Enjoying Endless Entertainment and Fun in the ‘Fragrant Harbour’

April 23rd, 2012 9:43 pm

If you do seek for entertainment in many shapes and forms, Hong Kong is an ideal place for you. This sprawling metropolis boasts of a wide variety of locations where tourists in search of entertainment are offered options that they never knew existed. While high profile concerts, nightclubs and many more across the city offers you the opportunity to groove to the popular sounds of local and foreign DJs alike.

First of all, the Lei Yue Mun Seafood Village Dinner Cruise is a must-try thing you should not miss. This exceptional dining experience gives you the unique opportunity of enjoying an assortment of local seafood dishes while admiring breathtaking views of the city in the comfort of a cruise ship. A number of bars and pubs are also on offer for visitors who enjoy a drink in the midst of great company. Lan Kwai Fong is a popular choice among the many pubs found in Hong Kong, primarily because the high profile locals who visit this outstanding establishment regularly.

Finding an upscale dining outlet is not hard work in this part of the world as most of the gourmet restaurants are located in the city itself. Many of these restaurants are elegantly furnished and serve mouthwatering delicacies that give your taste buds a treat worth remembering. Lovers of the arts can pay a visit to the Sunbeam Theatre, which is one of the most popular venues that stage frequent Cantonese Opera performances. These highly stylized theatrical masterpieces are carried out by professional actors who have undergone intense training which can take up to a decade to perfect.

The Langham Hong Kong is the perfect base in Hong Kong, giving easy access to numerous entertainment areas in the city. While enjoying the many forms of entertainment offered in the city, prepare to be pampered by the outstanding service team of this.

History in a Nutshell, Hong Kong

April 19th, 2012 5:32 am

In Mandarin, Hong Kong means “fragrant harbour”, evoked by its location as one of the most beautiful natural harbours in the world. However, the name Hong Kong is derived from the Cantonese pronunciation of its name.

The history of Hong Kong began in 1842 when it was ceded in perpetuity to the British following their defeat of China in the so-called “Opium War”. Before the British took over,It was home to only some fishing communities. Few people stayed there fore long due to its lack of water sources. It was also frequented by pirates who sometimes worked with the British to fuel the trade of opium.

From its humble beginnings as a backwater colony, the history of Hong Kong has seen the city go through rapid development and expansion of its territories. Warehouses, banks, ship repair facilities and stores sprang up quickly after the arrival of the British government. In 1862, the colony was expanded when the Chinese government ceded Kowloon to the British, also in perpetuity. The colony became famous as an innovative center for banking, shipping and insurance.

Major events in the history were those such as the third pandemic of the bubonic plague, a 3 year invasion by Japanese troops during World War II, as well as waves of refugees emigrating from China following the famines following the Great Leap and the Cultural Revolution. While there were fears that its economy would stagnate when it was returned to Chinese rule in 1997, the establishment of the “one country, two systems” policy allowed the former colonial territory to maintain a degree of autonomy and allow its existing social and economic systems to remain the same.

Hong Kong is a major financial and business hub in Asia. It is also a city that wields major influence over entertainment and fashion trends in the region.