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10 Reminders Of Why Hong Kong Is A Great City To Live In

10 Reminders Of Why Hong Kong Is A Great City To Live In
By Pearl Yan
By Pearl Yan
November 28, 2019
In honour of this fascinating city that we call home, Hong Kong Tatler editors share their favourite thing about Hong Kong

There’s so much to love about Hong Kong. It's a metropolis where East meets West, old meets new and urban meets nature, contributing to a lifestyle unlike anywhere in the world. It's also a city that never sleeps, bursting with an energy that lights up the dark with gleaming skyscrapers, neon lights and bustling night markets—the pulse of the city can be felt anytime, anywhere. 

To remind ourselves how lucky we are to be living in this inspiring city, Hong Kong Tatler editors talk about what they think makes Hong Kong a great place to live in.

1/10 Great infrastructure

directly below of skyscrapers with flying airplane,Hong Kong,China,East Asia.
Photo: Getty Images

"I enjoy the geographic advantage of living in Hong Kong, which provides convenient access for me to travel to other destinations in Asia. Also, the fact that the weather is moderate all year round offers a comfortable living condition for all kinds of activities that the islands offer.”—Sherry Hsieh, Head of Growth

See also: Hong Kong Hikes—Plus Where To Eat And Drink After

2/10 The Lion Rock Spirit

People and taxi cabs crossing a very busy crossroads in Tsim Sha Tsui district Hong Kong, China
Busy crossroads in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong (Photo: Getty Images)

"Hong Kong is full of opportunities and hard-working people—it’s the birthplace of The Lion Rock spirit, after all. This can-do, optimistic attitude, with the help of the right opportunity, means that everyone can be successful here."—Jude Law, Growth Marketing Manager

3/10 Convenience

HONG KONG, CHINA - 2019/07/02: 7-Eleven Japanese-owned American international chain of convenience store seen in Hong Kong. (Photo by Budrul Chukrut/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
7-Eleven in Hong Kong (Photo: Getty Images)

"As someone who struggles to adult, I love that Hong Kong has one of the highest densities of 7-Elevens in the world. If I had to walk longer than 60 seconds to pick up that much-needed bottle of wine at the end of a hard day, who knows how I’d cope?"—Annie Darling, Watches & Jewellery Director

4/10 Homegrown businesses

A bowl of roast duck soup noodle freshly served on table in restaurant
A bowl of roast duck soup noodle (Photo: Getty Images)

"Despite rapid commercialisation in Hong Kong, I’ve been noticing the increased community spirit that has seen an uptick in support for local businesses, from family-run noodle shops to fantastic cafés run by young upstarts. I love exploring different districts, and because Hong Kong is so well connected and one of the most walkable cities in the world, it’s easy to discover something unexpected and delightful if you simply head outside the main hubs of central Hong Kong island. Hong Kong is full of hidden gems."—Charmaine Mok, Editorial Director, Food & Wine

See also: 8 Quintessential Hong Kong Experiences For First-Time Visitors

5/10 A thriving food culture

The Impossible Meat Breakfast Taco for Off Menu (Photo: Wilson Fok/T. Dining)
The Impossible Meat Breakfast Taco for Off Menu (Photo: Wilson Fok/T. Dining)

"The best thing about living in Hong Kong is not just about the abundance of options on offer for restaurants, but our attitude towards dining. As locals we appreciate dining and live to eat, not eat to live. We stay curious (and hungry) for the quest for good food and better understanding to where food comes from and the people who make them for us. Together we explore the possibilities of food every day, actively pursuing it as a central part of our lives. To us Hong Kong-ers it is about the appreciation as much as the food itself."—Wilson Fok, Dining Editor

See also: The Best 20 Restaurants In Hong Kong And Macau 2020

6/10 Dim sum

Family enjoying family time and having a variety of traditional dim sum in Chinese restaurant
Dim sum in Hong Kong (Photo: Getty Images)

"The hometown of dim sum—need I say more? But seriously, Hong Kong is also one of the safest cities I’ve ever lived in. I like the fact that I can be on the street after midnight without having to fear for my life and, needless to say, you’ll find me stuffing my face at one of the 24-hour dim sum restaurants in those hours.”—Pearl Yan, Digital Projects Editor

See also: Weekend Specials: 8 Most Unique Brunch Spots In Hong Kong

7/10 A cultural melting pot

Man Mo Temple in Hong Kong, it is one of the famous temple.
Man Mo Temple in Hong Kong (Photo: Getty Images)

"Hong Kong is a city with so much character – there’s the contrasts of old and new, city and nature, and there are so many unique subcultures that have found a way to coexist in a way that I haven’t seen in any other city.  As a result, the people are resilient, open minded and full of grit."—Coco Marett, Lifestyle Editor

See also: 5 Luxe Hong Kong Airbnb Properties For A Staycation Out Of The City

8/10 Something for everyone

Clear Water Bay in Sai Kung, Hong Kong, is not only a beach of Hong Kong, but also camping the best place for a picnic.
Clear Water Bay in Sai Kung, Hong Kong (Photo: Getty Images)

“I know I’m new here, but I adore Hong Kong. From the beaches to the night markets to the pandas at Ocean Park, it felt like home the minute I landed, and I hope to call it that for a very long time."—Nathan Erickson, Social Media Director

9/10 Opportunities everywhere

Photo: Getty Images
Photo: Getty Images

"I love the sense of community here. Whether here temporarily or permanently, people have come from all over the world to make Hong Kong their home and the community is very welcoming. People will help you out, connect you with the people you need to know and will open you up to opportunities you may not have had in other places."—Natasha Tang, Social Media Editor

10/10 Vibrant nightlife

Photo: Courtesy of Old Bailey
Photo: Courtesy of Old Bailey

"I love Hong Kong’s vibrant energy, and the city’s nightlife is unbeatable. Whether it’s a rooftop bar with awe-inspiring views, a laid-back speakeasy serving up handcrafted cocktails, or a dynamic club district like SoHo and Lan Kwai Fong, Hong Kong has plenty of options for late-night gatherings."—Helen Yu, Digital Editorial Assistant

See also: 7 Boutique Hotels For A Hong Kong Staycation

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