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Despite the minor issue of a tropical cyclone bearing down on western Guangdong province (“its threat to Hong Kong still exists”, asserts the Hong Kong Observatory, in that classically anodyne yet ominous lingua franca of meteorologists everywhere), Gordon Price’s tour of Hong Kong continues.

Day 3 musings cover backstreet hidden gems, demographics on display, trees, and a Hong Kong “of course” — transit. Over 90% of the population makes use of the public transportation system.

How did this happen? For starters, they built it. And they had to — Hong Kong has virtually the same geographic area as Metro Vancouver, but almost three times the population.

Also with approximately 317, Hong Kong has the most skyscrapers in the world. That’s 25% more than New York City.