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Old November 24th, 2013, 11:18 PM   #7661
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Old November 25th, 2013, 12:10 AM   #7662
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Old November 25th, 2013, 12:12 AM   #7663
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Old November 25th, 2013, 12:21 AM   #7664
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Old November 25th, 2013, 08:25 AM   #7665
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Old November 25th, 2013, 01:09 PM   #7666
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1 shanghai
2 hongkong
3 dubai
4 singapore
5 kuala lumpur
6 manila
7 bangkok
8 beijing
9 abu dhabi
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Old November 26th, 2013, 10:50 AM   #7667
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There are two and only two correct answers to this question: Hong Kong, or Shanghai?

To me, the edge goes to Hong Kong - not necessarily due to the buildings themselves (Jinmao may be my favorite in Asia), but in the way that the skyline interacts with the city.

Is there any city in the world that has the topography that Hong Kong offers? Mountainous, with the downtown split across a narrow bay? If you want to get an awe-inspiring view of Hong Kong, you don't need to go to a special district or climb to the top of a supertall, if you're downtown you can literally walk 15 minutes in any direction. If you're in Central, the top of the peak is a HKD 40 taxi-ride away. It's this dynamic that makes Hong Kong edge out even NYC in terms of skyline for me, but that's a different story for a different day.

Singapore: Great city, great food, handsome CBD but the skyline can't compete with some of the massive, sprawling vistas elsewhere in Asia.

Tokyo: Never been to Tokyo. Appears to be an exciting city on street level with some great canyons, but the 1970/80s architecture isn't super easy on the camera.

Jakarta: Has some nice buildings, but I'm sorry, I'm just going to say it. Jakarta's a craphole. I know it's not exactly fair, but it's just the way I feel. Other cities on Java are much better.

Hanoi/Saigon: Vietnamese cities don't deserve to be on the list. Don't get me wrong, they're awesome cities - Hanoi might be my favorite city to visit. Talk about character on the streets!

Shenzhen: In 5-10 years, it'll probably deserve top 3. The city is exploding, but it's not as dense as Shanghai or Hong Kong, and Shenzhen Bay as a body of water isn't as defining of a geographic feature as Shanghai or Hong Kong's.
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Old November 26th, 2013, 12:15 PM   #7668
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There are two and only two correct answers to this question: Hong Kong, or Shanghai?

To me, the edge goes to Hong Kong - not necessarily due to the buildings themselves (Jinmao may be my favorite in Asia), but in the way that the skyline interacts with the city.

Is there any city in the world that has the topography that Hong Kong offers? Mountainous, with the downtown split across a narrow bay? If you want to get an awe-inspiring view of Hong Kong, you don't need to go to a special district or climb to the top of a supertall, if you're downtown you can literally walk 15 minutes in any direction. If you're in Central, the top of the peak is a HKD 40 taxi-ride away. It's this dynamic that makes Hong Kong edge out even NYC in terms of skyline for me, but that's a different story for a different day.

Singapore: Great city, great food, handsome CBD but the skyline can't compete with some of the massive, sprawling vistas elsewhere in Asia.

Tokyo: Never been to Tokyo. Appears to be an exciting city on street level with some great canyons, but the 1970/80s architecture isn't super easy on the camera.

Jakarta: Has some nice buildings, but I'm sorry, I'm just going to say it. Jakarta's a craphole. I know it's not exactly fair, but it's just the way I feel. Other cities on Java are much better.

Hanoi/Saigon: Vietnamese cities don't deserve to be on the list. Don't get me wrong, they're awesome cities - Hanoi might be my favorite city to visit. Talk about character on the streets!

Shenzhen: In 5-10 years, it'll probably deserve top 3. The city is exploding, but it's not as dense as Shanghai or Hong Kong, and Shenzhen Bay as a body of water isn't as defining of a geographic feature as Shanghai or Hong Kong's.
None are taken, we understand how craphole the city is, however its about skyline not its condition. So what do you think of it skyline wise instead telling us on how horrible the place is.
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Old November 26th, 2013, 09:51 PM   #7669
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1 Shanghai (awesome quantity,many beautiful buildings)
2 Hong Kong (city with the most high rise)
3 Dubai ( a 2030s city)
4 Guangzhou ( same reason like Shanghai)
5 Shenzhen ( future "supertalls" city)
6 Singapore
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Old November 26th, 2013, 11:44 PM   #7670
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Old November 27th, 2013, 05:18 PM   #7671
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Old November 27th, 2013, 05:31 PM   #7672
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Hongkong is just different in league..
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Old November 27th, 2013, 05:36 PM   #7673
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HK Best in World, what Best in Asia title means to them?
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Old November 27th, 2013, 06:03 PM   #7674
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There are two and only two correct answers to this question: Hong Kong, or Shanghai?

To me, the edge goes to Hong Kong - not necessarily due to the buildings themselves (Jinmao may be my favorite in Asia), but in the way that the skyline interacts with the city.

Is there any city in the world that has the topography that Hong Kong offers? Mountainous, with the downtown split across a narrow bay? If you want to get an awe-inspiring view of Hong Kong, you don't need to go to a special district or climb to the top of a supertall, if you're downtown you can literally walk 15 minutes in any direction. If you're in Central, the top of the peak is a HKD 40 taxi-ride away. It's this dynamic that makes Hong Kong edge out even NYC in terms of skyline for me, but that's a different story for a different day.

Singapore: Great city, great food, handsome CBD but the skyline can't compete with some of the massive, sprawling vistas elsewhere in Asia.

Tokyo: Never been to Tokyo. Appears to be an exciting city on street level with some great canyons, but the 1970/80s architecture isn't super easy on the camera.

Jakarta: Has some nice buildings, but I'm sorry, I'm just going to say it. Jakarta's a craphole. I know it's not exactly fair, but it's just the way I feel. Other cities on Java are much better.

Hanoi/Saigon: Vietnamese cities don't deserve to be on the list. Don't get me wrong, they're awesome cities - Hanoi might be my favorite city to visit. Talk about character on the streets!

Shenzhen: In 5-10 years, it'll probably deserve top 3. The city is exploding, but it's not as dense as Shanghai or Hong Kong, and Shenzhen Bay as a body of water isn't as defining of a geographic feature as Shanghai or Hong Kong's.
There are many differences between Saigon and Hanoi. Hanoi and Saigon are two big cities in Vietnam, not one. And they are far apart. Even voice and cultural.

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Old November 27th, 2013, 06:19 PM   #7675
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Hanoi has 1 supertall building, Saigon has not any supertall building. However, Saigon skyline's better than Hanoi.
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Old November 27th, 2013, 06:27 PM   #7676
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Way too old shots!
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Old November 27th, 2013, 06:33 PM   #7677
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But great shots.
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Old November 27th, 2013, 06:48 PM   #7678
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Some other smaller cities in Vietnam:
Nha Trang
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Da Nang

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Vung Tau

Hai Phong, Can Tho...

Saigon, Ho chi minh city, is the largest urban in Vietnam. The second is Hanoi. However, Saigon has not any supertall, just 1 iconic of the world.


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Old November 27th, 2013, 06:59 PM   #7679
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Top Asian skyline of the world:
1 Hong kong
2 Dubai
3 Shanghai
4 Tokyo
5 Seoul
6 Doha
7 Singapore
8 Kuala lumpur
9 Taipei
10 Guangzhou
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Old November 27th, 2013, 07:16 PM   #7680
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Hanoi's wonderful waterbodies..
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