10 Interesting Facts About Hong Kong

By

Hong Kong is a popular tourist destination in southeastern Asia, with a mixture of Eastern and Western cultural influences. We have some interesting facts about Hong Kong for you here.


1
Hong Kong has one of the world’s most efficient subway systems with a 99.9% on-time rate and the entire system is manage via an AI.

2
In 2012, a Hong Kong billionaire offered $65 million to any man able to woo and marry his lesbian daughter.

3
Not only does Hong Kong have gigabit internet, but they have it for $26 a month.

4
There is a 2,600-foot covered escalator in Hong Kong that helps people commute up and down the large hills in the city.

5
Hong Kong uses seawater to flush toilets.

6
There are no restrictions in Hong Kong on selling alcohol to minors.

7
The Tsing Ma Bridge, with a main span of 1,377 metres, is the longest suspension bridge with both rail and road traffic in the world, 100m longer than San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge.

8
In Hong Kong, a License to operate a taxi costs HK$7.66 million (US$987,600).

9
China has the right to absorb Hong Kong in 2047, and Macau in 2049, into China proper.

10
In 2003, Hong Kong ran a tourism campaign with the slogan “It will take your breath away.” This was during the height of the SARS epidemic.