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Old August 14th, 2008, 04:26 AM   #1
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Intensely Urban HONG KONG - How the Poor Live

Hong Kong's urban experience is quite intense, with skyscrapers being the main form of housing for the vast majority of us. Here are some stories from these places. Take a glimpse at how the poor and the rich live. Let's start with the poor.

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As always, HKS, beautifully chosen photographs. Look forward to the second part of the thread!
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Old August 30th, 2008, 02:42 PM   #3
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Yes, some of these older neighborhoods are quite intriguing!

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Nice thread! Nice pics too
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Maybe these people are middle class?!The buildings in the background don't really look rundown.

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^ Yes, those buildings in the background are more middle to upper class, but the area where the park is located is lower class. A housing estate sits right across the street to the left.
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Hongkong and Singapore have per-capita GDP's that are comparable. And both undertook massive housing programs for their lower income residents.

But why is it that Singapore's mass housing stock have a much higher quality than Hong Kong's? Does anybody know the reason?

I am not from Singapore, and I hope this is not misunderstood as a city vs. city thing.
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Because Hong Kong's Government doesn't give two twats about the poor.
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most of those pics don't look bad at all...they resemble the types of places many middle class mainland chinese live in
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By "kenlee" from a Hong Kong transport forum :







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Wow. Thanks hkskyline. I've never seen "that side" of Hong Kong.
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Old September 14th, 2008, 06:20 PM   #18
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Fascinating.
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How do middle class people live ?
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