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Experience Hong Kong: Culture, Wealth and Poverty in Modern China

Price USD$57.00


Experience Hong Kong: Culture, Wealth and Poverty in Modern China
The gap between the rich and poor in Hong Kong is one of the widest in the world, a statistic that you will learn about firsthand on a 3-hour walking tour of some of the city\'s most diverse neighborhoods. Pass by luxury homes situated near public housing as your guide explains the issues of income inequality, and the city\'s recent efforts to turn the city?s once-neglected neighborhoods into vibrant centers of arts and dining. Your small group, limited to 12 people, will also travel to the garment district and the city?s biggest flea market.

In a city of 7 million, Hong Kong is home to some of the world?s wealthiest people ? 45 billionaires and counting ? meanwhile roughly 20 percent of the population lives under the poverty line. On this tour, your small group will explore the socioeconomic backgrounds of several neighborhoods around the city.

Meet your guide at the Prince Edward MTR station and head to the posh district of Kowloon Tong, walking through a recreational park that buffers residents from the hustle and bustle of urban Kowloon. Gawk at the luxury homes and expensive cars that line the quaint streets of the affluent neighborhood on your way to visit what was once Hong Kong?s biggest shopping mall. You\'ll have some time to visit a dizzying selection of more than 200 brand-name stores and restaurants.

Malls and ultramodern architecture reign in Hong Kong, but there is another side of the city where many social and charitable organizations are reimagining the landscape of industrial zones and low-income areas with vibrant markets and electronics-themed shopping malls. Listen as your guide provides insight about the legacy of the British colonial period, and the current government?s efforts to improve lives with projects like Hong Kong?s first public housing.

You?ll understand why so many locals are rediscovering these once-neglected neighborhoods on a trip to the garment district. Learn about the city?s role in international clothing production, and see how the city is revitalizing heritage buildings, turning places such as a former factory into an art studio and exhibit space.

Finish your 3-hour tour at the city?s best-known flea market before saying good-bye to your guide and small group at the Shum Shui Po MTR station.

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The gap between the rich and poor in Hong Kong is one of the widest in the world, a statistic that you will learn about firsthand on a 3-hour walking tour of some of the city\'s most diverse neighborhoods. Pass by luxury homes situated near public housing as your guide explains the issues of income inequality, and the city\'s recent efforts to turn the city?s once-neglected neighborhoods into vibrant centers of arts and dining. Your small group, limited to 12 people, will also travel to the garment district and the city?s biggest flea market.