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Old 02-01-2013, 01:52 PM
 
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I think of this:


Screamin' Jay Hawkins - Hong Kong (with lyrics) - YouTube
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Old 02-01-2013, 02:27 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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What do you think of, when you think of HONG KONG?
I think of Hong Kong as being like one of the Asian versions of New York City. Would like to visit Hong Kong someday, hopefully sooner rather than later.
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Old 02-02-2013, 05:29 AM
 
Location: Woodbridge, VA
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Hong Kong cinema, food food and food, shopping, Bruce Lee (statue)
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Old 02-02-2013, 05:40 AM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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After spending 5 nights in HK last year all I have are memories of lot of English expat bankers getting pis*ed Mon-Fri in the LKW area, cheapo tacky/'English in Ibiza but it's actually China' bars, it being stinking hot, loads of high end Prada, LV, Chanel and such top designer boutiques... Basically it did nothing for me...
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:41 PM
 
Location: Columbus, Ohio
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Hong Kong cinema, food food and food, shopping, Bruce Lee (statue)
Lately, I have found more respect for Hong Kong cinema. I would rank it as my 2nd favorite outside of U.S. cinema.
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:37 PM
 
Location: Macao
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Lately, I have found more respect for Hong Kong cinema. I would rank it as my 2nd favorite outside of U.S. cinema.
Me too. Korean and Hong Kong.

Chungking Express has always been one of my favorites.
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Old 02-05-2013, 01:14 AM
 
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Dim sum and other yummy Cantonese food
Skyscrapers
HK Disneyland and Ocean Park
Shopping
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:11 PM
 
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noise, cell phones that work in the subway

and the ferry to Macao for a little peace and quiet (as long as one does not enter a casino)
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Old 02-07-2013, 01:52 PM
 
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Well, a lot of people actually have very specific opinions, associations, and visual imagery for Hong Kong.

Here is what I think about for the city of Hong Kong:

1. Magical, Unique, Visually Enchanting views of Downtown Central and Western Districts of Hong Kong from Victoria Harbour for Day and Night views. 2. A lot of modern high-rise architecture that is a bit avant garde innovative and shows that modern forms of architecture can sometimes have plenty of character and soul too. However, Hong Kong also has some decent traces of historic architecture. 3. A lot of high density but also some decent breaks from high density in the mountains/hills, parks, beaches, some islands of the Hong Kong region. 4. A perfect blend of urban meets tropical nature scenery. 5. Wealthy. 6. Vibrant history in this city and with the connections it has with other regions of the world. 7. A separate status from the rest of China for a long time, and even was under British sovereignty for a significant amount of time. 8. One of the best places to shop for all sorts of materialism/consumer oriented related products in independent stores and chain stores. 9. Culturally Authentic Locally but also very Globalized.
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Old 02-14-2013, 07:04 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Well, a lot of people actually have very specific opinions, associations, and visual imagery for Hong Kong.

Here is what I think about for the city of Hong Kong:

1. Magical, Unique, Visually Enchanting views of Downtown Central and Western Districts of Hong Kong from Victoria Harbour for Day and Night views. 2. A lot of modern high-rise architecture that is a bit avant garde innovative and shows that modern forms of architecture can sometimes have plenty of character and soul too. However, Hong Kong also has some decent traces of historic architecture. 3. A lot of high density but also some decent breaks from high density in the mountains/hills, parks, beaches, some islands of the Hong Kong region. 4. A perfect blend of urban meets tropical nature scenery. 5. Wealthy. 6. Vibrant history in this city and with the connections it has with other regions of the world. 7. A separate status from the rest of China for a long time, and even was under British sovereignty for a significant amount of time. 8. One of the best places to shop for all sorts of materialism/consumer oriented related products in independent stores and chain stores. 9. Culturally Authentic Locally but also very Globalized.
Can you give some examples?

When the British took it as a treaty port in the 1840s HK was a tiny fishing village without much of a 'history' so to speak of, at least as a sizeable city with a lot of architectural heritage. It certainly is no Nanjing, Suzhou, Xian, even Guangzhou. I never felt historicity characterised this city which was largely a post-colonial settlement, much like Singapore.
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