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George Wong

For the Love of Stuff

BY ELAINE W. NG

Portrait of George Wong. Courtesy Billy Kung for ArtAsiaPacific.

George Wong is a compulsive hoarder in the best imaginable way. On Christmas Eve, I went to the massive complex of luxury apartments he built in a relatively undeveloped area on the southern side of Hong Kong Island, which is home to a very small fraction of Wong's endless holdings of toys, cigars, whiskeys, wines, watches—you name it. Everywhere I went I was bombarded by the sight of Lego planes, toy trains, a library…

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