Sign Language for Hong Kong
I visited Hong Kong once for about 5 days. Although this seems long for some, I did it because of hiking and wanting to explore underrated places. I’ve visited during month of July (hot & humid, by the way!)
- Hong Kong do not consider themselves China as they have their own cultural norms, economy and social system. Politically, however, they under the principle of China’s “one country, two systems.”
- Official languages: Cantonese Chinese and English
- Popular sightseeing: Hong Kong Disneyland, Victoria Peak, Victoria Harbour, Lantau Island, and more.
- Get Octopus Card, which is a smart card, and you can use this to pay for MRT, buses, ferries, trams, etc. However, you can also use it for shops, department stores, supermarkets, fastfood and many more!
- One of the core concepts is face, which indicates a person’s reputation, honor, dignity and influence
- At the table, burping is not considered rude
- Holding the rice bowl close to your mouth as you eat is appropriate
- Be careful when discussing about China, some Hong Kongers don’t not like China
- Don’t give a direct criticism
- Hong Kong Sign Language (HKSL), not Chinese Sign Language
- There is only one Deaf school
- There are Hong Kong Association of the Deaf and The Hong Kong Society for the Deaf
- There are only about 10 interpreters for 7, 000 Cultural Deaf Hong Kongers.
- One of the Deaf-related bussinesses in Hong Kong called, Deaf cafeteria.