About Hong Kong
Nearly seven million people are crammed into the mere 1,100 square kilometers that make up the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR). Not just a city of skyscrapers, there is also lush countryside and small rural communities.
Hong Kong Island
Victoria Peak is the highest point on the island with world-famous views north over the city as well as over the greener southern slopes down to the South China Sea. Clinging onto the northern slopes of the Peak are the prestigious Mid-levels, full of tightly packed, towering blocks of flats. The Mid-levels' steep slopes are best negotiated using the Peak Tram or the Mid-levels Escalator.
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Interesting Facts About Hong Kong:
2. Interesting Fact: To many Hong Kong people, their dreams are to own a home.
3. Public transport fun fact: 7 in 10 people take buses and 35% take taxis everyweek.
4. Fun fact about travel: the number of people taking an air trip outside Hong Kong has leapfrogged 7 times in 30 years from 4% in 1975 to 30% in 2009.
5. Random Fact about shopping: Jusco and Sogo are among the top 3 department stores visited.
6. True fact or False fact? Hong Konger's personal income increased 16 times in 30 years.
7. Interesting fact: Cha Charn Teng (Hong Kong styled cafe) unique in Hong Kong are visited by half of people in Hong Kong on a weekly basis.
8. Another Interesting fact about Hong Kong dining habits: More and more people frequently visit fast food restaurants, outpacing their visits to other types of restaurant.
9. Weird fact: The first McDonalds offered customers the very first American Big Mac in Hong Kong was located at Paterson Street, Causeway Bay in 1975.
10. Fun fact: The world's longest outdoor covered escalator system leading from Central to the Mid-Levels was up and running in 1993.
11. Interesting fact: The Big Buddha on Lantau Island, the world's tallest outdoor seated bronze statue was unveiled in 1993.
12. Random Fact: Hong Kongers are renowned for being hard working, fast, flexible and energetic. Hong Konger's have among the world's highest cinema attendance per ca pita.
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Oasis Hong Kong, a fledgling low-fare, long-haul airline, flew its last flight in 2008. Hong Kong International Airport, one of the most user-friendly airports in the world, is even more welcoming now that it offers free Wi-Fi from anywhere in the airport. Travelers to U.S. destinations will find check-in easier: You can check in for most airlines at two satellite train stations, Hong Kong Station and Kowloon Station, for the first time since the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
Getting around Hong Kong has gotten simultaneously more difficult...