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How 🇭🇰 Hong Kong Built the World's Best Transit

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  • @PolyMatter
    @PolyMatter  4 ปีที่แล้ว +9378

    This doesn’t count as another China video

    • @firen777
      @firen777 4 ปีที่แล้ว +555


    • @aranbear4852
      @aranbear4852 4 ปีที่แล้ว +1671

      Winnie the Pooh would like to know your location

    • @a.t.1011
      @a.t.1011 4 ปีที่แล้ว +192

      @UCEvHtoi-RGGJ_0fJzLt2GiQ You can't watch this video from China.

    • @no_u
      @no_u 4 ปีที่แล้ว +291

      But sir I will inform you in 20 years when Hong Kong is part of China

    • @Pwn3dbyth3n00b
      @Pwn3dbyth3n00b 4 ปีที่แล้ว +133

      China begs to differ against the protesters.

  • @user-vs4it9rk8x
    @user-vs4it9rk8x 4 ปีที่แล้ว +2556

    As a Hongkonger, I get quite peeved off when I miss the train just to realize the next one comes in two minutes...sometimes I feel like I take the efficiency of the MTR for granted.

    • @Warrior1754
      @Warrior1754 3 ปีที่แล้ว +77

      Wtf in Malaysia we have to wait for 6 mins (I mean metro not conventional train)

    • @AAAA-yd4kz
      @AAAA-yd4kz 3 ปีที่แล้ว +85

      @@Warrior1754 be grateful, in sabah theres no things like MRT, LRT or Monorel. Here in sabah, we only have traffic jams

    • @tzhongyan2
      @tzhongyan2 3 ปีที่แล้ว +23

      @@AAAA-yd4kz at least if you live in the correct part of Sabah, you have the SSR option; meanwhile in Sarawak...

    • @dennisthewalker
      @dennisthewalker 3 ปีที่แล้ว +70

      In the US if you miss a train thats 30 mins...STFU about your 3 - 10 mins wait time

    • @orangepiiko2946
      @orangepiiko2946 3 ปีที่แล้ว +5

      god i wish that were me

  • @firerocket7343
    @firerocket7343 4 ปีที่แล้ว +2582

    As a teenager in Hong Kong, I remembered that I can go anywhere just using one card with public transport. I don't need to have a car, I don't need to rely on my parent to drive me to somewhere, I can go out with my friends, I can go to school with bus in elementary. A good public transport network mean freedom for young teenagers.

    • @vinitsoni3435
      @vinitsoni3435 3 ปีที่แล้ว +27

      Same thing is in delhi

    • @roj22fetals6
      @roj22fetals6 3 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      What type of card is that m8?

    • @vinitsoni3435
      @vinitsoni3435 3 ปีที่แล้ว +58

      @@firerocket7343 same thing is in delhi bro we call it metro card i can use it in buses , metro and grocery stores but at last most of the tech of india came from japan and almost every metro is imported from japan and we are soon gonna buy bullet train too

    • @roj22fetals6
      @roj22fetals6 3 ปีที่แล้ว +15

      @@firerocket7343 cool i wish we had that type of card here in my country

    • @karlweiser
      @karlweiser 3 ปีที่แล้ว +5

      vinit soni lol

  • @chocolateicecream8981
    @chocolateicecream8981 2 ปีที่แล้ว +153

    what I found really insane living in HK is that most of the stations directly connects to one or more shopping malls. For some stations like Kowloon Tong, Tseung Kwan O, Taikoo, Ching Yi, Sha Tin and many more, it's connected to a massive mall that must have a few hundred shops and restaurants, ice skating rinks, cinema etc. Residential flats are built directly above the shopping malls where residents can take an elevator from the shopping mall to their homes (with a security pass ofc).
    I remember going out on a really bad Typhoon day to watch a movie and have dinner with my friend in a shopping mall underneath his flat and I didn't even have to bring an umbrella because I just had to take an elevator down from my home to the shopping mall, then I hop onto the mtr and went to my friend's place.
    The whole city design made me feel like the MTR is a network that connects many mini indoor cities.

    • @aliciacheung3727
      @aliciacheung3727 9 หลายเดือนก่อน

      the mtr owns the land and the malls...

  • @ehstronghold
    @ehstronghold 4 ปีที่แล้ว +806

    I was in Hong Kong last month for the first time. The MTR makes BART in San Francisco look like a transit system in a third world country in comparison.

    • @q0qcky753
      @q0qcky753 4 ปีที่แล้ว +8

      half the stations are getting closed now :/

    • @case3177
      @case3177 4 ปีที่แล้ว +43

      bart stations and trains are third world countries

    • @walterwalter8607
      @walterwalter8607 3 ปีที่แล้ว +19

      What do you mean? Cairo subway is better than NY

    • @raps8691
      @raps8691 3 ปีที่แล้ว +16

      you should've seen how fast the next MTR train arrives at the platform during rush hour.

    • @joserizal6773
      @joserizal6773 3 ปีที่แล้ว +5

      @@case3177 USA, Europe and Scandinavian countries with bart and trains are 3rd world countries too??...What 4th country you came from?...ahahahaha!!

  • @KentoBento
    @KentoBento 4 ปีที่แล้ว +3656

    I see my apartment in the video! (also, great video)

    • @kishore369
      @kishore369 4 ปีที่แล้ว +254

      I am Kento Bento

    • @blankblank1949
      @blankblank1949 4 ปีที่แล้ว +273

      Hey love from North Korea. Our dear leader loves you very much

    • @adiabd1
      @adiabd1 4 ปีที่แล้ว +98

      And i thought you are from Japan or Korea

    • @CatholicWeeb
      @CatholicWeeb 4 ปีที่แล้ว +18


    • @Z1VA
      @Z1VA 4 ปีที่แล้ว +27

      Damn what an crossover

  • @SupremeLeaderKimJong-un
    @SupremeLeaderKimJong-un 4 ปีที่แล้ว +2578

    My city has the world’s best transit. Our metro is beautiful

    • @kishore369
      @kishore369 4 ปีที่แล้ว +303

      No joke but Pyongyang's metro is actually good though outdated.

    • @duggg9019
      @duggg9019 4 ปีที่แล้ว +64

      Yes sir couldn't agree more

    • @CatholicWeeb
      @CatholicWeeb 4 ปีที่แล้ว +20

      True somewhat

    • @blankblank1949
      @blankblank1949 4 ปีที่แล้ว +76

      Yes dear leader, our transportation system is the BEST IN THE WORLD. HAIL KIM JONG UN

    • @edwardsnowden2313
      @edwardsnowden2313 4 ปีที่แล้ว +51

      Dude i was uh thinking about to get asylum over there, in exchange for some US secrets, you in or i try iran?

  • @ultraninja5783
    @ultraninja5783 4 ปีที่แล้ว +846

    "strict no drinking or eating policy" as a person who was lived in HK for 3 years, it really isnt that strict

    • @xwarped83
      @xwarped83 4 ปีที่แล้ว +79

      There will always be outliers. It is still super clean when compared to any train system in the US.

