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This convertible apartment is brilliant, haha!
What kind of intrigues me about Hong Kong is that they do not seem to have similar problems which appear in other cities. For instance, when I was there I did not really discover any severe congestion problems, contrary to cities as Jakarta (during the whole day) or Bangkok (particularly during rush hours), even though densities in Hong Kong are thus even higher. Can you confirm that the public transport system in Hong Kong is functioning really well? Or is congestion in fact quite a problem in some parts of the city?
Furthermore I think it is quite striking that many Western countries decided that modernist architecture has been quite a failure, since it did not seem to work very well because of social issues mainly. In Chinese cities though, nearly everything they build today could be regarded as some sort of modernism. Do they think that what happened in North America and Western Europe will not happen to them? And what do you think is the main reason for them to assume this?