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Hong Kong | ALAGS Pleasure Hunt

With a population of 7.3 million, Hong Kong is a cosmopolitan city weaving Western and Asian influence into a world-class center of business, culture, and trade.Hong Kong is known as the place where the East meets the West. The confluence of cultures is reflected in the customs, culture, and education of Hong Kong. A famous cultural export of Hong Kong is its show business , especially in movies. Famous actors like Bruce Lee , Chow Yun-Fat, and Jackie Chan contributed greatly to the martial arts genre of film. Cantopop (Cantonese Popular Music) is a form of popular music from Hong Kong. True to its cosmopolitan population, Cantopop draws influence from Chinese music, jazz, rock & roll, r&b, and western pop music.

Its people

Most of the population of Hong Kong are Chinese coming from Guangdong province and coming from Hong Kong itself. There are very few other than Chinese, mainly consisting of Asians like Fillipinos and Indonesians. Since it is filled with so many Chinese, its main languages are also Mandrin(Chinese language) and English. The majority of Hong Kong’s population does not profess a religion. Those that do practice a good sort of beliefs. Among the Chinese, followers of Buddhism and Daoism far outnumber other groups; an outsized number also follow Confucianist beliefs.


In the city, people celebrate the Chinese traditional holidays, such as Chinese Lunar New Year, Ching Ming Festival (Qing Ming Festival) and Mid-Autumn Festival. And also they have a holiday on Good Friday, Eastern Monday, Christmas Day and other western festivals. There is also the famous Kung Fu that takes up a big part of entertainment in Hong Kong with people like Jackie Chan contributing to its fame. It is also the highest. Except movies, Operas are also a highly respected part of its entertainment.


One of the best reasons you should travel to Hong Kong is to eat dim sum. There is an ancient Chinese tradition of drinking tea, referred to as yum cha, and with tea it’s common to eat little bite sizes dishes which are referred to as cuisine . That’s why dim sum is often served at teahouses and always goes with hot tea. Other than that, you can also try Lo mai gai, Char siu, Roast beef, Roast chicken and roast duck.

Places to Travel

For vacation: Hong Kong is known for its impressive skyline and Star Ferry with roots dating back to 1880 that cost only a few Hong Kong dollars to go to.

For nature: The 34-meter-high "Big Buddha" sits above Lantau Island's Po Lin monastery, which was a reasonably secluded place until the statue was built in 1993. This is one of the largest Buddha statues of its kind in the world and took 12 years to complete. The size is astounding, both up close and seen from a distance. The setting here is also incredible, surrounded by the green forest and views out over the ocean and islands.

For Kids: The Hong Kong Disneyland is filled with fun and fantasy mesmerising the kids with its seven different parts (Adventureland; Fantasyland; Toy Story Land; Tomorrowland; Grizzly Gulch; Mystic Point; and Main Street, U.S.A. Performances) all taking kids to different world full of mystery and fantasy.

Romantic places: The Victoria Peak is known for its beautiful view and the best view of the skyline. Seeing the bustling city, harbour and islands from there is almost magical. The beach at Repulse Bay is the most popular in all of Hong Kong, with beautiful views and a great place for swimming, although it's very non touristy. A day spent here is complemented with the luxury and style typical of Hong Kong itself.

Nothing completes Hong Kong without its Garden of Stars where the city pays its homage to few of the biggest stars of Hong Kong.

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