Nomad-Chic: Dispatch from Hong Kong

Photograph by Yvette Jong

Photograph by Yvette Jong

It's Ghost Day in Chinese culture and deceased ancestors are believed to visit the living in search of food and entertainment. Downstairs from my flat, people are on the streets paying homage by lighting incense, presenting elaborately prepared food offerings, and laying out goods made of paper mache, which represent the luxuries that they might miss in heaven (or hell) — joss paper, gold bars, luxury cars, even body fat scales and effigies of pets. It's a somber moment for some, an act of filial piety for most, and a celebration for others. For me, it's culture at my doorstep. 

Craft House Founder and Director, Yvette Jong, contributes to www.Nomad-Chic.com, posting content on inspiration and travel from around the world. Follow her dispatch on www.Nomad-Chic.com where inspiration is destination!

NOMAD CHIC : INSPIRATION IS A DESTINATION. Nomad-Chic is travel as creative lifestyle, visual feast, and sophisticated bazaar.