By Ron and Caryl Krannich, Ph.Ds
Nestled on a spectacular harbor of majestic hills and towering buildings, Hong Kong is where visitors literally “shop ’til they drop” and then wake up in anticipation of more to come. Forget Paris, Rome, London, or New York City.
There’s nothing like Hong Kong anywhere in the world. This is the new Asia – densely populated, hard working, colorful, aggressive, energetic, and incredibly modern. Simply electric, Hong Kong is an in-your-face city offering the best of the best.
Despite recent economic downturns, Hong Kong is still one of the world’s great cities offering a fascinating array of quality treasures and pleasures. Best of all, Hong Kong is a real bargain these days compared to a few years ago!
Long serving as China’s window to the world, Hong Kong now functions as its most important import/export center and a major catalyst for economic and political changes in Greater China. Despite ostensibly changes attendant with the 1997 transfer of sovereignty from London to Beijing, the new Hong Kong looks very much like the old Hong Kong.
This city is all about money – the pursuit of money, the pleasures of spending money, and the uncertain future for money. Deng Xiaoping’s “to be rich is glorious” dictum has real meaning as Hong Kong continues to show the way for the rest of China.
Treasures and Pleasures of Hong Kong: Best of the Best gets to the heart of this fascinating city. Hong Kong is all about the pleasures of shopping.
This is the world’s most incredible shopping paradise that also offers wonderful hotels, restaurants, and sightseeing attractions. It includes some of the best quality shopping and travel amenities available anywhere in the world.
From five-star hotel shopping arcades to factory outlets and markets, Hong Kong’s relentless shopping culture seduces most visitors who quickly get caught up in the pleasures of spending money.
The book outlines in enormous detail how to make Hong Kong, as well as Macau and Greater China, your favorite destination. It includes vital how-to information on everything from bargaining, tailoring, buying jewelry, avoiding scams, and shipping to enjoying the best hotels and restaurants. It also includes an extensive directory to the best shops in Hong Kong.
Part of our Impact Guides series, the book is a detailed and insightful passport to the “best of the best” of Hong Kong’s unique treasures and pleasures. 300 pages. 2000.
“Clients with a serious interest in shopping in Hong Kong should find this book useful as it explores hundreds of the city’s shopping centers, hotel arcades, markets, boutiques, and factory outlets. Special features include tips on pretrip planning, bargaining, tailoring, and shipping.”