Situated at the south-eastern tip of China, Hong Kong is ideally positioned at the centre of rapidly developing East Asia. With a total area of 1,104 square kilometres, the territory comprises Hong Kong Island, Kowloon Peninsula and the New Territories. While the international community consists of various nationalities, almost 95% of the 7 million inhabitants are ethnic Chinese.
Hong Kong, described as a ‘barren rock’ some 150 years ago, is today a world-class financial, trading and business centre and, indeed, a great world city. It is a unique meeting place for East and West, blending Chinese heritage, British colonial influences, high-tech modernity and Cantonese gusto. The relentless drive of Hong Kong makes it one of the most exciting cities in Asia. Life in Hong Kong simply never stops. Street shops and big shopping malls offer a variety of goods and open until late in the evening. Also, known as a gourmet paradise, Hong Kong’s cuisine is renowned for its exotic fusion of diverse flavours along with a wide variety of culinary delights.