Asia

Hong Kong Traffic
Hong Kong as you can imagine has one of the worst traffic situations in the world. People and cars are everywhere! At times, walking gets you to where you need to be faster than driving. Unbelievable… Fortunately, a complex public transportation system has been in place to cope with the need to “get to places.”

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Ladies Market

by David Ng

in Travel

Ladies Market
In the district of Mong kok, Hong Kong is a bargain hunter’s paradise. Tung Choi Street or more commonly known as Ladies Market consists of a stretch of street vendors that sell novelty items and quite honestly anything you can think of for reasonable prices. Here you can score some good deals, so buy a few souvenirs for the friends and family back home while you’re at it.

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Stanley Pier
Stanley is a beautiful town in the south side of Hong Kong known for its elegant scenery and Victorian-era buildings.

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Hong Kong, like I’ve mentioned in the past is an extremely hectic city. People are always on the move. This is a place where a 60 plus hour work week is nothing short of the norm. Almost every imaginable plot of land is used for construction projects in order to turn a profit. People just don’t really care for the simpler things in life. Thankfully, the government recognized this problem and in 1988 set aside 61 hectare of land that is used as a nature preserve.

Thus, the Hong Kong Wetland Park was born.

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Venice
These days, you don’t have to go too far to get a taste of Venice if you are living in Asia. In 2007, Sands Las Vegas Corporation opened up their second branch of the Venetian Hotel and Casino in Macau.

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Fruit Stand
Here in Los Angeles you may find the ocasional street vendor selling oranges and strawberries but in Malaysia, don’t be too surprised if you find a little more than your basic fruits.

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Big Buddha
Many people from all over the world come to Hong Kong to see the Big Buddha. In order to get to the Big Buddha you have two options which will be explained after the jump.

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Wet market
In Hong Kong, they have something they call a “wet market.” Known to locals as “Gaai Si” or street market (when translated literally), it is like a supermarket except even better.

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Lan Kwai Fong
In Hong Kong, Lan Kwai Fong is essentially your default go-to destination for all your partying, clubbing, and drinking needs. The streets are packed with bars and clubs home to many different themes. Drink up and party like there’s no tomorrow!

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Gondola

On the high mountains of Malaysia one man thought it would be a brilliant idea to start an entertainment city. This man was the late Lim Goh Tong. Recognizing the potentials of building a resort in cooler climate in a country that is known for its heat, Lim (who was already quite well off) risked his entire fortune to fulfill his dreams of building a world-renowned resort on the hills near Kuala Lumpur.

Today millions of visitors flock to Genting Highlands in Malaysia for its array of casinos, theme parks, and various other entertainment.

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