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 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”!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!