The decline of Hong Kong's iconic neon glow


  1. Vox

    Vox10 days ago

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  2. Xuelder

    XuelderDay ago

    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.

  3. Anglo-Afghan Dutch Mapper

    Anglo-Afghan Dutch Mapper5 days ago

    Wuwuwuwuwuwuwuwuwuwu senpai

  4. Hudson Bernard

    Hudson Bernard5 days ago

    Vox The production quality is always well executed using facts.

  5. Mike T

    Mike T5 days ago

    Vox 羊毛フェルト作り方初心者

  6. Hovan Ng

    Hovan Ng7 days ago

    I am from from Hong Kong and you accidentally took a picture of Hong Kong’s burial home!!!!!!!

  7. xMizunderstoodx

    xMizunderstoodx2 hours ago

    What a shame. I will always remember how these neon signs light up the Hong Kong night and skyline.

  8. Chris

    Chris6 hours ago

    What’s up with all these HK videos lately ?

  9. MrHan

    MrHan10 hours ago

    Same reason we don't see Model Ts still running around. They're romantic yes, but we can relegate them to the enthusiasts and hobbyists. There is a place for preservation and conservation but society as a whole needs to move forward.

  10. justin chan

    justin chan13 hours ago

    0:30 I’ve been there just yesterday when this comment was made. It is one of the streets in Mong Kok with all the small night shops. I am pretty sure.

  11. 人活着钱没了

    人活着钱没了21 hour ago

    I think LED can also be made into the forms of traditional Chinese characters, but it will cost a little more money.

  12. Billy The-Kid

    Billy The-Kid22 hours ago

    LEDs lightings are more suitable for in house lighting. NEON lights are still more aesthetically pleasing and dramatic for Signages.

  13. Derelect

    DerelectDay ago

    I want to see a story done on Catalonia in Spain, I think that would be really cool to see.

  14. Rick White

    Rick WhiteDay ago

    2:45 Neon gas give _YELLOW_ color, just as shown in the video. Not red as stated.

  15. LtLonely

    LtLonelyDay ago

    rip aesthetic vibes

  16. Shelby Brown

    Shelby BrownDay ago

    The editing in the beginning of this video reminds me of 2015-2016 One Direction Vine edits... in a good way.

  17. gamekiller999

    gamekiller999Day ago

    I live in HK and even thought neon lights are beautiful they are some time annoying cuz the light is very bright and hurt the eye

  18. Silvia cabaco

    Silvia cabacoDay ago

    Still prefer neons

  19. Just Cuz

    Just CuzDay ago

    If only I could find someone to love me the way Master Wu loves Neon! 😍😍

  20. Handi Cui

    Handi CuiDay ago

    lol the lofi eastern asian influenced music couldn't be more fitting

  21. rajshetty611

    rajshetty611Day ago

    Why vox is focusing more on hong kong

  22. Dystropy Ko

    Dystropy KoDay ago

    DId vox run out of budget? It says its a series about borders but there is literally nothing about borders and hes stayed in the same city for 4 episodes. The first season was way better and more informational.

  23. ED L

    ED LDay ago

    what is the name of master wu’s shop?

  24. Brendan C

    Brendan CDay ago


  25. Li Zhang

    Li ZhangDay ago

    damn that intro was lit 🔥🔥🔥 keep it up vox

  26. alexlammm2

    alexlammm2Day ago

    Good work! As a HK citizen, I didn't realise there are stories behind those signs.

  27. Lucas Porada

    Lucas PoradaDay ago

    What is the name of the song at 00:20

  28. Undead Jared

    Undead Jared2 days ago

    Why not just use diffusers over the LEDs

  29. Petabyte

    Petabyte2 days ago

    vox is creating some amazing short film / documentaries. kudos.

  30. Dripps

    Dripps2 days ago

    When did vox turn into Casey?

  31. Lillian Swaim

    Lillian Swaim2 days ago

    Why does anyone care??

  32. British Tiger

    British Tiger2 days ago

    Wow the editing on this one took a huge jump in quality. nice

  33. TechFlix

    TechFlix2 days ago

    Brandon wofltel assured

  34. C0TT0NM0UF

    C0TT0NM0UF2 days ago

    Neon is cooler

  35. Ausgapore Tan

    Ausgapore Tan2 days ago

    Hong Kong is one of my favourite cities

  36. sscheckerrs

    sscheckerrs2 days ago

    Thanks for this episode. It was lovely

  37. olaolapepsiman

    olaolapepsiman3 days ago

    V A P O U R

  38. Jan Viator

    Jan Viator3 days ago

    lmao most of the movies were Wong Kar Wai's

  39. Supernaturalme Supernaturalme

    Supernaturalme Supernaturalme3 days ago

    The night scene like a surreal movie set with smells, sounds and noise, chaotic and disorderly order ,a bit sense of danger and tension in the air, exciting and igniting. A twirl of suction of everything, all energies of mismatch and mishap all together in a split second, you are overloaded with information and overwhelmed. Too much going on around you at the same time! Too fast too. Cinematic and dramatic. That s HK.

