Grand Prix Hong Kong 2018 Travel Guide
Hong Kong (Chinese: 香港; Cantonese: [hœ́ːŋ.kɔ̌ːŋ] ( listen)), officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, is an autonomous territory on the eastern side of the Pearl River estuary in South China. With over 7.4 million Hongkongers of various nationalities[c] in a territory of 1,104 square kilometres (426 sq mi), Hong Kong is the fourth-most densely populated region in the world.
Hong Kong was formerly a colony of the British Empire, after Qing China ceded Hong Kong Island at the conclusion of the First Opium War in 1842. Originally a lightly populated area of farming and fishing villages, the territory has become one of the most significant financial centres and trade ports in the world.With the exception of the Second World War, during which the colony was occupied by the Empire of Japan, Hong Kong remained under British control until 1997, when it was returned to China. As a special administrative region, Hon
1.Hong Kong Disneyland
Hong Kong Disneyland (Chinese: 香港迪士尼樂園) is a theme park located on reclaimed land in Penny's Bay, Lantau Island. It is located inside the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort and it is owned and managed by Hong Kong International Theme Parks. It is the largest theme park in Hong Kong, followed by Ocean Park Hong Kong. Hong Kong Disneyland opened to visitors on Monday, 12 September 2005 at 13:00 HKT. Disney attempted to avoid problems of cultural backlash by incorporating Chinese culture, customs, and traditions when designing and building the resort, including adherence to the rules of fengshui. For instance, a bend was put in a walkway near the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort entrance so good qi energy wouldn't flow into the South China Sea.
The park consists of seven themed areas: Main Street, U.S.A., Fantasyland, Adventureland, Tomorrowland, Grizzly Gulch, Mystic Point, and Toy Story Land. The theme park's cast members speak Cantonese, English, and Mandarin. Guide maps are printed in traditional and simplified Chinese as well as English
2.Ocean Park Hong Kong
Ocean Park Hong Kong, commonly known as Ocean Park, is a marine mammal park, oceanarium, animal theme park and amusement park situated in Wong Chuk Hang and Nam Long Shan in the Southern District of Hong Kong. It is the second largest theme park in Hong Kong, following Hong Kong Disneyland.
Opened in 1977 by the then Governor of Hong Kong Sir Murray MacLehose, Ocean Park became popular but by 2005 was unprofitable and widely expected to lose out to the new Hong Kong Disneyland. However, the Park responded with a HK$5.5 billion development plan that saw it expand to over 80 attractions and rides, and steadily grow visitor numbers to 7.6 million in 2014, making it the world's 13th most visited theme park, and the largest theme park in Asia Half of all visitors now come from mainland China, in growth that parallels rising mainland tourist visitor levels to Hong Kong over the same period.Since this high, visitor numbers have declined to around 6 million in 2016 under the background of declining tourist arrivals in Hong Kong.
Victoria Peak (Chinese: 太平山, or previously Chinese: 扯旗山) is a mountain on the western half of Hong Kong Island. It is also known as Mount Austin, and locally as The Peak. With an elevation of 552 m (1,811 ft), it is the highest mountain on Hong Kong island, ranked 31 in terms of elevation in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (Tai Mo Shan is the highest point in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region with an elevation of 957 m (3,140 ft)).
The summit is occupied by a radio telecommunications facility and is closed to the public. However, the surrounding area of public parks and high-value residential land is the area that is normally meant by the name The Peak. It is a major tourist attraction that offers views of Central, Victoria Harbour, Lamma Island, and the surrounding islands.
Lamma Island (Chinese: 南丫島), also known as Pok Liu Chau (博寮洲) or simply Pok Liu (博寮), is the third largest island in Hong Kong. Administratively, it is part of the Islands District.
Grand Prix Hong Kong 2018 Travel Guide – Gourmet
1. Kau Kee Restaurant
With over 90 years of history on Gough Street, Kau Kee still never fails to deliver its most popular Beef Brisket Noodles in Clear Broth. What distinguishes Kau Kee from other noodle restaurants is that they only serve Beef Brisket in clear broth and curry soup.Address: Ground Floor, 21 Gough Street, Central, Hong Kong
2. Kam's Roast Goose (Wan Chai)
Kam's Roast Goose is a Guangdong-style restaurant that specializes in serving variations of Chinese BBQ meats. Their signature dish, roast goose, can be paired with soup noodles, rice and other food items.Address: G/F, Po Wah Commercial Center, 226 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong Island
3. Four Season Clay Pot Rice
One of the winter staple and local flavour of Hong Kong is claypot. Clay pots are used because of their qualities in providing even heating. The base of most claypot meals is rice — usually a mixture of fresh and aged grains to ensure a moist yet firm texture. Ideally, the rice will be moist in the centre but crispy on the edges. Fatty, juicy meats and fresh vegetables are added and the pot is covered and, traditionally, slow-cooked over a coal-lit fire. In Hong Kong, they often include one of the many unique varieties of Cantonese preserved sausage.
Grand Prix Hong Kong 2018-shopping
Harbour City is a large shopping mall in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon. It is part of a series of office blocks and hotels. It comprises several parts: Marco Polo Hotels, Ocean Terminal, Ocean Centre (with 1980s retro decor), the Gateway and the Pacific Club Kowloon. The complex is located along the west side of Canton Road, stretching from the Star Ferry Pier in the south to China Hong Kong City in the north.
The biggest mall in Mong Kok and a Hong Kong shopping hot spot, Langham Place draws in the punters with its more than 200 shops, most of which tend towards youth fashion. But the mall itself is interesting too. Its Digital Sky and live performances aim to keep shoppers amused, while the building’s unusual corkscrew design allows you to ascend or descend its floors without using an escalator. But if you want to jump ahead of the crowds a bit, there is an 83m escalator that will take you up quite a distance.
Citygate Outlets is the largest outlet mall in Hong Kong. It features more than 80 international brand names that offer year-round discounts of 30 to 70 per cent. Shop categories include designer fashion, accessories, sports, children's wear, beauty and home accessories.
Citygate Outlets houses 16 food and beverage outlets and entertainment facilities, such as the UA Citygate cinemas and a SPA by MTM. The Square is specially designed with an outdoor dining space located right next to one of the Asia’s largest outdoor kinetic fountains for you to relax after a day of shopping.
Located at Tung Chung MTR station and near Novotel Citygate Hong Kong, Citygate Outlets is the ideal starting point for an adventure on Lantau Island. The Ngong Ping 360 cable car is just a few minutes’ walk away while Hong Kong Disneyland and Hong Kong International Airport are only 10 minutes away by local transport.
4. Fa Yuen Street
What has to be the greatest gathering of sports shoe and sportswear shops on the planet, Fa Yuen Street is where Hong Kong’s image-conscious youth have come to get their statement-making footwear since the 1980s. They come for the latest designs and limited-edition releases from all over the world. Presumably, some athletes shop here too – Lebron James has been spotted about the place after all.