Western people got used to see Hong Kong is a big city with thousands of glimming lights, impressive buildings, hi tech and great oppetunities for work and entartainment. But not everybody knows that there is another Hong Kong and it differs from the advertising brochures greatly.
The New Zealander tells us by email: "I know some Western expats who never eat Chinese food, and who rarely venture outside their expat communities. They're here to make money not to experience a different culture. They live in a largely expat world, their kids go to international schools, their maids do the housework, cooking and shopping. I imagine that the more local parts of Hong Kong are completely alien to many of them."