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  • Comparing Hong Kong and Singapore.

  • There are a number of obvious similarities between Singapore and Hong Kong.

  • In terms of physical size they're not greatly different.

  • Although the total area of Hong Kong is about twice that of Singapore,

  • the amount of land that is actually usable is more or less the same.

  • Both cities were born as British colonies in the first half of the 19th century

  • and are mainly populated by migrants from southern China.

  • However, while Hong Kong's population of around seven million is overwhelmingly Chinese (98%, in fact),

  • Singapore's population of around 2.8 million is made up of 76% Chinese, 15% Malay, and 7% Indian.

  • In both cities there are slightly more men than women.

  • Both cities witnessed very rapid economic development in the 1960s and 1970s,

  • and are now important international financial centres.

  • However, there are a number of differences between the two cities.

  • Hong Kong's population density - 5,590 persons per square kilometre,

  • is much higher than Singapore's 4,323 per square kilometre.

  • It is well known that Singapore is quieter, cleaner and greener than Hong Kong.

  • One reason for this is that Singapore's roads are much less congested than Hong Kong's.

  • Whereas the Singapore government has taken measures to

  • restrict the number of private cars allowed on the roads and encouraged citizens to use public transport,

  • Hong Kong has done little to discourage car ownership

  • and has simply continued to build more roads to carry the ever increasing number of vehicles.

Comparing Hong Kong and Singapore.

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Comparing Hong Kong and Singapore: Student A

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    Peter Yang posted on 2013/09/26
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