://soundcloud.com/artpopst/tom-hillock-nicolas-boscovic-golden-halo

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Synalla
Synalla

The music you keep using for the Borders series is not only painful to hear in its composition, but also ridiculous in volume compared to the dialogue--the part that is IMPORTANT and NECESSARY. Your taste in indie music may be too distracting and painful, and that's your choice, but the volume levels need to emphasize the voices and make them heard. Otherwise, I have no incentive to watch your crap if I can't hear what you want to tell me. Borders isn't the only perpetrator of this terrible volume dynamic, but it is the worst. Please stop this. Believe it or not, I came to these videos for what you have to say, not for ear-grating crap that I didn't consent to or expect from the title or thumbnail.

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niel Gt
niel Gt

Why is the music so loud and distracting? 🤨

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WhetZaddy
WhetZaddy

What's that outro song??

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Radioactive Puppy
Radioactive Puppy

I wanna know too!!

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Lunatic Lunala
Lunatic Lunala

warning:comment section contains neon jokes.

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TOLSTOI
TOLSTOI

silly jokes? neon of that you find here

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AomiN
AomiN

yeah, because the growing population living in cages is really worried about old, inefficient lamps being replaced with LEDs 😒

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nerdygal
nerdygal

I love this. Love the way Johnny creates his videos. The filming, the narrating style, the atmosphere he creates, it's just amazing. Vox Borders is undoubtly my favourite series in the entire channel. Keep up the awesome work!

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sandy
sandy

kudos to the video editor... the transitions in the beginning + the music was so good

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sonal narvekar
sonal narvekar

The score from 1.12- 1.26. Amazing

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João Amorim
João Amorim

Amazing editing!!!

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What Alien?
What Alien?

What does health have to do with removing neon lights??

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David Arango Bermúdez
David Arango Bermúdez

What's that beat at the end? Anyone please?

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Semerah Delima
Semerah Delima

i love this series!

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smiling_chestnut
smiling_chestnut

This video really popped off

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Daniel K
Daniel K

Guys have a look at the neon museum in Warsaw Poland - really awesome!

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