The decline of Hong Kong's iconic neon glow


  1. Vox

    Vox7 months ago

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  2. Rafael Sanchez

    Rafael Sanchez3 months ago


  3. Xuelder

    Xuelder7 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. Salimi7 months ago

    Wuwuwuwuwuwuwuwuwuwu senpai

  5. Hudson Bernard

    Hudson Bernard7 months ago

    Vox The production quality is always well executed using facts.

  6. Mike T

    Mike T7 months ago

    Vox 羊毛フェルト作り方初心者

  7. mike mills

    mike mills3 days ago

    I have never cared so little and so much about sonething like this at one time.

  8. Tiffany Tedany

    Tiffany Tedany4 days ago

    Kid:i like turtle Me: I like neon

  9. Lucy LAU

    Lucy LAU4 days ago

    it is fvcking strange to see a show based on a place you live and as hong kong changes, it adapts too. its not a bad thing to leave neon as history - we can adapt to different changes and hong kong will have a new icon as technology improves. neon will be iconic, but we can't keep things like that forever, just like we can't keep british steam engines. sure, iconic, but we should stop thinking about preserving the past with the present but record it as what it was and watch how we evolve and present newer, better ideas. solid argument and series tho keep it going

  10. Yi Liang

    Yi Liang5 days ago

    Thank you for discovering this! I am happy as a Chinese

  11. Rocky Mao

    Rocky Mao7 days ago

    led just looks so cheap

  12. veronhica villanueva

    veronhica villanueva14 days ago

    Love the background sound track

  13. Eric Schecter

    Eric Schecter17 days ago

    Very interessting. Music at 3:20? The electro one.

  14. Brick Life

    Brick Life23 days ago

    i like the TVB logo he made

  15. Blazer433

    Blazer43327 days ago

    Vox music are so good

  16. imicca

    imiccaMonth ago

    Neon is so cyberpunk-y

  17. oldcowbb

    oldcowbbMonth ago

    real life cyberpunk

  18. Samuel Aguayo

    Samuel AguayoMonth ago

    This isnt even borders anymore, vox Hong Kong

  19. NinjaKiller999

    NinjaKiller999Month ago

    Oh man, i wanted to go there for cyberpunk style photography. this sucks

  20. Hi It's Me

    Hi It's MeMonth ago

    Poor neon lights :,(

  21. Jama

    JamaMonth ago

    The removal of the big Neon signs really cleans the place up though, you can see the sky much easier.

  22. Neon

    NeonMonth ago

    I don't understand the nostalgia for neon signs. The "Aesthetic" isn't the signs themselves but the otherworldly colored light they produce correct? So what's it matter if it's LEDS

  23. Philip Cools

    Philip CoolsMonth ago

    I partially grew up in Hong Kong in an expat family in the early 2000s. In recent years when I see images and video of the city it felt different to my childhood memories. I always attributed that to the rose colored glasses of nostalgia, but I guess I wasn't entirely wrong about how I remembered it. Great video :)

  24. Neo Craft

    Neo Craft2 months ago

    So sad. It’s happening everywhere in the USA too. Things with character are being replaced by things with efficiency and no soul. And most importantly: No fun.

  25. Christian

    Christian2 months ago

    I was trying to find some Neon underglow for my car, but you can’t even find them anymore. The market has been taken over by LED’s.

  26. Jelka Fabianova

    Jelka Fabianova2 months ago

    Yes. Neon lights are gorgeous. And yes. LED are nicer to environment. But! Don’t forget that LED is the worst kind of light for our eyes - and brains. And not just for us but also for all animals

  27. Viktor Ko

    Viktor Ko2 months ago

    Just a comment, your translation of Cantonese is on-point.

  28. Calista Zhu✨

    Calista Zhu✨2 months ago

    Random but props to the one editing the intro. Damn it is so coooool

  29. Alex Katz

    Alex Katz2 months ago

    You should have shown the boat restaurant near Aberdeen Marina Club!! It's so lit up

  30. Saiba Dean

    Saiba Dean2 months ago

    Sesnei Wu. "You're not our master."

  31. Chinglong Yao

    Chinglong Yao2 months ago

    Please Thai language sub

  32. L Y

    L Y2 months ago

    Love your work. Keep it up!

  33. Cujo19760210

    Cujo197602102 months ago

    My opinion: Hong Kong is still Hong Kong. Despite of the transformation of economic environment from industries, to financial centre, the flavour of Hong Kong still remains!!


    NPC FORTCRAFT3 months ago

    Vox sucks

  35. Kieran Bajpai

    Kieran Bajpai3 months ago

    This is the best series on Vox!

  36. Whole lotta Gang shit

    Whole lotta Gang shit3 months ago

    Neon is way better

  37. Rather-B-Diving

    Rather-B-Diving3 months 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.

  38. JH.Light

    JH.Light3 months ago

    Why your video SOOOO GOOD! Thanks for your video!

  39. gepoepd

    gepoepd3 months ago


  40. Nothing More Nothing Less

    Nothing More Nothing Less3 months ago

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

  41. duokvalgyt

    duokvalgyt3 months 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!

