Written by: Frans on June 15 2019 12:38; modified on: October 27 2019 19:57.
One of the ultimate urban and modern cities in the world where old and new meets. This overview will give you some insights in activities to perform and will show you some of the beaty of the city itself.
Getting around in Hong Kong is best done using the MTR, using Octopus card checkin and checkout is simple and cheap. The MTR railway is crowded but clean and you are able to reach most parts of the city with ease.
If you need a further ride the bus system and taxi's will give you transit to your final destination.
The Star Ferry has a long history and is acclaimed to be and remain an important part of the commuter system between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon.
National Geographic Traveler named the crossing as one of the 50 places of a lifetime according the website of the company, searching on Star Ferry, the boot ride is actually listed on many many many (bucket) lists as place to have visited once in your lifetime.
The ferry ride is also well known as one of the world's best value-for-money sightseeing trips. On every of my numerous visits to Hong Kong I've travelled using the ferry. The magnificent city never bores me and the view remains fantastic from either side and from the water itself.
Sources: The Star Ferry
Dim sum is commonly viewed as cantonese, although other varieties exist, and is prepared as small bite-sized portions of food. Hong Kong has plenty of locations where you can eat dim sum. Even Michelin start restaurants where you can queue up for dim sum variations.
On Lantou Island, Hong Kong, next to the Big Buddha is the Po Lin Monastery and the Wisdom path.
There are many shopping malls in Hong Kong, mostly connected conveniently to the MTR stations. Popcorn, IFC, Festival Walk, New Town Plaza Mongkok and many more.
Many of the neon letters are replaced by LED lights on the streets, and huge (interactive) billboards.
In Kowloon Park, the Kung Fu corner there is a weekly Kung Fu demonstration on Sunday afternoon.
Below is a picture of a traditional dragon part of Kung Fu demonstration.
Quarry Bay on Hong Kong Island has both old and new buildings, the old residential buildings are iconic and used amongst manu instagram and/or other social media selfie posts.
Hong Kong Island is a convenient place to stay, the Plaza shopping mall is conviniently close and the (blue) Island Line brings you to Central in a few stops.