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The Dark Side of Hong Kong Walking Tour66 Reviews
Uncover the naked truth behind the glittering facade of Hong Kong on our Kowloon tour, an unique experience brings you face to face with the concealed stories of this vibrant metropolis.
- Visit several local markets in Kowloon and learn why they are in decline
- Understand the reality of living and wealth disparities in Hong Kong
- Visit a subdivided unit and see how a family live in a 100 sq. ft. apartment
DescriptionWhile Hong Kong is known as a thriving international finance center, visitors are often only shown the bright side of the city, with popular attractions like The Peak, Victoria Harbour, and Big Buddha taking center stage. But what about the 1.5 million people living in poverty, making Hong Kong one of the most unequal places on earth? Our tour delves into the heart of Hong Kong’s capitalist system, giving you a first-hand look at the grim reality many of its citizens face. You’ll visit a subdivided unit in one of the city’s poorest districts, providing a stark contrast to the economic prosperity that seems so abundant. Join us on a journey to see Hong Kong in a more realistic light and gain a deeper understanding of the true stories of its people. Sign up now for a thought-provoking and eye-opening tour. Tour Highlights: Local Wet Markets – Visit the Fish Market, Flower Market and Birds Market – Discover how these traditional markets organized themselves in Hong Kong’s Capitalism system and survive under high estate price Hong Kong’s Wealth Disparities – Take a brief introduction of Hong Kong’s Capitalistic system, see how citizens compete with high living cost Housing Crisis – Visiting a subdivided unit, how does a Hong Kong family of 4 live in a apartment with only 100 sq. ft. Major Sites: – Goldfish Market: How the cost of rent on this district becoming so high for public to afford. – Flower Market: Under all the major industries include finance and trading, how and why does flower market still exists? – Bird Market: Bird flu is a concern in Hong Kong for its impact on public health. What’s the future of this traditional market and what are the measures to prevent the spread of the disease. – Boundary Street Sports Centre: Hong Kong has one of the least affordable housing markets in the world. Is it a unsolveable issue under the high property prices and limited available space? – Portland Street: From tenement houses to skyscrapers, how Hong Kong maintain it’s significant low tax rate by land sale? – Cedar Street: Visiting a subdivided unit in Prince Edward, offer a glimpse into the reality of the city’s housing crisis.
IncludesProfessional local guide Booking fee
- Please note that in order to tell the story, this tour will be going to the poor area of town. If you do not seek knowledge into the darker side of Hong Kong, then this is not the right tour for you.
- A moderate amount of walking is involved
- This tour is subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
Easy cancellationCancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
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