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Old January 31st, 2006, 11:20 AM   #21
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I prefer sleeping in a jail cell in a HK prison than that
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Old January 31st, 2006, 11:20 AM   #22
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Thanks Wanch - that helps explain the attraction of the project.

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Movies such as Chungking Express and Fallen Angels introduced the infamous Chungking Mansions worldwide. Chungking Express for example protrayed The Chungking Mansions as the city's loneliness and despair.
Are some of the images that you've posted here stills from either one of these movies. Just curious.

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and for the bathroom,
http://www3.baylor.edu/~Charles_Kemp/cosmic1.jpg
the image is too large!
Whoa! Pretty clever way of squeezing-in a "full-size" bath into a space that is literally the size of a shower stall. I bet it works OK though I'd hate to try putting on my contacts over the sink/toilet!

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Old January 31st, 2006, 11:24 AM   #23
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Thanks Wanch - that helps explain the attraction of the project.
No problem

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Are some of the images that you've posted here stills from either one of these movies. Just curious.
Nope, they're scene of the place itself. BTW, I'll be going there this weekend to take photos

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Whoa! Pretty clever way of squeezing-in a "full-size" bath into a space that is literally the size of a shower stall. I bet it works OK though I'd hate to try putting on my contacts over the sink/toilet!
Honestly to me, it doesn't work especially it's the same place where you have your shower! But at least you get a real toilet than a "squat" one!
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Old January 31st, 2006, 02:11 PM   #24
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Honestly to me, it doesn't work especially it's the same place where you have your shower! But at least you get a real toilet than a "squat" one!
But the shower is the element that makes the entire bathroom self-cleaning! Since maintenance is obviously a challenge at the Mansions, think about how much time the hostel saves on having to clean the bathroom. Hell, everytime one of the occupants takes a shower, they're cleaning the bathroom (more or less!). Very clever!

I've seen a similar bathroom configuration in a maid's bathroom in Brazil which consisted of a small room (probably 2 meters square), fully-tiled with a toilet on one side and a shower and sink on the other side. There was a floor drain in the middle of the room and you could sit down while taking a shower! Again, a very clever way of squeezing in a full bath in a small space. And the shower helped keep the whole room clean!

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Old January 31st, 2006, 02:16 PM   #25
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What's in the middle of the towers?

Bare concrete?
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Old February 1st, 2006, 04:28 AM   #27
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I'm gonna buy a flat there!
A flat in Chungking Mansions ranges from HK$300,000 to HK$1,000,000
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A flat in Chungking Mansions ranges from HK$300,000 to HK$1,000,000
My calculator doesn't convert HK$ to US$ - what exactly does that work out to in US$?

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Old February 1st, 2006, 11:41 PM   #29
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Why Chungking? Is there any relationship with Chungking or Chungkinger?
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hmm according to google approximately 0.12
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Old February 2nd, 2006, 04:32 AM   #31
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Another thing Chungking Mansion was famous for was catching fires.
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Old February 2nd, 2006, 05:24 AM   #33
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My calculator doesn't convert HK$ to US$ - what exactly does that work out to in US$?

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HK$7 = US$1

True that Chungking is succeptible to fires!
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