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The year 2011 is almost upon us so we've rounded up nine cities around the globe that celebrate the New Year with style. Find your perfect party, from family-friendly affairs to all-night debauchery to classic celebrations.
Offerings include feng shui tours, tai chi and tea appreciation classes, and even free rides on the fully restored fishing junk the Duk Ling (bring your passport to prove you’re from out of town).
If you’re on Hong Kong Island and feeling a little disoriented, remember that Victoria Harbour is always north; in Kowloon it’s always south. You can use the Island’s mountains as a guide, too; the Central district backs onto the slopes of Victoria Peak, so the districts south of it—the Midlevels and the Peak—look down on it.
Although mainland law forbids that any item more than 120 years old leave China, Hong Kong isn't held to this rule. It's perfectly legal to ship your antique treasures home.
Not many cities have a metro system as efficient, reliable, spotless, and user-friendly as Hong Kong's Mass Transit Railway. All signs and maps are in Cantonese and English, and the six train lines take you all across Hong Kong Island and the Kowloon Peninsula.
This is one of the best places in the world to have a suit made—but a fine suit requires six or more days to create. That said, be wary but not dismissive of "24-hour tailors." Hong Kong's most famous craftsmen have turned out suits in a day.
No trip to Hong Kong would be complete without doing so. In often humble, fabric-cluttered settings, customers on record include such notables as David Bowie, Kate Moss, Jude Law, and Queen Elizabeth II.
Hong Kong's wine culture is blossoming. Just a year ago, it was tough to get a good bottle of wine for a fair price due to the city's high wine import tax. But in February 2008, the government lifted its 40% import duty. Wine imports during the rest of the year shot up an astronomical 80%, and are on track for another 40% gain this year. Here's what you need to know about Hong Kong's new wine scene.
Simply put, Hong Kong is a culinary Mecca. Local Hong Kongers are discerning eaters, so shoddy restaurants don't last for long. As a result, you can pop into almost any eatery for a great meal, from humble noodle shops to world-renowned dining palaces. Our best advice: just follow the crowds.
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