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Old 02-15-2013, 10:39 AM
 
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I think of wall to wall people, no room to walk because there are too many people, overcrowding, delicious food, tall buildings, dirty, Gangster movies, sampans, JCVD, and shih tzus
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Australia
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I've always thought of it of Hong Kong as a slightly poorer, colorful and grittier version of Singapore.
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Old 02-15-2013, 02:25 PM
 
Location: MD suburbs of DC
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I sorta view them as culturally similar to Taiwan.
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Old 02-15-2013, 05:32 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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I sorta view them as culturally similar to Taiwan.
I think the two are very different actually, apart from the obvious.
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Old 02-15-2013, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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I think of my fourth choice in my all time favorite cities ever, right behind New York, Seoul, London and right before Tokyo, Melbourne, and Vancouver.
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Old 03-29-2013, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Texas
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overpopulated narrow island, modern skycraper, lowest standard of living in developed world, financial center, great place to visit, bad place to live...
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Old 03-29-2013, 10:46 AM
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Location: Malaysia & Singapore
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overpopulated narrow island, modern skycraper, lowest standard of living in developed world, financial center, great place to visit, bad place to live...
huh? room rents and apartments are freaking expensive, other costs are comparable to singapore or taiwan. and their gdp per capita is one of the highest in asia. with all these factors combined, i can't see how hk could ever be considered as having the 'lowest' standard of living, even amongst the developed countries.
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Old 03-29-2013, 10:59 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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I've always thought of it of Hong Kong as a slightly poorer, colorful and grittier version of Singapore.
Hong Kong is still a filthy rich city. There are more billionaires in Hong Kong than the entire United Kingdom! Bet you didn't know that one did ya? The difference is there's more of an income gap in HK than SG.
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Old 03-29-2013, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Hong Kong is still a filthy rich city. There are more billionaires in Hong Kong than the entire United Kingdom! Bet you didn't know that one did ya? The difference is there's more of an income gap in HK than SG.
The problem is, there are too many billionaires in Hong Kong. The income gap is ridiculously high, which implies that there are tons of poor residents who can't afford housing. An average Hong Kong resident doesn't earn a lot of money.
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Old 03-29-2013, 11:38 AM
 
Location: State of Transition
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I think of a big crowded city of mostly high-rise buildings, surrounded by water.
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