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Hong Kong Or Singapore?  
User currently offlineWorldVoyager From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 393 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 503 times:

Much like the Boston/New York post. . .

Both are small, modern oasises in the world's biggest, most populated continent.

Both have strong financial ties, gleaming skyscrapers, modern amenities and lots of sights and sounds.

And lets not forget famous airports!

But back to the question:

If you had to choose one of these cities to LIVE in, which one would it be? Why?

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User currently offlineStarAlliance From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 252 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 403 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.



User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13745 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 394 times:

Singapore. I found there was many things to do. Shopping, MRT, the zoos and museums on the west side of the island. Sentosa was great.

Having been to Hong Kong, it does come close. However I like the cleaner streets of Singapore than open-air markets.



Anyone can fly, only the best Soar.
User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9210 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 391 times:

We do have Ocean Park too. And we will be having a Disneyland as well as Universal Studio very soon in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong has a lot of places for shopping as well. For example: Festival Walk, Pacific Place, Times Square etc etc.

Besides, Hong Kong has the most expensive as well as modern airport in the world. It is the second largest Financial Centre in Asia.

Based on these facts, I love Hong Kong!


User currently offlineAirbus A380 From Singapore, joined Jan 2001, 522 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 388 times:

To StarAlliance,

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
Airbus A380


User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34
Reply 5, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 384 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.

EGGD


User currently offlineRyanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3221 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 383 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?
User currently offlineAirbus A3XX From Australia, joined May 1999, 507 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 366 times:

Hong Kong, at least you could have gums!

User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34
Reply 8, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 364 times:

hhhhhmmmmm, i'd say the cost of living in Singapore is way to high, especially owning a car. I don't know what it is like in Hong Kong but i suppose it should be cheaper.

I'd say Singapore's food is better than Bangkok's!

EGGD


User currently offlineJAL From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 5093 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 356 times:

Hong Kong


Work Hard But Play Harder
User currently offlineStarAlliance From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 252 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 350 times:

A380,

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!!

That's a good debate!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9210 posts, RR: 15
Reply 11, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 343 times:

EGGD:


Properties in HK is about 5 times more expensive than in Singapore. In fact, we have knocked Tokyo down last year for Property prices.

Things in HK are EXTREMELY expensive. In fact, too expensive. Should come down a bit


Des


User currently offlineAirbus A380 From Singapore, joined Jan 2001, 522 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 340 times:

StarAlliance,

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.


User currently offlineSkip From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 335 times:

United Airline, mate. So where are they going to put the Disneyland and Universal studios?

I've lived in both, and definitely prefer Hong Kong. Seems less like you're living in a test tube, which I personally think is a good thing.

Ciao


User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34
Reply 14, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 331 times:

Mount Faber is a mountain?