27 June 2010

[HK 22] : Likable in HK

This is an Australian couple's list of things they love about HK, after living here for 7 years.

What will mine be?  I'm formulating mine, but need some more time to articulate it.  From this list, one easy one is the Octopus card (called the "Bat dat tong"), which you can use in all public transportation, convenience stores, most grocery stores, and a slew of other places.  One that I'm a bit iffy on is the smells - some are just a bit too raw for me - but there IS a very signature...Hong Kong smell.  I don't even know how to describe it (musty...a combination of dust, stale incense, leftover cigarette smoke, old people perhaps?), but you find it in the streets and especially in apartment elevators.  And you know it's Hong Kong.