Have you ever thought about how life in the Philippines, especially in Metro Manila, would be like if we have a safe and convenient airport that connects trains, buses and other public utility vehicles into an almost flawless transport system?
Well, that’s just one of the many things I love about Hong Kong.
Last week, I published a podcast episode where I featured my 12 takeaways from my recent trip in Hong Kong with my wife and kids. You can listen to that episode here:
Today, I want to add more to that list and present to you…
The Top 10 Things I Love About Hong Kong
- Discovery Bay (D-Bay)
What I love about D-Bay is the accessibility of bus and boat transportation to Hong Kong’s main area. It’s also a large community of expats that is home to a plaza and hotels.
- The Peak
Victoria’s Peak or simply The Peak is where you can have a mountain view of entire Hong Kong. It’s quite similar to Baguio only made more exciting because of two modes of getting towards its summit: an old late 1800s tram and the world’s longest escalator.
- The MTR
I talked about this almost flawless train system in the previous episode. But I talked about it here again because it’s that awesome!
- Hong Kong Disneyland Resort
Quite possibly, the happiest place in Earth. Having a Disneyland in Asia near the Philippines is a blessing for kids and kids at heart. This is one of the best things I love about Hong Kong. No doubt.
- Octopus Card
Like the MTR, the Octopus Card deserves a second mention. It’s honestly one of the many things the Philippine transport system, particularly in Metro Manila, absolutely needs.
- Tsing Tao Beer
Tsing Tao is a local brand of beer in Hong Kong produced by China’s second largest brewery. Well, it’s not authentically Chinese as a simple Google search would reveal that its brewery was actually founded by German settlers in 1903. Nevertheless, Tsing Tao beer has become part of Chinese culture and is a popular brand in Hong Kong.
- Pacific Coffee
This local brewed coffee line is worth the mention as its flavor is less sour. Plus, it’s a perfect break from the usual Starbucks coffee that proliferates the Philippines!
I personal wish the Philippines have an Ikea branch because it’s difficult to transport furniture overseas. Ikea is a company that specializes on furniture designed for houses with small spaces.
- Tung Chung
Once a strategic military defense point against pirates and foreign enemies, Tung Chung is now one of the most advanced and elite residential towns in Hong Kong. It’s a paradise for the urbanite.
- Hong Kong Airport
As I mentioned earlier, the Hong Kong airport is one of the best things I love about my trip. It’s big and convenient. It’s also located outside of Hong Kong proper in a safe island. Passengers who have just arrived or are waiting for their flights can also be entertained through a wide variety of choices: coffee shops, wifi zones, shopping places, you name it.
Bonus: The Apple Store
It’s worth mentioning that Hong Kong has an Apple Store. For Apple fans like me that’s absolutely an exciting good news!
Before You Go
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Links and Resources
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