Hong Kong Pictures

During the last one and a half years, we have visited Hong Kong several times. We have been to so many places and now I have to admit that Hong Kong is a place where I would like to live. A year and a half ago, after visiting Singapore, I assumed that it was the real paradise, but I was mistaking.

Hong Kong is an unbelievably beautiful city and it makes you willing to come back. People there are kind and responsive. You feel respected no matter if you are local or a foreigner. Moreover, the main thing for me is that I never get bored there. The rhythm of life is comparable to Moscow. However, unlike Moscow, Hong Kong only retained the best of it.

In this post, you can find photographs from five different trips. Here we have tried to place only the best shots.

Our Hong Kong rooftop story started in one of the most exciting city districts, Caseuway Bay. We’ve headed there right after checking in to the hotel.

In Hong Kong, getting to the roofs is quite easy. If it is a residential building, most likely, the roof is unlocked. Even more likely, that somebody already lives there. If it is a business-center, getting to the roof is a bit more complicated. Here the main quest is to get to the pompier ladder. And after you got there, you know what to do.

Safety regulations are weird. All the exits are viewed with cameras; each door is equipped with an alarm (or even two), which notifies the police and building security in case of an alert. However, usually you don’t need any permission to get to the business center, and all the doors are open during working hours Monday to Friday, all the alarms are switched off. So, if you are interested in city views from the height without having any problems with the police, just buy a ticket to Hong Kong.

The area in Hong Kong is limited, so you can easily find a 40-stories skyscraper, which has only one or two apartments on each floor. The flat space sometimes is not more than eight square meters, where there are a corridor with a kitchenette, a bedroom and a WC with a shower.

Due to the lack of the offers in the real estate market, Hong Kong housing is the most expensive in the world. It is 55% more expensive, than in London. Thereby, I’d like to tell you a story about the unique place named the Chungking Mansions. This rookery is located on the mainland (Kowloon). It is known for the cheapest flophouses in the city. In addition, it is a place where many immigrants (from India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and so one) are hanging out.
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