The chief executive Carrie Lam plans to improve liveability in the city – and here she explains how.
Asia’s pre-eminent entrepôt is cementing its position in global trade by building ties with mainland China.
Being one of the world’s safest cities takes plenty of work – and working out – behind the scenes.
It’s the free movement of people as well as goods that make this a rewarding place to live.
Places of interest:
- 01 T PARK
- 02 Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge
- 03 Hong Kong International Airport
- 04 Stonecutters Island
- 05 The MacLehose Trail
- 06 Pak Sha O
- 07 West Kowloon Terminus MTR
- 08 Xiqu Centre
- 09 Hong Kong Polytechnic University
- 10 Tseung Kwan O
- 11 Kennedy Town
- 12 Sheung Wan
- 13 Central Harbourfront Event Space
- 14 Tai Kwun Centre for Heritage and Art
- 15 Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
- 16 Happy Valley Racecourse
- 17 Hong Kong Stadium
- 18 Chai Wan
- 19 Junk Boat
- 20 Tong Fuk Beach
Hong Kong International Airport opens at Chek Lap Kok. A Cathay Pacific flight to Heathrow Airport is the last to take off from Kai Tak Airport.
Wong Kar-wai’s iconic film In the Mood for Love is released.
Hong Kong Central Library – the city’s largest – opens in Causeway Bay.
The Sars virus kills hundreds across the city. Almost 15 years later it still informs improved hygiene standards and disease prevention.
Hong Kong Disneyland opens.
Smoking is banned in public places.
All taxes and import duties are removed from the trade of wine, turning the city into a trading hub for vino.
Tim Ho Wan opens its first dim-sum restaurant in Hong Kong. A year later it serves up the world’s cheapest Michelin-starred meal.
Hong Kong’s population surpasses seven million.
Centenary of the University of Hong Kong, the oldest of eight publicly funded universities.
Art Basel stages its first Asian art fair in Hong Kong.
The South Island Line opens on the MTR subway network, connecting all districts.