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HongKong 2012-2013

Hong Kong Island and Kowloon: This was photographed in December 2012 by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D.,PhD.

Hong Kong consists of a peninsula and 236 islands on China's south coast and enclosed by Peal River Delta and
South China Sea. Hong Kong has developed into one of the world's top financial centers. It has highly developed
capitalist economy, and has the high degree of autonomy in all areas except foreign affairs and defence.
Renowned for its expansive skyline and deep natural harbour, its identity as a cosmopolitan center where east
meets west is reflected in its cuisine, cinema, music and traditions.

(L) Location of Hong Kong (R) Satellete photo of Hong Kong

A panoramic view of Hong Kong Island and International finance Centre,'ifc':
This was photographed in December 2012. This skyscraper is the second largest, behind in International Commerce Centre,
ICC Tower, on Kowloon. Hong Kong Station of the Airpoirt Express is directly beneath the tower building.

High-rise condominiums in Kowloon:
This picture was photographed from the 100th floor of the International Commerce Centre, ICC Tower, in December 2012.

(L) This 484-m high skyscraper was completed in 2010 at Kowloon. It is currently the world's fifth tallest building,
and third by floor basis. The observation floor, 'Sky100', is located on the 100th floor of the 118-storey ICC Tower.
(R) The left-side building is the ICC Tower.

According to Emporis, there are 1,223 skyscrapers in Hong Kong, which puts the city at the top of world rankings.
It has more buildings higher than150m than any other city. The high density and tall skyline of Hong Kong's urban
area are due to a lack of available sprawl space, with the average distance from the harbour front to the steep hills
of Hong Kong Island is 1.3 km. Much of it is a reclaimed land. This lack of space causes demands for dense,
high-rise offices and housing. Thirty-six of the world's 100 tallest residential buildings are in Hong Kong. More people
in Hong Kong live or work above the 14th floor than anywhere else on Earth, making it the world's most vertical city.
Reference: Wikipedia

Hong Kong's skyscrapers and a congested container-port

A high density of building and a new land development at HongKong 2012

Condominium sale price index: Photo source: NHK BS1 TV, February 17, 2013

Hong Kong's property market faced the risk of a sharp correction as prices had tripled from the time through in 2003,
at which, an investment visa to Hong Kong has introduced. Many Chinese people bought a condominium with the
beneficiary of new rule. However, IMF warns Hong Kong property market at moderate risk of fall.

Google Map of Hong Kong

Hong Kong's transportation network

A traffic jam at Cross Harbour Tunnel in Kowloon: It links the main financial and commercial districts on both sides of Victoria Habour.
This tunnel was constructed in 1972.

(L) The Western Habour Tunnel is crossing Victoria Harbour, which connects the newly reclaimed land of west Koeloon with Sai Ying Pun.
This tunnel was constructed in1997. (R) So many boats in Victoria Bay, Hong Kong

Hong Kong's transportation network is highly developed. Over 90% of 11 million daily travels are on public transport,
the highest percentage in the world. Payment can be made using the Octopus card, a stored value system introduced
by the Mass Transit Railway (MTR), which is a comprehensive rail network for the whole territory. This MTR rapid transit
system has 152 stations, which serve 3.4 million people a day. Hong Kong Tramways, which has served the territory
since 1904, covers the northern parts of Hong Kong Island.

A tourist Day Pass is convenient for a frequent ride of MTR. It is good for 24 consecutive hours from the recorded entry
time of the first journey on the MTR.

Airport Express Airport Station

(L) A sign plate to guide the express train (M) Kowloon Airport Express Station (R) Station-guidance electric board

(L) Interior of the Airport Express train (R) A sign plate to show the Airport Express shuttle bus

Airport Express Hong Kong Station

(L) A sign board about the In-town Check-in (M) A bus-stop for a free shuttle bus (R) An airport shuttle bus

(L) The information chart of train tickets (R) A sign plate for using the airport express train

The Airport Express is one of the lines of the MTR serving Hong Kong. It links the principal urban areas of Hong Kong
to Hong Kong International Airport. Airport Express is not primarily a rapid transit, although, a premium fare express
service to and from the airport, every 10 minutes during daytime, and every 12 minutes at midnight, intended to
provide similar levels of comfort to that found on an airliner. The average maximum speed between stations is
130 kms per hour.

