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Old January 17th, 2007, 10:46 AM   #1041
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Tung Chung is considered a very far new town in Hong Kong standards, along the lines of Sheung Shui and Fanling, which also have a rail connection. The standard for housing prices is the commute distance from Central, hence Tung Chung prices are deflated relative to the rest of the city. Tung Chung was originally designed to serve the airport anyway, hence a lot of FA's live there or along that MTR line.
Me and my parents were supposed to move from Wan Chai to Tung Chung since they were thinking of buying a unit at Coastal Skyline but later on decided not to because of the inconvenience.

Another thing, though Tung Chung is accessible by MTR, commuting can still be costly.

On the other hand, Tung Chung has some playgrounds and two shopping malls. One is Citygate which happens to be runned by Swire.
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Old January 17th, 2007, 11:08 AM   #1042
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There have been many complaints that Tung Chung and Tin Shui Wai lack social facilities despite having large populations. This is a major planning taboo ... perhaps part of the growing pains of a 'new' new town. Tung Chung's situation is not as severe as Tin Shui Wai, but they have another much bigger problem. The abundance of housing means there is virtually no resale secondary market. Who would want to buy in there if there aren't enough buyers to sell to in the future?
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Old January 17th, 2007, 11:17 AM   #1043
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There have been many complaints that Tung Chung and Tin Shui Wai lack social facilities despite having large populations. This is a major planning taboo ... perhaps part of the growing pains of a 'new' new town. Tung Chung's situation is not as severe as Tin Shui Wai, but they have another much bigger problem. The abundance of housing means there is virtually no resale secondary market. Who would want to buy in there if there aren't enough buyers to sell to in the future?
What makes Tin Shui Wai severe?
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Old January 17th, 2007, 11:41 AM   #1044
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What makes Tin Shui Wai severe?
Have a read through this article I posted in the Hong Kong section :
http://skyscrapercity.com/showpost.p...25&postcount=4

Tin Shui Wai is a very famous example of bad social planning. It's known locally as a severe disaster area. However, I think it's not as bad as people say compared to what I've seen in the US.
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Old January 17th, 2007, 04:10 PM   #1045
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Have a read through this article I posted in the Hong Kong section :
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Tin Shui Wai is a very famous example of bad social planning. It's known locally as a severe disaster area. However, I think it's not as bad as people say compared to what I've seen in the US.
If you compare it with Brownville, Brooklyn there's a huge difference
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Old January 17th, 2007, 06:19 PM   #1046
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Here's what WANCH likes to call downtown of Metro Manila.

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Old January 17th, 2007, 06:57 PM   #1047
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If you compare it with Brownville, Brooklyn there's a huge difference
I thought Newark and parts of the Bronx are in worse shape.
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Old January 18th, 2007, 04:41 AM   #1048
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I thought Newark and parts of the Bronx are in worse shape.
Yes they are but parts of them are also undergoing or have gone urban renewal. Even Queens has their bad areas or even Manhattan.

As for Makati, it is "downtown Metro Manila". Isn't it the centre of business and finance?
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Old January 18th, 2007, 06:37 AM   #1049
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Old January 18th, 2007, 06:51 AM   #1050
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It's nice to see Makati at a different angle
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Old January 19th, 2007, 11:42 AM   #1051
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cool Makati pics!
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Old January 19th, 2007, 01:32 PM   #1052
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manila.. wow

i like this one from manila



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Old January 20th, 2007, 05:33 AM   #1053
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Ok, that's enough Makati pics for now. Other Asian cities might get annoyed. I like the last pic btw.
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Old January 20th, 2007, 08:12 AM   #1054
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i love the 1st one!!! it shows how great manila skyline is....its ORTIGAS and MAKATI combined BTW.
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Old January 21st, 2007, 09:21 AM   #1055
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i love the 1st one!!! it shows how great manila skyline is....its ORTIGAS and MAKATI combined BTW.
yup they are already combined, btw, I just want to give credits to those who took the pictures
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was it dudz or bondurant? That was taken long ago.
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Old January 21st, 2007, 02:34 PM   #1057
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Old January 21st, 2007, 10:48 PM   #1058
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It was dudz @FrancisXavier
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Old January 22nd, 2007, 08:53 AM   #1059
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Talk about an overkill of Makati skyline. Nice pics though
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Old January 22nd, 2007, 11:56 AM   #1060
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KL is so beautiful. Just a question. are there slums in KL?

** anyways filipino guys, i know you love and are proud of ur manila but can you please do us all the favour and not quote those big pictures coz it's really making the loading process slow and it's annoying to see the same pictures over and over again. thanks.
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