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    No construction going on in the evenings little Mat. Half of Hong Kong is being redeveloped anyway, you can't walk more than a few hundred metres in most urban areas without seeing cranes and bamboo scaffolding all over the place.


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    Oh sorry forgot everyone only walk at night and that only the noise is disruptive. My apologies of course......hmmm


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    Apology accepted my little friend.


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    how about something in Kennedy town? or is that too far out? u can get the tram in and that only takes what 15 mins?

    ( its been a while since I was there at 8-9 am tho.. )


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    Trams are like sardine tins at that time of day. Bus services are good though.


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    Trams are pretty hot for at least half the year too.. Not so great without air con in the summer months.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBrit:
    I think it is a bit of a myth that you can't walk from Elements to the surrounding areas to be honest. No idea why someone would think that - maybe they saw it prior to all the infrastructure being built, before the connecting roads were constructed or something? I had a nice dinner in Temple Street before strolling back home today.
    Well, I generally avoid Elements, but last time I was there, I had to get from Elements to the West Kowloon promenade. To avoid two half-mile detours along highways, which is the signposted route, I had to climb over a concrete highway divider. Everyone else was doing the same -- in fact a clear trail has been marked out through the shrubs on either side by thousands of footprints.

    For pedestrians, the district is a disgrace. I'm sure it's great if you have a BMW though, and let's face it, Hong Kong is planned these days for car drivers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bookblogger:
    Well, I generally avoid Elements, but last time I was there, I had to get from Elements to the West Kowloon promenade. To avoid two half-mile detours along highways, which is the signposted route, I had to climb over a concrete highway divider. Everyone else was doing the same -- in fact a clear trail has been marked out through the shrubs on either side by thousands of footprints.

    For pedestrians, the district is a disgrace. I'm sure it's great if you have a BMW though, and let's face it, Hong Kong is planned these days for car drivers.
    Well, having lived here for 18 months I couldn't disagree more. No idea why you needed to climb over a concrete divider to get to the Promenade - we've been half a dozen times and never needed to do so. Maybe you went there at an interim stage where pedestrians were temporarily re-routed for some construction reason?

    Quite apart from that, the top of Elements is largely free from commercial traffic - no lorries, buses or through traffic so it's a nice area for pedestrians and children..... and if you want to walk to neighbouring districts you have the choice of doing so at street level or on the overhead walkways - like you have in Central and Mongkok. Not sure what you find so offensive about it!

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    yes it's a dreamy place and I guess no issue for the OP to find a 20k flat for 3 ppl in Elements area...


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    i've only ever driven there - but I did notice the elevated walk ways.. - they look like the motorway of the pedestrian world - so long and straight that u think u can the horizon.

    I suppose it is a mico-ecosystem in its self.. ( has a great and a few restaurants/bakery's ) and some good shopping - from budget to silly to prices... ( H+M and Zara to luxury labels.. )

    not sure about schools and such tho.

    and its close to the Kowloon cultural centre

    I wouldnt fancy living there tho..

    for my 20-25 I might go and get myself a good villiage house around the clear water bay road - and drive in - commute be dammed!


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