Afternoon Walking Tour on Dark Side of Hong Kong

Afternoon Walking Tour on Dark Side of Hong Kong
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$16.35
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Description

Most tourists come to Hong Kong only visit the major attractions - The Peak, the Big Buddha, Ladies Market and Temple Street Night Market. Then they think this is Hong Kong. We are the Hong Kong locals who wants to tell you deep of what is happening to Hong Kong - The world's most capitalistic city and its relation to coffin house.

If you are looking for a tour that brings you to the major attractions, this tour is not for you. If you are seeking knowledge, then this is the perfect tour for you.

When you visit Hong Kong, you must think it is a city of prosperity. Underneath this prosperity is a capitalistic system that has made basic living ridiculously unaffordable. This tour is about revealing the unjust system and shock you with the reality.

New York Times reference:
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/31/world/asia/hong-kong-subversive-tour.html

Firstly you will meet your guide at the Mong Kok MTR station Exit B3 (outside the station), then set off on your 3-hours walking tour in Mong Kok and Sham Shui Po area of Hong Kong. The time will be allocated into the following sties and topics: 

The first 1-hour of the walking tour focuses on several local markets in Mong Kok and Prince Edward area. Specifically:
1. The Goldfish Market - How does the real estate market transforms the goldfish market and where to look for the exotic animals?
2. The Flower Market - Why is the flower market located in Kowloon?

The next 2-hour of the tour focuses on the housing crisis in Hong Kong. Specifically:
1. Boundary Street Sport Centre - How bad is the housing crisis in Hong Kong? How much an average apartment costs in Hong Kong and how many years an average worker needs to purchase an apartment in Hong Kong?
2. Portland Street & Tenement House - How did Hong Kong government maintains its status quo to be one of the most capitalistic cities in the world? How much the Hong Kong government relies on the housing market?
3. Sub-divided Housing - We rented a subdivided unit for you to have a peek of what is going on inside a sample unit... 
3. Lui Seng Chun - Tasting of Chinese Herbal Tea
4. Tung Chau Street: The poverty line in Hong Kong and the size of the poverty population. Where does the government draws the poverty line in a wealthy place like Hong Kong?

The tour finishes at Sham Shui Po market at which point the guide will point out the nearest MTR station. The guests may want to walk around the Sham Shui Po market to see the day to day life of a local market. The guide will stay behind to answer any questions or help you to plan your trip.

Most tourists come to Hong Kong only visit the major attractions - The Peak, the Big Buddha, Ladies Market and Temple Street Night Market. Then they think this is Hong Kong. We are the Hong Kong locals who wants to tell you deep of what is happening to Hong Kong - The world's most capitalistic city and its relation to coffin house.

If you are looking for a tour that brings you to the major attractions, this tour is not for you. If you are seeking knowledge, then this is the perfect tour for you.

When you visit Hong Kong, you must think it is a city of prosperity. Underneath this prosperity is a capitalistic system that has made basic living ridiculously unaffordable. This tour is about revealing the unjust system and shock you with the reality.

New York Times reference:
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/31/world/asia/hong-kong-subversive-tour.html