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Old January 30th, 2006, 12:24 PM   #221
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Old January 30th, 2006, 12:29 PM   #222
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Singapore's situation I think is the same as Hong Kong where there's a growing population and limited land. So the only choice is to build up.
Taller residential blocks are now starting to sprout here like crazy due to rezoning of land (with the old and shorter blocks being demolished to accomodate them)...however I would say that the average HK apartment is still about 10-15 storeys higher than here.
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Old January 30th, 2006, 12:32 PM   #223
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Taller residential blocks are now starting to sprout here like crazy due to rezoning of land (with the old and shorter blocks being demolished to accomodate them)...however I would say that the average HK apartment is still about 10-15 storeys higher than here.
Thanks for the info

But of course Singapore has a growing population as well.
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Old January 30th, 2006, 12:33 PM   #224
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definitely thats why the plan is to convert ageing housing estates and make them go upwards...or upgrade them
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Old January 30th, 2006, 12:36 PM   #225
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definitely thats why the plan is to convert ageing housing estates and make them go upwards...or upgrade them
And they are very successful. In fact I look at Singapore with the best housing program in the world.

Reclamation is expensive. It's a better move to build higher.
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Old January 30th, 2006, 02:04 PM   #226
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Of course hong kong second is seoul
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Old January 30th, 2006, 02:04 PM   #227
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Old January 31st, 2006, 05:40 AM   #228
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Singapore's total land is smaller than HK but it also has a smaller population.

Singapore's total land was 682.7 sq km while HK's is 1,042 sq km. But with all the reclamation happening is both cities, the land size is increasing

I think the land is now about 700sq km. It increased drastically last year because of reclamation at Tuas.
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Old January 31st, 2006, 05:58 AM   #229
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Hong Kong's skyline is actually fragmented. The real density is not along the downtown stretch that all the tourists see everyday, but in the suburbs, such as Tung Chung, Tai Po, and Ma On Shan.
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Old January 31st, 2006, 06:45 AM   #230
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I think the land is now about 700sq km. It increased drastically last year because of reclamation at Tuas.
But it's still small compared to HK. On the other hand, only a small percent of HK's land has been developed.

hkskyline, true that most of HK's New Towns are dense but I still look at the city centre as the densest areas.
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Old January 31st, 2006, 03:56 PM   #231
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Both Hong Kong and Tokyo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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There can be only 1 and between HK and Tokyo, I go with HK
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Old February 2nd, 2006, 07:20 AM   #233
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But it's still small compared to HK. On the other hand, only a small percent of HK's land has been developed.

hkskyline, true that most of HK's New Towns are dense but I still look at the city centre as the densest areas.
The CBD is not dense at all. The commercial buildings are very well spaced out. The residential areas are far more congested. There are far more 40+ storey towers grouped together in Tseung Kwan O than in Central!
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The CBD is not dense at all. The commercial buildings are very well spaced out. The residential areas are far more congested. There are far more 40+ storey towers grouped together in Tseung Kwan O than in Central!
True about TKO. Anyway, I was thinking about Western District of HK Island from Sai Ying Pun to Kennedy Town including it's Mid-Levels
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Old February 2nd, 2006, 10:51 AM   #235
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Is it true that most HK condos/apartments do not have much land?

As opposed to places taken up by the condo building. I mean like ground level gardens, swimming pools, sports courts, recreational spaces, etc....
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Old February 2nd, 2006, 11:02 AM   #236
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Some HK flats have land to built recreational facilities in the ground like those in Tung Chung for example but again, they're mostly in New Towns or reclaimed areas.
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Old February 2nd, 2006, 06:33 PM   #237
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Within housing estates, there are parks and recreational facilities. The space between buildings are landscaped while there are also dedicated parks.



Technically, Hong Kong's CBD comprises of Central, Admiralty, and Wan Chai. Western and the Mid-levels are outside the CBD.
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Old February 2nd, 2006, 07:14 PM   #238
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Old February 2nd, 2006, 08:56 PM   #239
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here's mine....
1. Thimphu (Bhutan)
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i agree with the fact that hong kong should be number one, but how the **** does shanghai get number two?????? i must say its got to have one of the tackiest, ugliest, most overrated skylines ever. It is so hideously ugly and its skyline is dotted with unnecessary spires. I dont know why shanghais even considered anywhere in the top 20. It is soooo horribly bad that it should only be compared with Ho Chih Minh City or Pyongyang. If you want a decent Chinese mainland city, go check out either Shenzhen, Guangzhou, or Beijing.
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