Jiang Men (江門) – Part IV: Urbanize in the right way, the right pace?

Liang Xi Settlement

Dead mouse

(Back to Part III)

As I exiting Liang Xi and entering back to Jiang Men City. We had lunch at a restaurant opened more than 10 years at the entrance of a former village, Huang Zhuang (篁莊). It’s where my grandma’s home at. You wouldn’t believe how fast the kitchen had worked our order. The speed was comparable to fast food! Perhaps because my uncle knows the owner? They could even go check out the live seafood before placing the order, that ensured the freshness.

Major construction project

It’s quite a scene when I see the contrast (I wouldn’t say it’s a cultural shock) to see how a community function in a village scale and city scale in a catching up country – China. Some parts of the city can be new, relatively modernized, super clean and populated; some parts can be deserted with abandoned buildings, shops, garbage piling up and whatnot. All the main roads are so well-paved installed with traffic signals, lots of planted trees along. Many infrastructural works are really getting there, however not evenly done to many cities, just yet.

I see lots of new villas and luxury apartments being built in Jiang Men (I’m sure it’s all happening in many cities of China). From what I heard from my relatives, many were sold but not vacant. I do not see the point of having the luxury apartments except the money made by three parties (property developer, real estate management and buyer). There is also the seller, but I do not see their market is flooded with high housing demand.

We visited the Ou Yang Ancestral Hall just before heading to the pier to catch our ferry home.

Ou Yang Ancestral Hall

It’s an irony what China has is their land supply. Space is what a country that big can enjoy. It makes people of Hong Kong jealous, jealous of how affordable many large properties can be while many of us Hong Kong people screaming and chanting for more public housing and all we see is the rocket-high price per square feet.

Charcoal Discs

Air dry pork and fish

Chilli

I feel that there’ll be a lot less farmers, causing less crops supplied to the local markets unless many farming were made scientific like in the developed countries. Many younger generation or their parents just won’t let their kids do the tough work for little money reward.

New & Old

It’d be interesting to visit Guangzhou to gain another perspective of a more modernized city in Southern China. I see more Apple commercials on Guangzhou TV network than in Hong Kong🙂

Goodbye Jiang Men

This concludes my trip to Jiang Men. Goodbye China, for now!

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