    • @fauzirahman3285
      @fauzirahman3285 3 ปีที่แล้ว +42

      No such policy is needed in Japan, but people only eat on the long-distance trains.

    • @DonDadda45
      @DonDadda45 3 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      @@xwarped83 Because one has nothing to do with the other

    • @tominglee3436
      @tominglee3436 3 ปีที่แล้ว +16

      Yeah no one really gives a fk, it’s just like “what a fking douche”

    • @fauzirahman3285
      @fauzirahman3285 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      @H L I agree. No need for regulation on the trains there for eating.

  • @chiaramattoli4602
    @chiaramattoli4602 4 ปีที่แล้ว +997

    6:56 : "there is a strict no eating or drinking policy"
    HK students : *laughs in 7-11*

    • @vyomeshdua240
      @vyomeshdua240 4 ปีที่แล้ว +34

      Not to mention the beers and soju drank by LKF peeps on the island line every Saturday night

    • @amosfu345
      @amosfu345 4 ปีที่แล้ว +42

      No eating or drinking in PAID AREAS and TRAIN COMPARTMENTS.

    • @christopherchan5245
      @christopherchan5245 4 ปีที่แล้ว +49

      “Eating and Drinking is not allowed on trains, or in paid areas of stations.” God damn that PA announcement is annoying.

    • @hemlatabisnauthsing54
      @hemlatabisnauthsing54 3 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      uhm, seen many people eating and drink in the bus. People manners!

    • @amosfu345
      @amosfu345 3 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      Hemlata Bisnauthsing Where? Hong Kong? I seldom see people eating in the bus or train compartments.

  • @PHCuber
    @PHCuber 4 ปีที่แล้ว +2069

    How Hong Kong built the worlds largest rally in a train station.

    • @seabookarno123
      @seabookarno123 4 ปีที่แล้ว +197

      Hong Kong Mass Transit Railway is covering state murder by the police as well :-(

    • @goldsilvervscrisiscollapse4320
      @goldsilvervscrisiscollapse4320 4 ปีที่แล้ว +66

      @@seabookarno123 murder? Lmao they must be covering it up really well, considering the hundreds of pro-HK reporters surrounding every officer, waiting for them to or goading them into making a mistake. Not one protestor died due to the police, while more than 10 died in the France Yellow Vests. One protetsor did fall from a height, but that was pure stupidity

    • @ralphkai9594
      @ralphkai9594 4 ปีที่แล้ว +7

      How Hong Kong built the Worlds Controversial Protest in a train station

    • @seabookarno123
      @seabookarno123 4 ปีที่แล้ว +48

      @@goldsilvervscrisiscollapse4320 They are not covering the murders very well and there is evidence; there have been bodies were found in random places since September 1 and it is reported the physical appearances of the bodies do not fit to the reports; I don't know which sources you read from, there was a major violence escalated by the police on the Aug 31 and several people were still missing. People demanded the CCTV footage from MTR and they refused to show (MTR is a public entity but they are very untransparent).

    • @goldsilvervscrisiscollapse4320
      @goldsilvervscrisiscollapse4320 4 ปีที่แล้ว +16

      @@seabookarno123 sigh. Not even the BBC or CNN dares to allege murder, and they jump all over any sign that a protestors even got a bruise . You get your news from the Epoch times?

  • @laopang91362
    @laopang91362 4 ปีที่แล้ว +251

    As a visitor to HK, it's transportation system impresses me the most.

    • @isaacwong1465
      @isaacwong1465 3 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      well it is to you but not to hk people
      (News:MTR can't work
      Traffic Jam:so I just started coming)

    • @jacobhuang1633
      @jacobhuang1633 3 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      when u visited

    • @li_tsz_fung
      @li_tsz_fung 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      @vitamen d petting jelly bean whilefunnehiswatching I remember It used to be 3 minutes interval. It's just worse after covid.
      (I lived in Fanling for more than half of my life. I love Fanling so much. I wish there is some express train service.)

  • @leunghoman1019
    @leunghoman1019 4 ปีที่แล้ว +2317

    Meanwhile in Hong Kong:
    Half of the MTR stations are closed

    • @jacobsiebe696
      @jacobsiebe696 4 ปีที่แล้ว +184

      Rioters smashed all the metro stations

    • @dearlover6725
      @dearlover6725 4 ปีที่แล้ว +444

      I'm afraid they are destroyed by underlying spies disguised by the HK Police

    • @jacobsiebe696
      @jacobsiebe696 4 ปีที่แล้ว +173

      Dear LoVeR police disguise themselves to sabotage the metro when you can see the rioters are all young students who are 20 something and you call them police disguised .and police disguised themselves to be the rioters and real police caught them just to creat fear ,is this what you mean ?? You are insane and brainwashed

    • @operatorjewski9450
      @operatorjewski9450 4 ปีที่แล้ว +50

      Hahaha dumb ass country destroying it's self for freedom. LOL probs the dumbest shit I've ever seen. In a war, HongKong would nuke itself bahajdjdndb what the fuckkkkkk

    • @andromeda2308
      @andromeda2308 4 ปีที่แล้ว


  • @dominicyiu8174
    @dominicyiu8174 4 ปีที่แล้ว +1680

    the video sums up why Hongkongers rely heavily on the Mass Transit Railway system while hating the company at the same time

    • @raymondchoon
      @raymondchoon 4 ปีที่แล้ว +536

      Hongkongers used to be very proud of their subway company until two months ago, and the subway company started to side with the Hong Kong police. Notably, on the night of August 31, Hong Kong riot police came down to subway cars underground at the Prince Edward station to use batons to beat passengers indiscriminately. After that, the subway station was closed for two days. The rumor is that people were killed inside the subway station. In the following weeks, corpses showed up in the harbor, and people committed suicide based on no reason. The subway company refused public's request to release August 31 CCTV footage. It's the reason why Hongkongers now hate the company.

    • @AeDreamerz
      @AeDreamerz 4 ปีที่แล้ว +59

      hhh why don’t you talk about what happened before all this police came in?

    • @sunnychan1130
      @sunnychan1130 4 ปีที่แล้ว +75

      and now there is a non-cooperation movement from locals where we will transit only by bus and will not shop at shopping malls owned by MTR. It is a big challenge but quite a lot of HK people are persisting to it.

    • @Troyless
      @Troyless 4 ปีที่แล้ว +2


    • @w8ingsim43
      @w8ingsim43 4 ปีที่แล้ว +41

      @@raymondchoon dude,stop spread lies, there are literally videos of that day about what happened, I am gonna put a link here later to prove you are wrong.

  • @jesusgonzalez6715
    @jesusgonzalez6715 4 ปีที่แล้ว +520

    Fun fact: most US streetcar systems historically operated the same way. Then the government decided to heavily subsidize motorcars and they could no longer compete

    • @jimbabwe6529
      @jimbabwe6529 4 ปีที่แล้ว +69

      And the car companies bought the streetcar systems and dismantled them in order to remove competition

    • @c.j.3404
      @c.j.3404 3 ปีที่แล้ว +6

      Except the government didn't subidize motor cars and land values in cities never did rise fast enough for this business model to work, by the time the car company's bought the street car system they where so in the red it was ither that or bankruptcy. Seriously what worked in hon kong would not work for the us.

