My life in Hong Kong
Hong Kong is a fast paced city where people are constantly on the go and life can get a bit hectic. They walk very fast, eat very fast, they are fast in everything. Before I came to the UK, I am the one of them and feeling pressure everyday. It is really different with the UK…
Different between Hong Kong and the the UK
Hong Kong is a very small city like an ants of the world, and the the UK is a lot bigger in size than Hong Kong, Apart from the size of the city, there are a lot of differences between Brighton and Hong Kong.
There is a saying, ‘A New York minute is a Hong Kong second’. People in Hong Kong live a hast lifestyle while Brightonians live a more relaxed lifestyle. Everything in Hong Kong happens so quickly sometimes it feel like there is no time to breathe. Hong Kong is also known as a ‘concrete jungle’, the city is crowded with skyscrapers and buildings of all sorts. As for Brighton, there buildings are smaller in size and there is a lot of greenery in the suburbs.
Similarities between Hong Kong and the UK
Due to the fact that Hong Kong was once an English colony, the local culture of Hong Kong is affected by the British in some certain degree. Many buildings in Hong Kong are inspired by British architecture, for example, the Clock Tower at Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade. Apart from buildings and architecture, many streets and roads in Hong Kong are named after many English politicians or figures. Nathan Road, a road that stretches throughout Kowloon linking the districts of Tsim Sha Tsui and Sham Shui Po, is named after Sir Matthew Nathan, the 13th Governor of Hong Kong who served between 1904 and 1907. Even though Hong Kong and England are miles and miles apart, bits of Victorian England still echoes in the streets of Hong Kong.