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Category: HOUSING AROUND THE WORLD

I love exploring the world via Google Earth, Street View, and various websites, doing case studies, reviewing countries and comparison, paying most attention to living conditions, real estate market, housing and apartment buildings, infrastructure and public transport.

Greatest Cities in the World

Rules: – ONE city per country, is not mandatory to be the capital or the largest city. – City should have at least 1 million people, never mind of Venice. – Should be taken in consideration as many points is possible, but biggest point is for the living conditions. This ranking is like “Best cities …

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Tallest buildings in the world

The skyscraper was invented in Chicago in 1884 when the Home Insurance Building was constructed using a steel-frame with curtain walls instead of load-bearing walls. Before the modern skyscraper era, many Christian churches and cathedrals, built mainly in England and Germanic territories between c. 1250–1894, comprised the tallest buildings in the world. Note the early buildings …

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Housing in North America

United States is a country of contrasts. Skyscrapers in downtown and low-density landed houses in suburbs. Despite of being one of the wealthiest countries of the world, have one of the highest costs of living in the world, big income inequality and a lot of people living under poverty line. Canada may be a little …

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Housing in North Korea (and life inside country)

Warning: this page gets heavy traffic of school-age children and adults with low IQ. Please contact me ONLY if you have been in North Korea and have information to share. DO NOT disturb me to ask stupid questions, North Korea is the country with LEAST information available, many questions cannot be answered, do not get angry, …

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Housing in South Korea

South Korea may be one of the best places to live, being one of the most developed countries in the world, one of the world’s fastest growing economies from 1970s to 1990s, one of the most equilibrated income of the world. South Korea overtook Japan in some ways. I love South Korea more than Japan …

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Housing in Hong Kong & Macao

A lot of people consider Hong Kong to be the greatest cities of the world, but most are looking only as tourist point of view and they do not know the living conditions. Even some singaporeans think that living in Hong Kong is better, while some (more) hongkongers think that living in Singapore is better. Is Hong …

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Housing in Singapore

Singapore is one of best places to live, it is known worldwide as the best planned city of the world, with the most successful public housing of the world, one of the highest standards of living, but also most expensive places to live! Singapore area was 581.5 sq km in 1960, but due to land reclamation …

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Housing in Malaysia

Building a house in Malaysia? See sample house plans or contact me to design a new house for you! Some westerns view Malaysia as being a third-world country. This is WRONG, Malaysia is a fast-growing economy, like Singapore, population doubled in last 25 years due to immigration. From 1960s kampung, it transformed into a country with modern landed housing and high-rise …

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Housing in Japan

Japan is one of the best places to live, the economy boomed after World War II but since 1990s the rising was very slow, it is still one of the most advanced economies in the world, highest standard of living, where everything run as it should, BUT… Japan is also one of the ugliest of all developed countries. …

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Housing in Latin America

Brazil is rich or poor country? YES it is… both! Point mouse cursor on photos to see city / place name. Latin american cities are more denser and the life is cheaper compared with North American cities, but due to rapid and unplanned urbanization, infrastructure is worse, parks and green spaces are scarce. Same problems like in US, …

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