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Therefrom, Hong Kong

Billy Clarke takes a walk through Kowloon  where age old shops, buildings and a culture have stood the test of time, fending off the impeding construction and gentrification that mars Hong Kong.

As one of the world’s leading international financial centres, with one of the most traded currencies on the planet and the highest per capita income in the world, culture is not really the first word that springs to mind when one thinks of Hong Kong. But amidst the chameleonic concrete landscape and the tumultuous, yet organized, frenzy that marks the city, long-suffering nuggets of genuine culture seep through, vying for attention like a green-eyed child or a neglected drowning creature struggling for air.

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