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  • If you've traveled to Hong Kong chances are you've stayed or worked here

  • amongst the skyscrapers of Hong Kong island

  • But Hong Kong Island running out of room to expand.

  • Housing is the least affordable anywhere in the world.

  • And you don't get much for your money.

  • The average sized flat is smaller than what you'd get in Manhattan.

  • And many Hong Kongers live in apartments not much bigger than a garage.

  • It's because of this pressure that the next time you visit your more likely to stay here

  • Across Victoria Harbour in Tsim Sha Tsui.

  • Tsim Sha Tsui is not easy to say and it's often mispronounced, so it's known to expats as TST

  • Today the area is a growing metropolis packed with a huge variety of restaurants,

  • modern hotels and sleek museums.

  • So it's hard to believe that it once looked like this

  • During the 1880s it was a watch post for the British colony and some of the grand old buildings

  • still remain.

  • This is The 1881 Heritage building used to be the headquarters of the Marine Police

  • Now it's filled with high end shopping, a hotel, restaurants and bars

  • But most people come here to take photos

  • Walk down the road a couple blocks and you'll come to Hong Kong's iconic Peninsula Hotel

  • Built in 1928 it has made appearances in films like James Bond and The Dark Knight

  • It's known for its fleet of Rolls-Royce Phantoms painted in the hotel's signature

  • green.

  • For which it holds the record for the largest ever single order.

  • Running through the center of TST is Nathan Road. What started as a muddy, country path

  • built by the British in 1861, is now a shopper paradise.

  • Nathan Road is probably best known for its tailors and the tradition of tempting, or

  • twisting the arms of tourists walking by.

  • Hand made suits start at around $300 but for higher quality threads go to Empire International Taylors

  • This unassuming store in in fact the base of a global operation.

  • This family run business sells suits around the world - mostly thanks to word of mouth.

  • Now you're dressed for dinner head to the top of the One Peking Road tower, this gem

  • of a Chinese restaurant is made to look like a Hutong, or old Chinese alley

  • Go up two floors and you'll find Aqua Spirit, one of Hong Kong's premier bars.

  • It has some of the best views of the city

  • And when you get tired of the hustle and bustle of Tsim Sha Tsui, walk over to one of Hong Kong's

  • most famous institutions - the Star Ferry

  • Running since 1888, this is the oldest mode of transportation across the harbour.

  • And you can hop on for just 30 cents and enjoy one of the world's most photographed harbours.

If you've traveled to Hong Kong chances are you've stayed or worked here

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    Samuel posted on 2018/05/24
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