The Airport Express Shuttle-bus is a complimentary add-on service provided exclusively for Airport Express passengers
traveling between Hong Kong or Kowloon station and major hotels. Four bus routes and five bus routes are provided
from Hong Kong and Kowloon station, respectively. Before boarding, it is needed to show the Airport Express train ticket.

Airport Express from Hong Kong International Airport ( 10.59 min.)
Airport Express to Hong Kong International Airport ( 13:15 min )

A beautiful suspension bridge over Rambler Channel, Ting Kau

The bridge is a 1,177 meter long cable-stayed bridge, that is next to Tsing Ma Bridge, which is partly seen in the right
bottom of this picture. It serves highway and railroad of the Airport Express railway linking the airport and kowloon
or Hong Kong.

(L) The underground passageway to the MTR Kowloon station (L) MTR Central Station plateform

A MTR system map

(L) Interior of MTR train (R) MTR Mong Kok station

(L) A video surveillance system is used by MTR. (R) Interior of MTR train and a priority seat:
Most of Hong Kong's MTR passengers often make mutual concessions to an elderly person, at any train seats.

(L) Interior of MTR train and a priority seat (R) MTR Sunny Bay station

(L) Pasengers were excited to ride a special train veicle for Disneyland. (R) MTR Disneyland station

A train specic for the Disneyland MTR line

(L) MTR Sunny Bay station plateform for Hong Kong Station
(M) Lai King Station (R) All undergroung MTR halls are very spacious.
An automated MRT train runs from Disneyland to Sunny Bay station.

Hong Kong Tramways is one of the earliest forms of public transport in Hong Kong. The tramway runs on Hong Kong
Island between Shau Kei Wan and Kennedy Town. Trams in Hong Kong have not only been a form of transport for over
100 years, but also a major tourist attraction and traveling tool in Hong Kong. It is the only exclusively double-deck
operated tram system in the world.

(L) A double-deck tram, the oldest transportation on the Hong Kong Island (R) A tram runs on the Queensway and DesVoeux Road.

(L) A double-deck tram at Hong Kong Island (R) A view from the tram of the Central, Hong Kong Island

A double-deck tram in Hong Kong Island

MTR train stations provide a fast-operating escalator to promote many passengers to move quickly. At first, we are
perplexed for the speed of the escalator. However, it began to feel us rather vitalize. The MTR operates trains at
a frequent interval, and it is very convenient. I was very impressed many passengers are heart-warming and
instantly give a seat to an elderly person in a train. This phenomenon is not so common in a Tokyo's train vehicle.

High-speed train links the huge economic zone in Hong Kong and Guangdong.
  広東・香港に巨大経済圏 高速鉄道が開通


All railway trains should be completely smoke -free.

イタリア鉄道旅行・シシリア イタリア鉄道旅行記  Italia Rail: Trenitalia
アイルランド鉄道旅行 アイルランド鉄道旅行記  Rail Travel Ireland
ニュージランド鉄道旅行 ニュージランド鉄道旅行記  NZ Rail: Tranz Alpine/Scenic
オーストラリア鉄道旅行 オーストラリア鉄道旅行記   Brief Journey by Australian Rail
米国・東北部鉄道旅行 ボストン-ニューヨーク高速鉄道  Amtrak Acela Express/Boston_Newyork
シカゴ鉄道 シカゴCTA鉄道  Chicago CTA Rail
マイアミ鉄道 マイアミMETRO鉄道  Miami Metro Rail

ストックホルム・空港鉄道 ストックホルム・アーランダ急行  Stockholm Arlanda Airport and Express
ストックホルム地下鉄 ストックホルム地下鉄・近郊鉄道 Stockholm County Railways
スエーデンX2000の旅 X2000の旅  X2000:Stockholm_Copenhagen Express
コペンハーゲン近郊鉄道・地下鉄 コペンハーゲン地下鉄・近郊鉄道  Greater Copenhagen Railways
パリ鉄道ターミナル駅 パリ鉄道ターミナル  Paris Rail Terminals
パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 パリ地下鉄・近郊鉄道  Paris Metro_RER_Tram
タイ・バンコク鉄道 バンコク・スカイトレイン・地下鉄・タイ鉄道   Bangkok Mass Transit/Thai Railways
台湾高速鉄道 台湾高速鉄道  Taiwan High Speed Rail
フィンランド鉄道 路面電車 地下鉄 フィンランド鉄道、路面電車、地下鉄  Railways in Helsinki, Finland
インド鉄道 インド鉄道・地下鉄  Indian Railways and Dehli Metro