  40. red comn

    red comn3 days ago

    Contact for master wu? I want one of those darn neon for music venue

  41. Clement Lai

    Clement Lai3 days ago

    These series are truly beauitful. Thanks, Vox!

  42. JuJu

    JuJu3 days ago

    Dope series! Tuning in from London

  43. djjlc

    djjlc3 days ago

    Japan please don’t sacrifice your culture just to be like some boring ass American!!

  44. Lyds

    Lyds3 days ago

    so well madw this video

  45. Aman Rahman

    Aman Rahman3 days ago

    A fun game: when you go out a night, try to tell apart neon and LED lights. In Hyderbad, it's mostly LED.

  46. sunny steve

    sunny steve3 days ago

    Time for future funk

  47. Victor Pelizaro de Souza

    Victor Pelizaro de Souza3 days ago

    NEON >>>>> led

  48. Brett Carroll

    Brett Carroll4 days ago

    *O U T R U N I S L I F E*

  49. MemeyGamer

    MemeyGamer4 days ago

    Honestly, I prefer the looks for neon, it's more clean and minimalist and cool looking.

  50. Mamatha Bhat

    Mamatha Bhat4 days ago

    Why are you making so many videos on HK????

  51. guy sumpthin

    guy sumpthin4 days ago

    Neon peaked in the 70's ? Thats way off. In the 70 neon antiques cover the antique shops

  52. 关好人

    关好人4 days ago

    What is the song started at 0:08?

  53. Anybody Noname

    Anybody Noname4 days ago


  54. Rohan Sehgal

    Rohan Sehgal4 days ago

    Loved the music tracks in this video. Can Vox please make it available on Spotify or something? Thanks!

  55. Deep Thought

    Deep Thought4 days ago

    But without neon lights, how would we make vaporwave and synthwave album covers?

  56. yokcos

    yokcos4 days ago

    so neon lights, relative to LEDs, are expensive, unsafe, difficult to make, and inefficient? Sounds like LEDs taking over is a great idea.

  57. Cidila Chan

    Cidila Chan4 days ago

    I love the editing of this video omg is so good!

  58. Ritvik Khandelwal

    Ritvik Khandelwal4 days ago

    Hong Kong's skyline puts every American skyline to shame.

  59. Paul Han

    Paul Han2 days ago

    Ritvik Khandelwal Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Shenzen’s skylines look much more futuristic as they were all built more recently with huge glass windows. If you like the old school concrete buildings then New York and Chicago are the skylines to enjoy.

  60. Ritvik Khandelwal

    Ritvik Khandelwal4 days ago

    Saw it before this one...doesn't change the fact that HK's skyline puts every American skyline to shame lmao. Btw, I live in NYC.

  61. photinoman

    photinoman4 days ago

    watch the next episode about cage homes...

  62. Greg Pappas

    Greg Pappas4 days ago

    That Intro music was hype

  63. aliciadear

    aliciadear4 days ago

    I'm sad the Borders episodes are so short these days! Love this series!

  64. TheEpicNarwhal

    TheEpicNarwhal5 days ago

    I geuss we need to move onto led

  65. putonekas

    putonekas5 days ago

    Those Leds are ugly as hell

  66. putonekas

    putonekas5 days ago

    Those Leds are ugly as hell

  67. Orange Rubik

    Orange Rubik5 days ago

    Can you post a list of the songs you use in your videos?

  68. CSW

    CSW5 days ago

    More video on Hong Kong please

  69. Paolo De Nora

    Paolo De Nora5 days ago

    Outro song name, please !

  70. nickdziwny

    nickdziwny5 days ago

    And that kind of videos is what I like from Vox.

  71. hayden brayton

    hayden brayton5 days ago

    Nah If I needed a sign I would still go with neon you cant beat custom and hand made.

  72. Ben Logic

    Ben Logic5 days ago

    Yet I can still do custom diodes or LEDS ;)

  73. Akxyy

    Akxyy5 days ago


  74. Christian O. Holz

    Christian O. Holz5 days ago

    Light pollution. Yay. Calling neon lighting an "aesthetic" is very, well, kind. Good thing the government is putting some restraints on their use. Also, LEDs are much more energy efficient

  75. Teapode

    Teapode5 days ago

    amaizing series

  76. BendyGO

    BendyGO5 days ago

    Outro song: Tom Hillock, Nicolas Boscovic - Golden Halo

  77. K G

    K G5 days ago

    I love the work you do on this series brother. Keep it up!

