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View Poll Results: More urban?
Hong Kong 13 56.52%
Seoul 10 43.48%
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Old 08-17-2017, 12:21 PM
 
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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).
Not in subways in large cities. I lived in Shanghai for 10 years and never saw a single rat.
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Old 08-17-2017, 12:23 PM
 
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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
Many westerners just think Japan is perfect is every aspect. There is no cure for that.
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Old 08-17-2017, 05:23 PM
 
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In China most urban residents live in concrete apartment buildings and it's not easy for rats to survive.
However I assume the markets, low-end restaurants and so on have some.

In America, a mouse entered my apartment before. I lived on the third floor of a gated building. No idea how it happened.
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Old 08-18-2017, 09:20 AM
 
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haven't experienced a single mouse in my entire until I came to US
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Old 08-18-2017, 12:14 PM
 
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haven't experienced a single mouse in my entire until I came to US
So true. I've seen mice in many major U.S. cities, both on the East and West Coast. Can't say that's true for the Asian countries I've lived/visited.
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Old 08-18-2017, 12:23 PM
 
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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).
I disagree with you. Wealth/money =/= sterile, suburban and rat-free. And I've been living in the major ciities of U.S. the past 20 years.

According to many sources, including this UK article, the top 5 rat-infested cities in the U.S. are: Philadelphia, Boston, New York, Washington DC., and Milwaukee. New York and Washington D.C. are #2 and #3 for having the highest median household income in the U.S.
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Old 08-18-2017, 03:54 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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I voted for HK.
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Old 08-18-2017, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley, CA
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Both of these cities are intensely urban, but get this - nature is not that far away in both metros.

You can go hiking in the hills and mountains just outside Hong Kong, there's actually a lot of greenery around. Same for Seoul.
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Old 08-19-2017, 09:26 AM
 
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Which city feels more "Crowded"?
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Old 08-19-2017, 10:20 PM
 
Location: Macao
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Which city feels more "Crowded"?
Both. You'll spend a lot of time trying to walk around others, in both cities.
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