Hong Kong on the Web

by ThingsAsian, Aug 31, 2004 | Destinations: Hong Kong / China

Discover Hong Kong. A project of the Hong Kong tourism board. Site offers complete information on Hong Kong including travel packages, events, and headline news. Other highlights include: Gourmet Paradise and an Interactive Gallery.

CIA World Factbook. Hong Kong became the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) of China on 1 July 1997 . This CIA run site offers completely updated information for 2004 including population information, geographical data, current threats, and government statistics.

Lonely Planet. According to Lonely Planet, "The best thing about being in Hong Kong is getting flummoxed and fired by the confluences and contradictions of a Chinese city with multi-Asian and Western elements." This site offers more down-to-earth opinions like this with travel information and insider details.

Hong Kong Government Web Site. The Hong Kong SAR Government has a web site in English which provides useful information ("Hong Kong Fact Sheets") on a comprehensive range of subjects.

Hong Kong World Wide Web Database. Complete web database brought to you by the Chinese University of Hong Kong . Categories include business, government and public services, news and media, personal homepages, and other categories to search under.

South China Morning Post. Hong Kong's leading English daily newspaper.

Hong Kong Daily. News source for Hong Kong which also pulls headlines from other news sources. Headlines include " North Korea warned on Monday that Washington's "hostile policy'' toward the communist country was "darkening prospects." Read news from other areas including Africa , the South Pacific, and others.

Hong Kong Cinema. For all lovers of Hong Kong cinema, there are film reviews, actor pictures, links to literary resources, and recommendations. Personally run site that includes information on Indian and Thai movies as well.

Hong Kong Travel Guide. Here, you can truly explore the land of Hong Kong , its history, languages, people, culture, and city stats. This site offers complete maps and information about getting around the city.

Hong Kong Industry. Everything you need to know about Hong Kong industry. There's a directory of Hong Kong 's who's who on the internet, a gallery of Hong Kong product galleries, specific industry information such as diecasting and others. You can subscribe and read research reports.

Hong Kong Lepidopterists' Society. This organization's mission is to promote conservation of the region's lepidoptera and the science of lepidopterology in all its branches. The site offers a forum for people interested in Hong Kong 's butterflies and moths. Lots of images and research papers available.

China Virtual Library. A complete resource for Chinese studies. Topics include economy, scholarly journals, society, fine arts, literature, and others. Full texts available as well as web guides.

The Origin of Martial Arts Movies. This site is based on the thesis of a San Jose University student. The information includes much research on this film genre and its historical and political concepts.

CENTRALhk, a professionally produced web site sponsored by one of the major property owners in Central, is a great guide to the area. The well-captioned map is accompanied by extensive listings of the district's shops, restaurants, bars, beauty salons, spas and various service providers.


MTR provides the subway service in town as well as the Airport Express that takes you from and to Hong Kong's International Airport.

City Bus.

Kowloon Motor Bus.

Kowloon-Canton Railway - its trains take you to the New Territories, Shenzhen and Guangzhou (formerly known as Canton.)

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Research by Christina Gosnell. Have a site you want to add to the list? Email us the Site name, URL, and a description.

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