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    Unhappy Is Hong Kong Dangerous?

    I'm going to Hong Kong for my summer vacation but I heard alot of rumors about thing in Hong Kong that sound outrageous to me. My friend told me in Hong Kong a girl cant share food with other girls or they'll be considered lesbians. You can't wear clothes that are non-conformist or you'll be considered a gangster. You can't have dyed hair or you'll be considered a ganster. You can't where coloured contacts or you'll be a ganster. Does this mean when I go to Hong Kong, I'll be a lesbian gangster? Crazy. I also heard that Hong Kong has more perverts than Toronto, so girls can't wear short skirts, spegettie strapped tank tops, off shoulder tops, or tops that show any skin at all? Is that true? Is Hong Kong that dangerous of a place. My friends also told me that Hong Kong has the worst guys in the world compared to any other country. So far my summer isn't looking great...


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    Someone is winding you up...

    To be honest, some of the things you said have a ring of truth about them... i.e. cops are more likely to stop people with certain types of haircuts.

    I'd keep an open mind till you get here ....


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    With friends like these .....

    Hong Kong has more perverts then Toronto

    Thank God we have stemmed the brain drain,for the moment at least.

    I'll be a lesbian gangster?

    I always thought that all gangsters were lesbians at heart, so this is very much an oxymoron; I mean that don't gangsters like to do naughty things as well?


    With friends like these, you need to leave them behind asap and come over and befriend our very own Croco Chan, a much more safer kind of mate.

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    LOL who's Chroco chan?
    It's not my friends who told me Hong Kong has more perverts, it's my mother too...


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    I think Hong Kong is just as dangerous as any other big city (like New York for example) because there is such a wide range of people, including the bad ones. A lot of people in HK dye their hair, especially the younger ones, so I'm not really sure where the gangster thing comes from. It's true that it's better for a girl to not wear spaghetti strap tank tops or extremely short skirts since a lot of HK values remain rather conservative, but if you go to the more "hip" places such as Causeway Bay or Central it really isn't that big of a deal. I really don't think HK has more perverts, but the guys there might be more obvious when they're checking you out because they don't bother to hide it. And the sharing food = lesbian thing is one of the most rediculous things I've ever heard. This is a city where it's normal for girls to walk down a street linking arms. Cops will be patrolling the streets if anything happens. Overall, I think you should just put your worries aside, enjoy your stay in HK, and *gasp* even have some fun!


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    No comment on your mother-But Croco Chan is a whole different kettle of fish.

    NY has King Kong Honkers has Croco Chan........

    It has 66 teeth and that is a very auspicious Feng Shui number... remarks a villager standing amidst the crowd at the banks of San Pui river or what is known as Yuen Long creek.

    It has come to help our village in these difficult economic times states another.

    It was a Saturday just like any other. Croco Chan , was enjoying the weekend as well.

    As if enjoying at Repulse Bay, Croco Chan takes the time to swim around and even has hurried suntans on the banks of San Pui river.

    Tell me you got Croco Chan, exclaims my wife pointing towards my Digital Cam.

    I hit the rewind to check what I have and all I have are all the beautiful women at the scene in their Saturday best. No Croco Chan!

    Doesn't he look like Chris Patton? Comes a casual remark from my eldest son. My daughter and younger son nod in agreement.

    Who? Croco Chan?

    No, John Lever.

    Ah... yes a bit.

    In a distant corner, Lever is being interviewed by reporters. I almost got him but I missed answers Lever, a calm and resolute man with a confident tone of someone who is enjoying the crocodile as much as the crocodile enjoys us.

    I think I will try at four in the morning when it is dark because the lights reflecting from the surrounding buildings [mostly warehouses and factories] are too bright. Besides, we want the water level to go down so we can see it without torches. That is when I will get him... adds Lever with unwavering thoughtfulness.

    Well, I don't think most of the beautiful women in the crowd would be hanging around at four in the morning and therefore, it is just going to be Lever, his assistants, sleepy reporters, administrative sods and me drinking beer and filming the capture [that is, if today is the lucky day].

    One person who should have been here to increase his public ratings and popularity, has conveniently escaped to Europe as soon as Croco Chan sneaked into San Pui river.

    You don't expect us to be with you until four in the morning, do you? asks my startled wife.

    "No honey, let us take the kids to Tai Mo Shan mountain and country park. After that, I will send you all home and come here alone..." Saying which I leave the scene with my family.

    If it is a female, we could sell Croco Omelettes or Croco eggs. I overhear the same two villagers discussing their future business plans.

    We could call it San Pui Daan [where Daan means eggs in Cantonese] ideates another.

    Well, I guess that is better than Croco Meat, Croco Bags, or Croco Shoes.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Chandelier
    I'm going to Hong Kong for my summer vacation but I heard alot of rumors about thing in Hong Kong that sound outrageous to me. My friend told me in Hong Kong a girl cant share food with other girls or they'll be considered lesbians. You can't wear clothes that are non-conformist or you'll be considered a gangster. You can't have dyed hair or you'll be considered a ganster. You can't where coloured contacts or you'll be a ganster. Does this mean when I go to Hong Kong, I'll be a lesbian gangster? Crazy. I also heard that Hong Kong has more perverts than Toronto, so girls can't wear short skirts, spegettie strapped tank tops, off shoulder tops, or tops that show any skin at all? Is that true? Is Hong Kong that dangerous of a place. My friends also told me that Hong Kong has the worst guys in the world compared to any other country. So far my summer isn't looking great...
    LOL,.....that's got to be the funniest thing I've heard today! :rofl:

    Seriously, like KIA said, someone's been telling you a load of B/S. This is the safest place I know!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Max
    LOL,.....that's got to be the funniest thing I've heard today! :rofl:

    Seriously, like KIA said, someone's been telling you a load of B/S. This is the safest place I know!
    Chandelier, I gotta agree with the others 100%.....someone has been takin you for a ride.....big time!! HK is one of the safest places I know of as well.

    So far as the restrictions on clothes go ...no short skirts...no off shoulder tops....no tank tops....wow...I couldn't have stayed here for 2.5 years if that were the case .

    You'll also get to see your fair share of weird hairdos....heck get one if you want....even a tattoo!

    Colored Contacts...whose to know?

    Lesbian gangsters.... :rofl: ...nuff said!

    As for the guys...well we're not all that peverted...a teeny weeny maybe!

    Jokes apart....come down here and see for yourself....its a great place to be in. One of the reasons why so many people come to HK with the intention of staying for a year or two and end up calling it home. I'm sure you'll love it! :welcome:

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    Hmm, I wonder how long since your mom has been in HK? Before I came over I was informed that everyone in the office would call you by your "Professional name" (i.e Engineer Chan, Manager Wong, etc.) So far the only place I've seen this is on tv, and we've all use our proper (or not so proper in some cases) English names in every office so far.

    Come over and have a good time!


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    Chanderlier, the answer to your question is a big NO.
    I was born and raised in Hong Kong. I have been living here for 20 years...(well 18 years if you subtract the two years I went to college in the states) so I can tell you, with my well knowledge about HK, that most, if not everything, you have heard about Hong Kong is false.
    The fact is, HK is one of the safest city, even by world's standard.
    Do some research yourself, and you will discover that we in fact has one of the lowest crime (especially violent ones) rate in the world.

    Moreoever, if what you have heard about HK is true, I don't think HK would ever become such a successful financial market.


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