Impressions on investors trip to Hongkong

Impressions on investors trip to Hongkong, Shenzhen and Macau in November 2015

Peak - Hongkong Island

Peak - Hongkong Island

View from the “Peak“ on Hong Kong Island toward Kowloon at the southern tip of the New Territories. The International Commerce Centre in Kowloon measures 484m, making it the tallest building of the former Crown Colony and current Special Administrative Region with its own legal system.

Observation deck of the Peak visitors’ centre

Observation deck of the Peak visitors’ centre

Observation deck of the Peak visitors’ centre

View from the interior of the Peak visitors’ centre

View from the interior of the Peak visitors’ centre

View from the interior of the Peak visitors’ centre. Although Hong Kong is very densely populated, it also presents itself as a green metropolis with lush subtropical vegetation.

The museum-like lobby of the historic tram to the Peak

The museum-like lobby of the historic tram to the Peak

In the museum-like lobby of the historic tram to the Peak, visitors can admire images from the past of a world empire.

Also a relic from British days in Hong Kong Park.

Also a relic from British days in Hong Kong Park.

Also a relic from British days in Hong Kong Park.

Culinary specialties in the streets of Kowloon

Culinary specialties in the streets of Kowloon

Culinary specialties are prepared in the streets of Kowloon, often in the simple surroundings of the many cook-shops.

Fish restaurant in Shenzhen in the Chinese motherland.

Fish restaurant in Shenzhen in the Chinese motherland.

The very “fresh“ menu of a fish restaurant in Shenzhen in the Chinese motherland.

Exotic delicacies on the restaurant’s menu

Exotic delicacies on the restaurant’s menu

More exotic delicacies on the restaurant’s menu. Sea cucumbers are a fine and appropriately expensive specialty.

Ice skating in Shenzhen’s subtropical climate

Ice skating in Shenzhen’s subtropical climate

Ice skating is an option even in Shenzhen’s subtropical climate – scene from a shopping centre. Shenzhen is among the wealthiest regions of the People’s Republic.

Metro Hongkong 1

Metro Hongkong 1

The main pillar of public transportation in Hong Kong is its Metro system.

Metro Hongkong 2

Metro Hongkong 2

Access to the tracks and train cars is possible only after the train has pulled into the station.

Metro Hongkong 3

Metro Hongkong 3

The modern Metro quickly carries commuters to the suburbs of the New Territories. At the border station Lo Wu, the systems transitions seamlessly to the Metro system of Shenzhen, the metropolis of millions in the Chinese motherland.

Kowloon Central Park

Kowloon Central Park

Indonesian domestic workers meet every Sunday in Kowloon Central

Picnic by the fountains

Picnic by the fountains

The picnic by the fountains is the highlight of the week.

View from a hotel room

View from a hotel room

The view from the hotel room window can be very attractive – as this view of Kowloon Central Park.

With a jet boat to the former Portuguese colony Macau

With a jet boat to the former Portuguese colony Macau

With a jet boat, the former Portuguese colony Macau is just over an hour away across the Pearl River Delta. The world’s largest casino hotels are no longer found in Las Vegas, but in Macau.

View of the interior of a casino hotel

View of the interior of a casino hotel

View of the interior of a casino hotel.

Hong Kong is a high tech metropolis

Hong Kong is a high tech metropolis

Hong Kong is a high tech metropolis – but scaffolding is still built with traditional methods using interwoven bamboo rods.

The traditional system even works at great heights

The traditional system even works at great heights

The traditional system even works at great heights.

Nightfever

Nightfever

“Night fever“ – everyone wants to enjoy the view from the Kowloon promenade toward Hong Kong Island by night. Sometimes one can even spot a junk glowing red in the surrounding darkness.