Hong Kong Island private tour – a showcase for Hong Kong’s big contrasts

A showcase for Hong Kong’s big contrasts – Hong Kong Island private tour

Hong Kong Island half day private car tour is the showcase for Hong Kong’s big contrasts.

The juxtapositions relate to Hong Kong’s development and citizens’ daily life.

Big contrasts in Hong Kong

Showcase for the Big contrasts in Hong Kong – Hong Kong Island private tour

Big contrast at Victoria Peak between the cityscape and natural landscape

About 85% of Hong Kong population lives just 3 km away from the country parks.

Hong Kong keeps 40% of land as the country park area.

During the Hong Kong Island private tour, YOU can see the city center with tall commercial buildings and compact residential buildings from the wooded Victoria Peak.

This big contrast between the cityscape and natural landscape wows the travelers and show YOU that Hong Kong is not just a “concrete city”!

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Travelers enjoy beautiful sea view and compact cityscape at the wooded Lugard Road Plank Road

 

Big contrast between the wooded Victoria Peak and compact Central financial area

Big contrast between the wooded Victoria Peak and compact Central financial area

 

The skyscrapers in Central are close to the country park at the Victoria Peak.

The skyscrapers in Central are close to the country park at the Victoria Peak.

 

Big contrast between the rich people and commoners

Hong Kong’s wealth gap between the rich people and commoners is always a talking point and stuns the travelers.

During the half day Hong Kong Island private tour, YOU can see the contrast between the rich people and commoners at different sightseeing points

At the Victoria Peak and Stanley, YOU can see the big and expensive houses for the wealthy people.

The minimum charge for those houses is about 500 million Hong Kong Dollars.

YOU can imagine rich people’s luxurious life inside the houses!

Expensive houses on Mount Kellett Road at Victoria Peak

Expensive houses on Mount Kellett Road at Victoria Peak

 

At Aberdeen, YOU can see the common fishermen working on their small boats to catch or sell their fresh fish. They have a simple and hardworking life.

Common fishermen are fishing at the Aberdeen Fishing Village by their small boat

Common fishermen are fishing at the Aberdeen Fishing Village by their small boat

 

Fishermen at Aberdeen Fishing Village

Fishermen at Aberdeen Fishing Village are selling fresh fish on their small boats

 

Some of the fishermen are still living on their house boats.

The backdrop of the simple house boats are the luxurious yacht club and the expensive residential buildings.

 

House boats and the Yacht Club and the luxurious residential buildings

House boats are next to the Yacht Club and the luxurious residential buildings

 

Today, most fishermen and commoners are living at the public housings.

Public housings offer Hong Kong common people a cheap but decent place to live.

Ap Lei Chau Public Housing

Ap Lei Chau Public Housing

 

YOU can see the big contrast between the bigger, more expensive houses for the rich people and smaller and cheaper government housings for commoners at Stanley.

Ironically they face the same sea view!

The wealthy people may need to pay 100,000 Hong Kong Dollars a month to rent or 100 million to buy the houses.

The public housing residents just need to pay the monthly rental, about 2000 Hong Kong Dollars, to live at the small units nearly forever and enjoy the unbeatable sea view daily!

Public housing and private houses Stanley

Public housing and private houses at Stanley

 

Big contrast between the facade and the back of the Jumbo Floating Restaurant

During the sampan ride at Aberdeen, travelers first see the grand and colourful facade of the Jumbo Floating Restaurant.

Many guests wow and take photos and selfies for the palace-like seafood restaurant.

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Jumbo Floating Seafood Restaurant has a grand facade

 

Very soon, the sampan helmsman brings travelers to the back side of the Jumbo.

Wow! What an anti-climax?!?!

It is a just shabby kitchen without any decoration.

Luckily it is clean although it is ugly!

The traditional eateries in Hong Kong emphasize on making their signature dishes, instead of decoration and service.

Rental is high.

The eateries’ owners don’t want to invest money on the kitchen and toilet.

So the working environment inside the kitchen is not very nice.

The washrooms in the eateries are mostly small.

 

The back side of Jumbo Floating Restaurant is the clean but ugly kitchen

The back side of Jumbo Floating Restaurant is the shabby kitchen

 

See the big contrasts of Hong Kong during the Hong Kong Island private tour

YOU can see the above-mentioned big contrasts of Hong Kong during the half day Hong Kong Island private tour or shore excursion with private guide by private car.

For details, please browse the private tour webpage or contact us for further private tour planning.

See YOU in Hong Kong!

 

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