What does background music have to do with Hong Kong you ask? Don’t most places in the world have some kind of background music? Certainly, but in my experience there is something interesting about Hong Kong’s music that is featured in the malls, shops, toilets and etc. They range from the weird to the classical,... Continue Reading →
Every week, on a Sunday a great migration takes place in the city of Hong Kong. Thousands of men, mostly of an advanced age shuffle and bumble to the nearest gambling office to bet on horses. Those with adventure in their blood migrate even further and take the MTR to new territories where the horse... Continue Reading →
Hong Kong is a city which operates on a different scale than those I was familiar with. The height of the average flat building is sometimes unbelievable. In the Netherlands, a lone flat building might appear as an oddity, a tree standing in a field. In Hong Kong we speak forests, not individual trees. Hong... Continue Reading →
I thought it would be a fun writing exercise to write a weekly reflection on some particularities I think make up Hong Kong. These do not have to be necesarrily unique to Hong Kong, some are universal, some are shared by other countries, but overall they make up the character of Hong Kong. I write this mainly for myself, but perhaps some of those reading will enjoy it too.