Local traditions and culture in Hong Kong

  • One of the races.
    One of the races.
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  • One of the races.
    One of the races.
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  • Monument for a horse.
    Monument for a horse.
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    National Day Holidays.

    by John6868 Written Feb 5, 2009

    In Hong Kong we only get 1 day off which is the 1st October. On the mainland they get between 7 and 10 days but there has been talk recently of stopping this holiday as it is very disruptive. Many mainland tourists will visit HK during that period. It is also made busy by the fact that it is Fair season. You have a big Electronics fair and the Canton fair around late September to mid October which will make finding accomodation more difficult. On the plus side the weather is great then with little chance of rain and warm sunny weather.
    If you can get a deal which includes accomadation then come. If you want to find a hotel yourself then expect to pay between 60 and 80% more than the months either side.

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  • OTC medicines and custom rules..

    by Waddington Written Jul 18, 2009

    You can go through below the Hongkong customs terms and conditions. I hope this will be more helpful to you..

    Adult mouth care; Allergy care; Analgesics; Calming and sleeping products; Child-specific OTC healthcare; Cough; cold and allergy (hay fever) remedies; Digestive remedies; Ear care; Emergency contraception; Eye care; Medicated skin care; NRT Smoking cessation aids; OTC obesity; OTC statins; OTC triptans; Vitamins and dietary supplements; Wound treatments

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    weather in HK December

    by soundchaseruk Written Sep 13, 2009

    Thanks John that is very encouraging. The only drawback is that it will be at the Xmas period and the flights expensive. My friend has said I can stay for free and eat for free so I guess it will still be quite a cheap week

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    Horse Racing

    by IreneMcKay Written Jun 29, 2013

    Most Chinese people believe in luck. They love to gamble. The only legal gambling in Hong Kong is on horse racing. For casinos you would need to go to Macau. There are two race courses here: one in Sha Tin, the other in Happy Valley. Both are run by the Hong Kong Jockey Club. Both are very popular.

    Sha Tin Race Course.
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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.

    That duck again. And 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.

    Bank of China lion
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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.

    Tai Chai

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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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    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.

    Escalators

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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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    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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    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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    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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