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This year the Chung Yeung festival falls on 25th of October. The day is always the ninth day of the ninth month of the lunar calendar. The festival is a holiday in Hong Kong and people don't have to work and normally the following day of the Chung Yeung festival is a holiday if the day festival is on a Sunday. The festival is fairly similar to the Ching Ming festival which is earlier in the year. Both the festivals include family gathering, visiting the cemetery and worshiping the ancestors.  However, Chung Yeung festival has some differences when it comes...

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A city like Hong Kong will of course have many special features. Hong Kong is home to around 7,5 million people, which means there is a need for structure. One way to create structure and order is to have a great queuing system. Hong Kong is probably one of the places in the world where people take queuing up extremely seriously.  As a foreigner in Hong Kong the queuing up was one of the biggest surprises when arriving Hong Kong. I'm from a place where there is little to no need to queue up for anything, and if it is...

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When I talk about Hong Kong culture I always mention the Cha Chaan Tengs. It is the place I go to get my favourite comfort foods in Hong Kong. As well as getting a real taste of Hong Kong. Going to a cha chaan teng is something I enjoy a lot and find it to be one of the most iconic things to do in Hong Kong. I also think most Hong Kongers cherish going to a cha chaan teng.  Cha Chaan tengs started to pop-up in Hong Kong around the 1950s. Its name comes from the fact that they...

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Hong Kong is known to be a modern city that is continuously developing and changing. There are over 7,5 million people living in Hong Kong, and the population is continuously growing. This means that there is a need for living space. Older buildings and houses in Hong Kong have a low number of levels, and therefore can't hold many people. The increasing need for space has created a need for taller buildings. That's why Hong Kong has become the city in the world with the most skyscrapers. New, huge and modern buildings are therefore popping up more often. Even though the...

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Tatsuya Tanaka has become one of my favourite artists ever since I spotted his instagram image of mini diorama-style figures “having” picnics under broccoli trees, i was amazed by the creativity and the fun he brought us, and excited to know that there are someone in the world also thing that broccoli really looks like a tree, just like me!! “Everyday occurrences seen from a miniature perspective can bring us lots of fun thoughts.” said Tanaka. So he decided to create a “MINIATURE CALENDAR” and post photos of his creation online just like a calendar, just to bring a little...

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