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    The name Hong Kong is derived from two Chinese characters, Heung and Gong, usually translated as "Fragrant Harbour" probably inspired by the pre-colonial export of fragrant incense from this ancient port


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    The name Kowloon is derived from Chinese name Gow Lung, meaning "Nine Dragons", referring to the eight mountains that surround the peninsula (according to the ancient Chinese mythology, every mountain is inhabited by a dragon) and the Chinese Emperor who himself was counted as a 'Dragon King'
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    You can get married at the McDonalds in Hong Kong. It includes a balloon wedding dress, balloon rings, venue, and of course, food by McDonalds. This costs about $2000 USD







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    Adult visitors to Hong Kong are allowed to bring up to 19 cigarettes or 1 cigar duty free
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    Less than 25% of Hong Kong island is urbanized. 40% of the island is reserved for parks and recreation and the rest is virgin forests


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    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.
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    Every year, between April and May, residents of Cheung Chau Island organize a bun festival. It is intended to keep hungry ghosts residing on the island content. They build a tower of buns, but lately they use plastic instead of the real baked version.
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    There are 1,223 skyscrapers in Hong Kong, which puts the city at the top of world rankings. It has more buildings taller than 500 feet (150 m) than any other city in the world. It has 8,000 buildings with more than 14 floors, almost double that of New York.
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    Due to severe overcrowding and high real estate in Hong Kong, burials in public cemeteries are exhumed after 6 years. The remains are either collected privately for cremation or reburied in an urn. Unclaimed burials are exhumed and cremated by the government.
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    There is a 2,600-foot covered escalator in Hong Kong that helps people commute up and down the large hills in the city.
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    Hong Kong uses seawater to flush toilets.
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    According to the Guinness Book of Records Mong kok in the Yau Tsim Mong District of Hong Kong is the most densely populated place in the world
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    Owned by multinational company Jardine Matheson, the Noon Day Gun, made famous in the Noel Coward song Mad Dogs and Englishmen, is fired off by a Jardine employee at noon every day. A Royal Naval Officer became annoyed at the tendency of Jardine employees to fire off a gunshot when the head of the company sailed into port as gun salutes being reserved for military commanders only. As punishment, Jardine were required to fire a one-shot salute every day at noon, for perpetuity.
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    Hong Kong International Airport handles the most annual cargo traffic in the world. The Airport has a nine-hole USGA-approved course next to Terminal 2, and it is open to travelers.
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    Vehicles in Hong Kong are driven on the left side of the road, unlike China’s vehicles, which are driven on the right side.
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    Hong Kong has more Rolls Royces per capita than any other city in the world.
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    Hong Kong’s official languages are Chinese (Cantonese) and English
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