  78. /Zacky nor

    /Zacky nor5 days ago

    Yooo these editing skills

  79. asspounderify

    asspounderify5 days ago

    4:15 How did you translate what he said from installation to "simple installation" It kind of puts him in a bad light, almost as if to trash on LEDs considering he produces neon lights

  80. Dhruv Rai

    Dhruv Rai5 days ago


  81. COPYSK Y

    COPYSK Y5 days ago

    So many homg kong stores uses neon lights for signs.

  82. AKNetworkEdit

    AKNetworkEdit5 days ago

    Colour Grading: Teal and Orange. Teal, the worlds ugliest colour unless its in aqua marine setting. And orange Then you manipulate the man speaking's skin tone to make it look tanned. Stop it. BOOOO!

  83. Obakeng Africa

    Obakeng Africa5 days ago

    The music is on another level.

  84. Prod. Hxrford

    Prod. Hxrford5 days ago

    damn this video is so slick

  85. Bharbir Singh Heyer

    Bharbir Singh Heyer5 days ago

    Love this series, keep up the amazing work

  86. Arif Prabu Wijaya

    Arif Prabu Wijaya5 days ago

    I like the music intro

  87. onbekende telefoon

    onbekende telefoon5 days ago

    These types of vids is what makes Vox great. Stay out of climate and political things.

  88. C M

    C M5 days ago

    you guys should go to Kaliningrad Oblast

  89. Synergy

    Synergy5 days ago

    This camera quality is out of this world!

  90. Devon A

    Devon A5 days ago

    Things change

  91. shoot fire outta ma eyes

    shoot fire outta ma eyes6 days ago

    Future bass

  92. Larry Singleton

    Larry Singleton6 days ago

    I'm not a big fan of Vox. I won't go there. I will say I was surprised. This is an interesting and informative video as I had first assumed, (You know; "ass-u-me". heh-heh), that they were going to say something about the Chinese government. I guess I spoke to soon. Right after I wrote the above he talks about how government regulations came down on "unsafe" signs through "safety codes". I hate, Hate, HATE the Better Homes and Gardens Gestapo that is Code Enforcement that dictates every part of what you do to your own home. How high fences and hedges can be. Having to get expensive permits to put in a f-ing window. I think you even have to get a permit to re-frame a door in your house. You see these "new" cities being created in places like California. The first thing they do is establish a Code Enforcement office. With Code Enforcement goons preying on people with "eyesores" like a 64 pickup truck in their back forty. What used to be rural areas are now part of the city and subject to fees, fines and every other onerous regulation. So I guess I'm left wondering how much influence the Chinese government has on local government.

  93. Creativepeak 01

    Creativepeak 016 days ago

    illusion 100

  94. Lorinda

    Lorinda6 days ago

    Really love this Hong Kong series! So interesting. Hope you do mainland China.

  95. YuukoDream Serenade

    YuukoDream Serenade6 days ago

    I don't think I have ever seen an informative video on MReporter so SATISFYING. The *editing* is FANTASTIC.

  96. Ph Ph

    Ph Ph6 days ago

    I appreciated this, great video

  97. Abdulimaguli

    Abdulimaguli6 days ago

    It’s called evolution

  98. GiroFuse

    GiroFuse6 days ago

    5:20, looked it up and the dude is right, neon lights exist since 1917 (=over a hundred years)

  99. Cody Private Channel

    Cody Private Channel6 days ago

    just as vegas lost theirs years ago

  100. Shuu U

    Shuu U6 days ago

    Is neon lights bad for the environment?

  101. Juju Z

    Juju Z6 days ago

    Between the decline of neon and shutting down the pedestrian zone in Mongkok, HK's nightscape really is transforming :/

  102. SSB Brandon

    SSB Brandon6 days ago

    I like the Jackie Chan at 0:30 it looks just like the meme version & is that Bruce Lee to the left of him?

  103. diamondminer666 MLG

    diamondminer666 MLG6 days ago

    where can i find glowstone

  104. JonathanJK

    JonathanJK7 days ago

    Episode 4 is out! Let's see what Johnny got wrong this time. EDIT: Can see no mention was made that HK had more Neon than Las Vegas. That would have helped contextually to understand how much HK had at one point.

  105. Jose Rivera

    Jose Rivera7 days ago

    Nice sountrack man!

  106. Aneudi Diaz

    Aneudi Diaz7 days ago

    If your house has been devastated by flooding, then raise it up on stilts or pilings. Protect your investment!

  107. Celebstagram

    Celebstagram7 days ago

    The use of Osiris' M31 LUT is too strong in this video. It makes the Hong Kong lights look dull.

  108. Sándor Fazekas

    Sándor Fazekas7 days ago

    Damn, the intro's production value up until 1:25 is through the roof! Nice job!

  109. Jesus Christ the OG

    Jesus Christ the OG7 days ago

    LED blows, NEON 4 LIFE