It’s many years since Hong Kong reverted to rule by China. Many locals are still fighting to protect their democratic rights from Beijing interference but for tourists HK still seems to be fun and madly commercial in everything it does with its hotels still some of the best in the world. So let’s get moving and try some of these – Star Ferry world’s best boat trip. Tight-packed bustle. Street Market, man cooking crabs. Horse race meeting Happy Valley. Gambling-mad atmosphere. Ocean Park funfair and themed area. Shopping … cameras but beware and bargain, clothes. Legendary Sam the Tailor. New Territories and Lantau for rural experience. Markets, fishing villages, walled towns, Hairy Vegetables ! Chinese medicine shop. Lantau clatter… Mahjong . Noon day gun near Excelsior hotel. Noel Coward’s ‘Mad Dogs and Englishmen’.
HONG KONG – China
September 17, 2014