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    The housing block hellholes of Tuen Mun, such a sad and desolate area for the people that live there.

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    And...the two biggest mainlander hangouts...

    Sheung Shui Station.. it has gotten a bit better since the baby formula limit, but the entire KCR station and the surrounding area is a dump and always packed with mainlanders.


    Disneyland Resort.....you don't need need a china visa to experience mainland China culture and manners...all you need is a day pass at Disney

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    For me it's LKF, unless up curry alley at lunchtime which is fine.


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    The absolute worst is lining up for a crowded ride at Disneyland and behind you are three 40ish year old mainland men (no wives or kids anywhere) trying to cut the line. You tell them to "relax" and they chill for while and in about 2 minutes they are at it again. Persistent buggers.


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    Quote Originally Posted by imparanoic:
    it's seems the media backs my opinions

    http://www.gq.com/food-travel/travel...lide=2#slide=2
    Well, given it mentions nothing at all about the Underground or any London transportation system I can't see how you can possibly make that assertion... Yet alone extrapolate out GQ Magazine to "the media".
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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.
    I completely agree. BO in HK is much worse. I've rarely smelt BO (apart from the occasional homeless person enjoying the Circle line all day) on the London tube and I used it on a daily basis for over 15 years. Also used to get BR/Virgin trains between London and the North West (where my family lives) on a regular basis and never once had a problem (not with smells or being too hot anyway...quality of the service and timekeeping is a different matter lol).

    I find the Paris metro/RER worst for BO in summer. HK is also pretty bad but HK seems to add a lot of people with bad breath into the equation. Given the bad teeth on display in HK, fresh breath/teeth cleaning doesn't appear to be a priority for a lot of people here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by James NYC:
    The absolute worst is lining up for a crowded ride at Disneyland and behind you are three 40ish year old mainland men (no wives or kids anywhere) trying to cut the line. You tell them to "relax" and they chill for while and in about 2 minutes they are at it again. Persistent buggers.
    Last time I was at Disney, I was with my local girlfriend and her slightly infirm mum, who walks quite slowly. We were in the queue for the cable car, and a bit of a gap had opened in front of us, so the guy behind us - who was there with his kids, not cronies - tried to push past. I said "excuse me", he ignored me, so I ended up grabbing the handle on his backpack and physically yanking him back. My gf asked him what he was doing, and he pretty much said that he thought it was okay to push past us because we were walking slowly. This was in a long-ish queue, where we were all going to end up at the same place at the same time, regardless of how slow anyone was walking.

    He tried again a few minutes later, and I just body-blocked him...
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    Quote Originally Posted by James NYC:
    The absolute worst is lining up for a crowded ride at Disneyland and behind you are three 40ish year old mainland men (no wives or kids anywhere) trying to cut the line. You tell them to "relax" and they chill for while and in about 2 minutes they are at it again. Persistent buggers.

    LIKE, LIKE, LIKE............its almost as if they have no control over their actions, it is an automated, unconscious response to push ahead in line.

    Always shocked at how many Adults...without kids...go on the silly rides like the teacup or buzz year??

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    My most hated spot has to be Quarry Bay station, you need to climb down four escalators and loooooong walk before you can reach the blasted purple line...

    Quote Originally Posted by gilleshk:
    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.
    If only it was true for us brown asians....

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    Quote Originally Posted by bibbju:
    I completely agree. BO in HK is much worse. I've rarely smelt BO (apart from the occasional homeless person enjoying the Circle line all day) on the London tube and I used it on a daily basis for over 15 years. Also used to get BR/Virgin trains between London and the North West (where my family lives) on a regular basis and never once had a problem (not with smells or being too hot anyway...quality of the service and timekeeping is a different matter lol).

    I find the Paris metro/RER worst for BO in summer. HK is also pretty bad but HK seems to add a lot of people with bad breath into the equation. Given the bad teeth on display in HK, fresh breath/teeth cleaning doesn't appear to be a priority for a lot of people here.

    I think part of the problem is a lack of proper deorderant. You don't see a lot of the long-lasting stick or roll-on types of deorderant or anti-perspirant here. It's one of the few items I still get from back home. It seems that most people here think of deorderant as what I would call a freshener type or perfume spray.
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