In the space of six years, 259 people around the world have died whilst trying to take risky selfies. Yet despite some tragedies in Hong Kong, some young urban explorers say they won’t stop scaling the city’s high-rises for that perfect photo. As part of our Hong Kong Humans series, Zhou Wenxuan meets the “rooftoppers” and asks: “why?”

Disclaimer: Trespassing on rooftops in Hong Kong is dangerous and often illegal.


In collaboration with the University of Hong Kong’s Journalism and Media Studies Centre.

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Zhou Wenxuan

Zhou Wenxuan is a postgraduate majoring in journalism at the University of Hong Kong. Zhou is always excited to meet regular people with uncommon stories, and is interested in using video to tell engaging stories about culture.