As rush hour approaches the streets of Hong Kong, pedestrians can expect to bear witness to a familiar feeding frenzy as scores of shiny red scavengers compete for a sustenance of steady customers. With more than 18,000 taxis plying their trade to a population of over seven million, the night shift is a busy one. For driver Alan Leung, the daily five-hour stint behind the wheel takes him from skyscrapers to street-corners as he traverses the tightly-packed territory in his bright red cab.

Video & music by Ed Jones / AFP

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