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Trams
The tram ride is a must for every ...
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One can drive in Hong Kong on an ...
Ferry
There are a number of ferry services by ...
From the airport
Besides being one of the world's ...
City In A Day
With only one day in Hong Kong it is best to take a half day early morning city tour which will ...
Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year is the first day of the lunar month and will fall on January 26th to 28th in 2009. ...
Tam Kung Festival
Tam Kung Festival -2nd May in 2009.This is again to honor a sea god Tam Yung, and to bless ...
Yue Laan -The hungry ghost festival
Yue Laan-The hungry ghost festival-(Aug/Sep) This is the festival to appease ghosts who it is ...
When to go
With the highest temperature ever recorded being 36.1 °C  and the lowest 0 °C, Hong Kong is ...

Hong Kong, HKG

Hong Kong today
Today Hong Kong is internationally known as a strong financial and corporate center. It has the world's 14th highest GDP per capita. Foreign investment has a huge role to play here still. There are over 4,000 foreign companies which have their base here. Hong Kong practices free trade, has easy regulations, and taxes are low. The economy is mainly service based, with banking (15th largest), finance (world's 6th largest foreign exchange centre) and corporate as the major emphasis. The property market, tourism and trade (11th largest trading economy) are other key drivers economically. Very litt

Hong Kong back then
Hong Kong started as a small fishing village, involved in agriculture of paddy, salt production and small time trade, slowly to pearl farming and then to a major pearl hunting harbor, then to a large international trade port.

Hong Kong was incorporated by the Qin Dynasty in 221 BC and was ruled by various dynasties of China from that period. In 1950 the Lei Cheng tomb was excavated and many facts were uncovered from the pottery, artifacts and materials found and used.

Salt production increased and pearl popularity l

The Peninsula, Hong Kong
This is one of Hong Kong's oldest hotels and became operational in 1928. Perhaps this is the reason
The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
Set right in the midst of the hustle and bustle of the commercial sector, one may see this as yet an
The Intercontinental, Hong Kong
A winner of many worldwide awards and distinctions, this hotel is one of the world's top luxury hote
Kowloon Shangrila
This legendary award winning architectural marvel is ideally located on the waterfront in the East s
Island Shangrila
This Hotel is located in the Central district and with its 56 storeys, is the tallest hotel in Hong
JW Marriott, Hong Kong
The first Asian flagship hotel of the Marriott group, The JW Marriott was inaugurated in 1989 and is

Pacific Place
Pacific Place is one of the most exclusive and swanky malls in Hong Kong with designer boutiques in
The Landmark
The Landmark has all the famous brand names. It also boasts of Hong Kong's only Harvey Nichols store
The Times Square
The Times Square on 1 Matheson Street, Causeway Bay, is again one of the Prime shopping malls. With
The Central
The Central again has top designer shops. All the Malls in this area including the Galleria, Alexand
Stanley Street
Stanley Street is famous for photographic equipment.  
Causeway Bay
Causeway Bay in Hong Kong Island is probably the best shopping experience in this category and is po

Dragon Boat Festival
Dragon Boat Festival or the Tuen Ng Festival is held on the 5th day of the 5th Chinese Lunar month.
Confucius's Birthday
Confucius's Birthday, 27th day of the eighth moon. One of the greatest philosophers and thinkers of
Spring Lantern Festival
Spring Lantern Festival- Also known as Valentine's Day, this is celebrated on the 15th day of the Ch
Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year is the first day of the lunar month and will fall on January 26th to 28th in 2009.
Tin Hau festival
Tin Hau festival is in honor of the God of the sea and is celebrated in all places near the sea. A s
Cheung Chau Bun festival
Cheung Chau Bun festival is on 2nd May in 2009. It is celebrated by the people of Hong Kong by carry

Unkai
This is one of the best Japanese restaurants in Hong Kong. The chef is from Osaka. The décor is ele
Chilli Club
The restaurant serves authentic Thai cuisine and is very popular as it is also very reasonably price
Cafe des artistes
In the heart of the crowded Lan Kwai Fung, one is transported to this quiet restaurant. The food her
Baci
Not giving too much emphasis to décor, the restaurant offers very authentic Italian food. The bar i
Fook Lam Moon
The ancient décor has not been changed for years, yet the food here is perhaps the by word in tradi
Grissini
This restaurant is on two levels with great views of the harbor. In slick style with black furniture

Fast Facts
Location: Between 22  15 N and 114  10 E, Hong Kong is in Southeast Asia. China mainland is to its North and South China Sea to its South, west and east.

It is divided as per location into four main districts. In the Hong Kong Island's northern area is seen the world famous skyline of its skyscrapers. This has all the government offices, corporate offices, shopping districts and social and nightlife areas. The southern part has the more upmarket residential area, the parks, leisure activities and beaches.
 
Kowloon is another part of Hong Kong and refers to the peninsula which is North of Hong Kong Island and is highly populated. Its name signifies nine dragons referring to hills of the region.

The third region is the New Territories. This has newer towns, industries, farms, small villages and parks and has a hilly terrain.

Lastly are the Outlying Islands. These are some 234 islands of various sizes, some much bigger than the Hong Kong Island and others just a speck.

Dialling code: +852. There is no zip code
 
Emergency numbers:
Emergency Service (Police, Fire, Ambulance): 999
General Police Enquiries: 2527 7177
Directory Enquiries:  1081
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What to do with children in tow
As Hong Kong boasts of both the Disney land and Ocean Park, children all over the world will always enjoy a visit.
Besides this all ...
Health And Safety
This is a safe city for both men and women, both in daytime and at night. However one must be aware of pickpockets and thieves. It is ...

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