Today, I would like to take you all to see a glimpse of Southeast Asia, Hong Kong in particular. Probably most of you have visited the beautiful Hong Kong already.
Again, just before we start our virtual trip, a friendly reminder folks about safety awareness as the world is still battling against Covid19 and there’s still a lot of risks when travelling regardless if it’s domestic or international. My travel blog is for travel ideas only for future travel plans and as always, I am not encouraging anyone to travel any time soon. So, stay safe everyone if ever you’re travelling very soon!
First, a brief history of Hong Kong and it’s always great to know a little or something about the place you are visiting like history, languages, money or the people or simply places for shopping…
Hong Kong is a former British colony and was handed back to China in 1997. Although it was never an independent country but it became the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HK SAR) of the People’s Republic of China and for special purposes is a part of China. It operates as an independent country and it has its own judiciary and legal system separate from mainland China.
Hong Kong is famous for its skyscrapers and shopping. You can find all the high end boutique everywhere in Hong Kong. Just like in any other big cities in the world, it is highly developed and just like most big cities like New York, Toronto, or Paris has high cost of living. However, it’s still worth your time and money to explore. The public transportation is super fantastic! Food of course is amazingly delicious.
Hong Kong is highly urbanized, It has a highly developed free market economy and well established financial market. Hong Kong is the home to the second highest number of billionaires in any city of the world. Cantonese and Mandarin are the most spoken languages in Hong Kong. Their money is called Hong Kong Dollar.
While in Hong Kong, these are the few places not to miss: Tian Tan Buddha or Big Buddha, Victoria Peak, Hong Kong Disneyland, Victoria Harbor, The Peak Tram, Sky 100 Hong Kong Observation Deck and Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple.
I have been to Hong Kong a few times to visit my family. What I love about Hong Kong aside from food, temples, shopping, tourist attractions is their public transportation system like the double deck buses and their trains or subway stations. The subway stations are very safe and huge with all the shops underground which include high end brands like Gucci, Louis Vuitton and many more. Their train stations has at least 4-5 levels and always packed. You could get lost underground if you’re new to their public trains system. Believe me, it’s one of the best public train stations and system in the world.