The reference to fragrance may refer to the sweet taste of the harbour’s fresh water estuarine influx of the Pearl River, or to the incense from factories, lining the coast to the north of Kowloon, which was stored near Aberdeen Harbour for export before the development of the Victoria Harbour. Hong Kong is a city and it has 3 islands: Lantau Island, Hong Kong island (Aberdeen Island) and the main land Kowloon.
Hong Kong is officially known for a Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China, it’s a major port and global financial center famed for its tower-studded skyline. Hong Kong is known for its skyline and deep natural harbour.
Hong Kong is not a province…
Hong Kong is not a country… not an independent country and is part of China.
Hong Kong is a company…
Hong Kong is a protectorate… the most influential people are businessmen and Chief Executive who play Hong Kong like Monopoly.
To understand Hong Kong’s status, you need to understand what a Chinese province is.
China is organized in to 4 types of administrative divisions from which the central government devolves power to:
2) Autonomous regions
3) Directly Governed Municipality
4) Special Administrative Regions (“SAR”)
One thing I like the most about Hong Kong is the history itself about the power of feng shui vs. luck.
Feng Shui is a term composed of two Chinese words: feng (wind) and shui (water). Wind and water are the two natural elements that flow, move, and circulate everywhere on Earth. They are also the most basic elements required for human survival. Wind — or air — is the breath of life; without it, we would die in moments. And water is the liquid of life; without it, we would die in days. The combined qualities of wind and water determine the climate, which historically has determined our food supply and in turn affects our lifestyle, health, energy, and mood. These two fundamental and flowing elements have always profoundly yet subtly influenced human individuals and societies.
The essence of these life-giving elements is chi, or life force. Wind and water are direct carriers of chi, as their flowing quality reflects their essential nature. All living organisms are largely composed of these two elements. Thus, Feng Shui is the art of designing environments in harmony with the flow of chi through one’s living space, and this flow supports and enhances one’s personal chi or life force.
Feng Shui is a traditional Chinese concept linking the destiny of man to his environment. It aims to ensure that people live in harmony with their surroundings.
Luck has two meaning, one is good and the other is bad.
Now, it make sense… Hong Kong is surrounded with water, as the water flows.. the wind comes. If you look at the map you will understand it.
The reality of Hong Kong’s widespread belief in feng shui is that many powerful developers, public officials, and average citizens consult geomancers before making important business decisions. You can find feng shui everywhere in Hong Kong’s skyline. The residential skyscrapers of Repulse Bay in the Southern District, for example, have massive holes built into them. These are to allow easy passage for the dragons that legend says travel each day from the mountains in the north to Hong Kong’s sea, to drink. This is particularly important because local geomancers associate Hong Kong’s qi with the dragon. The HSBC Main Building is built atop one of the auspicious ‘dragon pulses’ that flow (in the shape of a long mountain range) into the city. And at the entrance, the two giant bronze lions standing guard were suggested by geomancers to protect the money housed within. Feng shui is also responsible for the unique positioning of the HSBC building’s main elevators.
Facts about Hong Kong…
My 1st impression about Hong Kong, there is no ecxuse for boredom. The variety of choice, whether for culture, recreation or pure pleasure, is astounding. The second thing is that they don’t have traffic. There are plenty of ways to get around Hong Kong, whether it’s by taxi, ferry, rail, bus or tram. The city claims one of the world’s safest, most efficient and frequent public transport systems and a convenient payment method in the form of the Octopus Card.
People from Hong Kong told me that, if you have your own car. Your rich. If you buy your own house and lot. Your rich.
Although Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated cities in the world, with 6,320 people per square kilometer, it has been reported as one of the greenest cities in Asia. Hong Kong Island is roughly 82 square kilometres, with most of this area being mountainous rock. Due to the limited land area suitable for building, Hong Kong has developed vertically, with the majority of people living in high-rise apartments. The rest of the open space is covered with parks, woods and shrubs earning Hong Kong its green reputation. Low-rise developments and townhouses are built in areas with height or zoning restrictions.
To compliment the extremities of wealth in Hong Kong, living conditions can be small, cramped and windowless to sprawling, regal and luxurious. A great variety of contrasting living conditions exist in Hong Kong; from cosmopolitan areas covered with high-rise apartment blocks to sophisticated suburbia with lavish, nearly identical townhouses to traditional villages with outdoor noodle houses and quaint seaside houses. It is fortunate to know that wherever you live and whatever the condition of your dwelling is, there are open, green spaces to unwind in.
If your interests lie in the great outdoors, Hong Kong will not disappoint. Hidden behind the facade of steel and glass towers, over 40 per cent of the territory is actually parkland such as Disneyland, Ocean Park, etc. Walking trails criss- cross the main island, while the New Territories and outlying islands are heavens for the nature-lover.
Hong Kong taught me “how to invest yourself”? Meaning, if you want to be truly successful invest in yourself to get the knowledge you need, find it, focus on it and work hard for it. Well everything in Hong Kong talks about business. That’s why if you meet Chinese people, they’re good at it.
“Invest 3 percent of your income in yourself (self- development) in order to guarantee your future”. -Brian Tracy