The decline of Hong Kong's iconic neon glow


  1. Vox

    Vox4 months ago

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  2. Rafael Sanchez

    Rafael Sanchez8 days ago


  3. Xuelder

    Xuelder3 months 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.

  4. Mr. Salimi

    Mr. Salimi4 months ago

    Wuwuwuwuwuwuwuwuwuwu senpai

  5. Hudson Bernard

    Hudson Bernard4 months ago

    Vox The production quality is always well executed using facts.

  6. Mike T

    Mike T4 months ago

    Vox 羊毛フェルト作り方初心者

  7. Rather-B-Diving

    Rather-B-Diving4 days ago

    So sad to see the end of such a visually symbolic era...sort of like bull fighting in parts of Spain. But the arguments against it are pretty valid as @Adora Tsang mentioned. Clearly the business interests were given more priority than quality of life with no downtown to escape from. I just ordered a neon Hand Made Dumpling Sign on Ebay for my living Room so neon can live on in spirit and trade without affecting anyone else.

  8. JH.Light

    JH.Light5 days ago

    Why your video SOOOO GOOD! Thanks for your video!

  9. gepoepd

    gepoepd9 days ago


  10. Nothing More Nothing Less

    Nothing More Nothing Less10 days ago

    That's why anime like ghost in the shell or psycho pass city was inspired of this

  11. duokvalgyt

    duokvalgyt10 days ago

    The editing in this series, especially this video is incredible! Not even mentioning the quality of the content! I really hope VOX gave this guy a raise!

  12. Ryan Jones

    Ryan Jones11 days ago

    I liked the more serious topics you seemed to tackle in season one... Budget cut for this season? I am disappointed in all of the HK stories in a row. Still a good show but noticeable drop off from last year.

  13. Michel 14

    Michel 1412 days ago

    Stan blade runner

  14. Peter Greve

    Peter Greve13 days ago

    lol just pull a Germany and subsidize them shits

  15. adrian blade

    adrian blade13 days ago

    A E S T E T H I C C

  16. adrian blade

    adrian blade13 days ago

    Japanese Mango

  17. Ki Rex

    Ki Rex15 days ago

    Neon somehow looks better than LED

  18. First Last

    First Last17 days ago

    Did it just say 32 hkdollars

  19. Amer Raz

    Amer Raz19 days ago

    FFS Johnny every Vox's Border intro is so good I aspire to be an editor ! PS: Keep up the show or else...

  20. Noe

    Noe22 days ago

    love the vox opening

  21. over00lord Unknown

    over00lord Unknown25 days ago

    I wish that I could go back to a time where Neon signs lit up the night sky, and just walk around marveling at them with friends... I was unfortunately born too late to experience such a thing...

  22. 1234

    123426 days ago

    As a Torontonian I think I'd be driven insane by all that bright artificial lighting at night and so much of it too


    TOLSTOI24 days ago


  24. shai pasasadaba

    shai pasasadaba27 days ago

    Neon lights are a classic in hongkong in my opinion

  25. Kawaii_gamer Gamer

    Kawaii_gamer Gamer29 days ago

    I have went to Hong Kong 5 times in my life time and I’m only 10 and yup the neon lights is iconic in Hong Kong and snap a pic for now and it’s good for pictures and for aesthetic purposes so u can post a pic for insta or two

  26. John Wong

    John WongMonth ago

    Neon light has big maintenance cost, it wills break easy. and it works in high voltage. consume huge power.

  27. HebaruSan

    HebaruSanMonth ago

    Good riddance.

  28. Cactus Jack

    Cactus JackMonth ago

    “Visual culture” god I’ve never heard something more pretentious


    TOLSTOI24 days ago

    based Mick foley

  30. Bryan William

    Bryan WilliamMonth ago

    Beautiful video with great information

  31. FaceAche

    FaceAcheMonth ago

    Hong Kong??? What about las vegas???🤔

  32. FaceAche

    FaceAcheMonth ago

    The world is not what it used to be,charles..

  33. jacksonville 123

    jacksonville 123Month ago


  34. Kevin Mai

    Kevin MaiMonth ago

    imagine letting master who watercool your pc

  35. Derek Liu

    Derek LiuMonth ago

    Lmao sucks for him another example or product development and the disruption of an industry. You just gotta adapt

  36. Darth Utah 66

    Darth Utah 66Month ago

    I must say, Hong Kong is a fascinating city

  37. right eye

    right eyeMonth ago

    Neon > LED

  38. Jason Leung

    Jason LeungMonth ago

    Nice to know my hometown inspired the aesthetics of Cyberpunk and other sci-fi subcultures, gotta love that aesthetic.

  39. kolorish

    kolorishMonth ago

    1:10 someone knows where the red sign is located?

  40. ShtiffleSauce

    ShtiffleSauceMonth ago

    Today, Neon light. Tomorrow, Cantonese

  41. Tactical Player

    Tactical PlayerMonth ago

    Ok vox but should I chose neon or led kit for a car?

