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    • by trinity

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      The facade of Chungking Mansions is dreary enough to scare off the faint of heart. The building looks dilapidated and about to fall any minute. Then right outside the main entrance, you’ll see a throng of Indians, Pakistanis and Africans who would immediately swarm any naive tourist in sight. A few steps

      into the lobby and the senses is barraged with a mix smell of sweat, dampness, and strong spices.

      The ground floor is home many Indian and Pakistani restaurants while the upper floors house several hostels, one of which is Hong Kong Downtown Backpackers Hostel.

      The elevator is an experience by itself. We checked ...

      • in at past midnight so we were the only ones in the lift. No big deal. But the following morning, the tiny elevator was like the UN building in a nutshell. People of different scent and costume squeezed into the crowded box. At each floor, my friend would say, “No, its full
        already. It might get overloaded.” To which the next passenger would say, “Hong Kong elevators very strong, no overload.”

        After that breath-stopping, because your insticts for self-preservation would seem to make you involuntarily hold your breath, we never took the lift anymore. We’d rather brave the three floors of stairs over 3 minutes in that elevator.

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