  42. Ryan Jones

    Ryan Jones3 months 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.

  43. Michel 14

    Michel 143 months ago

    Stan blade runner

  44. Peter Greve

    Peter Greve3 months ago

    lol just pull a Germany and subsidize them shits

  45. adrian blade

    adrian blade3 months ago

    A E S T E T H I C C

  46. adrian blade

    adrian blade3 months ago

    Japanese Mango

  47. Ki Rex

    Ki Rex3 months ago

    Neon somehow looks better than LED

  48. First Last

    First Last3 months ago

    Did it just say 32 hkdollars

  49. Amer Raz

    Amer Raz3 months ago

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

  50. Noe

    Noe3 months ago

    love the vox opening

  51. over00lord Unknown

    over00lord Unknown4 months 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...

  52. 1234

    12344 months 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


    TOLSTOI4 months ago


  54. shai pasasadaba

    shai pasasadaba4 months ago

    Neon lights are a classic in hongkong in my opinion

  55. Alice Is kawaii

    Alice Is kawaii4 months 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

  56. John Wong

    John Wong4 months ago

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

  57. HebaruSan

    HebaruSan4 months ago

    Good riddance.

  58. Cactus Jack

    Cactus Jack4 months ago

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


    TOLSTOI4 months ago

    based Mick foley

  60. Bryan William

    Bryan William4 months ago

    Beautiful video with great information

  61. FaceAche

    FaceAche4 months ago

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

  62. FaceAche

    FaceAche4 months ago

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

  63. jacksonville 123

    jacksonville 1234 months ago


  64. Kevin Mai

    Kevin Mai4 months ago

    imagine letting master who watercool your pc

  65. Derek Liu

    Derek Liu4 months ago

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

  66. Darth Utah 66

    Darth Utah 664 months ago

    I must say, Hong Kong is a fascinating city

  67. right eye

    right eye4 months ago

    Neon > LED

  68. Jason Leung

    Jason Leung5 months ago

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

  69. kolorish

    kolorish5 months ago

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

  70. ShtiffleSauce

    ShtiffleSauce5 months ago

    Today, Neon light. Tomorrow, Cantonese

  71. Tactical Player

    Tactical Player5 months ago

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

  72. A Shizuoka

    A Shizuoka5 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???

  73. OrionSentry

    OrionSentry5 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

  74. Howell Wang

    Howell Wang5 months ago


  75. treeman Micool Jacksonn

    treeman Micool Jacksonn5 months ago

    Neon light is the 🐐 -TMMJ

  76. ThomasTubeHD

    ThomasTubeHD5 months ago

    Am I the only one who can understand Cantonese

  77. Sophia Castano

    Sophia Castano5 months ago

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

  78. Sean Pan

    Sean Pan5 months ago

    He is no fan of China or Hong Kong.

  79. Funky173

    Funky1735 months ago

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

  80. Hong Kong

    Hong Kong5 months ago


  81. Heidi Huang

    Heidi Huang5 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

  82. TheShadowParliament

    TheShadowParliament5 months ago

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

  83. T.M. Squirrel

    T.M. Squirrel5 months ago

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

  84. Alex

    Alex5 months ago

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

  85. GunmetalGaming

    GunmetalGaming5 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.

  86. Scott Free

    Scott Free5 months ago

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

  87. 마리야ᄏᄏᄏ

    마리야ᄏᄏᄏ5 months ago

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

  88. ben smith

    ben smith6 months ago

    Led sucks!

  89. marxist liberal

    marxist liberal6 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

  90. marxist liberal

    marxist liberal6 months ago

    Literally in every video he narrates!!

  91. BigDannyK

    BigDannyK6 months ago

    Hong Kong - the city that inspired Cyberpunk

  92. Firstname Lastname

    Firstname Lastname6 months ago

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

  93. Aryan Dey

    Aryan Dey6 months ago

    Neon is a colour less gas you know.


    BANANA BANANA6 months ago

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

  95. Synalla

    Synalla6 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.

  96. niel Gt

    niel Gt6 months ago

    Why is the music so loud and distracting? 🤨

  97. WhetZaddy

    WhetZaddy6 months ago

    What's that outro song??

  98. Radioactive Puppy

    Radioactive Puppy28 days ago

    I wanna know too!!

  99. Lunatic Lunala

    Lunatic Lunala6 months ago

    warning:comment section contains neon jokes.

  100. TOLSTOI

    TOLSTOI4 months ago

    silly jokes? neon of that you find here

  101. AomiN

    AomiN6 months ago

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

  102. nerdygal

    nerdygal6 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!

  103. sandy

    sandy6 months ago

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

  104. sonal narvekar

    sonal narvekar6 months ago

    The score from 1.12- 1.26. Amazing

  105. João Amorim

    João Amorim6 months ago

    Amazing editing!!!

  106. What Alien?

    What Alien?6 months ago

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

  107. David Arango Bermúdez

    David Arango Bermúdez6 months ago

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

  108. Semerah Delima

    Semerah Delima6 months ago

    i love this series!

  109. smiling_chestnut

    smiling_chestnut6 months ago

    This video really popped off

  110. Daniel K

    Daniel K6 months ago

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