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26 Nov 2021

Cats of Hong Kong

You may not think Hong Kong is a city of cats but keep your eyes peeled. In the right area, you’ll quite often catch strays skipping under cars and shop cats lounging amongst the wares. Let’s explore Hong Kong with Cat-teris’ own Jessica Tang and her feline friends.

Prince Edward

Known for the luscious flower market, Prince Edward presents more than new leafy additions to your home, but it is also a hub for many furry felines. I have found that some shop cats usually show their faces during quieter moments at the flower market, when the usually packed streets filter out into an odd but welcome calm. Others seem to relish the opportunity to watch people-watch. They sit firm whilst you furiously snap photos but they never fail to divert their eyes whenever you try to get them to look into your camera lens – can’t get the models these days!

This cat favours quieter hours. This particular photo was taken during a lull in a T8 typhoon whereby the thundering footsteps were replaced with thundering rain. They prefer to lounge around the shop front and accept the occasional pet from passersby rather than brave the crowds. 
This cat favours quieter hours. This particular photo was taken during a lull in a T8 typhoon whereby the thundering footsteps were replaced with thundering rain. They prefer to lounge around the shop front and accept the occasional pet from passersby rather than brave the crowds. 
A personal favourite cat of mine. Finding comfort on this cardboard sofa (the comfort level is debatable but I see no complaints being had), this cat enjoys a little sunbathe and snack. On this connecting alleyway, between the two busiest streets that house the flower market, you’ll find this cat lounging in some sort of makeshift comfort! Quite often you will see cats choose this path over the congested streets it connects to.
A personal favourite cat of mine. Finding comfort on this cardboard sofa (the comfort level is debatable but I see no complaints being had), this cat enjoys a little sunbathe and snack. On this connecting alleyway, between the two busiest streets that house the flower market, you’ll find this cat lounging in some sort of makeshift comfort! Quite often you will see cats choose this path over the congested streets it connects to.
Not loud and proud but quietly confident, this cat is not shy to the camera but is too cool to make direct eye contact with the lens. It truly knows its angles. The ultimate cool cat?
Not loud and proud but quietly confident, this cat is not shy to the camera but is too cool to make direct eye contact with the lens. It truly knows its angles. The ultimate cool cat?

Mong Kok & Sham Shui Po

Central & Tai O

The population of these furry friends is not isolated to Kowloon. You’ll find them in the occasional medicine shop on Ko Shing Street, being carted in cat backpacks (yes, that is apparently a thing) or wild strays whizzing past under cars in the villages of the New Territories.

You may not think Hong Kong is a city of cats but keep your eyes peeled. In the right area, you’ll quite often catch strays skipping under cars and shop cats lounging amongst the wares.

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