PandaExcursion: What do you know about Hong Kong?

Hong Kong  

This mystical metropolis that holds millions of people.  The sheer magnitude of action and movement is almost intimidating as the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong plays out 24 hours of the day.   Hong Kong is the world's 4th most densely populated cities with about 7.2 million citizens. The official language of Hong Kong is Cantonese. The people that in Hong Kong have the longest life expectancy with the median being 83 years. In 1997 Hong Kong became a special administrative region of the People's of Republic of China which means that it maintains a separate political and economic system from China!

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Hong Kong is located on the Victoria Harbor and is the world's fifth busiest port.  Hong Kong has the most sky scrapers, 1,223 skyscrapers to be exact! and because of the lack of space there are few older buildings remaining, because of this Hong Kong is a center for modern architecture.

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, recently held the ceremony for the 'Jockey Club Innovation Tower' by Zaha Hadid architects.

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, recently held the ceremony for the 'Jockey Club Innovation Tower' by Zaha Hadid architects.

Walt Disney Concert Hall: by Frank Gehry 

Walt Disney Concert Hall: by Frank Gehry 

The Cuisine of Hong Kong is a medley of Cantonese cuisine, British cuisine, and other Western cuisines, Japan, and Southeast Asia.  Cantonese Cuisine is the style of cooking that most people think of when they they think of Chinese food.  Cantonese cuisine use steaming, stir frying, shallow frying, double steaming, braising and deep frying.  The dishes should be well balanced both in spice as well as with oil so they are not overly greasy and that the spice does not take over the main ingredients. In the Cantonese cuisine they use lots of fresh ingredients and an array of proteins ranging from pork and beef to seafood and chicken. Most of these dishes are served with a bed of Rice.

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fun fact* The people of Hong Kong generally eat 5 times a day but the serving sizes are considerable smaller than those in United States.