French urban artist Invader came to Hong Kong and left about 50 pieces around the city before departing for his next project. A few weeks ago, I wrote about the adventures I had while searching for his works around the city. Today, The Standard has reported that “government workers have scrubbed off at least one of the pieces”. A spokeswoman for the Highways Department has stated that this was done to “ensure safety of road users.”
Every day, I take the bus to and from my college. Being the curious person that I am, I’ve always preferred looking around and seeing things as I travel, so every time I have the chance to, I try to get the very front seat on the upper deck of the bus where your vision can extend from the streets below to the skies above.
Around two weeks ago, I started noticing something new on the streets of Hong Kong. At first, I saw a light blue Pac-Man ghost made out of tiles stuck on a wall of an old building. Next, I saw some Space Invader art also made out of tiles on a footbridge. While these things did stand out to me, it never really occurred to me that it was a form of vandalism.