Hong Kong through Tommy Fung‘s eyes is much more fun and exciting than to the typical observer. He masterfully plays with buildings, people, transport and nature in a surrealistic way that reimagines the Asian city as a creation of his imagination.

Upon return to his native Hong Kong, this Venezuela-raised graphic designer and photographer noticed that people seem oddly unhappy and anxious, so he decided to inject a little bit of light humor into the complex and dynamic life of Hong Kong and present it from another perspective. Fung, who goes by the nickname SurrealHK on social media, tells jokes with his whimsical images and often appears as a subject in his own work. He also uses his artwork and influence on Instagram to draw attention to environmental problems, such as marine pollution, social issues and critique local politics. But foremost, he helps the world to discover the beauty and diversity of Hong Kong while encouraging locals to reinvent things that they’ve already become desensitized to.

Once he develops an idea in his mind, he photographs and edits the bend-minding images himself. Each image is composed of two or three pieces and takes at least six hours to edit.

Scroll through his gallery to get a fresh and playful perspective on Hong Kong.

More info: Instagram | Facebook

#1

Don't You Dare Leave Without Paying

Don't You Dare Leave Without Paying

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ingrid 2 months ago

GOOOOOOOOOSE

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#2

How The Average Waiting Time For Public Housing In Hong Kong Really Looks Like

How The Average Waiting Time For Public Housing In Hong Kong Really Looks Like

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Alexa Cassels 2 months ago

Or a hotel room.

#3

That Uncomfortable Moment When A Stranger Sits Next To You When There Are Plenty Seats

That Uncomfortable Moment When A Stranger Sits Next To You When There Are Plenty Seats

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Panda Bae 2 months ago

SPIRITED AWAY!!!!

#4

Looks Like A Map Is Not Gonna Help

Looks Like A Map Is Not Gonna Help

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Emily Stander 2 months ago

I'm lost. Me too

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#5

This Year The Fire Dragon Dance Is More Intense Than Ever!

This Year The Fire Dragon Dance Is More Intense Than Ever!

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Schrödinger's Dog 2 months ago

This is more believable

#6

No Matter How Colorful They Are, After Subdivided Flats Into Rooms, They Are Just Tiny Dark Cubicles That People Call Home

No Matter How Colorful They Are, After Subdivided Flats Into Rooms, They Are Just Tiny Dark Cubicles That People Call Home

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Alexa Cassels 2 months ago

When you want to paint your house and don´t know which color to get

#7

What A Windy Day!

What A Windy Day!

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Adria Thelen 2 months ago

how do you hide a comment

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#8

Lam Tsuen Wishing Tree True Identity

Lam Tsuen Wishing Tree True Identity

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SykesDaMan 2 months ago

I'm gonna say it: "Shenron and either Goku/Krilin"! :)

#9

She Gets So Into In Her Painting... Literally!

She Gets So Into In Her Painting... Literally!

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Kai 2 months ago

Love this one!!!

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#10

I Said Let's Go To Eat At ICC, Not Eat ICC!

I Said Let's Go To Eat At ICC, Not Eat ICC!

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Daria B 2 months ago

I suspect there might be an actual pun in this caption. If someone here speaks one of the Chinese languages, I would appreciate your feedback.

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#11

Vertical City

Vertical City

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Hello please don't judge 2 months ago

anyone imagining how fun that would be if you added water and turned it into a slide or is that just me?

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#12

The Best Seats To Watch The Lunar New Year Fireworks Display

The Best Seats To Watch The Lunar New Year Fireworks Display

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Ged Maybury 2 months ago

No-fly zone!

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#13

It Is Said That The Bigger The Golden Pig, The Greater The Fortune Will Bring. Who Wants It?

It Is Said That The Bigger The Golden Pig, The Greater The Fortune Will Bring. Who Wants It?

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Alexa Cassels 2 months ago

MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

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#14

Take A Closer Look Of Victoria Harbour On Hong Kong Observation Wheel

Take A Closer Look Of Victoria Harbour On Hong Kong Observation Wheel

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Bettina Jansen 2 months ago

if the cabins were made for it, that would be an awesome ride !

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#15

That Would Be Me If I Was The Pilot

That Would Be Me If I Was The Pilot

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Aleksandra 2 months ago

Those holes are made so dragons can fly from the mountains to the ocean :)

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#16

Christmas Is Coming For You

Christmas Is Coming For You

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Ged Maybury 2 months ago

Enough for everyone! Start nibbling!!

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#17

Beware Of Who You Are Kissing This Halloween!

Beware Of Who You Are Kissing This Halloween!

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Hello please don't judge 2 months ago

What is everyone patronus's?

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#18

This New Mural Is Simply Irresistible

This New Mural Is Simply Irresistible

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Ged Maybury 2 months ago

Taking a selfie. Typical!

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#19

Land Reclamation? Let's Build A Spaceship And Live In The Space Like Macross (Robotech)

Land Reclamation? Let's Build A Spaceship And Live In The Space Like Macross (Robotech)

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Jonathan Reiter 2 months ago

That looks just TOTALLY AWESOME! Gotta Do It!

#20

Are You Ready For A Surreal Ride?

Are You Ready For A Surreal Ride?

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Hello please don't judge 2 months ago

yikes!

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#21

What Everyone Would Like To Do When Stuck In Traffic Jam

What Everyone Would Like To Do When Stuck In Traffic Jam

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Magik cofee 2 months ago

mom? can you pick me up im on top of the car. No im not liying

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#22

To Be Part Of The Fire Dragon Dance, You Must Be Fireproof! 

To Be Part Of The Fire Dragon Dance, You Must Be Fireproof! 

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#23

The New Triple-Decker Bus Is Now On Service! Do You Dare?

