Bamboo holding its own in Hong Kong

From small repairs to entire buildings, it's the scaffolding of choice at construction sites.

    Hong Kong may have a stunning skyline of high rise buildings and spectacular skyscrapers.

    But much of it has been propped up at one time or another by bamboo.

    As part of Al Jazeera's "Still Going Strong" series, Rob McBride looks at a tried and tested component that's still holding its own on the construction sites.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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