    • @SergejVolkov17
      @SergejVolkov17 2 ปีที่แล้ว +7

      @@c.j.3404 then why did they buy it in the first place? It would've gone bankrupt by itself, no need to spend any money

    • @c.j.3404
      @c.j.3404 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      @@SergejVolkov17 combination of bad binzness (they didn't realize how bad a shape the street cars were in) And government subsidies for buying Struggling public transport because despite what people like to say the us government dose try to support public transportation a lot more then regular cars, its gust extremely hard to do in america because its not Europe or east asia.

    • @thatrandomguyontheinternet2477
      @thatrandomguyontheinternet2477 2 ปีที่แล้ว +7

      Fun fact : car companies bought public transit to destroy it

  • @jacthwakk8328
    @jacthwakk8328 4 ปีที่แล้ว +938

    When I started this video, I was like, "Damn, I gotta visit Hong Kong." Then I remembered current events. I guess I'll have to wait for a while.

    • @laiyinwong4814
      @laiyinwong4814 4 ปีที่แล้ว +37

      Jacob Levin-Fay actually the city is quite safe except weekends

    • @q0qcky753
      @q0qcky753 4 ปีที่แล้ว +5

      @@laiyinwong4814 kinda......

    • @LeanBackNplay
      @LeanBackNplay 4 ปีที่แล้ว +26

      May be was the best transit, until it got destroyed by mobs last month lol

    • @johnclark7966
      @johnclark7966 4 ปีที่แล้ว +6

      @@LeanBackNplay it still is the best transit system.

    • @LeanBackNplay
      @LeanBackNplay 4 ปีที่แล้ว +11

      @@johnclark7966 When it is working then may be lol

  • @cmonkey63
    @cmonkey63 4 ปีที่แล้ว +185

    I worked on the Australian team that installed the first smartcard transit ticketing system for HK in the late 1990s. I can still remember some of the LRT station names.

    • @tailsmelv025
      @tailsmelv025 2 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      That's awesome!!
      Share with us some of the names you remember :)

    • @dawnnadir
      @dawnnadir ปีที่แล้ว

      Name it!

    • @cmonkey63
      @cmonkey63 ปีที่แล้ว +7

      @@tailsmelv025 The one name that stuck in my mind was Tuen Mun, and years later I read that station name in a Robert Ludlum novel.

    • @cmonkey63
      @cmonkey63 ปีที่แล้ว +5

      @@dawnnadir The company I worked for, ERG, doesn't exist any more but I remember working on that project, including the ferry company that worked out of Tuen Mun Ferry Pier. Just north of that is the Melody Garden station, a signal of British influence in the city.

    • @dawnnadir
      @dawnnadir ปีที่แล้ว +3

      @@cmonkey63 British influence in Hong Kong is not a bad one. Far better than communist China influence. In fact, Hong Kong would not have been in existence on the map without the British given Hong Kong is the prime British colony so as the Portuguese Macau. Most people here prefer the Brits rather than the Northern mandarins as things have turned out. As a resident of Tuen Mun area, thank you for your work.

  • @hgos7211
    @hgos7211 4 ปีที่แล้ว +402

    7:07 I literally visit this EXACT 7-eleven every other day. Never thought I would ever see it in a TH-cam Video!
    Hang Hau Station, Exit A.

    • @aser278
      @aser278 4 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      Hgo S can i ask you questions about Hong Kong

    • @hgos7211
      @hgos7211 4 ปีที่แล้ว +5

      @@aser278 Sure. Born and raised.

    • @TheErudite21
      @TheErudite21 4 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      @@hgos7211 How hard is it to find an apartment that is around 900 sq ft (80 sq meters), at $1500 (11K HKD) or less?

    • @wekiwakawu8390
      @wekiwakawu8390 4 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      @@TheErudite21 Don't think you can even rent it for half a month with this size

    • @hgos7211
      @hgos7211 4 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      @@TheErudite21 Would be very very difficult indeed, as Harry HK pointed out. 900sq feet go for around 25-30k HKD on average I believe.

  • @forevertrump3731
    @forevertrump3731 4 ปีที่แล้ว +1434

    It's funny how you talk about Hongkong transit at a time like this.

    • @kevinlification
      @kevinlification 4 ปีที่แล้ว +81

      he's getting in before the CIA and rioters make hong kong becomes the fishing village again

    • @womas5316
      @womas5316 4 ปีที่แล้ว +194

      @@kevinlification Nah, the reason why Hong Kong is so special is because of its system. China ain't doing full capitalism and judiciary independence anytime soon, so, the Hong Kong people have every right to fight for freedom

    • @someone-vw2ii
      @someone-vw2ii 4 ปีที่แล้ว +90

      @@kevinlification Just wondering, how do you get a city of over 7 million to become a fishing village again?

    • @georgelabe-assimo4365
      @georgelabe-assimo4365 4 ปีที่แล้ว +123

      some one This Grace person is some pro-CCP shill who thinks that the CIA is behind everything and that HK relies on China to be a world class when it’s really the other way around.

    • @someone-vw2ii
      @someone-vw2ii 4 ปีที่แล้ว +17

      @@georgelabe-assimo4365 I hear you. Seems right.

  • @Buroki
    @Buroki 2 ปีที่แล้ว +68

    Living in hk throughout my life, we just take this transit system for granted, it wasn't until I went to other places when I relaize how fast, simple and efficient our line really is. It's rarely down at all and the only times it's down you can just switch to another line to contiune your routine. Some of us don't even take buses because of that, since there's no traffic jams that would make you late to work.

    • @JKMT
      @JKMT 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      Meanwhile Sydney metro is on track work 50% of the time

    • @atelier7516
      @atelier7516 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      As a Hong Konger studying abroad in Auckland NZ it really made me appreciate how amazing the MTR really is (Ps: Auckland public transport/ transport in general = literal hell on earth)😢

    • @touhoufan7071
      @touhoufan7071 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Me and buses in the UK:

  • @LugowuMatthew
    @LugowuMatthew 2 ปีที่แล้ว +35

    The start of Tuen Ma line is very delightful for Mr Lau 羅先生

  • @jacklam6140
    @jacklam6140 4 ปีที่แล้ว +639

    Except when a train crashed on East rail line this week .

    • @thinkingemoji5924
      @thinkingemoji5924 4 ปีที่แล้ว +290

      Sugarfoot 007 What’s it like being paid by the Chinese government to post this shit?

