Will McCallum

I know the stories of many people who pass by

Will McCallum
I know the stories of many people who pass by

The row of red chairs located at the end of the footbridge overlooking the edge of Tamar Park and the nearby Citic Tower has been home for John since early 2013. With his vibrant personality, he's come to befriend a group of individuals who all frequently pass by, including a local policeman, an office worker and a cleaning lady.

"She works extremely hard and has three cleaning jobs to earn enough money to support herself and help with paying back her husband's debt. He lives in China so she's alone in Hong Kong, so it must be tough for her. Sometimes, I see her coming by at 4am in the morning to take a quick nap before she goes back to do another shift".

Every day between the lunch hour from 12 to 1, the footbridge is also scattered with many male workers taking a break from the nearby construction sites. Most of them are migrant workers from India, Philippines, Vietnam and Thailand. "Most of them sleep during the hour, especially in the summer when the heat is unbearable. Some of them call home, listen to music and have lunch together. I've come to know a few of them as well over the years".

Note: Names in this article have been changed to protect privacy.