Boasting a legendary skyline, eclectic cuisine and a unique juxtaposition of British colonial culture and rich Chinese heritage, Hong Kong has more than earned its stripes as a world-class city. In celebration of our upcoming JACK WILLS SUMMER SEASONNAIRES POOL PARTY at the W Hotel, we take a closer look at what’s good in HK.
DID YOU KNOW? Despite Hong Kong’s geographical size being only 25% of London’s, the population has boomed to 7.3 million. It therefore comes as no surprise that Hong Kong has been forced upward, boasting the most skyscrapers in the world at a whopping 1,302 – double that of New York City at a paltry 703.
DO SAY: “Gon bui” when toasting.
DON’T SAY: “Bless you” when someone sneezes. They just don’t say that.
WHAT TO DO: Hong Kong is also known as the “Pearl of the Orient” in reference to its breathtaking skyline at night. Vibrant and cosmopolitan, there is plenty to do from day to night.
Absorb the views on Victoria Harbour from the Star Ferry, tram all the way up to the Peak, watch Pandas at play in Ocean Park, ride a glass bottom gondola en route to the Big Buddha and party the night away at Lan Kwai Fong. Boredom is simply not an option in Hong Kong.
DIARY DATE: MARK YOUR DIARY on 8th July – JACK WILLS SUMMER SEASONNAIRES POOL PARTY at W Hotel. This annual party is held at the rooftop (76/F) of W Hotel. Skyline selfies, rooftop cocktails and pool-appropriate attire all come highly recommended.
WHO/WHAT YOU MIGHT SEE: A cacophony of cultures, languages and cuisines all at one cosmopolitan port.
WHAT TO EAT: Hong Kong is considered a gourmet paradise and with good reason. It offers a wide variety of international cuisines from the farthest reaches of the world. Whether one is interested in the diverse cuisine hailing from mainland China, Michelin-starred European fare, authentic Indian, Thai or Vietnamese, the options are quite literally endless. But there is one dish you simply cannot miss – DIM SUM. A traditional small dish from the Canton region of China, dim sum loosely translates to “touch your heart”. With as many as 150 items on a restaurant menu, there is truly something for every palate.
WHAT TO DRINK: Molecular mixology is proving a force to reckon with in the city’s most upscale establishments.
HOW TO GET THERE & BEST VANTAGE POINT: Hong Kong International Airport is serviced by just about every airline on the planet. Once there, head to the W Hotel’s Wet Deck bar on the 76th floor for the ultimate view of the city.
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