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Club Marina Cove(西貢匡湖居遊艇會) ,Sai Kung ; HK

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B: Sai Kung Trio Beach 三星灣泳灘

Af njohn, 1.5 km væk

Highlight:     Trio Beach is a beautiful fine white and quiet beach located to the South of Sai Kung ...

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C: Sai Kung Trio Beach 西貢三星灣泳灘公眾碼頭建造工程

Af njohn, 1.5 km væk

同心協力,促進卓越海事服務海事處佈告2013年第26號(海事工程)西貢三星灣泳灘公眾碼頭建造工程由即時開始,在連接下列(A)至(D)坐標(WGS 84基準)的直線與毗鄰海岸線所圍繞的水域範圍內,有建造公...

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D: Trio Beach 西貢三星灣

Af njohn, 1.5 km væk

Trio Beach 西貢三星灣泳是香港其中一個游泳海灘,位於新界西貢區白沙灣之東南。三星灣泳灘現時由康樂及文化事務署管理。 三星灣泳灘的設施包括小食亭、燒烤區、更衣室、淋浴設備、洗手間、浮台及遊樂場。...

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E: Pak Ma Tsui 西貢白馬咀-釣魚翁

Af njohn, 2.3 km væk

往白馬咀Pak Ma Tsui的路是破爛石屎路,途中需要下超斜路,上斜路。一邊下超斜路,一邊看見火燒山,山被燒到光禿禿,看見後一點也不覺得高興。下斜後見到分叉路,轉右可以往白馬咀。往白馬咀的路有點沉悶,...

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F: Pak Ma Tsui 西貢白馬咀

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西貢麻南笏半島地形狹長,末端如叉狀,三面環海,而白馬咀Pak Ma Tsui 位於島上最南端岬角,面對牛尾海,景觀不俗。白馬咀前眺牛尾洲、鷓鴣山、張公山、白水碗及科技大學一帶等,右鄰為萬頭咀及沙咀岬角,...

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G: 黃牛石城-石天窗

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H: 麥理浩徑第四段休息站-茅坪草坪

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由一百米高的梅子林走至三百米高的茅坪,也有點倦。終於眼前一亮,見到一片草坪,這裡就是茅坪了。http://www.kwuntung.net/tthp/life/04/0404/040422a.htm

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J: 小夏威夷牛牛湖

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Dette panorama blev taget i Hong Kong

Dette er et overblik over Hong Kong

Overview and History

Hong Kong sits on the south coast of China, on the Pearl River Delta. It's got a population of more than seven million people and is one of the most densely populated places on earth. It also appears to be putting into place the template for population management, which cities around the world will be implementing as soon as they can afford it. More on that later.

Archaeological evidence dates human activity beneath present-day Hong Kong back to the stone age. The area was first settled by people from the mainland during the Han dynasty, around the beginning of the common era (the P.C. term for when B.C. changed to A.D. Whoa!)

For hundreds of years, Hong Kong was a small fishing community and haven for travelers, with a few pirates here and there. Then whitey showed up.

Western influence reached China at the beginning of the 15th century, when all those great explorers in boats were cruising for loot in strange and mysterious places. Tea and silk were the commodities connecting eastern Europe to China, and Hong Kong was known as a safe harbor through which to pass. When you're carrying the Queen's tea, it's especially important to avoid ARRRRRRguments with pirates. Hyuk hyuk hyuk.

Seriously folks -- in the eighteenth century Britain was doing a booming business with China, offering Indian opium to balance their extensive purchases of fine porcelains and everything else. The opium was ordained to be for medicinal purposes only, of course.

Well, as you may imagine, the Chinese got sick of opium fiends junking up the place, so they attempted to stop the British suppliers, to no avail. The Opium Wars resulted and ended with China ceding Hong Kong to the British, in fear of their massive naval power. This took place in the year 1841.

