|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
This legendary award winning architectural marvel is ideally located on the waterfront in the East s
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 is one of the most exclusive and swanky malls in Hong Kong with designer boutiques in
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 again has top designer shops. All the Malls in this area including the Galleria, Alexand
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
|Hong Kong Music festival|
Hong Kong Music festival and Hong Kong Youth Arts festival is held in October every year.
|Bithday of Lord Buddha|
Bithday of Lord Buddha - 2nd May in 2009.This is a Buddhist festival where Lord Buddha's statues are
|Chinese New Year |
Chinese New Year is the first day of the lunar month and will fall on January 26th to 28th in 2009.
|Christmas and New Year|
Christmas and New Year is again a time of revelry. East meets West in the true spirit of this festiv
|New Year |
1st January. The English Calendar New Year is celebrated with fanfare, parties and fireworks.
Confucius's Birthday, 27th day of the eighth moon. One of the greatest philosophers and thinkers of
This restaurant has a variety of cuisines for all palates. However the seafood buffet is delicious.
The décor here is whacky, but the sweeping views, especially of the harbor and Hong Kong's skyline
This restaurant is on two levels with great views of the harbor. In slick style with black furniture
This is one of the best Mexican restaurants in town. It is located in the heart of the entertainment
|Chilli Club |
The restaurant serves authentic Thai cuisine and is very popular as it is also very reasonably price
|Steakhouse wine bar and grill|
The huge selection of salads, imported meat steak selections, and a variety of the best internationa
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.
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