    • @StreetPeter
      @StreetPeter 4 ปีที่แล้ว +124

      Sugarfoot 007 tiananmen square massacre

    • @henryyu8239
      @henryyu8239 4 ปีที่แล้ว +12

      thinking emoji what’s it like to no get paid to still have to lick off your wonderful western democracy

    • @henryyu8239
      @henryyu8239 4 ปีที่แล้ว +12

      The Internet Tough Guy The great daily American neighbourhood shootout. The great American Dream also brought homelessness to millions of people in the Middle East:)

    • @chunchoi4434
      @chunchoi4434 4 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      @Hernando Malinche they are preteding to be the so called anti gov criminal to get the hker angry and the world to think what hk is happening is overwhelming

  • @barateza16
    @barateza16 4 ปีที่แล้ว +165

    5.894 rounded to 5.8... that hurts

    • @jizzlecizzle1388
      @jizzlecizzle1388 4 ปีที่แล้ว +6


    • @rohankhtrapal7889
      @rohankhtrapal7889 4 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      Still better than in my country, India.
      1339.2 million gets rounded off to 1.33 billion 😂

    • @presidentjiang6762
      @presidentjiang6762 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      What about 5.89

    • @shalyfemusic
      @shalyfemusic 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@rohankhtrapal7889 bruh

  • @CubeRazn
    @CubeRazn 3 ปีที่แล้ว +57

    31 Minute Delay equals a Fine
    Me: *Laughs in Melbourne Metro 40 Mins per train*

  • @vlee489
    @vlee489 4 ปีที่แล้ว +110

    The MTR also profits from running other country's services, such as TFL rail in London which is partly run by MTR

    • @marcoroberts9462
      @marcoroberts9462 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      TFL has a 134% fairbox recovery. impressive

    • @Cloudrak
      @Cloudrak 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      and SWR is also run by FirstGroup and MTR

  • @Floubadour
    @Floubadour 4 ปีที่แล้ว +1675

    Please use metric system as well! The square foots does not mean anything to us (rest of the world)

    • @fatbadboy329
      @fatbadboy329 4 ปีที่แล้ว +53

      Funnily, sq metres is about x10 of a sq ft, so you can actually divide sq ft by 10 and get sq metres.

    • @cyzhouhk
      @cyzhouhk 4 ปีที่แล้ว +214

      Actually in Hong Kong, most property is sold in square feet. Although I feel that because property is so expensive and small here, it's more of a marketing ploy. I mean 500 square feet vs 46 square metres.

    • @DaveKeil
      @DaveKeil 4 ปีที่แล้ว +9

      No dude - if he gives two he messes up the units and will confuse the shit out of everyone

    • @Banom7a
      @Banom7a 4 ปีที่แล้ว +36

      Hong Kong use square feet though for property.

    • @wwvvvvvww
      @wwvvvvvww 4 ปีที่แล้ว +49

      Hong Kong uses metric system in almost every single aspect, except for land and property (which still use hectare & sq foot)

  • @thisistotallyfine
    @thisistotallyfine 4 ปีที่แล้ว +244

    Out of all the cities I've lived, nothing beats HK.
    If the apartments are not so expensive, this city would be heaven.

    • @austinbyrd4164
      @austinbyrd4164 2 ปีที่แล้ว +24

      Imagine a bigger country with the policies of Hong Kong. Plenty of land to build and maximize on.

    • @austinbyrd4164
      @austinbyrd4164 2 ปีที่แล้ว +5

      @@wengefu5335 *was

    • @usernowhere4292
      @usernowhere4292 2 ปีที่แล้ว +12

      And the city is hell because the apartments are outrageously expensive.

    • @yunzensal5466
      @yunzensal5466 2 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      was* now is becoming mainland china. bye bye personal freedoms.

    • @seeforkat
      @seeforkat 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      haha.... Imagine that.

  • @Fiilme
    @Fiilme 4 ปีที่แล้ว +31

    I studied abroad in Hong Kong from January until May this year and the public transit was by far one of my favorite parts, especially because I came from the US. Getting everywhere so quickly in a city is something Americans will never understand.

    • @jordanchristley1306
      @jordanchristley1306 5 หลายเดือนก่อน

      No we understand. We may never experience, but we understand 😢

  • @tomrosenjacobson80
    @tomrosenjacobson80 4 ปีที่แล้ว +15

    It's a job well done (again)! You guys always manage to put 2 and 2 together and blow my mind every single time. Keep at it!!

  • @greenandred1158
    @greenandred1158 4 ปีที่แล้ว +404

    Next video:
    "How Hong Kong has a mass traffic jam when MTR has a technical difficulties."
    Yes it happened. I an a hongkonger.

    • @someone-vw2ii
      @someone-vw2ii 4 ปีที่แล้ว +28

      @El Bottoo The East Rail Line track betweeen Hung Hom and Mong Kok East was never affected by the protesters. Actually, protesters didn't really go into those stations at all.
      So in what way are they related?

    • @someone-vw2ii
      @someone-vw2ii 4 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@KS2996 slight clarification: not confirmed how it happened but it definitely is a possibility.

    • @someone-vw2ii
      @someone-vw2ii 4 ปีที่แล้ว +18

      @El Bottoo Don't mean to be overly annoying (maybe) but what's a "cohroach"?
      Second, what evidence do you have that proves the MTR workers were "nervous"?
      Third, "waited fro MTR personnel at night after work?" Sorry, but I don't follow that.
      Fourth, you happen to have evidence of MTR personnel getting harassed? Just wondering.
      And fifth, yes, the MTR workers' work "is affected just like any other [person's work] would." But isn't fighting for democracy also affecting their own work, many for the better so to fight for a better Hong Kong? Everything has tradeoffs, "cohroach" (which I will just assume is "cockroach").

    • @jeffreylmAu
      @jeffreylmAu 4 ปีที่แล้ว +11

      @El Bottoo I like how you can't even spell cockroach. And I am pretty sure this word isn't a thing in youtube and it only appeared here.
      Thus to someone who can only see the superficial manifestation of an event and refuses to dig into the causes and reasons behind it I have nothing to say.

    • @cpl02victor44
      @cpl02victor44 4 ปีที่แล้ว +9

      I just hate people who like to turn a simple comment into a political argument. Look the original comment doesn't even have any relationship with the current crisis at all.
      HK is very dependent on public transport, especially MTR. If it breaks, traffic standing still is inevitable. The roads just dont have the capacity to handle all the commuters travelling to different places.

  • @travel9two557
    @travel9two557 4 ปีที่แล้ว +42

    I've travelled to 30 countries and Hong Kong had the EASIEST transit system to understand out of all the metro cities. Unreal. Need to go back 🙌🏾

  • @Madtrack
    @Madtrack 4 ปีที่แล้ว +71

    I went to Hong Kong and I was more confident in their system in 2 days and could travel anywhere. My own city is a lot harder to use and I’m less confident on it.

    • @smallestdude99
      @smallestdude99 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      Exactly the same lol, I’ve been here a week and I’m confident travelling anywhere around here. I still struggle with London, where I’ve lived for so long 😅😂

  • @KaiWut
    @KaiWut 4 ปีที่แล้ว +66

    Singapore: **sad noises**

    • @lzh4950
      @lzh4950 3 ปีที่แล้ว +7

      The Singapore government has reminded it's banks & other financial companies not to practice too much _schadenfreude_ though by luring clients away from HK amid it's political unrest

    • @rose-vg5es
      @rose-vg5es 3 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      Kiasu country...jk

  • @madsstefansen9811
    @madsstefansen9811 4 ปีที่แล้ว +59

    '(...) a steep 370-meter, or 12,000-foot ascent (...)'
    Minor correction: 370 m is equal to ~1,200 feet, not 12,000.

