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14.8.13

On the way, to Causeway Bay.


The East side of the Hong Kong bay is called Causeway. Shop rentals may the world's most expensive - it apparently surpassed New York's 5th Avenue, but as far as I can tell, it comes nowhere near in actual feeling of luxury. Just as when you walk around Ginza or Omotesando districts of Tokyo, stores are expensive, but the people around is very exclusive too. Sometimes it's not the brand of the bag that matters, but the manners.
VIP or not, this area offers a smörgåsbord of stores, ranking from SOGO - the Japanese mall - through Apple to Crocs. Packed with people, Victoria Park offers a nice detour. The bay was the settlement for the British in 1840 and some of the major warehouses. Here's where the rise of the Hongs (major trading companies) took place, probably elevating the area into the golden mile that happens to be.
The only remainder of the good ol days as fishing village is Tian Hau temple, lost in a street behind the big buildings. Now the tiny boats have been replaced by luxury yatchs and the Chinese keep building ny using bamboo, that seems to have incredible strength and flexibility, on top of cost benefits from the metals that are usually employed in the west for the same purposes.
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