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Top 15 Reasons we should all be living in Hong Kong

You’ve visited Hong Kong? No? So, take a look here and see why we should all be living in Hong Kong. Here you have several reasons to visit the special administrative region of China.

Quick Facts about Hong Kong:

– The city is known for its expansive skyline and deep natural harbor;
– Hong Kong is frequently described as a place where “East meets West”, reflecting the mix of Chinese culture with influences British colony;
– According to Emporis, there are 1,223 skyscrapers in Hong Kong, which puts the city at the top of world rankings.

 

1. Everything is super efficient.

The trains come every 2 minutes and everything moves fast.

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2. It’s a mix of tradition and modernity.

What other city can say its skyscrapers were built according to feng shui?

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3. It’s the freest place in China.

Frequent protests, a vibrant tabloid press, and banned books about China’s leaders are sold on every corner.

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4. Even at 3 in the morning, its streets are freakishly safe.

The streets are so bright you don’t think twice about walking home alone at night.

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5. The Star Ferry connecting Kowloon and Hong Island offers breathtaking views.

Over 100 years old and it’s still the most picturesque way to commute across Victoria Harbor.

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6. Char siu bao, or sweet BBQ pork buns.

Served as dim sum, these steamy buns will fill your hungry stomach and warm your heart.

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7.Red taxis only cost $3 to get anywhere.

And you can catch them pretty much anywhere in the city.

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8. Lion dances kick start every occasion.

Especially during Chinese New Year, celebrations start with a dance by a giant, blinking furry creature that would be terrifying if it wasn’t so awesome.

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9. There’s a mountain of monkeys

There are more skyscrapers here than anywhere on earth.

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10. This skyline

There are more skyscrapers here than anywhere on earth.

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11. Pink dolphins

Ironically called the Chinese white dolphin, these pink dolphins are sadly dwindling in number and are becoming “near-extinct”.

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12. Macau is a ferry ride away

If you’re really in a hurry to gamble, you can also take a half hour helicopter ride to the world’s biggest casino mecca.

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13. Bamboo scaffolding

“Don’t worry. Chinese bamboo is very strong,” Jackie Chan. And indeed, bamboo has been used to build the city’s numerous skyscrapers.

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14. Hungry Ghost offerings in the street

Hong Kong residents believe those who’ve died without a proper burial ritual become “hungry ghosts,” roaming the streets stirring trouble.

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15. There are hundreds of islands to explore

Besides the main Hong Kong island, discover the numerous adjacent islands from Lamma to Lantau.

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SOURCE: http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/china/140121/31-reasons-love-hong-kong

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