03 January, 2016
Impressions on investors trip to Hongkong, Shenzhen and Macau in November 2015
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 Re
Observation deck 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.
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 relict from British days in Hong Kong Park.
Culinary specialties are prepared in the streets of Kowloon, often in the simple surroundings of the many cook-shops.
The very “fresh“ menu of a fish restaurant in Shenzhen in the Chinese motherland.
More exotic delicacies on the restaurant’s menu. Sea cucumbers are a fine and appropriately expensive specialty.
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.
The main pillar of public transportation in Hong Kong is its Metro system.
Erst nach Einfahrt des Zuges wird der Zugang zu den Gleisen und den Wagen freigegeben.
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.
Indonesian domestic workers meet every Sunday in Kowloon Central
The picnic by the fountains is the highlight of the week.
The view from the hotel room window can be very attractive – as this view of Kowloon Central Park.
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.
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.
“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.