Hong Kong

Hong Kong, officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, is a city and special administrative region of China on the eastern Pearl River Delta in South China. Hong Kong was a British colony from 1841 to 1941 and again from 1945 to 1997 when sovereignty was handed over to China. An exciting cosmopolitan vibe...

THREE things we did not know about Hong Kong:

  1. Hongkongers have longevity. HK men live the longest in the world, and our women the second longest, with an average life expectancy of 81.2 and 86.7 years respectively 
  2. Tetraphobia is the practice of avoiding instances of the digit 4. It is a superstition in many East Asian countries including Hong Kong. The Chinese word for Four is very similar to death. Elevators skip the number 4.
  3. HK has the more skyscrapers than any other city in the world – 518 vs New York which has 300.

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