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Marie in Hong Kong

Marie in Hong Kong

Discovery of Hong Kong


Welcome in Hong Kong

Publié par Marie sur 13 Janvier 2011, 18:34pm

Catégories : #My life in HK

For all people who are very bad in geography like me, first a reminder about where I am in the world...

 

carte du mond

 

Hong Kong, written in Chinese 香港 and meaning “fragrant harbor” in English, is a special administration region (SAR) of the Republic of China since the 1st of July 1997. It consists of Hong Kong Island, Kowloon Peninsula, the New Territories and over 230 small islands.

 

Hong-Kong-map 

With a population of 7 million which 97% are Chinese and a land of 1098 km2, this city is one of the most densely populated areas in the world. 40% of the land area is natural reserves and parks which is quite interesting for my travels… Due to the lack of available space, HK is considered as a vertical city and is better known for its skylight and its capitalist economy.

 

Cantonese and English are the official languages. However Cantonese is spoken by the majority of the population while English is used for work by 35% of Hongkongers. The French community is estimated at around 12 000 persons and wherever I go I always hear some French.

  drapeau HK

 

HK is also known as the place where “East meets West”. The cultural mix is incredibly important and can be found almost everywhere: in the medicine – traditional Chinese practices versus doctors with American or European diplomas, in the food – Chinese restaurants versus fast food, in the construction – skyscrapers versus small houses…

 

As of 2009, Hong Kong was ranked the 5th most expensive city for expatriates. But wait, I am not an expat so who cares ?

Commenter cet article

Fabrice 20/01/2011 16:34



Oulà, il est bien loin le temps des Risques Op à La Banque Postale…En tout cas, ca fait plaisir d’avoir de tes nouvelles, profite bien
de cette expérience pour découvrir de nouvelles choses (j’ai pas dit chaussures).


 


Allez bises et bonne année 2011 !!



Marie 26/01/2011 09:00



Tu m'etonnes!! Toi tu deviens quoi ? Files moi ton adresse email que je puisse t'ecrire please :)


Promis je suis venue avec tellement de chaussures je vais eviter d'en racheter tout de suite...(par contre plus tard je dis pas hein!)


Bisous et bonne annee 2011 a toi aussi


 



antoine 19/01/2011 01:24



bonne chance pour apprendre le cantonais et le prix de la vie!!



Marie 26/01/2011 08:53



On va un peu attendre pour le cantonais :)



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