StarAlliance From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 252 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 398 times:
Of course Hong Kong!!
1) a milder climate in HK. In Singapore, you won't find any winter. Everyday, every year is extremely hot.
2) Hong Kong is bigger in size. It means that there are more places for the country parks and other parks. in Singapore, you can't find a country park at all!
3) Hong Kong is not only bustling, there are also lots of scenic places for you to see and relaz. In Singapore, you can't find one.
Airbus A380 From Singapore, joined Jan 2001, 522 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 383 times:
you say that Singapore has no parks? On what basis do you have by saying that Singapore has no parks? Hello, have you been around Singapore island? From Lim Chu Kang to Seletar, Tuas to Pasir Ris, Woodlands To Changi, you can find parks everywhere you go. And for your information, just in case your mind went blank at this moment of time, HK's air quality is one of the worst in the world! And once you stepped out of Changi Airport, what will you see? Buildings everywhere or trees all along the road? Where in Hong Kong can you find like that? And one more thing. HK has a milder climate. Yah right and Singapore is EXTREMELY HOT. DUH!!! Singapore is not as hot as you imagined. HK a milder climate? But Singapore does not have typhoons, mind you? Even the housing in HK is one of the worst I've seen, not counting all my HK friends who studied in Singapore. All of them (about 15 of them) says that HK is much, much worst than any other place thay can imagine.
But all I can say is that...There Is No Place Like Home.
Singapore Has Its Nice and Ugly Side. HK Also Has Its Nice And Ugly Side. That Goes The Same For Every Other Place On Planet Earth. But I just can't stand someone criticizing my birthplace when he does not have the proof of what he says.
That's all I have to say.
Warm or Should I Say, Hot Regards
Ishak Ismail aka
EGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 37 Reply 5, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 379 times:
I love Singapore. When i first stepped out of the airport what greeted me? nice warm humid air and about 6 miles of Grassland, shrubs and tropical forests (and a few hotels but only scattered). In the City there are lots of places, all around there are small parks right in the center of the city, Mount Faber, The Botanical gardens are huge and along Tanglin Road there are a few parks. I'd say Singapore was one of the most modern and natural citys in the whole world, and being just over 100km's from the Equator makes the climate hot and humid all year round which i like.
Ryanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3221 posts, RR: 16 Reply 6, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 378 times:
Singapore DOES have parks, amongst other names it is known as the GARDEN CITY!!!
It all depends what you want. Singapore is undeniably the cleanest, most efficient city on earth, and comes second only to Bangkok in having the best food.
However, Singapore has had a lot of its culture wiped out - Chinatown, Little India, Arab St etc, and replaced by skyscrapers. As such, it does not have a Kowloon, like Hong Kong. In this context, Hong Kong is a more 'authentic' place, as it has retained its culture and atmosphere.
For me, I would love to live in either city, I just love Asian cities for their vibrancy.
I used to think the brain is the most fascinating part of my body. But, hey, who is telling me that?
StarAlliance From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 252 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 345 times:
I know, everyone don't like to be criticized. However, perhaps, it is our difference in the definition of the meaning of COUNTRY PARKS!
Country parks are areas where there are many HILLS and PONDS. Also, they are reserved for leisure activities ONLY, where any residentail, industrial and commercial activites are restricted and banned.
Besides, where is the DEMOCRACY in your STRICT Singapore!!! Here, all the citizens can have our says in the public without the suppression from the government!!!! That's is very important. We have both large political parties , one support the govenment and the other one critize the government, in the lesgislative council. But in Singapore, as far as I know, there is only a major party in the government which only give support and no opposition voices are allowed!!
Airbus A380 From Singapore, joined Jan 2001, 522 posts, RR: 0 Reply 12, posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 335 times:
Now I know what you mean by COUNTRY PARK, but do you know that by geographical means, Singapore is an island with almost flat surface while HK is made up of hilly islands? That's why we don't have the "COUNTRY PARK".
By the way, I have to agree with you when you say about Singapore's government. Personally, I hate the Lee Kuan Yew And Sons Party, the PAP. I hate the way PAP discriminates the minorities like us the malays and the indians. I say the gov sucks. Democracy my foot.