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Kowloon Walled City: A city with no laws or health/safety codes (New Images)


Here's Kowloon Walled City, the most densely populated city in the world.

The city started as a Chinese military base, then was left abandoned for squatters to move in. It's in a neutral territory, therefore, there are no laws or regulations governing the land.

Because of the lack of laws/regulations, the architecture of the city is fascinating. It's literally buildings built on top of buildings. Apparently, in the center of the city, it always appears to be dark outside because the dense architecture blocks out all of the sun.

Anyways, enjoy this article that I found with a rare glimpse of life inside the city.
























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jimbeam
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re: Kowloon Walled City: A city with no laws or health/safety codes (New Images)


The city has been discussed here before, but those pictures are definitely new. Thanks for posting, I wonder what compelled people to stay there.


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BIGDAB
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re: Kowloon Walled City: A city with no laws or health/safety codes (New Images)


this will be how the rest of the world looks in another 100 yrs.





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MC5601
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re: Kowloon Walled City: A city with no laws or health/safety codes (New Images)


This is one of the most interesting things I've seen in a while.





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Sev09
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I wonder what compels people to stay there.


Cheap as dirt rent, lack of safety codes?

That's actually in the article I linked. The picture with the meat marketers is captioned something like, "They moved here for the cheap rent and to get away from the governments imposing health and safety codes."






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sbr2
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re: Kowloon Walled City: A city with no laws or health/safety codes (New Images)


It makes sense for criminals and others seeking to avoid laws and regulation, but that doesn't account for rest of the civilian populace squatting on it.





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sbr2
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Didn't know this

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In the 1988 film Bloodsport, starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, the Walled City is the setting for a martial arts tournament


From wiki






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saintsfan22
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re: Kowloon Walled City: A city with no laws or health/safety codes (New Images)


I thought that last pic looked familiar





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Jet12
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re: Kowloon Walled City: A city with no laws or health/safety codes (New Images)


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this will be how the rest of the world looks in another 100 yrs.


Someone posted that in the article comments. Overpopulation is a myth, yo.






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re: Kowloon Walled City: A city with no laws or health/safety codes (New Images)


That's pretty fascinating stuff. Thanks for sharing!





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MBclass83
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re: Kowloon Walled City: A city with no laws or health/safety codes (New Images)


I feel lucky to live in the





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SpartyGator
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re: Kowloon Walled City: A city with no laws or health/safety codes (New Images)


Wow, I wasnt too far from there when I visited 2 yrs ago, but didnt see that. thanks for sharing.





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tetu
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re: Kowloon Walled City: A city with no laws or health/safety codes (New Images)


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Wow, I wasnt too far from there when I visited 2 yrs ago, but didnt see that. thanks for sharing.
well that would be because it was demolished many years before you visited.

I wonder who handled the public maintenance stuff?






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lsu480
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re: Kowloon Walled City: A city with no laws or health/safety codes (New Images)


Why in the hell would anyone live there?





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PurpleandGold Motown
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re: Kowloon Walled City: A city with no laws or health/safety codes (New Images)


Why would anyone live in bumfrick Louisiana, Mississippi, or Alabama? Why wouldn't every child run screaming from the poorer neighborhoods of America's great cities? It's where they were born. It's their home. It's what they know.

It's not really a difficult concept.






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lsu480
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Why do millions of people sneak into the USA? Because they want a better life. People who don't try to make a better life for themselves are losers.





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ItNeverRains
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re: Kowloon Walled City: A city with no laws or health/safety codes (New Images)


mogray, wiki, and joshnorris utopia





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GeauxWrek
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re: Kowloon Walled City: A city with no laws or health/safety codes (New Images)


Can't be too bad, they have a race track just outside the southern wall





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Kowloon

frick that map






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