Come on a trip to Hong Kong, China!<br />By Jessica Tsang 9MM<br />
Hong Kong!<br />Hong Kong is an island, on the East of China.<br />It is known as the ‘Jasmine Harbour’, because sailors could smell jasmine when they sailed into the harbour in olden days.<br /><ul><li>It is very pleasant and calm and has heaps of attractions and things to do.
It has vibrant cities, great for shopping, or quiet mountain-sides and peaks to relax on.</li></ul>Hong Kong Population: 6,855,125!<br />
Culture in Hong Kong!<br />Manners!<br />While greeting, many lower their eyes as a sign of respect. It is rude to stare or hold eye contact <br /> for too long.<br />When attending small functions, it is polite to wait for <br /> your host to introduce you to others.<br />It is polite to address people by any honorific title they have, and their surname. <br />
Culture in Hong Kong!<br />Giving Gifts!<br />When visiting, bring sweets, fruit, or flowers. <br />Don’t give red or white flowers, cutting utensils, clocks, handkerchiefs, straw sandals, green hats and don’t wrap gifts in white, blue or black paper. <br />Gold and red are lucky colours, excellent gift wrapping. <br />Don’t give odd numbers of presents, especially four. <br />Giving eight of something is thought to be good fortune. <br />Always give gifts with two hands. <br />
Culture in Hong Kong!<br />Eating Manners!<br />Wait to be told where to sit cause there is often a seating plan.<br />It is polite to try everything.<br />Never eat the last piece from the serving tray.<br />Wait for the host to eat, before you start to eat.<br />Refuse second servings at least once to not seem greedy.<br />When finished, don’t place your chopsticks across the top of your bowl.<br />
Culture in Hong Kong!<br />Eating (continued!<br /><ul><li>Main courses usually have rice or noodles.
People eat 5 times a day. Morning for breakfast, noon for lunch, 3pm for afternoon tea, evening for dinner, and 10pm for Siu Yeh (supper)</li></li></ul><li>When in Hong Kong, visit some amazing tourist attractions…<br />
Famous Tourist Attractions…<br />Disney Land!<br /><ul><li>Disneyland is on Lantau Island and is heaps of fun. It was opened in 2005 and has already seen over 15 million people enter. </li></ul>Although being the smallest Disneyland it accommodates for almost all languages from French to Japanese.<br />It has four themed ‘lands’ which are Main Street, U.S.A., Fantasyland, Adventureland and Tommorowland. They are creating the Grizzly Trail, Mystic Point and Toy Story land. <br />
Famous Tourist Attractions…<br />Giant Buddha!<br />The Giant Buddha or Tian Tan Buddha, is on LantauIsland. <br />This massive bronze statue sits on a throne that takes 268 steps to reach. It was made in 1993, is 34 metres tall and weighs 250 tons! <br /><ul><li>It is surrounded by six smaller statues that offer flowers, incense, lamp, ointment, fruit, and music to the Buddha. </li></li></ul><li>Famous Tourist Attractions…<br />Ocean Park!<br />Ocean Park is the largest amusement park in Asia. <br />It provides exciting entertainment, education and also conservation facilitiesfor a number of endangered species.<br /><ul><li>It holds many animals, not only marine, like bird aviaries and butterfly parks. It also has rides like roller coasters and Ferris Wheels. Great for all ages, tourists can enjoy the views and the animals or rides.</li></li></ul><li>Famous Tourist Attractions…<br />Zoological and Botanical Garden!<br /><ul><li>TheZoological and Botanical Garden is situated on the northern slope of Victoria Peak. It has great gardens and zoological exhibits.
The Eastern part of the garden is known as the Old Garden and has a playground, aviary, green house and fountain terrace garden. </li></ul>The ‘New’ garden is in the west and has many mammals and reptiles on display. <br />
So what are you waiting for?Come to Hong Kong!!!<br />Thanks for watching!<br />