Hong Kong

Posted: July 30, 2009 in Hong Kong
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View from Victoria Peak

View from Viktoria Peak

The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.  –St. Augustine

My first overseas travel was Hong Kong. I have been here twice. My first visit was November of 2001 we joined a group tour so we could also visit Shenzhen, China. I remember walking around the city until our feet sore. For the tours, the tour guide showed us a lot of temples, jewelry, and tea shops. I also remember going to this jumbo floating restaurant and casino. 

My second visit was February 2008. It was so cold. I never knew that it will get that cold in this part of Asia.  We went to Disneyland and stayed in Disneyland Hotel as this was the main purpose of the jaunt. I got the chance to see Vitoria Peak which offers spectacular views over central Hong Kong and went to Stanley beach as well. We managed to hang in their bars and experienced the night life.

HK Disneyland Entrance

HK Disneyland Entrance

Hong Kong means ‘fragrant harbor.’ A place with multiple personalities, as a result of being Cantonese Chinese with a long-time British influence that’s why it’s frequently described as a place where East meets West. Apart from that, Hong Kong is one of the world’s leading financial centers and I don’t mind working here for a year or so.

  Notes:

This country always reminds me of the most horrendous ghost movie I have seen in my entire life so far…THE EYE (fyi the hollywood version sucked! The original is always the best!) Directed by the Pang Brothers, Pang Brothers are Danny Pang Fat (traditional Chinese: 彭發) and Oxide Pang Chun (traditional Chinese: 彭順), twin-brother screenwriters and film directors, born in 1965 in Hong Kong. Among their films is the hit Asian horror film, The Eye, which has spawned two sequels, as well as a Hollywood remake and Hindi remake. Besides working in Hong Kong, the pair frequently work in the Thai film industry, where they made their directorial debut as a team, Bangkok Dangerous.

 
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