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View Poll Results: More urban?
Hong Kong 13 56.52%
Seoul 10 43.48%
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Old 08-15-2017, 08:37 AM
 
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Which would you say has a more 'Manhattan-like' feel?
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Old 08-15-2017, 11:19 AM
 
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both of them are much more modern and desirable than Manhattan, which really has third world feel
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Old 08-15-2017, 11:25 AM
 
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Which would you say has a more 'Manhattan-like' feel?
Definitely Hong Kong. It has more of that upscale elements to it, with parks and plazas and well-built buildings, the kind that feels solid.

Seoul lacks that. Everything feels more make-shift, and replaceable.
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Old 08-15-2017, 11:27 AM
 
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both of them are much more modern and desirable than Manhattan, which really has third world feel
It sounds like you haven't been to Manhattan or Seoul, for that matter.

I've lived in both Manhattan and Seoul, and I am currently living right next to Hong Kong.

Manhattan and Hong Kong, along with Tokyo and London, are the wealthiest cities in the world, with the most money flowing through them. There is nothing third-world about Manhattan.
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Old 08-15-2017, 11:31 AM
 
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i have lived and worked in Manhattan for years. Now they have a subway crisis for months. Ask any New Yorker about it. They don't have a working subway, the roads are full of pitholes, the bridges and airports are crumbling. can you name anything that make Manhattan a first world city?


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It sounds like you haven't been to Manhattan or Seoul, for that matter.

I've lived in both Manhattan and Seoul, and I am currently living right next to Hong Kong.

Manhattan and Hong Kong, along with Tokyo and London, are the wealthiest cities in the world, with the most money flowing through them. There is nothing third-world about Manhattan.
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Old 08-15-2017, 11:48 AM
 
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can you name anything that make Manhattan a first world city?
Wall Street.

And the fact that it has one of the best economies in the world.
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Old 08-16-2017, 02:52 AM
 
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Which would you say has a more 'Manhattan-like' feel?
It is more about Manhattan having a Hong Kong kind of vibe, not the other way
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Old 08-16-2017, 02:53 AM
 
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It sounds like you haven't been to Manhattan or Seoul, for that matter.

I've lived in both Manhattan and Seoul, and I am currently living right next to Hong Kong.

Manhattan and Hong Kong, along with Tokyo and London, are the wealthiest cities in the world, with the most money flowing through them. There is nothing third-world about Manhattan.
the rat-infested subway for example, for that single reason I would hesitate to live there. The bridges and airports are all in horrible shape.
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Old 08-16-2017, 05:14 AM
 
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the rat-infested subway for example, for that single reason I would hesitate to live there. The bridges and airports are all in horrible shape.
You live in China, right? There are rats absolutely everywhere. Throughout Asia.

New York gets pointed out within the U.S. context, because much of the U.S., particularly where the wealth and money is at, is so sterile and suburban.

I've seen significantly more rats in every Asian city (with the exception of the Japan ones).
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Old 08-16-2017, 08:04 AM
 
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You live in China, right? There are rats absolutely everywhere. Throughout Asia.

New York gets pointed out within the U.S. context, because much of the U.S., particularly where the wealth and money is at, is so sterile and suburban.

I've seen significantly more rats in every Asian city (with the exception of the Japan ones).
you really are a Japanophile aren't you? Japan has been notorious for it's rodent issues. It's not an exception besides appearing and to a certain point having more control due to it's economic development.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/archi...=.5cfbf359da5d

I told a long-term Tokyo resident who has been collating friends’ rat and mouse encounters, from the backstreets of shabby Ueno to the Louis Vuitton-scape of Aoyama about this. He was less sanguine than me and the rat. The city, he declared — like a scientist in a disaster movie — is in the grip of a rodent crisis.

https://www.ft.com/content/8d0a14e0-...8966f?mhq5j=e1
https://www.tastingtable.com/travel/...kyo-ninja-rats
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