Questions and Answers with Vivienne Lau, SPS Staff Accountant
Q. What do you miss most about living in Hong Kong?
A. I miss the liveliness. Hong Kong is a small but very densely populated city, just like New York. Hong Kong has a population of nearly seven million and most take public transportation to get around. There are a lot of activities going on in the streets.
Q. What is you favorite restaurant or meal in Hong Kong?
A. Hong Kong is part of the Guangdong province. It is famous for my favorite traditional Chinese food, Dim Sum, which is the best in the world. And there are more varieties available than you can find in the U.S.
Q. What is something that you and your friends would typically do for fun in Hong Kong?
A. Since the weather is hot and humid, people try to stay indoors for group activities, such as Karaoke or playing Mahjong. At night, we hang out at bars and clubs for drinks, including the well-known Lan Kwai Fong.
Q. What is something that most Americans would be surprised by about life in Hong Kong?
A. Life in Hong Kong is very fast paced. No matter where you go, there is always a queue, whether for food or buying movie tickets. The city is very crowded so don’t be surprised if you are standing less than an inch away from others on a train or bus.
Q. If someone is planning a trip to Hong Kong, what is something that they should make sure not to miss?
A. The most remarkable places are The Peak on Hong Kong Island where you can see the skyscrapers and Victoria Harbor from a bird’s-eye view; The Buddha on Lantau Island, it’s the world’s largest Buddha and is built in the hidden mountain; the boat trip on Victoria Harbor; The Peak Tram; and the famed shopping in Causeway Bay, Mongkok and Tsim Sha Tsui.