  • @blankblank1949
    @blankblank1949 4 ปีที่แล้ว +563

    Hongkong : Report delay that longer than 8 minutes to the goverment
    Everyone : Wow that's amazing.
    Japan : pfft, we issue written explanation if we late by a minute
    North Korea : pfft, we execute everyone involved in that particular train if they're late by 10 seconds

    • @SomeoneCookAChicken
      @SomeoneCookAChicken 4 ปีที่แล้ว +77

      Blank Blank USA: pfft we don’t even care

    • @becsterbrisbane6275
      @becsterbrisbane6275 4 ปีที่แล้ว +31

      Brisbane: Commuters get punished by their employer!

    • @wastedoxys
      @wastedoxys 4 ปีที่แล้ว +71

      Zimbabwe : holy shit a train

    • @user-xb9yv2ci4c
      @user-xb9yv2ci4c 4 ปีที่แล้ว +39

      Deutsche Bahn: A train is not delayed, when you cancel it completely.

    • @imnothere3107
      @imnothere3107 4 ปีที่แล้ว +27

      Japan: We held a press conference because we were 30 seconds early

  • @jeffyeung7767
    @jeffyeung7767 4 ปีที่แล้ว +6

    this is the best and the fairest video explaining the MTR i have ever seen! good work and glory to Hong Kong

  • @huterspeen007
    @huterspeen007 2 ปีที่แล้ว +21

    4:07 Disabled only needs 2 HKD for every ride including bus & mini bus

    • @lyhthegreat
      @lyhthegreat 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      should had just made it free for them in that case..

    • @Ca11mewhatever
      @Ca11mewhatever 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@lyhthegreat $2 hkd not usd

    • @lyhthegreat
      @lyhthegreat 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@Ca11mewhatever yea, so more reason to make it free for them

  • @clouhhd6232
    @clouhhd6232 4 ปีที่แล้ว +121

    0:56 A steep 370m or 12,000 ft climb, not sure about that one chief.

    • @adiabd1
      @adiabd1 4 ปีที่แล้ว +31

      Yep, it's supposed to be twelve hundred, not twelve thousand

  • @harrytsang1501
    @harrytsang1501 4 ปีที่แล้ว +270

    6:44 That is no longer true. That was a valid policy until the two major metro companies merged into MTR, which is nowadays largely disregarded.
    In the past year, there have been three major delays which the public announcement, news outlet and their mobile application failed to disclose within an hour.
    1. The time they just had signalling error, no signal or warning until you are already in the paid area and saw a sea of people
    2. The day after a T10 typhoon where fallen trees blocked some major roads and forced everyone underground. Once again, no special warning in or outside of the station.
    3. 5th August, disobedient protest. They refused to admit their inability to move passengers for well over 2 hours.

    • @jch_sn
      @jch_sn 4 ปีที่แล้ว

      Harry Tsang thanks to our govt

    • @My_Name_Suc
      @My_Name_Suc 4 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      Thanks to our “great” government and “great” country

  • @OmniCausticInfidel
    @OmniCausticInfidel 4 ปีที่แล้ว +14

    i love how obvious poly matter is that kid who loved trains a little too much but also never grew out of it

  • @KSLau
    @KSLau 2 ปีที่แล้ว +44

    Hong Kong, a place that once made us Hong Kong people proud, now has more than a million people emigrating like refugees due to political factors.

  • @diegobuenrostro1921
    @diegobuenrostro1921 4 ปีที่แล้ว +11

    Your transitions into the ad read are actually incredible. 😂😂😂

  • @thesubscriber660
    @thesubscriber660 4 ปีที่แล้ว +11

    The transition to the advertisement is so smooth

  • @jamesc6072
    @jamesc6072 4 ปีที่แล้ว +38

    Hong Kong have light rail system in the New Territories too.

  • @griffinrails
    @griffinrails 3 ปีที่แล้ว +67

    "the only double decker tram in the world"

    • @wanitooo
      @wanitooo 3 ปีที่แล้ว +17

      Britain: That's my boy

    • @PatheticTV
      @PatheticTV 2 ปีที่แล้ว +5

      Why do you say bruh? It’s the only full double decker system in the world.

  • @aleximay9480
    @aleximay9480 4 ปีที่แล้ว +200

    Ok, everyone, I think he's obsessed with trains and China and Hong Kong

    • @jimmyhaotran123
      @jimmyhaotran123 4 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      Absolutely agreed! Even though he is not admitting it in this video.

    • @PrograError
      @PrograError 4 ปีที่แล้ว +18

      just like how wenover and half as interesting in obsessed in planes

    • @Deciant
      @Deciant 4 ปีที่แล้ว +13

      Too bad HK is not a part of China

    • @anson4924
      @anson4924 4 ปีที่แล้ว +7

      Nope, Hong Kong is not china

    • @aleximay9480
      @aleximay9480 4 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@anson4924 there u go

  • @continuousimprovement8961
    @continuousimprovement8961 4 ปีที่แล้ว +131

    Octopus card is so convenient! You can recharge in convenient shop like 7/11
    But MTR is very expensive in Hong Kong.
    At least they do not have strike in transportation, not like RATP in Paris... :D

    • @PrograError
      @PrograError 4 ปีที่แล้ว +12

      wait till the CCP slam the brakes on them

    • @lbc2013
      @lbc2013 4 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      Like an IC card in Japan (suica, pasmo, etc.)

    • @frankun8755
      @frankun8755 4 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      They don't have strike but they are strike by rioters in recent times

    • @soledad9527
      @soledad9527 4 ปีที่แล้ว +5

      @@PrograError CCP won't do that, till now most Hong Konger is happy with violent, if you anti-China, you can do anything you want. if you support China, they will punch at your face

    • @afunguynamedkawhi7959
      @afunguynamedkawhi7959 4 ปีที่แล้ว

      You obviously have not heard Alipay and WeChat pay.

  • @malikbramble2474
    @malikbramble2474 4 ปีที่แล้ว

    i have so much respect for you sharing your sources compared to a major of TH-cam channels

  • @Kylelongwest
    @Kylelongwest 4 ปีที่แล้ว +3

    It's perfect. I went there 9 times and I'm still amazed by how they did it

  • @Benziiish
    @Benziiish 4 ปีที่แล้ว +70

    0:17: "...99.9 % arrive on time."
    7:00 "They arrive so often there is no need for a time table."
    Haha well played MTR, well played!

    • @frederickasa98
      @frederickasa98 4 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      Maybe there is a timetable but there's no need to look at it

    • @someone-vw2ii
      @someone-vw2ii 4 ปีที่แล้ว

      It's kinda hilarious that the Airport Express has its own timetable. I went to Hong Kong some time ago, and on the back of this system map I got, there was the full Airport Express timetable, even when the entire thing could have been summed up as "trains about every 10 minutes from 5:50am to about 1am"

    • @canto_v12
      @canto_v12 3 ปีที่แล้ว

      It doesn't matter when the next train is coming, because it's already here.

