Global Profile: Hong Kong

| September 25, 2014
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Source: discoverhongkong.com

Words by Aiho Tan

HONG Kong, officially known as The Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China, is home to over seven million people. Let us take a look at the unique blend of Eastern and Western culture enhanced by the vibrant spectrum of Asia’s World City.

Stunning panoramic views from The Peak, one of Hong Kong’s most popular attractions is a vantage point for many visitors as the view from above captures the incredible skyline and idyllic harbour.

No visit to Hong Kong is complete without stopping to take in the breathtaking views of Victoria Harbour. At 8pm every night, the harbour comes to life with the “A Symphony of Lights” display featuring laser beams and coloured lights instantly transforming the cosmopolitan landscape into a mecca full of rainbows.

Discover the diversity of local flavours in district of Mongkok. Here you will find staples such as Cantonese-style congee (rice porridge), seasoned Chinese barbecue meats and an assortment of noodles – stir-fried, cart, rice and wonton noodle soup.

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Source: Aiho Tan

If you are on the Island, world-class shopping awaits in Admiralty, Central and SoHo. For a mix of designer and eclectic designs visit Harbour City and make sure you stop by Godiva Chocolatier for a Belgian style soft serve. Heaven in a cone. I guarantee you will visit more than once. Work up your appetite for European-inspired dishes at Open Kitchen at the International Finance Centre with a stunning view from the rooftop.

For fake Gucci, Fendi and Prada imitations visit the Ladies’ Market. Here you will find the most bizarre slogan t-shirts, perfect for the pre-pubescent cousin. In addition, the Temple Street Night Market is a popular street bazaar filled with affordable trinkets, jade and electronic supplies.

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Source: discoverhongkong.com

From entertainment to historical art and culture, Hong Kong is a multi-faceted cultural home and continues to evolve into one of the world’s most iconic cities driven by a free market economy and leading globalization.

Ready to go?
Speak: Cantonese
Shop: Hong Kong Dollar
Explore: Temple Street Night Market, Tsim Sha Tsui, Harbour City
Taste: Wonton, Dim Sum, Egg Tarts
Photograph: The Peak, Hong Kong Disneyland, Tian Tan Buddha

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Category: FEATURED, LIFESTYLE, Uncategorized

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