  42. A Shizuoka

    A Shizuoka2 months ago

    This series is alright, but I hate the walking and talking shots. Where is he even supposed to be going?? What are you in such a hurry for???

  43. OrionSentry

    OrionSentry2 months ago

    Hong Kong would be a great city , if it weren't for those Super Rude Hong Kong People. Ching Chong Ling Long Ting Tong

  44. Howell Wang

    Howell Wang2 months ago


  45. treeman Michael Jacksonn

    treeman Michael Jacksonn2 months ago

    Neon light is the 🐐 -TMMJ

  46. Thomas TubeHD

    Thomas TubeHD2 months ago

    Am I the only one who can understand Cantonese

  47. Sophia Castano

    Sophia Castano2 months ago

    There is a definite rise in neon lights in Austin, TX, especially on SOCO. I just love them.

  48. Sean Pan

    Sean Pan2 months ago

    He is no fan of China or Hong Kong.

  49. Funky173

    Funky1732 months ago

    The edit is awesome! I love this video so much I may learn something of the transition.

  50. Hong Kong

    Hong Kong2 months ago


  51. Heidi Huang

    Heidi Huang2 months ago

    I remember seeing this when I went back to China last year..... in Chinese and when I went to China everywhere there are neon lights but the ones in Hong Kong are definently the most beautiful

  52. TheShadowParliament

    TheShadowParliament2 months ago

    Everything that has even a smudge of unique beautiful individuality is slowly being replaced with soulless mass produced rubbish.

  53. T.M. Squirrel

    T.M. Squirrel2 months ago

    stumbled across this channel. glad I did. Great presentations, great presentor/narrator, please make more!

  54. Alex

    Alex2 months ago

    vox in 10 years "The re-rise of Hong knogs iconic neon glow."

  55. GunmetalGaming

    GunmetalGaming2 months ago

    Neon almost always looks cooler lol. Thankfully in Philadelphia where I go to school A LOT of new highrises are built with neon lights integrated into their exterior walls, very cool and futuristic.

  56. Scott Free

    Scott Free2 months ago

    Cant beat neon, Only the remarkable signs should be saved.

  57. 마리야ᄏᄏᄏ

    마리야ᄏᄏᄏ2 months ago

    I always thought Japan was known for it's neon lights Anyways i like the neon lights better

  58. ben smith

    ben smith2 months ago

    Led sucks!

  59. marxist liberal

    marxist liberal2 months ago

    Oh the chinese commies r making LEDs to take down poor innocent neon lights of hong kong.. 😂🤣 this dude is a capitalist stooge and is only propping up capitalist propaganda against socialists

  60. marxist liberal

    marxist liberal2 months ago

    Literally in every video he narrates!!

  61. BigDannyK

    BigDannyK2 months ago

    Hong Kong - the city that inspired Cyberpunk

  62. Firstname Lastname

    Firstname Lastname2 months ago

    Why is Vox rooting for neon lights so much? Is it a fetish they have?

  63. Aryan Dey

    Aryan Dey2 months ago

    Neon is a colour less gas you know.


    BANANA BANANA2 months ago

    4:50 here's the song, been looking for too long lol

  65. Synalla

    Synalla2 months ago

    The music you keep using for the Borders series is not only painful to hear in its composition, but also ridiculous in volume compared to the dialogue--the part that is IMPORTANT and NECESSARY. Your taste in indie music may be too distracting and painful, and that's your choice, but the volume levels need to emphasize the voices and make them heard. Otherwise, I have no incentive to watch your crap if I can't hear what you want to tell me. Borders isn't the only perpetrator of this terrible volume dynamic, but it is the worst. Please stop this. Believe it or not, I came to these videos for what you have to say, not for ear-grating crap that I didn't consent to or expect from the title or thumbnail.

  66. niel Gt

    niel Gt3 months ago

    Why is the music so loud and distracting? 🤨

  67. WhetZaddy

    WhetZaddy3 months ago

    What's that outro song??

  68. Lunatic Lunala

    Lunatic Lunala3 months ago

    warning:comment section contains neon jokes.


    TOLSTOI24 days ago

    silly jokes? neon of that you find here

  70. AomiN

    AomiN3 months ago

    yeah, because the growing population living in cages is really worried about old, inefficient lamps being replaced with LEDs 😒

  71. nerdygal

    nerdygal3 months ago

    I love this. Love the way Johnny creates his videos. The filming, the narrating style, the atmosphere he creates, it's just amazing. Vox Borders is undoubtly my favourite series in the entire channel. Keep up the awesome work!

  72. sandy

    sandy3 months ago

    kudos to the video editor... the transitions in the beginning + the music was so good

  73. sonal narvekar

    sonal narvekar3 months ago

    The score from 1.12- 1.26. Amazing

  74. João Amorim

    João Amorim3 months ago

    Amazing editing!!!

