Travel Thursday: Hong Kong, the Evolution of Asia's Most Expensive City

Feb 2021


Lifestyle, Property Related

Travel Thursday: Hong Kong, the Evolution of Asia's Most Expensive City

To celebrate the month of Lunar New Year, this week our World Travel Thursday will bring you to Hong Kong, one of the most fascinating cities in the world.

With the long history of being a bridge between the east and the west has put Hong Kong in a unique position. The people here are multi-lingual, many speak English, Cantonese, as well as Mandarin. Hong Kong has long been the financial central of Asia and many of the world’s most prominent companies choose their headquarter to be in Hong Kong. It is also home to some of Asia’s richest people.

Ding Ding Car or Hong Kong's Tramways

Hong Kong with all its opportunity is home to over 7.5 million residents of various nationalities, it is one of the most populated places in the world and the real estate here is highly sought after by the wealthy Hong Kong people and the people in Mainland alike. This pinnacle of a successful international business hub also serves as a rich cultural, culinary, and fashion scene. Hong Kong culture is a mixture of traditional Cantonese culture and British Western culture, their culture is sophisticated and mixes Confucian and British ethics, and the Hong Kongers are especially known to be international savvy.

The iconic Aqua Luna Red-Sail Junk Boat

Local Hong Kongers are proud of their region and their accomplishments, and they want to preserve their culture. Understanding their culture involves understanding their history and present circumstances and becoming familiar with their language, customs, ideals, ethics, diet, and business practices. Their culture is a fusion of East and West, it is unique and one of the world’s most successful culture in several ways.

Mong Kok, Hong Kong

Perhaps you will be able to see for yourself how much Hong Kong has accomplished by visiting the famous tourist attraction Victoria Peak at night. There, you will be able to see all of the skyscrapers lit throughout the night, brick by brick this city is built from the ground up into this mass of high buildings, each towering the other to showcase their significance.

Victoria Peak, Hong Kong

When you are visiting make sure you visit a dim-sum restaurant, going to ‘yum-cha’ or ‘drink tea’ with family during the weekend is a customs many Hong Kongers grew up experiencing. Here, stories old and new are recounted over a table full of bamboo baskets that hold a variety of dim sum. One interesting thing can be observed with the locals, they would knock on the table as a way of signalling thanks to the person who poured a drink for them.

Dim Sum
Hot Tea

According to the legend, Emperor Qianlong of the Qing dynasty, once visited a town in China dressed as a civilian, accompanied by serval staff. The group decided to go the teahouse to yum cha and the emperor took a teapot and poured his staff some tea. The staff could not kneel to thank the emperor for fear of breaking his cover. Instead, the knocked on the table three times to signify kneeling three times as gratitude, and hence the birth of this unique way of expressing thanks.

Hong Kong with its cultural heritage and economic success will always remain one of Asia’s most sought after city and the real-estate here will retain its value and is a great investment for those looking to make a safe bet on investment right now.

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