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Old April 7th, 2007, 04:16 PM   #1441
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Old April 8th, 2007, 12:26 AM   #1442
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Old April 8th, 2007, 08:09 AM   #1443
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You hit is spot on. Back in the day, when I was young was when my parents had a car, and they never take it out except for during the weekends, especially trips to Repulse Bay and Ocean Park as a child , where public transport was more tricky than within the city.

My uncles also have cars for a couple of reasons: 1) they regularly travel to the mainland for business, and 2) I have elderly grandparents in senior homes, so it is much easier and more convenient than even a taxi to have when we take them out.

European cars are quite costly in HK, I remember my uncle's 745 was HK$1,100,000 and his S-something (I forget) was 1,300,000, which is about twice the cost here. (He gave the S to my aunt because he didn't want to look like a limo driver
The only problem of taking your car to The Mainland is the driving system. China drives on the right side of the road.
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Old April 8th, 2007, 08:14 AM   #1444
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Old April 8th, 2007, 08:16 AM   #1445
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The only problem of taking your car to The Mainland is the driving system. China drives on the right side of the road.
There isn't a problem with driving a Hong Kong car into the mainland if you have the right license plate. You'll see 2 license plates on these vehicles, which include trucks and passenger cars.

A decade ago, Citybus even ran double decker buses straight from Hong Kong to Guangdong province.
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Old April 8th, 2007, 08:23 AM   #1446
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There isn't a problem with driving a Hong Kong car into the mainland if you have the right license plate. You'll see 2 license plates on these vehicles, which include trucks and passenger cars.

A decade ago, Citybus even ran double decker buses straight from Hong Kong to Guangdong province.
Yup you can have two plates but again, I'm more concerned on the driving system. I'm more used to driving the American way, on the right side.

In Asia there are three countries that drive on the right side of the road, China (including Taiwan), Philippines and South Korea.
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Old April 8th, 2007, 09:04 AM   #1447
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Yup you can have two plates but again, I'm more concerned on the driving system. I'm more used to driving the American way, on the right side.

In Asia there are three countries that drive on the right side of the road, China (including Taiwan), Philippines and South Korea.
Actually, with the traffic culture in China, it really doesn't matter whether they are driving on the left, right, or different from Hong Kong. It's a mess, and everyone goes in and comes out of it somehow to reach their destination.

There is a whole stack of Asian countries that drive on the right. 3 is grossly incorrect. Just to name a few :

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Old April 8th, 2007, 10:00 AM   #1448
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Actually, with the traffic culture in China, it really doesn't matter whether they are driving on the left, right, or different from Hong Kong. It's a mess, and everyone goes in and comes out of it somehow to reach their destination.

There is a whole stack of Asian countries that drive on the right. 3 is grossly incorrect.
Kind of like India... anyway, my uncles travel up to China very much, to discuss deals or oversee factories or something, I don't know exactly what.

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Old April 8th, 2007, 10:57 AM   #1449
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Actually, with the traffic culture in China, it really doesn't matter whether they are driving on the left, right, or different from Hong Kong. It's a mess, and everyone goes in and comes out of it somehow to reach their destination.

There is a whole stack of Asian countries that drive on the right. 3 is grossly incorrect. Just to name a few :
True about that. I haven't been to these countries or rarely pay attention to them. And I was more referring to Far Eastern Asian countries than those in the Middle East.

BTW, Looks like there are more of those who drive on the right side of the road.
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Old April 10th, 2007, 06:25 AM   #1451
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Old April 10th, 2007, 11:01 AM   #1452
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With island nations, I think its ok, otherwise it makes for hell if two countries, especially if people travel between the two often, switch sides. Imagine if Canada drove on one side, and the USA on the other...
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With island nations, I think its ok, otherwise it makes for hell if two countries, especially if people travel between the two often, switch sides. Imagine if Canada drove on one side, and the USA on the other...
I think its already hell for HK driving on the left side and China on the other. I would imagine Canada if they adapt British driving system. Canada is a commonwealth.
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I think its already hell for HK driving on the left side and China on the other. I would imagine Canada if they adapt British driving system. Canada is a commonwealth.
There's nothing wrong with Hong Kong having a different driving system than China. People don't drive their cars across the border typically anyway. That's why the rail checkpoints are bursting with people. Within Guangdong, the bus network is very well-developed, and people join package tours. Elsewhere in China, people fly out of Hong Kong instead.
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True about that. I haven't been to these countries or rarely pay attention to them. And I was more referring to Far Eastern Asian countries than those in the Middle East.

BTW, Looks like there are more of those who drive on the right side of the road.
China has a over a billion people and they drive on the right. From a population perspective, that dwarfs all the neighboring countries that drive on the left. Plus, there are way more than 3 countries in the Far East that drive on the right.
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There's nothing wrong with Hong Kong having a different driving system than China. People don't drive their cars across the border typically anyway. That's why the rail checkpoints are bursting with people. Within Guangdong, the bus network is very well-developed, and people join package tours. Elsewhere in China, people fly out of Hong Kong instead.
For now if HKers would like to reach Shanghai or Beijing, they have to fly. But I think China is improving its rail system and sometime in the future rail will be the method of travel.
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Penang's skyline reminds me of HK. There was this Hollywood film, Return to Paradise which was shot in HK but portrayed Penang.
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One of ASEAN's BEST skylines. Penang.
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Penang reminds me of Cebu. The only difference is Penang has more high-rises compared to Cebu.
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