    • @presidentjiang6762
      @presidentjiang6762 2 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      When the train takes longer than 3 minutes to arrive the station it’s late.

    • @Arkiasis
      @Arkiasis ปีที่แล้ว

      In any good subway system trains arrive about every 3-4 minutes. At that point yeah you don't need a timetable since you just show up and a train will be there soon.

  • @nathanlim5421
    @nathanlim5421 4 ปีที่แล้ว +140

    4:02 You'd have to be stupid to take that route. The Airport Express (teal) costs five times as much as the Tung Chung line (runs paralell) and saves about two minutes of time.

    • @ArchOfWinter
      @ArchOfWinter 4 ปีที่แล้ว +14

      Please, if you can afford Airport Express, you'd be flying at worst business class. That line wasn't designed for us who flies couch.

    • @nathanlim5421
      @nathanlim5421 4 ปีที่แล้ว +19

      @@ArchOfWinter The Airport Express is for tourists who want to spend the money anyway and are willing to pay extra for comfort. You can also take a bus from Chek Lap Kok to Cheung On Bus Terminus and change buses there or walk the extra 500m to Tsing Yi Station if you want to save money.

    • @Vlasov45
      @Vlasov45 4 ปีที่แล้ว +14

      @@nathanlim5421 as a multi-visit tourist to HK I can attest to that. It's largely offset by the fact that I can buy the 3 day unlimited Oyster card, and get the trip to and from the airport included in the price, plus unlimited travel around HK. I've found it's worth the price for the convenience.

    • @andison627
      @andison627 4 ปีที่แล้ว +6

      The AEL is for tourists. The TCL is for tourists on a tight budget or HK residents who know better.
      Alternatively, there is always the A11 and E11/E11A bus, for those who are super budget conscious.

    • @Chicken_o7
      @Chicken_o7 4 ปีที่แล้ว

      True, but the Airport Express always has discounts for stuff like taxi or parking so sometimes it makes sense to use it.

  • @AzuMentch36
    @AzuMentch36 4 ปีที่แล้ว +3

    Thanks for another interesting video and I like how you mention the caveats of it as well. As wonderfully managed the public transportation system is, it also shows shows that common limitation: What to do when the system isn't in working condition and you are not prepared with a plan B, like a car.

  • @benyuen7054
    @benyuen7054 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    The First Train in Hong Kong is KCR in 1910 with 1 Line at the Time with 6 Stations and the first Subway/Metro in Hong Kong is MTR(Metro Transit Railway) in 1979 with 1 Line with 8 Stations at the Time

  • @AverytheCubanAmerican
    @AverytheCubanAmerican 4 ปีที่แล้ว +159

    You’re right about Detroit, they spend more on their PeopleMover to keep it running than the amount people spent to ride it. The Detroit PeopleMover is considered a white elephant

    • @Token_Nerd
      @Token_Nerd 4 ปีที่แล้ว +62

      @@tarkfarhen3870 If all infrastructure was private, we'd be spending 60$ a day to commute by freeways into cities and public transit would cost over 2 dollars per mile.
      Source: look at Japan. It's fast, clean, and efficient, but expensive as hell.

    • @mortkebab2849
      @mortkebab2849 4 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      Probably because of crime and dirtiness. Jail or execute the criminals and vandals, ala China, and problem solved.

    • @Token_Nerd
      @Token_Nerd 4 ปีที่แล้ว +39

      @@mortkebab2849 We have these things called Human rights, and what you just described doesn't adhere to them.

    • @mizanulhaque8476
      @mizanulhaque8476 4 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      Avery the Cuban-American that’s true anytime I go on it, there’s barely any people. If Detroit had its pre decline population it would of made sense

    • @mortkebab2849
      @mortkebab2849 4 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      @@Token_Nerd "Human Rights" is a made-up term to destroy our traditional societies.

  • @SimpleSteve5
    @SimpleSteve5 4 ปีที่แล้ว +76

    -Ok, so what are you teaching toda...
    -ok and any other than Chi..

  • @adrees
    @adrees 3 ปีที่แล้ว

    Excellent Video! Thank you so much!

  • @rebucato3142
    @rebucato3142 2 ปีที่แล้ว +9

    3:58 No one goes to Central with the Airport Express from Lo Wu. Instead you’d change to the Tsuen Wan Line in Tsim Sha Tsui, which connects to Tsim Sha Tsui East station on the West Rail Line through a pedestrian tunnel.

    • @vincentwei9869
      @vincentwei9869 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      depends on how much luggage you have, east to west is a 6 minute walk ish without being encumbered.

  • @zacharyoschmann8714
    @zacharyoschmann8714 4 ปีที่แล้ว +40

    2:38 I dont usually hear my towns name except when talking about transportation and poverty

  • @wogga8
    @wogga8 4 ปีที่แล้ว +3

    That footage is amazing. My wife and i are going to Hong Kong next month for the first time. I hope things have calmed down by then. The city looks amazing.

    • @NoobehPvP
      @NoobehPvP 4 ปีที่แล้ว

      Darryn Waugh how was it?

    • @wogga8
      @wogga8 4 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      @@NoobehPvP we dont arrive until Wed so not sure yet.

    • @NoobehPvP
      @NoobehPvP 4 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@wogga8 Don't worry too much about the protests. Im a local. Life goes on normally. Stay out of the protests and you'll be fine :).

    • @wogga8
      @wogga8 4 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@NoobehPvP cheers. We did debate about whether we would go but the city needs people to keep going. We think we would be unlucky to even see the protests.

    • @NoobehPvP
      @NoobehPvP 4 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      @@wogga8 It's still really nice. The media obviously only shows the violent side. Life is still the same. HKers are workaholics after all. Protest would only make your stay a little more inconvenient. Download the MTR app by the way :)

  • @mt_xing
    @mt_xing 2 ปีที่แล้ว +4

    Can we talk about how clever the dual station cross platform interchange that the MTR uses is? On their busiest lines, to remove the bottleneck that transferring lines creates in stations, they'll run the two trains from the two lines people transfer between onto two sides of the same station platform so to change lines you just walk across the platform. Of course there's two directions you could want to interchange in, so they'll run the lines parallel to each other for two stations so there's one station per transfer direction. It's brilliant and I can't believe no other network on the planet has stolen this idea yet.

  • @aseemsoodim
    @aseemsoodim 4 ปีที่แล้ว

    Wow! Great Video!

  • @mohrms9623
    @mohrms9623 4 ปีที่แล้ว +7

    A beautiful and wonderful channel 😍😍

  • @jdsonical
    @jdsonical 4 ปีที่แล้ว +29

    love it how you merged Tung Chung Line (the orange one) and the Airport Express (the green one) as they go on the same route and I use the orange line everyday!

  • @khurrammohiuddin3230
    @khurrammohiuddin3230 2 ปีที่แล้ว

    this is a very insightful video

  • @chengmichael6815
    @chengmichael6815 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

    As a born in HK teen, yout introduction to the sponsor is superb 😂
    Didn't expect that while watching

  • @jamesl9371
    @jamesl9371 4 ปีที่แล้ว +3

    I love those old trams. And the Star ferry. And the longest escalator!