Colonization soon followed, Hong Kong shot up in value as an international port, and its population increased dramatically. In 1898 Britain acquired additional territories on a 99 year lease -- expiring in 1997. Does that year sound familiar? Read on.

In the 20th century Hong Kong changed hands several times. The British surrendered it to Japan during World War Two, then took it back after Japan's defeat, then gave it to China later. Immediately following the war, Hong Kong served as a safe haven for hundreds of thousands of Chinese refugees, while the Chinese National Government was losing its civil war against communist leadership.

The population of Hong Kong exploded as corporations seeking to escape Chinese isolationism arrived and set up shop. Cheap labor in the textile and manufacturing industries steadily built up the economy and ensured foreign investment. By the end of the 20th century Hong Kong had become a financial mammoth offering banking services to the world.

In 1997 Hong Kong returned to Chinese rule with a few stipulations in place to guarantee its economic autonomy, as much as possible. The phrase "one country, two systems" was coined by the Chinese to describe the relationship between the mainland and Hong Kong.

Getting There

Well, where do you want to get to from the Hong Kong International Airport? There are ferries servicing six mainland ports in the Pearl River Delta Region. Airport Express Railway connects directly to downtown Hong Kong, and it has been rated the best airport in the world multiple times.

The Airport Express Railway will get you into Hong Kong in about an hour, for $100. Public buses cost $10 and take a little longer. For direct service to your hotel you can take one of the hotel's private buses ($120+) or a taxi ($300+). As you can see, waiting time is optional for those who can afford it.

Here's a little blurb on travel times, with further information for access to nearby cities (cross-boundary transport).

Transportation

Grab an Octopus card when you arrive. Octopus is the world's first electronic ticket-fare card system and the Hong Kong public transportation system is the world leader in people-moving. 90% of Hong Kongers get around on public transportation.

Octopus covers the Airport Rail line, buses, ferries, the rapid-transit MTR network, supermarkets, fast food outlets, phone booths... It's how to get around the cashless economy.

Nevermind the microchip built into it, you'll get used to having one of those on you at all times -- and soon they'll be internal! What do I mean? Many schools in Hong Kong even use the Octopus card to check attendance, because you read the card's data with an external scanner from a distance. This will the global norm soon. What if that chip is installed in your body? It's in the works baby!

The hilly Hong Kong terrain also demands some special modes of transportation. If you've been to Pittsburgh, you may have some idea of how cool it is to ride a cable car up the side of a mountain, overlooking a majestic harbor and city. Multiply that by about ten thousand and you've got Hong Kong: vertical-travel trams, moving sidewalks, and the world's longest outdoor escalator system.

People and Culture

The local currency is the Hong Kong dollar (HKD) which is pegged to the U.S. dollar. Official languages are Chinese and English.  You're on your own, baby!  Dive into the swarming, throbbing, pulsing, crawling and teeming mix!

Things to do & Recommendations

The Peak Tower and its shopping Galleria are the biggest tourist attraction in Hong Kong so don't miss it.

Cool off in the Kowloon Park public indoor swimming pool!

After that, go see what's happening at the Hong Kong Fringe Club, a non-profit organisation which puts together exhibitions for international artists and performers.

Organize sports fans flock to the Hong Kong Stadium, but there's good news for disorganized sportistas too -- Mountain biking is now legal in the parks! Have at it, baby!

All this excitement is going to make you hungry. Springtime is traditionally the time to celebrate seafood, summer is for fruits, and winter steams with hot pot soups to keep you warm.

The best thing to do is go and find some dim sum. Dozens of plates of tasty small items, sort of like sushi but it's cooked, and the varieties are endless.

Since you won't be able to walk down the street without complete and total sensory overload, I'll just whap in the Hong Kong tourist board's guide to dining and leave you to your intuition.

Good luck, take it slow and above all -- DON'T SPIT OUT YOUR CHEWING GUM ON THE SIDEWALK. Gum is legal but there's a $500 fine for intentional littering. Enjoy!

Text by Steve Smith.

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