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Old April 24th, 2006, 08:54 AM   #361
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HK is with a doubt the best asian skyline!

#1 HK
#2 Shanghai
#3 Singapore
Singapore to me is debatable. Personally, I think Tokyo and Kuala Lumpur have better skylines. Singapore though has a nice setting and quality scrapers but they don't have the height because of the 280m height limit.
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Old April 24th, 2006, 10:28 AM   #362
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Makati! With a population of less than 500,000!
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Old April 24th, 2006, 11:03 AM   #363
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Makati! With a population of less than 500,000!


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Old April 24th, 2006, 11:49 AM   #364
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1.Hong Kong
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Those r my top 5!!!!!!
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Old April 24th, 2006, 11:55 AM   #365
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Old April 24th, 2006, 01:26 PM   #366
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Singapore to me is debatable. Personally, I think Tokyo and Kuala Lumpur have better skylines. Singapore though has a nice setting and quality scrapers but they don't have the height because of the 280m height limit.
Well, it is just my personal liking of how a skylines in asian attracts me! Of course it can be debatable, but that only ending nowhere! So lets just be cool, anyway, HK is on the top of asian skyline!
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Old April 24th, 2006, 01:56 PM   #367
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Well, it is just my personal liking of how a skylines in asian attracts me! Of course it can be debatable, but that only ending nowhere! So lets just be cool, anyway, HK is on the top of asian skyline!
It's all good man. I wouldn't doubt Singapore being among the best in Asia.
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Old May 6th, 2006, 06:08 PM   #368
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Old May 16th, 2006, 12:55 PM   #370
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METRO MANILA'S LATEST SKYLINE


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maybe one of the best in SEA!!
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Old May 28th, 2006, 05:03 PM   #371
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Very true. But there are some forumers who don't agree with HK is the winner.
HK is only seen in one part(particularly Victoria Harbor) but other parts looks bloody ******* ugly!!! that makes other formers dissagree....... look at this pic.....














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Old May 28th, 2006, 05:30 PM   #372
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And that picture shows Hong Kong's skyline in what manner? I only see a zoomed in shot of a residential streetwall.

Anyways, I think it's beautiful. The suffoating streetwall... this is density at its best. That is the true skyscraper lifestyle, which no other city can compare with. In HK everything is a skyscraper, schools, libraries, hospitals, etc. This results in vibrant and thriving streetscapes.
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That view might be ugly, but at the same time it's freaking awesome IMO
That streetscape is anything but boring!
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Old May 30th, 2006, 01:58 AM   #374
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HK is only seen in one part(particularly Victoria Harbor) but other parts looks bloody ******* ugly!!! that makes other formers dissagree....... look at this pic.....

One thing, it's gritty but HK's grit is gritter than any other city!!!!












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Old May 30th, 2006, 03:32 AM   #375
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HK is only seen in one part(particularly Victoria Harbor) but other parts looks bloody ******* ugly!!! that makes other formers dissagree....... look at this pic.....

I have a few more photos showing the old buildings and the canyons in Sham Shui Po :









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Sham Shui Po still best represents HK's grit although there are others like Mong Kok and Kwun Tong.
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i was actually amazed with the shanty buildings in hong kong..
the street looks clean and very vibrant, im sure at night.
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i was actually amazed with the shanty buildings in hong kong..
the street looks clean and very vibrant, im sure at night.
However, Sham Shui Po's grit doesn't show in the skyline since they're now buried behind a series of new tall buildings along the waterfront. Even the ones on the east side of Kowloon are not that visible because they're so short and overshadowed by new glassy towers rising in the area.
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lol well find all the gritty areas of other Asian cities and m sure Hong Kong's old urban areas won't look gritty at all! morever the topic is "Best Asian Skyline" so those pix r pretty irrelavant.

moreover, those arent shanty buildings, they were residential buildings built during the population boom in the 50s-60s where there were huge amount of immigration and refugees flooding in hk so people had to build these low quality buildings to house them, but beacause of the low quality building materials (concrete), the humid climate and lack of maintenance of the outside (as they are divided into many units, it is very difficult collect money from every flat owner for refurbishment) they look fairly unpleasant but some of them could be nice inside. As many of these buildings are occupied with low-income people and new immigrants (esp. from mainland china) they dun have spare money to maintain the exterior; a lot of them just wouldnt care about the exterior as a lot of them r short-time residents. Morever most of them r under redevelopment by the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Hong Kong and will be demolished or renovated depending on the conditions. They are way far from real shanty towns and slums by international standards. However these buildings reflects the history and the rise of Hong Kong in the past decades, though might look unpleasant yet it makes HK interestingly chaotic and unique!
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