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Old Posted Feb 14, 2017, 4:54 PM
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Tsuen Wan is one of the grittier parts of town with many public housing estates. There are pockets of affluence and redevelopment as well.













Hong Kong Island's western parts are also getting gentrified but at a much more rapid pace. Old gritty lowrises exist side-by-side with more upscale shops catering to a wealthier clientele above middle class.















Kowloon City is home to a thriving Thai community. If you want groceries to make an authentic Thai dish, come here.







Traditional-style shops can still be found here although they are slowly giving way to modernization.





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Old Posted Feb 25, 2017, 4:11 AM
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Lau Fau Shan is a fishing village turned into seafood row. You can either buy some dried seafood to cook at home or try out one of the restaurants that will cook it for you.





















Sunsets here are quite nice although there are lots of oyster shells littered on the ground.









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Tin Shui Wai is one of the far-flung suburbs ordinary Hong Kongers have long forgotten. It's actually cheaper to head to Shenzhen than to Kowloon.

But like the suburbs of Paris, this town was design to place the abandoned, the poor, and the desolate into its dedicated holding pen. On the bright side, people here haven't risen up in revolt and turned this enclave into a no-police land.








































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A sunny day is great for hiking! Not a long walk from residential and industrial towers of Aberdeen, Brick Hill has a long staircase to several viewing areas.







Photographers were already setting up for sunset. This spot faces west with Ap Lei Chau in the background. They still have some time to wait.





You can still head further uphill for more views on the other side.



This part of town is more upscale and not affordable to the plebian class.





Getting here is not hard. With the new South Island Line now running, get off at Wong Chuk Hang station and walk 15 minutes to the starting staircase.







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But like the suburbs of Paris, this town was design to place the abandoned, the poor, and the desolate into its dedicated holding pen. On the bright side, people here haven't risen up in revolt and turned this enclave into a no-police land.
Now that some locals taught me how to appreciate early and mid-century modernism, I find these are of a fair standard like those of our 13th arrondissement.

You know why the local French don't like it, then why it's been called "commieblocks" over the En-speaking world? Because it's sort of lazy, though. Extremely conformist, all looking the same on behalf of equality between all individuals.

Indeed, it's much easier to never be jealous, angry, hateful or wrongly aggressive when everyone looks the very same, even when it actually would be right to be upset.
But again, that's just lazy and stupidly ideological in a wrong way. People have a better heart than this when they're brave.

So this is some weak conformist design, overall. Upgrading them to contemporary insulating standards is a huge, miraculous opportunity to enhance them, to bring diversity, peculiar looks and an actual character to each façade, as proven over here whenever they'll show some will to actually improve the ghettos they cynically built on purpose to stultify the people they administrate and maintain the pitiful little privileges of their old-fashioned neighborhoods supposed to be beautiful.

Be sure those towers could actually grow pricey, and dwellers better off.
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Lam Tsuen Country Park spans across the northern stretches of the New Territories from west to east. Volcanic peaks offer great views of the suburbs and Shenzhen beyond, one of which is Kai Kung Leng.



















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Shing Mun Reservoir is accessible by walking uphill from Lei Muk Shue Estate. There are sidewalks on the narrow road that is also served by minibuses from Tsuen Wan, and you will pass some lowrise houses along the way.





The reservoir was completed in 1939 and was designed to supply water to Hong Kong Island. A walking path now snakes around the lake with the western side mostly flat. There are plenty of picnic sites along the way for a break.

























The eastern section becomes more hilly with some steep climbs. Aggressive monkeys were lingering around looking for humans opening bags of food.













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North Point is a great place to see some of the older, more traditional aspects of the city.



















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Awesome thread.
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Tsim Sha Tsui is a great place to see the sky change as the sun sets. The sun doesn't set against the skyline though. You would need to look in another direction for that.

















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For an incredible sunset, head into the New Territories for the fish ponds in Tai Sang Wai.























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