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One-of-a-kind Walled City in Hong Kong Is Overflowing with People (25 pics)

Posted by Raya in Lifestyle » Travel   28 Aug 2013   / 8608 views

Kowloon City was an ungoverned settlement in Hong Kong that was originally a Chinese Military fort. During the 1950s and 1970s it was controlled by the Triads and had high rates of prostitution, gambling and drugs. In 1987 the city contained 33,000 residents within its 6.5-acre (0.026 km2; 0.0102 sq mi) borders and the government announced plans to demolish it, which was eventually completed in 1994. The Kowloon Walled City Park was opened in December 1995 in an area of the former city and some of the historical artefacts from the city have been preserved here. 







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AMemoriam 3 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Looks like an wastedump.
       
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rikki_doxx 3 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Level the place.
       
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Fenrisulven 3 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
They did in 1994. The headline give the impression that the place exist.
Never underestimate the power of large crowds, of stupid people.
       
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Mr. Ree 3 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
poor as dirt yet they still have money for cigarettes...

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Awwww...Don't like my comment?
Fuck off and die!!!!
       
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It seems to be a crazy universal constant. My prospective in-laws have gone without fuel in the winter on a number of occasions so they could fund their smoking habit. It defies belief.
       














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