Tip for NBO congestion: Hong Kong’s escalators

 World's longest escalator system - Central to Mid-Level, Hong Kong (Susan Wong, 2012)

Twice the size of Nairobi, Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated areas in the world with a population of more than 7 million.

Thanks to Hong Kong’s long history as a British colony, this city-state enjoys different and independent legal systems, monetary systems, immigration and customs policies, national sports teams, official languages and educational systems than China, even after their official return to the country.

According to IMF and World Bank, with a per capita GDP of more than $49,000, higher than the United States and United Arab Emirates and even Switzerland, Hong Kong would be easily ranked in the world’s top 10 if it were a country on its own.

As one of the most densely populated areas in the world and home to one of the most robust economies in the region, aside from its extensive public transportation system, how does this relatively tiny city-state ensure its thousands of commuters travel efficiently and on-time to work, avoiding traffic jams into the city-center?

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