Hong Kong, often referred to as the Oriental Pearl, seamlessly blends Western and Chinese cultures. In this exciting cosmopolitan metropolis, visitors can experience the best of all worlds. Hong Kong local's lifestyles combine the best of Chinese and Western cultures making its local culture unique.
Hong Kong has been largely influenced by history, its geographical location, and the blending of Western and Eastern cultures. In your Hong Kong tours, you will see residents are generally middle to the upper class. Due to different classes located in one small location, people have different economic conditions and different lifestyle, but they are still in the same social environment, so there are some aspects which cross economic barriers. Even blue collar workers are better off than their counterparts in other parts of China and on the weekends they can be seen alongside white-collar professionals in the many venues and parks. Life for locals in Hong Kong is very fast paced, but on the weekend most people go out and relax. They know how to leave work at work and because of this Hong Kong has some of the happiest and contented residents of any large city in the world. With the huge selection of entertainment venues and scenic spots, it is little wonder that Hong Kong's residents are so happy.
Because Hong Kong was a British colonial city for so long, much of the British culture influenced daily life, especially entertainment and food. Hong Kong locals love to go to the horse track, hang out in jazz clubs, eat cuisine from around the world and wear the hippest European trends.
It is at night that Hong Kong truly shines. Most of Hong Kong's ancient and modern buildings are lit up at night, and the scene is quite spectacular. The younger crowd likes to head out to be seen at Hong Kong's numerous bars and nightclubs. Hong Kong's nightlife is world-renown and is something the locals take very seriously. The most hopping nightlife spots can be found on Lan Kwai Fong and Tsim Sha Tsui. Many of Hong Kong's fashionable young ladies like to spend the evenings shopping in Hong Kong's many boutiques. There is a new health trend with the younger crowd, they enjoy going out on the weekends to do yoga or aerobics.
Generally speaking, Hong Kong people have a very fast pace of life. They walk fast, eat fast, speak fast, and live fast. They follow the norm that "time is money" and "efficiency is the key to success". But in the spare time, they also pay great attention to relaxation. It is the best way to reduce pressure. In this exciting metropolis, visitors cannot help but feel this remarkable atmosphere created by the locals.
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