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Cats from Hong Kong {China}

hong kong shop cats book

In late 2015, photographer Marcel Heijnen was walking around his new neighborhood of Sai Ying Pun in Hong Kong. Although a long-time resident of the city, he was new to this particular area, and he noticed a cat perched the counter of a small local shop. A year later, his portrait of the cat, whose name is Dau Ding, ended up as the cover to Heijnen’s new book Hong Kong Shop Cats.

Heijnen regards the small stores where the cats lounge and doze as “beautiful photogenic subjects in their own right.” They are places where, says Heijnen, “time seems to have stood still, devoid of branding and all the other modern-day retail trickery we’ve grown accustomed to”.

The Hong Kong cats are regarded as lucky, Heijnen notes in his book, and from his photos, they clearly provide companionship. In one image, a cat sits close to his owner, mirroring him, in a room of textiles. In another, a cat looks sleepily away as his owner dozes behind him.

hong kong shop cats
hong kong food shop
cat cleaning itself
cat cleaning in progress
cat portraits
cat tail
fat cat in hong kong shop
extremely hungry cat
cat wants food
cat and human
rubbish cat
hong kong shop photos
hong kong shops book
cat hiding
hong kong top brand


  1. GREAT photos...I especially luffs the 'Cleaning in Progress'!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  2. I love these photos of "cats at work"!

  3. I love these pictures and the himself on the counter cracked me up. Some just look so regal and you know they own the place!

  4. what grate fotoz !!!!! waves two everee one frum de land oh trout....we R havin a hard time pickin out a fave oh rite; we think.....all !!!!! ☺☺♥♥

  5. Hi Vanessa! Found your site through the Friendship Friday post at Create With Joy!

    Looking forward to exploring your site over the coming days and hope you can visit mine too :)

    - Lisa

  6. I really love your blog.

    Emma and Buster

  7. Smiling so much right now! I hope I can ask you a favour, could you please bring your purr-fect pals over to my blog party and share them with all, I think they could put smiles on many faces. Share links to posts (as many as you want as often as you want)

  8. Love those cats! Thanks for sharing them with us.

  9. Hello, what a great post. So many cute kitty photos, I love them all. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

  10. Each photo is so special of the cats ~ love the tail hanging out of the bags and at times the cats seem to mimic the facial expression of the person near them ~ fascinating ~ thanks,

    Wishing you a Happy Day ~ ^_^

  11. Fabulous captures! Amazing how much they look like their "owners" I thought only dogs could accomplish that, lol. ;)

  12. They are everywhere! And no one can tell them otherwise, I'm sure. Shame those cats wouldn't be allowed around food stuff here in the US. But two of my favorite bookstores I used to visit had cats roaming about.

  13. Some very interesting photos. I like the ones where the cats are in interesting positions.

  14. Those cats are so cool and you did a great job catching them in various poses. Loved peering into another view of the world. Thanks for sharing at NanaHood!

  15. This made my day, thanks for sharing this with us at the Dishing It & Digging It Link Party. Some of those fur babies faces just really made me laugh!
    Have a great day!

  16. Hong Kong is not CHINA...

  17. Love it..glad to know I'm not the only one whose cats help me out in the kitchen too!