It was the same story. The area by Lanyi Dock Road (赖义码头) was half-demolished and residents have more or less emptied out.
This family had over 20 people involved – hired movers and family members – in vacating the house they owned for over 2 decades. Boxes were hastily wrapped and movers were working at a pace that was as efficient as it was careless.
The workers were in a hurry. To save time, they began to haul boxes out of a window.
“Not so hard!” the owner screamed as a worker roughly dropped a box onto the floor, “I’ve got valuables in there!”
Separated by a wall, demolition workers were busy tearing down an adjacent house.
Down the road, I suddenly noticed a man wheeling a mattress into his house.
“Are people moving in?” I asked a former resident standing next to me.
He scoffed. “Why in the world would anyone move in when they are demolishing the place? They must have just bought a bed, that’s all.”
He shook his head, “It wouldn’t make sense for anyone to move in here at this time.”
Located by Lanyi Dock Road (赖义码头) near Nanpu Bridge (南蒲大桥) Road.