HONG KONG 2011 Music : Reminisce Hong Kong means Fragrant Harbor in Cantonese Hong Kong

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Slide 2 HONG KONG 2011 Music : Reminisce Slide 3 Hong Kong means Fragrant Harbor in Cantonese Hong Kong Slide 4 Hong Kong Island ( with Victoria Peak on the right ) and Victoria Harbor in the 70s Slide 5 A typical small village in New Territories in the 70s Slide 6 In the 60s, 10 cents HK ( a little more than 1 cent US) buys you a home brewed herbal drink Slide 7 or rents you a comic book in the street Slide 8 20 cents HK (3 cents US) buys you a soft drink at this corner store Those days are gone Slide 9 Hong Kong was famous for its night lights even in the 60s Slide 10 Lights at Central today outshine the twilight Slide 11 Central harbor front at dusk showing the round domes of the Convention Center Slide 12 Kowloon harbor front showing the U-shaped Cultural Center on the right Slide 13 Ferries used to be the primary mean of crossing the Harbor between Kowloon and Hong Kong Island Slide 14 I always like the crew uniform of Star Ferry Slide 15 Then came a new way for cars and subway to cross the Harbor Slide 16 Wooden boats are still being used Slide 17 especially at offshore islands . Slide 18 . where you can still find fishermen Slide 19 This giant boat in Aberdeen became the famous Jumbo Floating Restaurant Slide 20 Amazed at the cables and tracks that carry the Peak Tram up and down the Peak Slide 21 Breath-taking view from the Peak Slide 22 View of Harbor and Kowloon Peninsula from the Peak in 1996 Slide 23 Another angle in 1996 Slide 24 Ten years later More buildings and smog Slide 25 Nature at the Peak a rare find Slide 26 Gondola rides to Ocean Park offer spectacular views of the back side of HK Island Slide 27 1997 Authority transferred peacefully from British Crown Colony to Special Administrative Region of China Slide 28 War Memorial to the left of the Supreme Court is a reminder of the citys British colonial past Slide 29 The Supreme Court at night Slide 30 Major bank buildings at night in Central Slide 31 City Hall built in the 60s Slide 32 The prestigious Hong Kong University founded in 1911 Slide 33 Another one of the 7 universities in HK Slide 34 This Anglican secondary school St. Pauls College has the longest history (founded in 1851) Slide 35 Subway is very convenient Slide 36 Other means of land transportation include buses, electric trams and taxis Slide 37 Expressway built on landfill along the Central harbor front Slide 38 Some buildings here are very tall Slide 39 Tall but narrow because land is expensive Slide 40 Lan Kwai Fong a popular hangout for young expats Slide 41 HK is not exempt from American fast food Slide 42 For the rich, a private yacht is the way to go Slide 43 but you can always be creative Slide 44 Here, East truly meets West - both western and Chinese holidays are observed e.g. Christmas Slide 45 . Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival Slide 46 Always a bilingual city Slide 47 Even though Hong Kong is one of the most modern cities in the world, many things remain unchanged for decades Slide 48 Many still hang dry their clothes Slide 49 They still shop in open markets Slide 50 where goods are sold the same way as 50 years ago Slide 51 where fish and meat are chopped in front of you to show they are fresh Slide 52 Slide 53 Slide 54 Fresh vegetables Slide 55 Asian pears Slide 56 American apples and oranges Slide 57 Fresh pastries Slide 58 You can shop everywhere, even in alleys Slide 59 Slide 60 Service is efficient You can have your shoes repaired while you wait Slide 61 Old fashioned pawn shop Slide 62 Slide 63 Most recognized old landmark Tsimshatsui Clock Tower Slide 64 I hope this show leaves you with sweet memories of Hong Kong www.macaubulletin.blogspot.com