Don't come during the summer. The high humidity will make you sweat the instant you are exposed to the outside air, and will make you eternally grateful for every building and public transport vehicle you step into for the airconditioned interiors.
Cool city but seems very artificially blown up by money.
I hate cities where normal people cant live normally anymore.
It seems to be making all the mistakes London made. After all its built based on the British mentality. I prefer Singapore or Bangkok or maybe even Tokyo.
From the video title I assumed it would be about upcoming or recently developed neighborhood.
Situated right at the harbour, TST has been “hottest” for decades already, hence all the underdeveloped pictures shown here are in black and white.
Dennis Chen - "3rd world" in terms of what? Definitively not in terms of health and morality even in the "poorest" areas of Hong Kong . Crime rates for NYC and other American cities ... http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/nycdata/public_safety/crime-selectcities.htm ... for Hong Kong ... https://www.police.gov.hk/ppp_en/09_statistics/csd.html
in 0.39 the South East part of HK island is the high end mansion for multi billionaire Green Zone to live with undevelopment area according to Google Earth , the North East side of HK island
same same as the Lower East Side, the Bowery, Harlem NYC (Red Zone)
in 1:16 it is Cheung Kong Holding , Full of Northern Mainland Citizen for shopping , IT is because French Jewelry and Switzerland Watch in CHN cost more 30%-50% tax to CHN Government ,
also 1881 have the C-hing Dynasty hotel , as similar price as Taj / Trump Tower Suite
in 1:34 the india / Jew family own hotel is the FMR Japanese HQ
if the Guest don't want to visit CHN but want to meet some CHN passport holder the NANA tower skyscraper in Tsuen Wan approx 80%-90% mainland China Guest
almost everywhere is welcome to HK , Except Tsin Shui wai (the water of castle Sky) and the Western Vegable street is / Kuan Chung (heavy industry) area / Sham shui Bo (silicon Village) ( deep water ) etc <No go Zone>
Don't forgot to visit the Tram and Disneyland / Seikong
Sarah Hobbes - Tung Chung , Lantau ( ~40 minutes by MTR to Central) is relatively ~50% less costly ... https://youtu.be/zQDaFVaqOl0 ( ~1-3km from Tung Chung is the wilderness ... https://youtu.be/hF6QH-rRuTM )
It's very weird to separate Hong Kong Island and Kowloon as two places (which actually they're). The fact that Tsim Sha Tsui or the Kowloon Peninsula was developed is because the signing of the treaty of Peking, which ceased Kowloon Peninsula to the British. Nowadays, both Hong Kong Island & Kowloon Peninsula are extremely crowded (especially Kowloon, according to government census, the population density is higher than Hong Kong Island). Hong Kong mainly develop New Territories to solve the problem, not Kowloon.
I'm a resident in Hong Kong. If anything, I personally do not recommend going to aqua HK or the Chinese restaurant before that. This is due to astronomically high prices there and sure you may argue that the view is nice, you can go to tst harbour and soak up the view there either by the traditional ferry which costs next to nothing or just standing there and absorbing the view as well as the fresh smell of the sea. Hong Kong is a nice place to stay but just beware of the heat and the density of the area, if you do come to Hong Kong, I would recommend visiting places like Mong Kok or Causeway bay if you would like to shop for either normal or high end brands. Have a good one.
文子MtzCherry - but is it unique? The price is unique because HK is among the most expensive. A public golf course with stunning views in HK (Kau Sai Chau) is definitely unique ... https://youtu.be/sZDP7rCv160
ayaanle idris yes but we are not welcoming someone from the Philippines and Indonesia we are just welcome someone from Great Britain Thailand Italy Singapore Malaysia South Korea Canada and also we are not welcome donald Trump come to Hong Kong
The rapidly rising Hong Kong air pollution has recently become a major issue, and Hong Kong has quickly become one of the worst polluted places on earth. In addition to emissions from its local motor vehicles, marine vessels and power plants, Hong Kong's air pollution is mainly contributed by deadly air pollution from mainland China.
serialkilla23 jeez calm down caca face.
and Alex Lamac I just googled Hong Kong's AQI and it showed 'good', that means I doubt 'Hong Kong is one of the worst polluted places on earth'
for ur ref
Megacities actually do get merged the only thing is that it's done to give name to an urban region. For example Boston, NYC, Philly, D.C. and their surrounding suburbs are in what's called the Bos-Wash region.
+tocrob I know the govt does a lot social services-wise, but these sights are still staggering in contrast to the opulence and it leaves me, like anyone who has a heart, wondering about the reasons for such a situation happening. That is all
J C - we don't know the real story. Some may not be "legal" resident , banned from social/public housing (possible?) or too wealthy( assets ). That elderly person would receive ~USD400.00 per month from the government and a subsidized rental flat for USD$50-$100 per month from the housing authority. Transports, senior activities and typical healthcare services get additional subsidies which make them virtually free.
trust me you dont wanna live here if you are fucking poor lol. HK has the highest relative poverty rate in the world, the highest gini coeffient. Yea its fine just being a tourist you can't afford anything if you work and live here unless you are the capitalist class. Go visit sham shui po/SSP not fucking TST to see the real side of HK where you will see old people pushing trolleys of trash and selling them for PENNIES (not even kidding) while the HK government (which has some of the highest amount of financial reserves) chose not to take care of these eldery ppl. TST is for mainland tourists craving for Dior and LVs of the world. The city is dying and turning into another Chinese city controlled by the communist party. The young generation is all dying to leave the city and emmigrate once they can saved up some money. These touristy videos are great but if you wanna know the real side of the city you got a long way to go son.
they are able to leave because Hong Kong has excess of human capitals. Top 5 in PISA assessments and 4 of the top 50 universities in the world are in Hong Kong. Its PPP per capita is higher than the US ( Shenzhen should surpass HK within next 8 years on that measure) . Sham Shui Po at night ( when was the last time someone was harmed in an alley of Sham Shui Po?) ... https://youtu.be/l9h85KNNrrc
I lived in Mong Kok (Busy corner in english) for a while. The air is not dirty but the smell of street fodd is omnipresent. Yes, there are a lot of people but everything is so well built that you can get around very easily. Try to live there before assuming anything
Have you been to Kai Tak cruise Terminal? The ferry brings you to a quiet place, (I forgot where) It's quiet because it's newly built so there are less shops and less people.
There's also a great view of a harbour there.
Anyone here from NT as well?
Patrick A. Crawley : europe has long history and rich heritage, hong kong has only 200 years of history (exclude those prehistoric period or state as insignificant village in south china) , most hk heritage are nothing compared to european cities and the beautiful monuments have been demolished to make way for skyscrapers. Hk is for money making, not living.
I like how a British is hired to narrate and he is quick to mention that HK was colonized by Britain, just so that others don't forget . Pathetic losers, UK is completely irrelevant little 3rd world shithole today, HK is 2 times richer thats why poor UK migrants are flocking to uk to do labor work for pennies