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Old 05-08-2015, 12:04 PM
 
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Also the Copy Watches guys on Nathan Road in Tsim Sha Tsui. There are many local Indians, Pakistanis and Bangladeshis doing business in that touristy area.
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Heheh, the suit guys in Kowloon, around Nathan Road, are relentless and annoying... "HELLO SIR, TAILOR, CUSTOM SUIT, TIE, YES PLEASE SIR COME RIGHT THIS WAY" stepping in front of you and trying to shove a card in your hand...

... then, after 6 or so... "HELLO SIR, TAILOR, CUSTOM SUIT, MARIJUANA HASHISH, TIE, PRETTY LADY YES PLEASE SIR COME RIGHT THIS WAY."

Another thing I think of when I think of HK

But, yes: the tailors there are legendary, and it shows... if you hang around Central or East TST during or after business hours, everyone is wearing a damn-fine suit. I have a few myself... I got three custom-tailored for what I'd pay for one brand-name off-the-rack suit back in the US, for sure.
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Old 05-11-2015, 11:17 PM
 
Location: Alabama
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A nice place for a vacation.
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Old 05-12-2015, 04:12 AM
 
Location: Ahmedabad
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For many years Hong Kong was the most famous city in the Far East. It was almost a byword for the Orient. It's one of the most depicted cities in old movies.
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Old 05-17-2015, 09:09 AM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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Po Lin Buddhist Monastery. It's on Lantau Island.
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Old 05-22-2015, 07:31 AM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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Po Lin Buddhist Monastery. It's on Lantau Island.
The bus ride there is worth the journey on its own
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Old 06-08-2019, 12:01 PM
 
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Yes because the foreigners feel more like home in HK with the western restaurants and bars, western food in supermarkets and without the need to learn Chinese. There are more different jobs for foreigners in addition to language teachers.

The main point is it was a British colony with a long history of non Chinese people living in the city. There are already many things catering to foreigners and foreigners are not stared at because they are too common.
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Hong Kongers move to Taipei in the same way people move out of Manhattan to Buffalo. To "slow down".

HK has far more expats than Taipei and when I was there, all the expats loved it.
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Old 06-09-2019, 03:50 AM
 
Location: Taipei
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HK's principal image is people living in small boxes due to ridiculous rent and property prices.
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Old 06-10-2019, 12:28 AM
 
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What do you think of, when you think of HONG KONG?

I don't have strong images like when I think of 'Japan' or 'Korea' or 'Thailand'.

For Hong Kong, I tend to think of the landscape more than anything. Skycrapers and mountains and a bay.

I don't have much imagery that comes up in mind with popular culture or any culture. Maybe Jackie Chan, neon lights, and Blade Runner scenes. Nothing too current though, within the last decade or two. Are there more current cultural things I should be thinking about?

How about you?
skyscrapers. Nothing else. Interesting question.
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Old 06-10-2019, 06:53 AM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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For me, the first image is skyscrapers along the bay
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Old 06-10-2019, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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Cantonese Mecca
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