May 30, 1997 |
On June 30, the last day of the Empire here, after the Union Jack slinks down the flagpole and the last British governor sails quietly into midnight on the royal yacht Britannia's final voyage, Jack Edwards will fold up the flag and he too will head home--not to Britain, but to the Hong Kong flat where he has lived for 34 years.
October 27, 1996 |
Witness the change of sovereignty from British to Chinese rule on July 1 in Hong Kong. The Claremont Institute is sponsoring a trip to Hong Kong on June 26 to July 3. Guests will attend meetings with officials and business leaders to discuss the changeover. Bruce Herschensohn, the author of "The Last Time I Saw Hong Kong," will join the tour. There is time for sightseeing and shopping.
April 21, 1996 |
To enjoy designer pizza, a la Wolfgang Puck, "fusion cuisine" from former Los Angeles chef Roy Yamaguchi, regional Mexican or the open kitchen styles of San Francisco, Los Angeles and Chicago, it's no longer necessary to dine in the United States. American chefs are flocking to Hong Kong to get a piece of Asia's boomtown. And a percentage of its dining bills.
February 4, 1996 |
The turf glitters under floodlights like a pool of emerald. Hemmed in by high-rise buildings, this breathtakingly beautiful racetrack refreshes the eye like a sunny day. Nestled in the heart of Hong Kong Island, Happy Valley is a field of dreams for this gambling-mad British colony and a comforting symbol of permanence in Hong Kong's ever-changing cityscape of concrete and steel. What will become of the 150-year-old racecourse when Hong Kong reverts to China's domain in 1997?
May 22, 1994 |
Most of Hong Kong's 6 million inhabitants are packed onto a section of Hong Kong Island and Kowloon Peninsula. Pushing through the crowds on Nathan Road or in the teeming markets of Mongkok, the city's density is all too palpable. But take a ferry to one of Hong Kong's 235 outlying islands, and you can escape a world of high-rises and flyovers in less than an hour. Lamma is one of the closest islands to the city, only 40 minutes away by ferry from Hong Kong's Central District.
February 20, 1994 |
It's almost impossible not to feel as if you've reached the exotic Far East when you land on Lantau. Dominating the skyline of this island, which is only a one-hour ferry ride from Hong Kong Island, is the world's largest outdoor bronze statue of Buddha. The massive statue and its majestic staircase were completed in December. Hong Kong Island is one of 236 islands that, together with Lantau Island, the Kowloon Peninsula and the New Territories, make up Hong Kong.
March 15, 1992 |
GORDON WU IS ENJOYING HIMSELF. ON THIS HAZY spring day he has journeyed in his chauffeur-driven royal-blue Rolls-Royce from his 66-story headquarters in Wanchai, on Hong Kong Island, through the tunnel underneath the harbor to a modest classroom building in Kowloon. He has already patiently answered the questions, in both English and Cantonese, of about 15 Hong Kong reporters and cameramen who surrounded his car as it pulled up to the curb.
March 1, 1992 |
The British colony of Hong Kong has the reputation of being rational and money-minded--a Manhattan sprouting from the South China Sea. In the choked streets of Victoria, the business district on the most populous of the colony's 236 islands, and in Kowloon, a shoppers' nirvana across the water, it is easy to feel that you're going to be late or are in someone's way.
September 24, 1991 |
Y. K. Pao, the Shanghai clerk who became one of the world's richest men, died Monday. He was 73 and had been suffering from asthma and other respiratory problems for two years, a family spokesman said. Pao died in his modest house in the Deep Water Bay residential area on Hong Kong island. Born Yue-kong Pao, but known throughout his life by his initials, Pao built up one of the world's biggest merchant shipping fleets but was modest about his fortune.
March 10, 1991 |
Question: Why travel all the way to Hong Kong to shop on a road named Hollywood? Answer: antiques and curios. Hong Kong's Hollywood Road has been one of the world's premiere showcases for Asian art, ranging from haute antique to flea market funky, since the 1950s. Its rise to importance followed the 1949 revolution when Chinese who fled to Hong Kong flocked to Hollywood Road pawn shops to convert family belongings into cash.