Born Global: Hong Kong
If you’ve ever visited or lived in Hong Kong, you’ll know it’s a force to be reckoned with. A multicultural melting pot, it draws its residents and visitors for many diverse reasons. It boasts the most restaurants in the world per capita, is one of the world’s leading financial and business centres, and well known for its arts and culture. There is nothing like it anywhere in the world.
Meet some of the our members living in Hong Kong!
Alexie Glass-Kantor: Art Basel Hong Kong curator
Andrew Young: At the forefront of technology innovation in Hong Kong
Peter & Connie Kenny: Revolutionising education from Hong Kong
Australian chefs take on Hong Kong
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Check out Smartraveller advice for the Hong Kong - subscribe to updates and register your travel plans here.
THINGS TO DO
Feeling hungry? If you want something beyond classic sushi, then KOKOn is the place to try out. A must visit.
Feeling thirsty? Enjoy a cocktail at Duddell’s. You’ll experience much more than just a simple mix of flavours with their creative range of drinks.
Top experiences and sites? Visit The Peak for a breathtaking view, 396 meters above sea level. Don’t miss out on visiting the Temple of Ten Thousand Buddhas, a monastery where over 12,000 Buddha statues adorn the walls.
Unique to this city? Hong Kong’s street markets are crammed with independent stalls with colourful wares and trinkets of all kinds. The Ladies Market and the Temple Street Night Market are the biggest and most atmospheric.
There for a limited amount of time? Check out the New York Times 36 Hours in Hong Kong.
DID YOU KNOW?
- The name 'Hong Kong' is Cantonese for 'fragrance harbour'
- Hong Kong is one of the wealthiest cities in the world - it has more Rolls Royce’s per person than any other city in the world
- Hong Kong has more skyscrapers than any other city in the world. It has twice as many as its closest rival - the New York City
- About three-quarters of Hong Kong's landmass is rural. It consists of 24 parks, woodlands, reservoirs, hills and a coastline