  75. What Alien?

    What Alien?3 months ago

    What does health have to do with removing neon lights??

  76. David Arango Bermúdez

    David Arango Bermúdez3 months ago

    What's that beat at the end? Anyone please?

  77. Semerah Delima

    Semerah Delima3 months ago

    i love this series!

  78. smiling_chestnut

    smiling_chestnut3 months ago

    This video really popped off

  79. Daniel K

    Daniel K3 months ago

    Guys have a look at the neon museum in Warsaw Poland - really awesome!

  80. Elizabeth T

    Elizabeth T3 months ago

    now i wanna go to Hong Kong to take pictures of the aesthetics

  81. lawrence

    lawrence3 months ago

    Why not use LED in a tube with a diffuse filter? Kinda like those lightsabers theyve been making recently

  82. Literally Felicity

    Literally Felicity3 months ago

    Neon lights are very pretty imo.

  83. lawrence

    lawrence3 months ago

    Wow that hipster vlogger whip editing was god awful. Please stop

  84. peter tuann

    peter tuann3 months ago

    I approve, the streets are less cluttered, saving electricity,

  85. Saša Stajić

    Saša Stajić3 months ago

    I find Neon light better for many reasons. It's just iconic

  86. Grace W

    Grace W3 months ago

    Does anyone know the name of the song at the end? The outtro ?

  87. AstroNeón Sideral

    AstroNeón Sideral3 months ago

    El neon jamás tendrá rival

  88. Oh no it's marshie

    Oh no it's marshie3 months ago

    I actually feel bad for the people who lives in the building or across where all the neon lights or led lights are hung. Good luck having a dark enough environment to sleep in with all those lights shining through.

  89. Billy Bachiashvili

    Billy Bachiashvili3 months ago

    That intro and the music in satisfying!! I love your work Vox!

  90. drew t

    drew t3 months ago

    There's nothing more amazing than a really beautiful neon sign.

  91. Aaron Keane

    Aaron Keane3 months ago

    Music in this series is really nice!

  92. Cancer Alert

    Cancer Alert3 months ago

    Why not just use handcrafted tools out of stone again, because it's more of a "craft"?

  93. YamiSpirit

    YamiSpirit3 months ago

    Anyone know the song 3:00?

  94. Nikola Prolić

    Nikola Prolić3 months ago

    0:12 nice combination of future bass and neon theme! Love it 👍

  95. YO B

    YO B3 months ago

    i was doing that for almost a year in Ethiopia. i used to be a neon Bender. old memory! now am a scrolling LED expert. as much as i hate to say this, eventually we have to move on and adapt the future.

  96. Dmitri Spiegel

    Dmitri Spiegel3 months ago

    Wow, I think those LEDs are really disgusting? I prefer the Neon!

  97. Dr. K

    Dr. K3 months ago

    China's most iconic aspect? Mmhh.. No id say it's the smog of sky pollution

  98. The Solar Wolf

    The Solar Wolf3 months ago

    The future is not painted in just the glow of neon lights anymore, but in the simmer twinkles of the LED and flashes of a computer screen along with the nostalgic neon glow.

  99. VariTimo

    VariTimo3 months ago

    It’s not cool to change a movies aspect ratio from its original to 16:9. Not even for a political format.

  100. Solomon Tsai

    Solomon Tsai3 months ago

    0:22 you literally filmed a funeral home. smh.

  101. Camille Lee

    Camille Lee3 months ago

    Ughhh the LEDs doesnt have that soft glow when it lights up. Hopefully neon lights will thrive back into the spotlight.

  102. The Legend

    The Legend3 months ago

    Part of me will always be nostalgic for neon, but it's the past and It belongs there along with VHS players.

  103. ElineOpje

    ElineOpje3 months ago

    what song is it around 3:10?

  104. XM

    XM3 months ago

    Tokyo is more mouse for neon lights, they literally call it Neo Tokyo in manga

  105. Rodney Jones

    Rodney Jones3 months ago

    It's going to be a very sad day the day that neon signs disappear for good and all we will have left are cyberpunk movies and games and city pop music to remember this amazingly beautiful *AESTHETIC* . The nostalgia is will kill so many people. 😭😭😭

  106. 05candyman

    05candyman3 months ago

    LEDs are brighter, cheaper, more efficient, more versatile, and with a wider range of colours.

  107. 05candyman

    05candyman3 months ago

    +Countess' Slave I actually like LED alot. Especially gorgeous bright OLED TVs and cellphones.

  108. Countess' Slave

    Countess' Slave3 months ago

    05candyman and extremely unpleasant and unsatisfying to look at

  109. 05candyman

    05candyman3 months ago

    I like LED better

  110. DJ Danger

    DJ Danger3 months ago

    The music is dope.

  111. Matthew Reeves

    Matthew Reeves3 months ago

    Enjoyed the video, but especially wanted to thank you for the larger subtitles. As a visually impaired viewer, that was super helpful!