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I was born and raised in Hong Kong. Unique in itself, Hong Kong has become one of the most sought out destinations of the world. Most people would say Hong Kong is a miniature New York, but I honestly believe it offers more in many ways. Though I currently reside in southern California, I never cease to visit every year, whether for business or leisure.

Whenever I go, I always stay in the same hotel that offers spectacular views of the world-famous Victoria Harbor. This hotel redefines luxury and offers a 360° world-class experience that exceeds all expectations.

Hong Kong is surrounded by rich culture. Over 100 years old, the Star Ferry is an experience that cannot be missed. The ferry offers the best views of Hong Kong’s skyline and of the Victoria Harbor while carrying passengers between Hong Kong and Kowloon. Hop aboard a vintage, open-top tramcar that runs on Hong Kong’s heritage tram system for a once in a lifetime experience. On your own private tram, enjoy food and cocktails accompanied with light music and champagne as you ride through the city.

On top of this experience, don’t miss the world’s steepest funicular railway transport up to Victoria Peak. At the peak, dine at the Cafe Deco where you can enjoy the stunning panoramic views of Hong Kong. Also, be sure to visit the former Central Police Station, the Central Magistracy and the Victoria Prison, all of which are must see heritage sites and art museums within the city. 

While staying in Hong Kong, experience the local flair and explore the wet market, day market and night market. It is definitely unique and eye-opening to see all the different fresh meat, produce, traditional Chinese ingredients and all the cultural souvenirs you can bring home to family and friends. If you are a world-class shopper, Hong Kong has some of the most well-known shopping complexes in the world, carrying many different luxury brands.

Visit some of the famous temples to learn about traditional Chinese religion and go have your fortune revealed. My favorite is the Wong Tai Sin Temple. You can also visit the giant Buddha and enjoy an authentic vegetarian meal at the monastery.

 

If timing is right, you can check out events at the Royal Hong Kong Jockey Club, whether its a day race or night race, watching or betting, it is certainly a fun experience to take part of. Just add a gourmet meal and cocktails and you’re are in for a treat! Other featured seasonal events include the Hong Kong Arts Festival, the Rugby’s Sevens, the Cheung Chau Bun Festival and last but not least, the Dragon Boat Festival.

Hong Kong is known for its world renown restaurants and dining. Pick any cuisine, whether its Chinese, French, Italian, Swiss, Japanese or any other international cuisine, you’ll never be disappointed. Enjoy authentic Cantonese Chinese food in an iconic floating palace or visit the China Club for an unforgettable dining experience.

 

I would also highly suggest renting a private junk to go to one of the nearby islands for an extraordinary fresh seafood meal. If you have a party of 8-10, I would recommend holding a private function at an exceptionally unique aviation-themed lounge combined with a helicopter tour of the city.

If you have an extra day to spare, go visit Ocean Park featuring a cliffside cable car, thrilling rides and other animal attractions. Or if you’re wanting to explore just outside of Hong Kong, take a trip to Macau, also known as the “Vegas of the East”. You can get there by hydrofoil boat, helicopter or by car and experience glamorous destinations such as the MGM, Venetian, Wynn, and more!

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