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Old January 22nd, 2007, 01:45 PM   #1061
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Give me a tally how many times a picture has been reposted..
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Old January 22nd, 2007, 03:34 PM   #1062
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I think AranetaColiseum would top the list, good job
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Old January 22nd, 2007, 04:57 PM   #1063
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i mean, i dare LeFemmeRouge to give us a list of those pictures that have been posted several times on this thread..
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Old January 23rd, 2007, 02:36 AM   #1064
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But it's true. I've seen them before too, and I told you someone would get ticked.
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Old January 23rd, 2007, 04:18 AM   #1065
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Old January 23rd, 2007, 05:13 AM   #1066
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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.
I'm sure KL has it's slums and ghetto areas but not as much as it's neighboring ASEAN cities.

BTW, I have something for you, another image of Makati's skyline courtesy of ME

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Old January 23rd, 2007, 06:36 AM   #1067
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Nice shot! Where are you now?
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Old January 23rd, 2007, 06:43 AM   #1068
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Nice shot! Where are you now?
In HK but I was in Manila weeks back since I have to do some design projects for a Manila based hip-hop record label.
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Old January 23rd, 2007, 11:37 AM   #1069
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I didn't notice slums in Kuala Lumpur during my visit. It's quite an affluent city.
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Old January 24th, 2007, 05:02 AM   #1070
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I didn't notice slums in Kuala Lumpur during my visit. It's quite an affluent city.
KL ghettos are hidden. Unfortunately movies like Entrapment give you a decieving look of KL where you see a kampung with the Petronas in the background
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Old January 24th, 2007, 05:11 AM   #1071
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I'm sure KL has it's slums and ghetto areas but not as much as it's neighboring ASEAN cities.

BTW, I have something for you, another image of Makati's skyline courtesy of ME

http://www.pbase.com/wanchtography/i...1/original.jpg
lol everyone got me wrong. i dnt hate makati, i was just saying not to quote those big pictures lol. and aww diz, i am not ticked.. it was simply a suggestion for the better of all the forumers who are unfortunately not connected with dsl.

and omg wanch why the heck did i ask of kl had slums, I watched entrapment it was an awesome movie!!! . their slums weren't really that bad though.
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Old January 24th, 2007, 05:17 AM   #1072
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lol everyone got me wrong. i dnt hate makati, i was just saying not to quote those big pictures lol. and aww diz, i am not ticked.. it was simply a suggestion for the better of all the forumers who are unfortunately not connected with dsl.

and omg wanch why the heck did i ask of kl had slums, I watched entrapment it was an awesome movie!!! . their slums weren't really that bad though.
no problem man. Just wanna share to you a pic of Makati I took several weeks back

The thing about Entrapment is they showed a scene of KL with a bunch of old kampung houses with the Petronas in the background. In reality, those kampungs don't exist, they are computer generated.
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Old January 24th, 2007, 05:42 AM   #1073
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KL ghettos are hidden. Unfortunately movies like Entrapment give you a decieving look of KL where you see a kampung with the Petronas in the background
I wouldn't depend on movies to get an accurate impression of a city. For example, many movies depicting New York in the past few years were shot in Toronto.

What is the percentage of KL's population living in slums anyway? I doubt it will be as high as the large Brazilian and Indian cities.
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Old January 24th, 2007, 06:07 AM   #1074
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I wouldn't depend on movies to get an accurate impression of a city. For example, many movies depicting New York in the past few years were shot in Toronto.

What is the percentage of KL's population living in slums anyway? I doubt it will be as high as the large Brazilian and Indian cities.
It makes me curious why these movies are shot in Toronto instead of NY. Is it cheaper or something?

As for KL, the lower class is definitely small and I think public housing estates have replaced most slums.
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Old January 24th, 2007, 06:54 AM   #1075
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lol everyone got me wrong. i dnt hate makati, i was just saying not to quote those big pictures lol. and aww diz, i am not ticked.. it was simply a suggestion for the better of all the forumers who are unfortunately not connected with dsl.

and omg wanch why the heck did i ask of kl had slums, I watched entrapment it was an awesome movie!!! . their slums weren't really that bad though.
No worries bro.
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Old January 24th, 2007, 06:57 AM   #1076
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It makes me curious why these movies are shot in Toronto instead of NY. Is it cheaper or something?

As for KL, the lower class is definitely small and I think public housing estates have replaced most slums.
A couple of years ago, the Canadian Dollar was going for 60-something cents to the US Dollar, so Hollywood turned their eyes on production facilities in Canada to reduce costs. Since Toronto does have a lot of skyscrapers in the downtown core, a lot of the urban scenes were shot in Toronto. I remember there was even a Jacky Chan movie being shot in the heart of downtown Toronto. However, in the past year or so, the Canadian Dollar has appreciated to about 80-something cents to the US Dollar, so the cost advantage was effectively wiped out.

This was actually very big news in Hollywood. Critics complained of losing business to Canada, and it was all over the press.
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Old January 24th, 2007, 08:23 AM   #1077
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no problem man. Just wanna share to you a pic of Makati I took several weeks back

The thing about Entrapment is they showed a scene of KL with a bunch of old kampung houses with the Petronas in the background. In reality, those kampungs don't exist, they are computer generated.
Thanks for clarifying the matter Wanch.

Baqthier started a thread a while ago (Nov 2003) about this and here is part of the thread:

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Entrapment scene

They misplaced Petronas and superimposed exotic looking village houses and colonial shophouses and Malacca river to the KL skyline.

The real thing!
You can read the whole thread at: http://skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=69257
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Old January 24th, 2007, 02:30 PM   #1078
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you just called me bro >.> lol. i am girl LOL.
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Old January 25th, 2007, 05:18 AM   #1079
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you just called me bro >.> lol. i am girl LOL.
Those who can't understand french can't tell the difference

As for the KL scene. I think the reason why they had to put those kampungs is to make the city look more exotic and gritty. It's an action film anyway. They try to make KL look like BKK with the exoticness.
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Old January 25th, 2007, 05:31 AM   #1080
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you just called me bro >.> lol. i am girl LOL.
Didn't know sis. Didn't noticed the name.

@WANCH: I do understand. "Le" is similar to the Spanish "La" which is feminine.

... and of course Femme is Woman and Rouge is red.

I take Spanish and we had a switch day once with the French class.
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