– Heung Gong – in Cantonese, meaning Fragrant Harbour
When you think of Hong Kong, the first thing that comes to mind is skyscrapers and a global finance jungle. Hong Kong is best described as a fusion of Asia and Britain. It is one of the busiest places I have seen, just to give you an idea, Mongkok in Kowloon (one of the islands in Hong Kong) has the worlds highest population density with about 130,000 people per square kilometer. Now that is something, don’t you think.
I have to confess, when I arrived at my hotel, “Cordis Hong Kong”, I sat by the window looking out at thousands of people walking in every direction and traffic jammed up as far as my eyes could see from the 26th floor of my hotel room, I was digging deep to get as much courage as possible to get out amongst it all.
A popular tourist stopover is the Hong Kong Island, then there is Kowloon peninsula to the north of Hong Kong Island and Lantau Island – this the largest island is to the west of Hong Kong Island. The outer islands Lamma and Cheung Chau are famous for fresh local seafood, windsurfing, and beaches.