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Old 12-19-2015, 11:14 AM
 
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What can be done about this? The housing, the streets, it looks more south east asian, like Thailand.
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Old 12-19-2015, 11:41 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Why does looking SEA mean poor? Taiwan is nearly tropical. It should look closer to SEA than say Korea or Japan. Climate determines building styles, not economics.
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Old 12-19-2015, 12:02 PM
 
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Singapore looks developed IMO. Taiwan doesnt look as rich as it really is.
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Old 12-19-2015, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Taipei
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What can be done about this?
Turn a blind eye on it or leave altogether.
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Old 12-19-2015, 12:14 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Singapore looks developed IMO. Taiwan doesnt look as rich as it really is.
Developed just means boring modern cookie cutter architecture. Older buildings (assuming there is upkeep) give places character.

Who wants Taiwan to look like Dayton Ohio?
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Old 12-19-2015, 02:02 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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What can be done about this? The housing, the streets, it looks more south east asian, like Thailand.
Because parts of it are poor. There's a huge gap between the very wealthy in Taiwan, and average Joes, and the poor. You might turn your concern toward the poor in the US. Ever been to the rural South? Even in New Mexico, even in some of the larger towns, there are houses made of adobe with dirt floors. This, in towns where people like Rumsfeld and Julia Roberts have vacation homes.

How does the US manage to bully everyone into thinking it's richer than it really is? It's all smoke and mirrors, OP. Are you sure Taiwan is as rich as it would have you believe?
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Old 12-19-2015, 02:06 PM
 
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Saudi is one of the richest economy in the world. The street scene as shown below does not seem that rich. I guess, numbers do not tell everything and appearance can be deceiving.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTv80e4qyzs
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Old 12-19-2015, 02:40 PM
 
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Because parts of it are poor. There's a huge gap between the very wealthy in Taiwan, and average Joes, and the poor. You might turn your concern toward the poor in the US. Ever been to the rural South? Even in New Mexico, even in some of the larger towns, there are houses made of adobe with dirt floors. This, in towns where people like Rumsfeld and Julia Roberts have vacation homes.

How does the US manage to bully everyone into thinking it's richer than it really is? It's all smoke and mirrors, OP. Are you sure Taiwan is as rich as it would have you believe?
Why bring the US into the discussion?

Personally, I like Taiwan as it is. I could get by with fewer typhoons per year but it is what it is.
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Old 12-19-2015, 04:22 PM
 
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Taiwan to me looks like a mix of Japan, China and Thailand.
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Old 12-20-2015, 09:09 PM
 
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Personally, I like Taiwan as it is. I could get by with fewer typhoons per year but it is what it is.
100% agreed!

There are many nouveau-riche-type-buildings in China, so the OP should prefer China to Taiwan.
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