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Old January 27th, 2006, 09:26 AM   #61
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so the good old days are gone
They are but there are still triads in HK! Last night I was playing at a game centre in Mong Kok and the cops raided the place. They arrested like 4 guys who I think are triad members!

But you won't see any triads chopping off limbs on todays HK street

Bustero, The KWC is in Kowloon City, the same district as Kai Tak. It's actually a few blocks from Kai Tak! I forgot the street name though.
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Old January 27th, 2006, 09:30 AM   #62
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Yes! Many of their capital have been changed to "legal" business, mostly in the entertainment
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Old January 27th, 2006, 09:32 AM   #63
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Yes! Many of their capital have been changed to "legal" business, mostly in the entertainment
True, in fact the entertainment business is the most interesting. It's kinda like what the Mafia did with Hollywood and the music industry.
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Old January 27th, 2006, 09:32 AM   #64
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so the gangs went corporate.

better then killing each other on the streets. whats the crime rate in HK? has anything changed since PRC government took over concerning crime?
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Old January 27th, 2006, 09:33 AM   #65
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so the gangs went corporate.

better then killing each other on the streets. whats the crime rate in HK? has anything changed since PRC government took over concerning crime?
The crime rate in HK is one of the lowest in the world
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Old January 27th, 2006, 09:36 AM   #66
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They are but there are still triads in HK! Last night I was playing at a game centre in Mong Kok and the cops raided the place. They arrested like 4 guys who I think are triad members!

But you won't see any triads chopping off limbs on todays HK street

Bustero, The KWC is in Kowloon City, the same district as Kai Tak. It's actually a few blocks from Kai Tak! I forgot the street name though.
The former KWC was at the junction of Tung Tau Tsuen Road & Tung Tsing Road at the outskirt of Kowloon City District.
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Old January 27th, 2006, 09:38 AM   #67
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The former KWC was at the junction of Tung Tau Tsuen Road & Tung Tsing Road at the outskirt of Kowloon City District.
Ok

Crime statistics in HK

http://info.gov.hk/police

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Old January 27th, 2006, 09:40 AM   #68
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cool its good to know that a large city can function without being swamped by criminality.
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Most HKers aren't crinimal minded just like most Asian cities. Also, HK has tough laws especially against crime. One of them is the use of firearms. An ordinary HK resident are NOT allowed to own or carry firearms or any sort.
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Old January 27th, 2006, 09:47 AM   #70
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thats a great thing citizens dont need guns, thats why we have the police. sounds like a city i could enjoy living in.
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Old January 27th, 2006, 09:49 AM   #71
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thats a great thing citizens dont need guns, thats why we have the police. sounds like a city i could enjoy living in.
HK is one of the few world cities where you feel safe
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Old January 27th, 2006, 09:52 AM   #72
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thats a great thing citizens dont need guns, thats why we have the police. sounds like a city i could enjoy living in.
Seems you keep a gun at home.
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Old January 27th, 2006, 09:55 AM   #73
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well living here you need one.

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Old January 27th, 2006, 06:18 PM   #75
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I watched Bloodsport just now. Has a few nice shots of the KWC, very eeire and interesting.
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Can someone post screen shots from the movie from the inside of the City?
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Old January 28th, 2006, 11:58 PM   #77
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From the Wikipedia Article I read

"Also, as the Walled City was beginning to be torn down, a group of Japanese explorers took about a week to tour the empty walled city, making a sort of map and a cross section of the city."

I can't finda any information on the net about this ! If anyone knows anything about these Japanese explorers, the pictures they took, and the map they created, please reply !
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One more question about KWC: Was it surrounded by British jurisdiction? If not, wouldn't it have been easy for Guangzhou people to sneak into the democratic world? And did the residents of KWC have services like transportation and schools outside of its boundaries like the rest of Kowloon?
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One more question about KWC: Was it surrounded by British jurisdiction? If not, wouldn't it have been easy for Guangzhou people to sneak into the democratic world? And did the residents of KWC have services like transportation and schools outside of its boundaries like the rest of Kowloon?
I think most of the residents of the KWC were also the residents of HK who should have a HK Identity Card. If my memory is not wrong, there are some bus routes passing the KWC and have stops outside it's boundaries. And all the children there should go outside the KWC for school. I think I should know somebody from the KWC during my university studies in the early 90's.
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From the Wikipedia Article I read

"Also, as the Walled City was beginning to be torn down, a group of Japanese explorers took about a week to tour the empty walled city, making a sort of map and a cross section of the city."

I can't finda any information on the net about this ! If anyone knows anything about these Japanese explorers, the pictures they took, and the map they created, please reply !
I actually visited the site years back when it was still running. It's wack that the site was down but it was actually a very informative webstie despite being in Japanese. They did took alot of photos and to tell you, the conditions inside the KWC was hell!

Marathoner, I think that most of it's residents in the KWC have a HK id. Cause it's hard to be in HK if you don't have one and the residents of course have to go out. You got cops stopping you and checking your id. Happened to me many times even when I was in a game centre. Anyway, those without HK IDs most likely go around in Kowloon city and not go anywhere further from the KWC.

There were buses that run outside the KWC but I don't know the no.s.
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