The New Triple-Decker Bus Is Now On Service! Do You Dare?

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Alexa Cassels 2 months ago

Dibs on second floor! DIBS ON SECOND FLOOOOOOOOOOR!

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#24

The Super Typhoon Mangkhut Is Gone, So Are 15000 Trees (At Least)

The Super Typhoon Mangkhut Is Gone, So Are 15000 Trees (At Least)

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Ged Maybury 2 months ago

Goodbye, trees, and thanks for all the Oxygen. (Quick! plant more!!)

#25

Let's Build A Bright Future Together

Let's Build A Bright Future Together

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Hello please don't judge 2 months ago

we might have to do that soon if we continue at this rate! The governments need to start listening and looking our world is going to trash and there is no planet b ! But beautiful photo!!!

#26

The Ferry Ride Has Never Been That Exciting

The Ferry Ride Has Never Been That Exciting

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Hello please don't judge 2 months ago

told you the world was flat hmmmmffff

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#27

The Biggest Bloody Moon Ever!

The Biggest Bloody Moon Ever!

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Luis Milian 2 months ago

bloody hell

#28

This Must Be The Fastest Taxi In The Town

This Must Be The Fastest Taxi In The Town

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Lucinda Overhoussen 2 months ago

Given Hong Kong's traffic... Not sure this will he'll get you there faster

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#29

Winter Is Here!

Winter Is Here!

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Let's Put A Smile On That Traffic

Let's Put A Smile On That Traffic

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Hello please don't judge 2 months ago

I know I have already said it and I am sorry but alas I must. YIKES!

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#31

Tomorrow morning I Just Want An Egg Tart For Breakfast

Tomorrow morning I Just Want An Egg Tart For Breakfast

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TheKnightOwl 2 months ago

My mum ate an egg tart in HK thinking it was a lemon tart. I've never forgotten the horrified look on her face, I thought she had just been grabbed under the table or something!

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#32

This Is What Happen When You Want A Cute And Cool Motorcycle

This Is What Happen When You Want A Cute And Cool Motorcycle

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#33

I'm Not Sure If My Heart Can Handle It

I'm Not Sure If My Heart Can Handle It

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Magik cofee 2 months ago

if there are no ups and downs in your life youre dead so GET THE FRIG ON AND STOP BEING A WUSS

#34

Merry Christmas Ho Ho Hoo

Merry Christmas Ho Ho Hoo

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Hello please don't judge 2 months ago

mine mine mine mine mine mine mine mine (insert image of Nemo's gulls but people)

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#35

Neon Signs Are Disappearing One By One In Hong Kong... Will We See Them In The Future?

Neon Signs Are Disappearing One By One In Hong Kong... Will We See Them In The Future?

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Sarah Todd 2 months ago

I'm back :). Love it.

#36

This Cargo Ship Is Not Only Delivering Containers...

This Cargo Ship Is Not Only Delivering Containers...

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#37

Let's Add A Little Drama To The Ferry Ride Across Victoria Harbour!

Let's Add A Little Drama To The Ferry Ride Across Victoria Harbour!

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#38

The Arrival... Of Summer

The Arrival... Of Summer

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Schrödinger's Dog 2 months ago

Oh c'mon now I want ice cream

#39

Is It Air Pollution Or Just Hungry Ghost Festival?

Is It Air Pollution Or Just Hungry Ghost Festival?

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Schrödinger's Dog 2 months ago

It's the dementors!!!

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#40

Am I Living In A Dream? Well, There's Only One Way To Find Out

Am I Living In A Dream? Well, There's Only One Way To Find Out

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Daria B 2 months ago

Plot twist: he can swim.

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#41

Even Spider-Man Is Helping Before The Imminent arrival Of The Super Typhoon

Even Spider-Man Is Helping Before The Imminent arrival Of The Super Typhoon

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#42

Waiting For The Bus At Night During Hungry Ghost Festival

Waiting For The Bus At Night During Hungry Ghost Festival

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#43

Incredible! What A Way To Get Stuck In Traffic!

Incredible! What A Way To Get Stuck In Traffic!

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#44

What I Learned From Blade Runner Is... Don't Invest In The Tire Business

What I Learned From Blade Runner Is... Don't Invest In The Tire Business

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Magik cofee 2 months ago

I FLY TOO

#45

Isn't It The Cutest Tram Ever?

Isn't It The Cutest Tram Ever?

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Alexa Cassels 2 months ago

Try not to cut the power lines.

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#46

The Coolest Ferry Ride Ever!

The Coolest Ferry Ride Ever!

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Nobody 2 months ago

Since when was there snow and ice in Hong Kong?

#47

If Hk Has Shortage Of Land Then Why The Government Is Deliberately Underestimating The Development Potential Of Brownfield Sites?

If Hk Has Shortage Of Land Then Why The Government Is Deliberately Underestimating The Development Potential Of Brownfield Sites?

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#48

Bargain At Mongkok's Ladies Market Is... Infinity War!

Bargain At Mongkok's Ladies Market Is... Infinity War!

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Alexa Cassels 2 months ago

More popcorn, please!

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#49

It Really Doesn't Matter If You Ride It With Empty Stomach Or Not  空唔空肚玩最後都一樣 . #rollercoaster #creativecloud_reimagine #loop

It Really Doesn't Matter If You Ride It With Empty Stomach Or Not 
空唔空肚玩最後都一樣
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#rollercoaster #creativecloud_reimagine #loop

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Daria B 2 months ago

I actually took a ride like that in Lotte World in Seoul. Not for me. And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor... Shall be lifted—nevermore!

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#50

The New 9 Seats Taxi Is Available Now

The New 9 Seats Taxi Is Available Now

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Mikaela Stewart 2 months ago

isn't that basically a compact/tiny bus..?