hong kong sign language
the sign for "Hong Kong" in sign language

Hong Kong

  • 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. 
  • Hong Kong is one of the best places to get visa for China (which I’ve tried on my second visit to Hong Kong). 
  • 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.
  • Victoria Peak
  • Ladies Market
  • Disneyland
  • Victoria Harborur
  • Lantau Islands
  • Tian Tan Buddha
  • Avenue of Stars
  • Ngong Ping 360
  • Po Lin Monastery
  • Lan Kwai Fong
  • Dragon’s Back
  • Nan Lian Garden
  • Shek O beach
  • Kowloon Peak

My personal experiences.

I’ve visited Hong Kong twice during the summer of 2014 and 2018. I stayed up for one week. Although one week may seem long enough for some people, it really depends on your ideals. I also love to find hidden gems, explore underrated places and hiking. During the summer, it was pretty hot and humid. Hong Kong is also one of the best places to get visa for China – which is why I visited again. 

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