  • @rea8585
    @rea8585 4 ปีที่แล้ว +113

    A.K.A. how Hong Kong made it to my bucket list! 😀

    • @GearZNet
      @GearZNet 4 ปีที่แล้ว +7

      You're going there to ride trains?? lmao 😂

    • @sblue3964
      @sblue3964 4 ปีที่แล้ว +7

      HK is wayyyy overrated tbh

    • @unassumingaccount395
      @unassumingaccount395 4 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      @@sblue3964 Better than singapore lmao

    • @sblue3964
      @sblue3964 4 ปีที่แล้ว +5

      @@unassumingaccount395 Are you on drugs? SG is no longer at the same level as HK. It's stable, clean, orderly, and most importantly, people don't have to live in cages lol

    • @sblue3964
      @sblue3964 4 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@supawathorsuwan9306 I'm comparing HK to people's perception of HK. That's what "overrated" means :)

  • @joshuachan6317
    @joshuachan6317 2 ปีที่แล้ว +7

    0:18 Yeah, as a Hong Konger, I am state that it’s true. The train always come on the time as same as the estimated time.
    0:32 I think it’s mainly because of lack of parkings/ the parkings are expensive.
    4:32 The video here is actually commercial area. Mainly include office or wareroom for storage.
    7:49 A portion of the place in HK is not developed, mainly because of brownfields and country park.
    (Hope my comments here stays impartial and true 😂 tell me if I am wrong)
    However, I am still appreciate how much work/ research/ time have you used to prepare for this video! Most of the information is right! You’ve gained a sub from Hong Kong now 🤣🤣🤣

  • @YananoBere
    @YananoBere 3 ปีที่แล้ว +2

    That transition into the sponsor shout out was PHENOMENAL 🙆🏾‍♂️

  • @TigaDanYT
    @TigaDanYT 4 ปีที่แล้ว +15

    I've been to HK and the trains there are so good. Unlike where I live (NYC)

  • @q0qcky753
    @q0qcky753 4 ปีที่แล้ว +37

    PolyMatter: Makes good videos
    PolyU: Makes a homemade slingshot

    • @alexlo7708
      @alexlo7708 4 ปีที่แล้ว

      Lower than college.

    • @lzh4950
      @lzh4950 3 ปีที่แล้ว

      My friend: "Is PolyU a polytechnic or a university? Can it make up it's mind?"

  • @zksnxtrap
    @zksnxtrap ปีที่แล้ว

    I used to live in Hong Kong, and its amazing public transport system influenced the way I look at transit forever. It's truly spectacular and it will always have a special place in my heart.

  • @barriewright2857
    @barriewright2857 4 ปีที่แล้ว

    It's really nice to see how someone else, solve problems, that could help someone else.

  • @ChardonnayWest
    @ChardonnayWest 4 ปีที่แล้ว +5

    This is a great video! I kept telling my American friends that the HK problem is not a problem of ideology but of survival and that is largely to do with the housing crisis. Thanks for elaborating it.

    • @shop_88
      @shop_88 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      u misinformated u friend indeed

  • @Domhnall_A_Ghalltachd
    @Domhnall_A_Ghalltachd 4 ปีที่แล้ว +30

    I just wished America would have greater public transport. The fact you can't get trains from major cities as well as some cities like Cape Coral or Arlington Texas have no public transport astonishes me. It would cut emissions would wide so easily if there was a decrease in the amount of car travel.

    • @israellai
      @israellai 4 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      I'm willing to bet a good portion of car emissions in the world belong in 'Murica...we keep being taught to use public transport more often, when we aren't even the problem

    • @TheOwenMajor
      @TheOwenMajor 4 ปีที่แล้ว +5

      Passenger rail service doesn't make sense for the vast majority of USA, air travel is far faster and cost-effective.

    • @Domhnall_A_Ghalltachd
      @Domhnall_A_Ghalltachd 4 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      @@TheOwenMajor That's not the point, it's about trying to reduce the amount of carbon emissions as America has one of the highest with car to people ownership. The fact I believe commuting from cities like Dallas to Houston or Miami to Orlando which is prime train commuting roots is almost impossible is astonishing.

    • @chunchoi4434
      @chunchoi4434 4 ปีที่แล้ว

      America, the king of emissions

    • @TheOwenMajor
      @TheOwenMajor 4 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      @@Domhnall_A_Ghalltachd Miami to Orlando is the next phase in one of the few successful private HSR projects in the US.
      And Dallas to Houston is in the planning stages.
      So I'm not quite sure what your point is.
      These are large projects with minimal impact, of course they will develop slowly.

  • @patcountryball_lover
    @patcountryball_lover ปีที่แล้ว

    Yay! A video about my city!

  • @Andrew-bn7rr
    @Andrew-bn7rr 2 ปีที่แล้ว +2

    Can confirm. Rode it in 2019 and was supremely jealous. To be fair, the NYC subway did receive some major signal updates during the pandemic

  • @Jhuang114
    @Jhuang114 3 ปีที่แล้ว +8


  • @railgun.__.7055
    @railgun.__.7055 3 ปีที่แล้ว +14

    When where you live doesn't have MTR:
    Inconvenient yet cheap

  • @riskie2773
    @riskie2773 4 ปีที่แล้ว

    I do agree that the MTR is never late, also every minute, the hk island line comes, making it extremely efficient and time saving

  • @JohnLeslieHansen
    @JohnLeslieHansen 2 ปีที่แล้ว

    What a great video!

  • @riccoli1424
    @riccoli1424 4 ปีที่แล้ว +8

    Thanks for the support polymatter. Cheers from Hong Kong. We fight for freedom and justice

    • @TheKyato
      @TheKyato 4 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      By sabotaging normal HK citizens lives and rights

  • @PlanesTrainsEverything
    @PlanesTrainsEverything 4 ปีที่แล้ว +11

    HK certainly has a superb transit system. It puts many other cities to shame. Great video.

  • @mx2411
    @mx2411 4 ปีที่แล้ว

    Cool video, I learn something today. Thank you.

  • @nosiakul434
    @nosiakul434 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

    I have experience living in NYC and Hong Kong, and indeed, there's not much traffic jam in Hong Kong, rarely happened unless there's car crash or some of the tunnels having bottle neck in peak period.

  • @jasono-o7418
    @jasono-o7418 4 ปีที่แล้ว +89

    It's $2 HKD for eligible elderly wherever they go in HK ;)

    • @Brick-Life
      @Brick-Life 4 ปีที่แล้ว +5

      in Guangzhou they travel for free. They have an elderly card and use for bus and metro

    • @Kaebuki
      @Kaebuki 4 ปีที่แล้ว

      Brick Life Well Hong Kong’s one is privately run so they have to make profit somehow. The subsidies by the government does help keep the prices down, though.

