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    Quote Originally Posted by gilleshk:
    Not everyone needs to behave like barbarians to blow off steam...

    gilles, all in all you're just another brick in the wall........
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBrit:
    I believe it is more widely described as Rat Alley
    Isn't Rat Alley = Wo On Lane?

    Curry Alley to me and my lunch pals is the next one up, the little L-shaped street where Coco Curry is located

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    I always thought the L shaped one was Rat Alley. A quick Google throws up these links

    http://www.followmefoodie.com/2010/0...nt-rats-alley/
    http://www.ilovelkf.hk/articles/lowdown-rat-alley

    Most people know Wing Wah Lane as ‘Rat Alley’. This short aisle that extends off D’Aguilar Street truly got its nickname from the rodents that used to inhabit the lane. And no, we’re not talking about Ratatouille, Mickey Mouse or any of the furry cuddly critters you are used to seeing on children’s TV. We’re talking about the fat, filthy street-dwelling creatures that are synonymous with any urban environment.
    Last edited by TheBrit; 22-03-2013 at 08:18 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBrit:
    I always thought the L shaped one was Rat Alley. A quick Google throws up these links

    http://www.followmefoodie.com/2010/0...nt-rats-alley/
    http://www.ilovelkf.hk/articles/lowdown-rat-alley
    Well there we have it I always thought of it as rat alley as I had actually seen one there but haven't seen any up the L-shaped lane....thank god as it might put me off my curry!!

    Thanks TB

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    Hehe, it does say in one of those articles that the rats are largely a thing of the past. Seems unlikely to me, with all the food that must be prepared and dropped up there but hell, rats live everywhere in every city. I must admit I got a shock when I opened a door in Yau Ma Tei yesterday and a rat the size of a small cat bolted off at high speed.

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    I've seen alot of rats down at the Central Ferry piers. They put some garbage outside the exits of the fast ferries and rats constantly run across the walkway. I've been waiting for friends there and they run back and forth constantly.

    One time walking off the ferry from Cheung Chau a girl in front of me stepped one scurrying across the pathway!


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    Any built-up area.

    I don't know why they can't do some decent urban planning in Hong Kong. There are at least three universities that teach urban planning. There seems to be the expertise. Why don't they apply what they learn?

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    Quote Originally Posted by imparanoic:

    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
    Oh that was you was it? It was probably me after a hike ... I can nearly knock myself out with that smell if I raise an arm on the MTR
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    Quote Originally Posted by MovingIn07:
    Oh that was you was it? It was probably me after a hike ... I can nearly knock myself out with that smell if I raise an arm on the MTR
    Not possible Moving. You're a non asian female. You don't even produce sweat.
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    Now this I do honestly find is something I do hate. The copy watch BS on Nathan Road. I did reply once - ok, copy money? When the tout said yes, I quickly left thinking wtf!

    I see this on FB - a play running tonight and tomorrow based on I guess it is this Twitter account.

    #HKProblems_theplay
    #HK_Arts

    https://www.facebook.com/events/401114803307293/

    Ever had pedestrian rage in TST caused by an over abundance of copy watch guys? Suffer from a tiger mother? Do you know where your octopus card is?


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