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Old May 1st, 2009, 07:50 AM   #21
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considering the pics and some things else, dont think quality of living is a plus in Hong Kong, on the contrary, that's why I said GDP isnt everything, i.e. Money isn't everything.
Have you been here to judge? It's hard to judge quality of life by a few random pictures posted.

As has baan said GPD per capita means something if it is divided better. Hong Kong's GNI coefficient.

Anyway amazing shots!
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Great pics mate!
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Old May 1st, 2009, 12:24 PM   #23
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Awesome photoset!

Hong Kong is definitely one of the best cities in the world, hands down. Nice to have some photos which are more 'gritty' than the general skyline photos.

As for the comments about quality of life, I think it's silly. Hong Kong has some of the world's nicest, cleanest and most high-tech business areas/shopping areas/infrastructure in the world. It also has a lot of 'back alley' type places which add character to the city, and are the best places to eat too

The one bad thing about Hong Kong is the pollution, but I guess a lot of that comes from China so there's not much the city can do about it.
I agree with you man! If we remove all these back alleys, Hong Kong would just be too artificial. I wouldn't like it.
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Old May 1st, 2009, 01:16 PM   #24
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The one bad thing about Hong Kong is the pollution, but I guess a lot of that comes from China so there's not much the city can do about it.
Since a lot of the factories across the border are owned by HK businessmen there is certainly something that can be done about it.

By the way we have Blue skies today for the first time in a month.

A lot of areas might be gritty the best thing about this place is the immense sense of safety.
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Old May 1st, 2009, 07:19 PM   #25
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So do a lot of these streets and alleys smell bad? I ask because they seem kind of dirty and probably smelly.
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the person who drives this car on the street must be insane
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Old May 2nd, 2009, 04:03 AM   #27
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Since a lot of the factories across the border are owned by HK businessmen there is certainly something that can be done about it.

By the way we have Blue skies today for the first time in a month.

A lot of areas might be gritty the best thing about this place is the immense sense of safety.
Well at least it's not Beijing bad, where the air literally stinks and burns your lungs a bit if you breathe in too deeply. But yes, HK could do a lot more, if only people cared more I guess.
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Old May 2nd, 2009, 04:30 AM   #28
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To me Hongkong is defenitely more interesting than some boring developed cities.

People and culture represent much about a city image and Hongkong is unique!
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Old May 2nd, 2009, 10:39 AM   #29
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Actually I thought New York's streets smelled far worse ... generally, Hong Kong's streets are much cleaner. It looks gritty, but there is hardly garbage lying around on the streets. It's a big fine these days.
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That's why I always visit New York in Spring, the rule goes "The hotter it gets the worse it smells". That's why Hong Kong surprised me, for a "warm city" the smell was pretty ok
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Nice pics!
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NICE VARIATIONS...KEEP IT COMING...........!
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