A Capitalistic heaven in the
The Special Administered Region
People’s Republic of
Hai Ap Lei Chau!
It is a group of about 236 islands among which Lantau and
For the convenience of administration
99 year lease
In the native language the word ‘hongkong’ means a ‘fragrant port’, the British who acquired Lantau and Kowloon defeating the Chinese Empire were smart enough to gain a 99 year lease agreement of the whole region. They expanded the old and dilapidated harbor and to tap its full potential of the location. The
A Japanese interlude
On December 8, 1941 Hong Kong had a tryst with the Japanese; they invaded Hong Kong and the occupying British and Canadian forces were forced to surrender leaving Hong Kong at the mercy of the Japanese. The misdeeds they have done in
One nation’s poison!
This misrule lasted until the end of the Japanese Empire in 1945. Later after the fall of
For a visitor there is hardly any dull moment in Hong Kong; it being a comparatively small island and the hotels are located either in the middle of H K or in Tsim she Sui in Kowloon. Hence a visitor can always be at the center where action is. All the locations are either nearby or accessible by public transport system by road, ferry or train. The conveyances are astonishingly efficient and charges reasonable. English is used along with Chinese in all sign boards and is also understood by most of the local people which has been very helpful to foreigners
Sun Yat-sen Museum, Man mo Temple, Jumbo Kingdom, Stanley Market, Museum of Coastal Defense, Ocean Park, H K Cultural Center, Repulse Bay, Temple Street (Night Market)
This is the most popular Buddhist temple in H K there are two deities here to be worshipped Man Cheung and Kwan Yu. Man Cheung the God of literature who had had 98 incarnations and finally got deified in 1314. The Kwan Yu was a native of
It is a mega entertainment park in Wong Chuk Hang and Nam Long Shan; it is a 214 acre estate with 14 rides, 2 roller coasters and one water ride. It has been ranked as 7th to amusement parks by the Forbes Magazine. The number of visitors exceeds five million a year. It is not just an amusement park as there are laboratories, observatories and education facilities. Its aquarium houses more than 2000 fish varieties.
Most luxurious beach; formerly this bay was a haven of sea pirates who were repulsed by British and hence the name. This is the most expensive area of H K as one sq foot of land can fetch more than 20,000 H K $!
This museum heralding the brave history of the British forces who repulsed several attacks by the Japanese Empire is located in Lei Yue Mun in
Tian Tan Buddha (Giant Buddha or Big Buddha
It is located near Po Lin Monastery at Ngong Ping in
Shop till you drop!
There are many other places of interest in
As a duty free port, much of the tourists electronic, fashions dresses and white goods are not just economical in prices but they come with very many varieties as no where else in the world can boast of. Hence hurry, the party lasts only up to 2047 after that; will