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    Be warned, they spit, pick...

    by Angel_Dust Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Be warned, they spit, pick their noses, slam doors in your faces etc...and it's normal...Hong Kong is one of those places where if you smile, they think you're up to something sketchy...taking the MTR is an adventure in itself. Thank you doesn't seem to be in their vocabulary either! This is not everyone of course...but in general...

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    Some people told me that Hong...

    by Gnome Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Some people told me that Hong Kongers are rude, but generally they are no worse than people in any big fast city. Despite their reputation, they can be very very helpful if you get lost. In fact, if yuo just have a puzzled look on your face, people will often come up and ask if they can help you. You have to remember that many of them do not speak english very well, especially since the 97 handover - so they are not being rude, because they may not be very confident when they are speaking in english.

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    The Hong Kong Chinese are very...

    by PCK Written Aug 24, 2002

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    The Hong Kong Chinese are very modern. Unlike the Mainland Chinese, we are quite sophisticated. We wear branded clothes and like fine dinning. Do not expect to see very ignorant people in Hong Kong. I do not want to be rude about this but many foreigners thought that we are very ignorant.

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    That duck again

    by IreneMcKay Written Jun 4, 2013

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    On a rare clear day in Central looking towards TST could not resist taking a picture of that duck again.

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    Bank of China lions

    by IreneMcKay Written May 28, 2013

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    Just for conrast with Stephen and Stitt the HSBC lions, next door the Bank of China lions are very Chinese in character. They remind me of the lion costumes used in the lion dance.

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    Tai Chai

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Jan 3, 2009

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    A lot of Chinese practice Tai Chai in the mornings. Here is a Tai Chai Class that is offered in Kowloon outside of the HK Cultural Center every Monday and Wednesday mornings.

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    Newspaper Stand

    by Sambawalk Written Jan 21, 2006

    In addition to 7-11, there are many newspaper stands in the city where you can pick up magazines, newspapers or whatever.

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    Old residential Housing

    by vigi Updated May 11, 2003

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    Typical old residential housing in Hong Kong, so small and crowded that you can even climb over to other's sitting room.

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    Mahjong

    by vigi Updated May 11, 2003

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    Playing Mahjong is favourite activity for most Hong Kong people. In the picture, my collegues are playing mahjong in a private club after our month-end dinner.

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    Riding the Escalators

    by keeweechic Written Dec 9, 2002

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    When riding the escalators especially in the MTR stations, always stand on the right. The left is for anyone wishing to walk up or down and keep the flow of people moving.

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    Making friends

    by Sharrie Updated Nov 25, 2002

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    Make friends with the HK people. Some of the most interesting & best friends I have (be it in reality or virtual) are from HK! May be I'm a very lucky person afterall :)))
    Thanks, Heidi!

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    My family reunion in Hong Kong

    by sunnywong Written Aug 25, 2002

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    There is an important role for close family relationship. I enjoyed my family reunion parties each time during my stay in Hong Kong.

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    near Hong Kong u can find the...

    by jacq4u2 Written Aug 24, 2002

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    near Hong Kong u can find the island of Macau
    who was in Portugues hands , till not so long ago
    only casino's are on that island

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