Kowloon

Commuters travel on the Star Ferry (R) in Victoria Harbour from Kowloon to Hong Kong island (background) on November 21, 2013. Hong Kong's economy grew "moderately" year-on-year in the third quarter as domestic demand and "resilient" growth in the mainland Chinese market offset a weaker environment in the West, officials said on November 15.

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Commuters travel on the Star Ferry in Victoria Harbour from Kowloon to Hong Kong island on Thursday.

Lights from apartment buildings and office blocks clustered tightly together in Hong Kong's Kowloon district on Monday.  Home prices in the crowded city have risen by 120 per cent since 2008, and by more than 30 per cent from their previous peak in 1997, with prices in the luxury market being pushed up by wealthy buyers from mainland China.

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Apartment buildings and office blocks clustered tightly together in Hong Kong’s Kowloon district. Home prices in the crowded city have risen 120 per cent since 2008, and by more than 30 per cent from their previous peak in 1997, with prices in the luxury market being pushed up by wealthy buyers from mainland China.

Apartment towers and the International Commerce Centre, tower at center, are seen through a work of art entitled "Poetic Cosmos of the Breath"  by Argentine artist Tomas Saraceno,  which is part of an exhibition called "Mobile M+: Inflation!" at the waterfront of West Kowloon Cultural District in Hong Kong Wednesday, April 24, 2013.

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Apartment towers and the International Commerce Centre are seen through a work of art entitled “Poetic Cosmos of the Breath” by Argentine artist Tomas Saraceno, which is part of an exhibition called “Mobile M+: Inflation!” at the waterfront of West Kowloon Cultural District in Hong Kong.