Welcome to the jungle: Plants overrun Chinese apartment blocks

Beijing (AFP) – An experimental green housing project in a Chinese megacity promised prospective residents life in a “vertical forest”, with manicured gardens on every balcony.

The 826 apartments were sold out by April this year, according to the project’s estate agent, but instead of a modern eco-paradise, the towers look like the set of a desolate, post-apocalyptic film.

More details on Friday’s Borneo Bulletin