A Taste of Hong Kong

Between meals, planning more delicious meals and fields trips related to food, I have found a little bit of time to also appreciate Hong Kong for its many innovations in urban planning.  During one of my days off from my Global Food Cultures course in Hong Kong I was able to visit three public housing estates that contained wet markets owned by the Housing Authority and stalls leased by small scale vendors.  It has been fascinating to observe how how much planning from the central government has gone into the placement of these wet markets and supermarkets within public housing estates.  Here are a few pictures from my travels so far. I will be sure to post more on the wet markets later.

New public housing flats
Old and new housing at the Shek Kip Mei public housing estate
Christmas and New Years Greetings on the Hong Kong skyline
Wah Fu public housing estate built in the 1970’s
View of the harbor from the Wah Fu Estates
Macau (another Special Administrative Region of China) is referred to as the “Las Vegas of the East” but it actually has much higher revenues than Vegas.
A traditional fishing village with high rise towers in the distance that have replaced similar fishing communities.

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