Hong Kong the buzz of Asia has been one of the most favourite destinations in the world. Be it food, shopping, culture or entertainment this tower-studded city is extraordinary in every sense. But what is it about Hong Kong that makes it so unique?
WHICH THEME PARK?
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do” – Mark Twain
The first thing that comes to your mind when we talk about Hong Kong and Theme Park is Disneyland! But Hong Kong will make you have second thoughts even about something that seemed so obvious – Disneyland or Ocean Park?
Ocean Park, as of 2015, ranks 13th in the list of World’s most visited Theme Park (ahead of Hong Kong Disneyland). It is also the largest theme park in Asia. On the other hand, Hong Kong Disneyland is the only Disneyland in the world to have been modelled on the original California Disneyland (Other Disney lands have been modelled on Walt Disney’s Magic Kingdom). Not to forget the much talked about night-lighting at Hong Kong Disneyland which is considered to be the most dramatic & monumental out of all other Disney theme parks in the world. So which theme park would you go to?
“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta
Ever heard about Hong Kong’s popular tourist destination that floats? The Jumbo Floating restaurant located in a floating theme park “Jumbo Kingdom” is a restaurant which serves seafood. Known for its entertainment and night lights, the boat gives you a good ride with free entry! One of the most visited tourist destinations in Hong Kong, the restaurant has attracted even the most popular of personalities – including Tom Cruise and the Queen of England. Now that is something that you definitely want to check out!
City of Superstitions?
“He who is outside his door has the hardest part of his journey behind him.” – Dutch Proverb
What we all have heard about Hong Kong is the story of the crazy superstitions people have there. But what we don’t know about Hong Kong is that more than superstitions they are simply strong believers of the spiritual concepts. So much so that one of their legal frames requires the government to compensate the people if any of their constructions disturb the resident’s Feng shui. One of the most talked about incidents is that of the express railway link construction when the government had to compensate a good number of residents staying around the construction site (because the Feng Shui of their residence was disturbed). In 2010, the government had reportedly spent £6 million in compensating its people for disturbing their Feng Shui. Becoming a Feng Shui master in Hong Kong sure sound exciting now!
What is unique about Hong Kong
“Vacation: a period of travel and relaxation when you take twice the clothes and half the money you need” – Anon
From the highest number of magnificent Skyscrapers (which beats even the New York city) to one of the longest Cable Car rides in the world (Ngong Ping 360), from the expensive luxury brands to the inexpensive flea markets, from the exotic restaurants serving seafood to authentic street food stalls serving hot dumplings – Hong Kong has everything for everyone. Some compare this wonderful city with New York others compare it with London. But by now we pretty much know enough about Hong Kong to say – it really is anything that you want to make out of it. A modern city of bling or a city of authentic experience. So which side excites you the most about Hong Kong?