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Horniest Manticore
Nov 23, 2013

Hello, you!

Lipstick Apathy


The city was a phenomenon with 33,000 families and businesses living in more than 300 interconnected high-rise buildings, all constructed without contributions from a single architect.



Dating back to the Song Dynasty it served as a watch post for the military to defend the area against pirates and to manage the production of Salt before eventually coming under British rule.

However, during the Japanese occupation on Hong Kong in the Second World War parts of it were demolished to provide building materials for the nearby airport.

Once Japan surrendered from the city, the population dramatically increased with numerous squatters moving in. Eventually it became a haven for criminals and drug users and was run by the Chinese Triads until 1974.



A thorough government survey in 1987 showed an estimated 33,000 people resided within the Walled City. Based on this survey, the Walled City had a population density of approximately 1,255,000 inhabitants per square kilometre (3,250,000 /sq mi).



After an arduous eviction process, demolition began in March 1993 and was completed in April 1994. Kowloon Walled City Park opened in December 1995 and occupies the area of the former Walled City.

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TEAYCHES
Jun 23, 2002



kyoon walled city

TEAYCHES
Jun 23, 2002



mirror shades... check. katana... check. datajack... check.

Parallax Scroll
Nov 13, 2009



cool city they should have kept it

FartRomancer.EXE
Jun 26, 2012



rip

Slanderer
May 6, 2007

i'm not mad,
this is actually funny to me


Soiled Meat

one of kowloon walled city's biggest industries was illegal dentistry. i have no idea why.

angerbeet
Mar 23, 2004


plob


my favorite part was the walls

Horniest Manticore
Nov 23, 2013

Hello, you!

Lipstick Apathy

Slanderer posted:

one of kowloon walled city's biggest industries was illegal dentistry. i have no idea why.

think a real dentist was gonna practice in there?

EA Sports
Feb 10, 2007


shenmue 2 best game

wit
Jul 26, 2011


Slanderer posted:

one of kowloon walled city's biggest industries was illegal dentistry. i have no idea why.

Because dentists are expensive.

new phone who dis
May 24, 2007

You're misunderstanding what pedophilia means. Pedophilia is not a sexual attraction to somebody 13-years-old who is sexually mature. Pedophilia is attraction to children who have not reached puberty. You don't understand what pedophilia is if you are saying I'm defending it because I'm certainly no

Morbid Hound

angerbot posted:

my favorite part was the walls

Mine was the cow.

The SituAsian
Oct 29, 2006

PLEASE WORK OUT

Kowroon Warred City

Slanderer
May 6, 2007

i'm not mad,
this is actually funny to me


Soiled Meat

holy poo poo there is a Kowloon Walled City amusement park/arcade in tokyo

http://gizmodo.com/hong-kongs-infam...anes-1325344791
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFotdInLOgU

Whiskey Sours
Jan 25, 2014

Weather proof.


If I ever win the lottery I'm going to build an exact replica of Kowloon Walled City.

And live in it.

Alone.

etalian
Mar 20, 2006


Slanderer posted:

one of kowloon walled city's biggest industries was illegal dentistry. i have no idea why.

it was basically a libertarian dream come true since you had everything from noodle shops to doctors operating without any government oversight.

a guy made a map of the place:



https://imgur.com/9lHD8YX

Pillow Clerk
Oct 18, 2008


If only it all had been on a big boat.

Hexel
Nov 18, 2011

by FactsAreUseless


Bruce Lee was raised in Kowloon

TEAYCHES
Jun 23, 2002




drat that owns

Harald
Jul 9, 2009

LINKIN PARK




did the walls keep intruders out

or keep them in??

etalian
Mar 20, 2006


THS posted:

drat that owns

This is one of the better documentaries on the city:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lby9P3ms11w

ShaunO
Jan 29, 2006



If you enjoy that you should watch this documentary

It's a tour of Dharavi, one of the worlds largest slums http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dharavi

Dharavi's total population estimates vary between 300,000 to about 1 million.

It currently covers an area of 217 hectares (535 acres). (2 km^2, <1 mile^2)

It's pretty interesting, and one of the entrances is literally a sewer pipe that kids play in/around.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Im0tHRs9Bng

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-yjpvzGKZQ

I'm Crap
Aug 15, 2001


etalian posted:

it was basically a libertarian dream come true since you had everything from noodle shops to doctors operating without any government oversight.

a guy made a map of the place:



https://imgur.com/9lHD8YX
i'm the guy who lives directly below the strip club

Kombotron
Aug 11, 2011


its like a mini warhammer 40k hive city

s.i.r.e.
Apr 22, 2008

Down the Rabbit Hole.


It's like something out of a loving post-apocalyptic wasteland and I love it.

Hexel
Nov 18, 2011

by FactsAreUseless


Sire Oblivion posted:

It's like something out of a loving post-apocalyptic wasteland and I love it.

Kinda looks like Detroit except its in better shape

Dred Cosmonaut
Jan 5, 2010

There once was a tiger-striped cat.


it was pretty cool

Tweet Me Balls
Apr 14, 2009



i bet it smelled bad

Topographic Nap
Apr 22, 2007



It was 1978 and I found myself in the Kownloon Poon Market with a hankering for some boom boom and/or yum yum

Pawn 17
Dec 17, 2000

> access main security grid
access: PERMISSION DENIED.





Grimey Drawer

Kowloon is where the annual Kumite was held and long time champ Chong Li was defeated by an unknown American Frank Dux.






The SituAsian
Oct 29, 2006

PLEASE WORK OUT

Pawn 17 posted:

Kowloon is where the annual Kumite was held and long time champ Chong Li was defeated by an unknown American Frank Dux.








Spanish Manlove
Aug 31, 2008

HAILGAYSATAN

This was a cool setting for Dredd

MarioTeachesWiping
Nov 1, 2006

by XyloJW


This place was cool in shenmue

No. 6
Jun 30, 2002



Fallen Rib

CountryClub Walled Community

the trump tutelage
Aug 30, 2008

MY EXISTENCE IS INTOLERABLE


more like

kowlowned lolled city

Sheng-Ji Yang
Mar 5, 2014





ron paul would be proud

lonesomedwarf
Mar 22, 2010



sitting in my relatively comfortable home i can say wow thats really cool and awesome and i do think that but i bet living there sucked

Neukoln19
Oct 27, 2005


I'd like to learn more about its eviction. I bet people were pissed!

turn it up TURN ME ON
Mar 18, 2012

In the Grim Darkness of the Future, there is only war.

...and delicious ice cream.


I want a huge picture of that map to print out and frame.

Izumi Konata
May 4, 2012

by Ralp


Sheng-ji Yang posted:

ron paul would be proud


because libertarianism, anarchism, and communism are merely signposts om the bunny slope of futile idealism

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Companion Cube
Oct 11, 2007

We do what we must because WAAAAAAAAAGH!

This place was cool in Ghost in the Shell.

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