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    tst to central during mornings at 8.30am and Admiralty to tst are bad, but i don't mind crammed conditions, what i do mind ( luckily, it's rare, uk is worse though, luckily i drove to work then ) is the fact some people don't use deodourant and stink of BO esp when the stretch their arms out to hold something

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    The office, Mon - Fri.


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    Quote Originally Posted by imparanoic:
    tst to central during mornings at 8.30am and Admiralty to tst are bad, but i don't mind crammed conditions, what i do mind ( luckily, it's rare, uk is worse though, luckily i drove to work then ) is the fact some people don't use deodourant and stink of BO esp when the stretch their arms out to hold something
    I think it's many times worse here than the UK, the hot humid climate means people sweat more and personal hygiene is not way up on the list of some peoples priorities. Thankfully I rarely travel on the MTR at peak times, but certainly the average standard of personal hygiene is much lower here than on the London Underground.

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    Apart from the office, it's got to be LKF (especially weeknight evenings) and Knutsford Terrace (I just don't understand the appeal, horrible place!)


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    Dundas Street, Mongkok and anywhere they are selling Chou Dofu.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBrit:
    I think it's many times worse here than the UK, the hot humid climate means people sweat more and personal hygiene is not way up on the list of some peoples priorities. Thankfully I rarely travel on the MTR at peak times, but certainly the average standard of personal hygiene is much lower here than on the London Underground.
    no, it's the smell of BO on london underground during rush hour that makes the difference, knocks your senses and almost makes you unconscious, possibly last nights vindaloo/tindaloo/phall and piss up that lingers in their BO, also uk trains and london underground does not have air con which may make it worse (i recall hot summer days on virgin trains from birmingham to manchester, sweat your balls out over 1.5hrs as there is no air con)

    luckily, i only had one incident when a rather large women in HK raises her arms to hold on the train's hand grip, then ' POW!!' knock me senseless and a for a seconds or so staggered a bit and lose balance on feet momentarily

    I also presume you rarely travelled on london underground (or do you have a chelsea wagon then?) during occasional hot days in UK
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    Oh yes - Lan Kwai Fong. I was struggling to think where I really disliked in Hong Kong - but the unique charm of a rubbish dump & attendant rubbish trucks, filthy streets, overpriced bars and overpaid bankers is somewhere where I really struggle to see the attraction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by imparanoic:
    I also presume you rarely travelled on london underground ( do you have a chelsea wagon then?) during occasional hot days in UK
    Your presumption is wrong, I travelled to and from work every day for 3 years on the Tube - District line... and in the rush hour too. There is absolutely no comparison - Hong Kong is far worse for BO than London.
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    Quote Originally Posted by imparanoic:
    no, it's the smell of BO on london underground during rush hour that makes the difference, knocks your senses and almost makes you unconscious, possibly last nights vindaloo/tindaloo/phall and piss up that lingers in their BO, also uk trains and london underground does not have air con which may make it worse (i recall hot summer days on virgin trains from birmingham to manchester, sweat your balls out over 1.5hrs as there is no air con)

    luckily, i only had one incident when a rather large women in HK raises her arms to hold on the train's hand grip, then ' POW!!' knock me senseless and a for a seconds or so staggered a bit and lose balance on feet momentarily

    I also presume you rarely travelled on london underground (or do you have a chelsea wagon then?) during occasional hot days in UK
    Apparently asians seem to sweat least of all, and some research papers says that they are well-known for having little body odor. Asians actually have more active eccrine glands than Caucasians do, but due to the low number of osmidrotic apocrine glands in axilla (armpit), they have less axillary odor than other races. Asian apocrine glands are either poorly developed or nonexistent.

    My experience is also that rush hour transport is smellier and not as clean in western cities from clothes smell to bad breath and BO.

    The place I avoid most are also Mongkok and Causeway Bay particularly on weekends and I'd much rather take buses and minibuses than the MTR.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBrit:
    Your presumption is wrong, I travelled to and from work every day for 3 years on the Tube - District line... and in the rush hour too. There is absolutely no comparison - Hong Kong is far worse for BO than London.
    it's seems the media backs my opinions

    http://www.gq.com/food-travel/travel...lide=2#slide=2

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