20 Mind-Blowing Facts About Hong Kong That Will Surprise You

20 Mind-Blowing Facts About Hong Kong That Will Surprise You

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20 Mind-Blowing Facts About Hong Kong That Will Surprise You

1. In 1996, a Hong Kong gangster known as “Big Spender” made headlines when he kidnapped the son of the richest man in Asia and demanded a ransom of $160 million for his safe return. What’s more surprising is that after receiving the money, the gangster called up the father for advice on how to invest it!

2. Confucianism is the predominant religion in Hong Kong, with its followers adhering to values such as mutual respect and kindness towards one another. Roughly 28% of Hong Kongers practice Taoism or Buddhism, 12% are Christians, and 4% are Muslims.

20 Mind-Blowing Facts About Hong Kong That Will Surprise You

3. Hong Kong has more Rolls Royces per capita than any other city in the world, a sign of the city’s wealth and luxury.

4. With 68,400 people per square mile, Hong Kong is the 8th most densely populated city in the world.

5. Due to a lack of space, Hong Kong authorities are forced to dig up the dead after six years for cremation.

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6. Hong Kong is home to an impressive 96 billionaires, making it the 7th country in the world with the most billionaires, with a combined wealth of $280 billion.

7. Hong Kong boasts one of the most efficient subway systems in the world, with a remarkable 99.9% on-time rate, and the entire system is managed through artificial intelligence (AI) technology.

20 Mind-Blowing Facts About Hong Kong That Will Surprise You

8. Back in 2012, a Hong Kong billionaire made headlines when he offered $65 million to any man who could win the heart of his lesbian daughter and marry her.

9. Hong Kong has fast internet speeds of up to a gigabit, but it also provides this service for an affordable price of $26 per month.

10. The lack of affordable housing in Hong Kong is so dire that many of the city poor are forced to live in tiny, cramped spaces like plywood “coffins” or iron cages. They cost around $200 per month.

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11. Hong Kong and Macau’s status as semi-autonomous regions of China will eventually end, as China has the right to absorb them into China proper in 2047 and 2049, respectively.

20 Mind-Blowing Facts About Hong Kong That Will Surprise You

12. To help people navigate the city’s steep hills, Hong Kong has a massive 2,600-foot covered escalator that serves as a unique mode of transportation for commuters.

13. To conserve water resources, Hong Kong uses seawater to flush its toilets.

14. The legendary Bruce Lee once won the Hong Kong Cha Cha championship in 1958.

20 Mind-Blowing Facts About Hong Kong That Will Surprise You

15. In Hong Kong, a license to operate a taxi costs an incredible HK$7.66 million (US$987,600), making it one of the most expensive licenses in the world.

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16. A cricket match in Hong Kong had to be called off in 2004 because the batsman, Hussain Butt, was hitting so many sixes that it posed a danger to passing traffic. Now that’s some impressive batting!

17. The SARS virus wreaked havoc in Hong Kong in 2003 when a Chinese doctor infected with the virus arrived in the city for a wedding. Despite symptoms, he still traveled around the city, causing 80% of the Hong Kong cases.

18. Looking for a unique wedding experience? Look no further than McDonald’s in Hong Kong, where you can get married for around USD 2000. The package includes a balloon wedding dress, balloon rings, venue, and of course, food from McDonald’s.

19. Visitors to Hong Kong are only legally allowed to bring in 19 cigarettes, not packs, as per the city’s strict tobacco laws.

20. A group of musicians managed to pull off a hilarious prank on the Hong Kong government by pretending to be the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra. They successfully played to over 10,000 people while the real MPO was touring Europe, fooling everyone in attendance.

That’s it for this post guys, I hope you had fun while reading 20 Interesting Hong Kong Facts For Kids.

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