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Old January 25th, 2006, 01:04 PM   #41
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Really? I don't know about this film. I know a film was made with scenes in the KWC but I don't know it was acted by Jean Claude Van Damme. Then, I must have. Is it still easy to find the DVD for this film in HK?
Bloodsport was actually the movie that introduced Van Damme as a martial arts superstar! I don't know if there's a DVD version of the film but it's very easy to find a VCD version of it
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Old January 25th, 2006, 01:09 PM   #42
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Bloodsport was actually the movie that introduced Van Damme as a martial arts superstar! I don't know if there's a DVD version of the film but it's very easy to find a VCD version of it
But do you have the Chinese Name ah! I think it's easier to find it with Chinese Name.
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Old January 25th, 2006, 05:12 PM   #43
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Old January 26th, 2006, 08:21 AM   #44
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But do you have the Chinese Name ah! I think it's easier to find it with Chinese Name.
Unfortunately, I don't know the Chinese name! It's actually a Hollywood production!
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Old January 26th, 2006, 08:26 AM   #45
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This is what KWC looks like today.









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Old January 26th, 2006, 08:29 AM   #46
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All the old buildings were inside and under the slums?
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Old January 26th, 2006, 08:30 AM   #47
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All the old buildings were inside and under the slums?
These are newly built buildings for the park. The yamen was one of the few structures from the original KWC that was preserved

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Old January 26th, 2006, 07:54 PM   #48
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not bad a little bit of green adds to charms of cities
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Old January 27th, 2006, 05:56 AM   #49
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not bad a little bit of green adds to charms of cities
The only thing I can say is, KWC is alot different compared to what it had been back in the days. It used to be hell but it's paradise
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Old January 27th, 2006, 07:06 AM   #50
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Are the 'units' built by different owners?

Or were there real buildings inside?
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Old January 27th, 2006, 07:31 AM   #51
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Are the 'units' built by different owners?

Or were there real buildings inside?
I think the units are not built by different owners
But I guess the different blocks of buildings are built by different contractors at different times.
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I think the units are not built by different owners
But I guess the different blocks of buildings are built by different contractors at different times.
Oh, most of them are single illegal towers? Then illegal modifications were done to them?

Btw anyone has inside pics or maps/floor plans?
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Old January 27th, 2006, 07:44 AM   #54
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Oh, most of them are single illegal towers? Then illegal modifications were done to them?

Btw anyone has inside pics or maps/floor plans?
Em.... They were not that illegal since both the British & Chinese government didn't take control of it. And then modifications should be a natural development.

Please go to the website of KWC I quoted earlier and search there. There are a few shots of the inside alleys and roof of buildings. I don't think there are pic showing the home of residents there. I suggest you search by Yahoo. There are more websites.
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as to the question of low crime.

wouldnt the fact the the area was under Triad control also add to its safety. the triads would keep their near area safe while criminilize other parts of the city. here the KWC would be safe because the triads wouls see to its low crime rate, while sending members to criminilize HK.
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as to the question of low crime.

wouldnt the fact the the area was under Triad control also add to its safety. the triads would keep their near area safe while criminilize other parts of the city. here the KWC would be safe because the triads wouls see to its low crime rate, while sending members to criminilize HK.
Low crime rate was only the case after thousands of raids conducted by the police in the mid-70's. I think the 20 self-formed patrol units also helped some.

It's a fact that the Triads have to maintain some order or control to run their "business". Nowadays, many "business" of the Triads are the entertaining business like karaoke, sauna, night club which seems to be very legal. Of course, they still involves in a lot of illegal "business" like drugs, prostitute, receiving money which we called "protection fee" in Cantonese from shops etc. And there are fights and struggles between different Triad Societies due to conflict of interests sometimes.
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But the problems with the triads are not as serious compared to the 20th century.

In HK, just being a triad member or involved with the society is already a serious criminal offense!

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Old January 27th, 2006, 09:23 AM   #59
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so the good old days are gone
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Wow this is such a treat. A not so lost bit of HK history. In a sense like Kai Tak, something that was kind of insane but in a sense truly remarkable. I read somewhere that in the development of HK. This played an important part where many an enterprising entrepreneur who was just starting (LKS?) used to have factories there where they could produce at truly low cost , since there were no labor standards and the like. So the costs were really low. So things like plastic flowers etc which were a manufacturing backbone of HK before was done here.

What street is this thing in anyway, I don't recall it anymore, what district?
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