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Old November 9th, 2006, 05:10 PM   #681
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Vancouver has an impressive skyline. But it's also the city itself why it's skyline is being recognized. Vancouver is a magnet for immigrants especially from Asia or even HK. That's why the city is unofficially nicknamed "Hongcouver"

Vancouver's skyline is recognized because more know Vancouver than other Chinese cities like Urumqi or maybe Chongqing. Now these cities have impressive skylines but if you ask an average person especially in the United States, they never even heard of it.

Alot of people tend to be ignorant of the world around them including myself. I didn't know cities like Chongqing or Nanjing has some really nice skyline till I joined SSC!
The West is going to have an advantage in this forum, since many forumers are from there and English is a common link in a lot of the international sections. That being said, ignorance doesn't render away existence, so hopefully there will be more coverage from the other side of the world in the future so people can learn about these other skylines.

Vancouver is not just famous for attracting Asian immigrants. The fact that it has a beautiful natural setting and quality of life are far more important attraction points that result in an immigrant influx, even though job-market-wise it's an underperformer compared to the rest of Canada's major cities. However, many of the Hong Kong immigrants from the 90s were rich enough from the property boom to not even work in Canada anyway, so they shuttle back and forth a lot. The key is to find a port of entry that is closest to Hong Kong, and Vancouver was the one.
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Old November 10th, 2006, 05:43 AM   #682
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It's all good man
Actually hindi, dahil ilan besis ko nang sinabi na nasakanila ang tingin nila sa mga skylines at hindi sayo ang ikorek sila.
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Old November 10th, 2006, 06:14 AM   #683
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The West is going to have an advantage in this forum, since many forumers are from there and English is a common link in a lot of the international sections. That being said, ignorance doesn't render away existence, so hopefully there will be more coverage from the other side of the world in the future so people can learn about these other skylines.

Vancouver is not just famous for attracting Asian immigrants. The fact that it has a beautiful natural setting and quality of life are far more important attraction points that result in an immigrant influx, even though job-market-wise it's an underperformer compared to the rest of Canada's major cities. However, many of the Hong Kong immigrants from the 90s were rich enough from the property boom to not even work in Canada anyway, so they shuttle back and forth a lot. The key is to find a port of entry that is closest to Hong Kong, and Vancouver was the one.
True that Vancouver has some beautiful setting but isn't that the same with neighbouring cities such as Seattle? Another thing is Vancouver the closest to HK in North America? How about cities such as San Francisco or Los Angeles? I think most HK immigrants prefer to immigrate to Canada rather than the United States or they find it easier.

And to Dizflip, some forumers like myself like to criticize other peoples opinion cause we find one better than the other and yes I have to admit it's not a good thing.

And it's not just me, another forumer criticized one's opinion on saying Detroit's skyline is better than Chicago's.
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Old November 10th, 2006, 08:25 AM   #684
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True that Vancouver has some beautiful setting but isn't that the same with neighbouring cities such as Seattle? Another thing is Vancouver the closest to HK in North America? How about cities such as San Francisco or Los Angeles? I think most HK immigrants prefer to immigrate to Canada rather than the United States or they find it easier.
Vancouver's topography changes dramatically immediately north of downtown across the water. The mountains rise very quickly whereas Seattle is equally well-surrounded by water but the ascent is not as dramatic.

Vancouver also makes a frequent appearance at the top of international quality of life rankings.

I was talking about Vancouver being the port of entry in the Canadian context, since I talked about immigration to Canada throughout that paragraph.

Due to the curvature of the earth, the great circle routes to SF and LA don't relaly work well. Flight distance from HKG - YVR (6383 mi) is shorter than LAX (7241 mi) and SFO (6915 mi).
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Old November 11th, 2006, 09:25 AM   #685
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You don't need to copy that forumer.

And for Vancouver, I went there a few months ago and was surprised to see the prodominant Asian population in many of the populous areas. Vancouver really is the closest thing to HK in North America.

@hkskyline: I think that's fascinating that the closest to HKG is YVR even though you look at a flat map, it shows SFO is closer than YVR to HKG.
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Old November 12th, 2006, 08:04 PM   #686
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Old November 13th, 2006, 01:05 AM   #687
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I ♥ Bangkok skyline and it's aiport.
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Old November 13th, 2006, 04:12 AM   #688
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Looking for Manila, Bangkok and Jakarta, they have more view spot over the city, and looks nice
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Vancouver's topography changes dramatically immediately north of downtown across the water. The mountains rise very quickly whereas Seattle is equally well-surrounded by water but the ascent is not as dramatic.

Vancouver also makes a frequent appearance at the top of international quality of life rankings.

I was talking about Vancouver being the port of entry in the Canadian context, since I talked about immigration to Canada throughout that paragraph.

Due to the curvature of the earth, the great circle routes to SF and LA don't relaly work well. Flight distance from HKG - YVR (6383 mi) is shorter than LAX (7241 mi) and SFO (6915 mi).
It does make sense cause I remembered when I was flying CX from LAX to Chek Lap Kok, we had to pass near or through Anchorage.
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Old November 13th, 2006, 01:13 PM   #690
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The Ortigas Center, one of the districts that form the Metro Manila skyline:



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Old November 14th, 2006, 04:27 AM   #691
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Best Skyline?

A lot of Asian cities have nice skylines but the two that really stands out for me are:

1. HK
2. Kuala Lumpur
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Old November 14th, 2006, 04:52 AM   #692
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The Ortigas Center, one of the districts that form the Metro Manila skyline:



Nice pano. Ortigas can be Manila's "midtown" Anyway, the tallest building in this part of town is a shame though. It's abandoned. It will much better once the St. Francis Towers is completed.
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Old November 14th, 2006, 01:53 PM   #693
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01.Hong Kong
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02.Kuala Lumpur
03.Singapore
04.Shanghai
05.Tokyo
06.Seoul
07.Shenzhen
08.Manila
09.Bangkok
10.Jakarta
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Old November 14th, 2006, 02:25 PM   #694
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1) Hong Kong, without doubt
2) Kuala Lumpur, without doubt
3) Dubai,
4) Singapore
5) Shanghai
6) Chongqing
7) Shenzhen

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Old November 14th, 2006, 06:59 PM   #695
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Old November 14th, 2006, 10:21 PM   #696
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1) Hong Kong, without doubt
2) Kuala Lumpur, without doubt
3) Dubai,
4) Singapore
5) Shanghai
6) Chongqing
7) Shenzhen
not considered an Asian city.
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since when?
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Old November 14th, 2006, 11:04 PM   #698
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it is controversial.
Geographically yes, but culturally no.
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again, since when did Asia have one type of culture?
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not considered an Asian city.
Dubai is in Asia though it in the Middle East region.
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