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Hong Kong

Hong Kong is located on China’s southern coast, on the east side of the mouth of the Pearl River estuary. It’s best known as a shopper’s paradise.
Terry Chow
A view of the Hong Kong skyline from Victoria Harbour including skyscrapers, the observation wheel and Victoria peak in the background.

你好 (Neih hou),

I was born and raised in Hong Kong and still have family relatives and friends there, so I go back and visit them every few years. My favourite things about Hong Kong are the shopping and food. Nowhere else in the world has the same variety of food. French toast, egg tarts, pineapple buns and milk tea make for an unbeatable breakfast. There are many good Chinese restaurants in Vancouver, but none of them can re-create the taste of Hong Kong.

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Recommendations from Terry


  • Most hotels in Hong Kong that are rated three stars and above are good with reasonably sized rooms. The only thing I suggest is to pick a location that has MTR nearby.


  • Any fast street food – it’s legit Hong Kong food, some of which you won’t find in Canada.


  • Try Hong Kong–style milk tea if you aren’t a drinker. If you are drinker, Lan Kwai Fong is a street in Central Hong Kong where everyone goes for a night out.


  • A Symphony of Lights is a mutlimedia show featuring coloured laser beams that dance on 40 skyscrapers along Victoria Harbour for an experience you won’t forget. This 13-minute show happens every night at 8:00 pm. Most importantly, it’s free! Tsim Sha Tsui is the best place to listen to the light show’s accompanying soundtrack.
  • At night, go to Victoria Peak to see the Hong Kong skyline.

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