シカゴ鉄道 ポルトガル地下鉄・鉄道  Portugal Metro, Railways
マイアミ鉄道 アムステルダム鉄道・市電  Amsterdam Rail
シカゴ鉄道 スペイン高速鉄道  High-speed train in Spain
マイアミ鉄道 バロセロナ都市交通  Barcelona Railways
パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 ワシントンDC地下鉄・ユニオン駅  Washington DC Metro/Union Station

  フランス国鉄の旅  Railway Travel in France
 ドイツ国鉄の旅 Railway Travel in Germany
 バンクーバー・スカイトレイン Vancouver Skytrain
パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 カナダ・エドモントン地下鉄  Edomonton Metro<
パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 カナダ大陸横断鉄道・VIA Trans-Canada Railway, VIA

パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 韓国高速鉄道・空港急行・地下鉄 Korea Train Express, Airport Express and Metro
米国・東北部鉄道旅行 シアトル・モノレール、リンク鉄道 Monorail and Link railway st Seatle
米国・東北部鉄道旅行 米国アムトラックで氷河国立公園へ Amtrak: Seatle to Glacier National Park
パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 サンフランシスコ・バート、 ケーブルカー、市電 San Francisco, cablecar, tram and Bart

パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 ドイツ、オーストリア、スイス鉄道 Trains in Germany, Austria and Switzerland in 2013
米国・東北部鉄道旅行 モスクワ地下鉄  Moscow Metro
パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 サンクトベルグ地下鉄 Saint Petersburg Metro
米国・東北部鉄道旅行 ロシア高速鉄道  Sapsan, high-speed train of Russia
パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 サンクトベルグ・ヘルシンキ鉄道 Allegro, high-speed train between Finland and Russia

パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 アラスカ鉄道 Alaskan Railroad
パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 キャンベラ・シドニー鉄道 Railways connecting Canberra and Sydney, Australia
米国・東北部鉄道旅行 ゴールドコースト市内電車  Gold Coast Light-Rail
パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 ノルウェー・トロンハイムオスロ鉄道 Train in Norway, Trondheim to Oslo

 鉄道全面禁煙化は世界の常識 Smoking ban in the railway trains of the world

エクスプレスの乗車カード(Round trip HK$160/180)を見せねばならない。両駅にはインタウン・チェックイン

香港滞在中に地下鉄を頻繁に利用される方には24時間、自由に乗り降りできる、Tourist Day Pass (1日フリ−パス:



Hong Kong/Macau
Hong Kong 2007 Hong Kong and HongKong Railway 2012 Hong Kong life Smoking ban in Hong Kong
Smoking rooms in hotels of Hong Kong High-Speed Rail from/to HongKong Macau Smoking rooms in hotels of Macau

経済的発展を続けている国際都市、香港: 2012-2013
撮影 2012年12月  執筆 2013年1月 加筆 2013年2月
禁煙席ネット主宰 医学博士 宮本順伯
著作権は「禁煙席ネット」宮本順伯に帰属 記事、写真の複写禁止
『禁煙席ネット』 サイトへのリンクは自由
A photograph was taken in December 2012, and article was written in January, and
information was added in June 2019, by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.

A lifestyle in Hong Kong
Tour in Beijing, Nanjing and and Shabghai

Life in Hong Kong

Special Note:
 Russia unduly occupies our Northern Territories of Japan.
 Smoke-free hotels in Japan
  Domestic travel in Japan
 Smoke-free should be the minimum standard for the host city in the Olympic.
 WHO: Smoking should be banned in all public spaces.
 World population: seven billion v.s. Declining birth rate in Japan
 Nobody in the earth can destroy the natural beauty of the land.
 Stop merging war criminals and war victims at Yasukuni Shrine.
 Tax saving's rental housing is mushrooming.

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