    • @iamhorny4542
      @iamhorny4542 4 ปีที่แล้ว

      That's for buses

    • @rdrive2000
      @rdrive2000 4 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      @@tarkfarhen3870 privately run not privately owned. there is a difference. U may not understand that because u don't see any example in the U.S.

  • @akbaer60
    @akbaer60 4 ปีที่แล้ว +7

    I think Hong Kong property developer should learn a thing or two about building houses on hills from our friend the minecraft villager.

    • @julianwong6780
      @julianwong6780 4 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      Villagers: let’s build a house on top of this cliff even tho it’s impossible to get up there
      Also villagers: let’s build houses right next to raiders

  • @thisworldwecallsleep226
    @thisworldwecallsleep226 4 ปีที่แล้ว +1

    On march 1st this year my class are going to japan and transit to hong kong, meanwhile the corona virus isnt slowing down i hope they will return safely🙏🏼🙏🏼

  • @dyncisco2020
    @dyncisco2020 8 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    Hong Kong was our first family trip outside of the country, and as a first time international traveller, you'd think that we'd rely on taxis, etc. but during the whole duration of our stay, we only used their public transport. I loved and enjoyed commuting for the first time, and ended up hating my country's public transportation system even more 😅

  • @aswler
    @aswler 3 ปีที่แล้ว +45

    So interesting! I love HKG, consider it the most btfl city in the world due to the islands, beaches, hills and forests. I am sorry for their freedoms being reduced. What a surprise that the govt. is responsible for the unaffordable housing, though.

    • @austinbyrd4164
      @austinbyrd4164 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      I'm a hardcore free marketer, but that's not entirely true. The entire country of hong kong is the size of a city. It's impossible to bring down prices while still maintaining this good of quality with such high demnd and so little space to expand. If they were the size of china with their policies, then they'd be a utopia.

    • @aaditbhandari5232
      @aaditbhandari5232 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      Hong Kong is actually not that bad rn, western media makes it look a lot worse than it is, I support the protests but I think the government handled it not too bad, it's over now anyway

    • @weidee5245
      @weidee5245 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@aaditbhandari5232 Could you explain to me what has happened in hong kong recently regarding the protests (links to videos will do! :)? I stopped following news about it since the pandemic outbreak, I'm really curious about how hong kong is doing right now.

    • @vanessawong140
      @vanessawong140 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      @@weidee5245 basically since the pandemic outbreak, the national security law happened. Meaning no political freedom anymore. Unions are now forced to close one by one. Basically no freedom anymore + eliminating any objections sounded by the public. Also now a lot of people are trying to emigrate out of hk.

  • @alexwong8851
    @alexwong8851 4 ปีที่แล้ว +12

    Love the HK metro. TTC needs to implement this system

    • @Saint9723
      @Saint9723 4 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      The entire point of this was the rail system, while cheap, had more control over people than necessary. Do you want TTC to further drive up housing prices? Also Toronto is no where near as densely populated as Hong Kong

    • @canadiancrafter5100
      @canadiancrafter5100 4 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      yo the ttc is shit yrt is trash too. it makes sense but man is it unusable id rather bike than bus

    • @YogendraKalavalapalli
      @YogendraKalavalapalli 4 ปีที่แล้ว

      Waiting for a TTC comment 🤣

    • @canadiancrafter5100
      @canadiancrafter5100 4 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      the ttc is why canadians ride polar bears and moose instead of the buses and trains.

  • @brianne4215
    @brianne4215 3 ปีที่แล้ว

    genuinely the MTR is one of the best things about Hong Kong. and even the bus system is so so good as well.

  • @miguellgeorge9869
    @miguellgeorge9869 4 ปีที่แล้ว

    PolyMatter always has the smoothest brand plugs. He always connects the topic of the video to his sponsor and their product smoothly.

  • @kishore369
    @kishore369 4 ปีที่แล้ว +91

    Polymatter and China , still a better love story than Twilight.

    • @jimmyhaotran123
      @jimmyhaotran123 4 ปีที่แล้ว +8

      The more I see Polymatter the more I ship them XD. It's basically the only western propaganda that is fun to watch

    • @goldsilvervscrisiscollapse4320
      @goldsilvervscrisiscollapse4320 4 ปีที่แล้ว +14

      @@edwardsnowden2313 seems you have taken Snowden's name in vain. I believe that the term mouthbreather would be appropriate for you, but that is assuming you had the mental capacity to hold your mouth open while simultaniously inhaling air.

    • @kishore369
      @kishore369 4 ปีที่แล้ว +5

      I don't think that this is propaganda lol however for the mainstream Western media they suck.

    • @AFlyingCookieLOL
      @AFlyingCookieLOL 4 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      @@edwardsnowden2313 China doesn't bomb 3rd world countries like the west. Dictator? You should stop speaking when you don't know much.

    • @thastayapongsak4422
      @thastayapongsak4422 4 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      @@AFlyingCookieLOL china however occupy 3rd world countries' land and business with unfair debt and project. It's the same as bomb, except it is too quiet for you dumb people to notice and spread fake Chinese propagandas.

  • @matthew_983
    @matthew_983 3 ปีที่แล้ว +4

    I thought this video will be about how convenient and well-designed the system of changing lines is in HK MTR 😂cuz I’ve been to other places and visited their metros, they often have to walk like 3-5mins to change lines and walk up and walk down so many stairs?!!! But in hk for 90% of the changing lines you literally just get out of the train and walk to the opposite platform which takes less than 10s, it’s so convenient😭I now live in Seoul and have to walk up and down the stairs and then walk for 5mins every time I change lanes and I miss the HK metro system so much lol

  • @plpbdmfnm
    @plpbdmfnm 4 ปีที่แล้ว

    can confirm, went to hong kong fall 2018 and used subway religiously. Its all in english too so it was pretty great

  • @bigcrazyape
    @bigcrazyape 4 ปีที่แล้ว

    amazing lead up to the brilliant announcement

  • @isaacwong3337
    @isaacwong3337 4 ปีที่แล้ว +7

    Really appreciate your video!! As a HongKonger I could say that all the information and analysis shown in the video are sooo accurate (I live in Lohas Park and all the footages are correct!!). Can't imagine it to be so updated especially in illustrating how MTR has limited the movement of people during protests.
    Thank you and please may the world stand with us while we fight for our freedom!

    • @thadiussean9133
      @thadiussean9133 4 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      so if you were a taxi driver, and criminals wanted to use your taxi to get away from the scene of the crime, you would drive them? Not only that, they've been smashing and ripping up your taxi, and refusing to pay the fare whiel they're at it.

  • @william_8844
    @william_8844 4 ปีที่แล้ว +6

    4:38 That got me twisted there.
    London underground in US and NYC system in UK

  • @roywalker4K
    @roywalker4K 3 ปีที่แล้ว +2

    I live in hong kong for 12 years. Everyday, I can feel the magic moment of hong kong. And I also learn to record hong kong by dji pocket 2.

    • @sxli3340
      @sxli3340 2 ปีที่แล้ว


  • @rochelimit55555
    @rochelimit55555 2 ปีที่แล้ว

    I never seen or heard such smooth transition from movies to advertising