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Frommer's Hong Kong (2009) (Frommer's Complete) 10th by Beth Reiber

By Beth Reiber

America’s number 1 bestselling go back and forth sequence Written by way of greater than a hundred seventy five outspoken tourists around the world, Frommer’s entire courses support tourists event locations the best way locals do. extra each year up-to-date courses than the other sequence 16-page colour part and foldout map in all annual courses Outspoken critiques, unique costs, and instructed itineraries Dozens of targeted maps in an easy-to-read, two-color layout

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To keep people better informed of the severity of a storm, a system of numbers has been developed that begins at Typhoon Signal No. 1, continues to Typhoon Signal No. 3, and then jumps to Typhoon Signal No. 8 and up. ) Typhoon Signal No. 1 goes up when a tropical storm that could escalate into a typhoon has moved within an 800km (497-mile) radius of Hong Kong. Although public transportation and organized tours and outdoor activities continue as scheduled, this signal indicates that the public should be on alert.

8 indicates that the gale has reached Hong Kong. Banks, offices, museums, and most shops and restaurants close, and road, ferry, rail, and air transport is suspended. You should never take a Signal No. 8 lightly, but rather, remain in your hotel and celebrate with a typhoon party, which is pretty much what everyone else does. There’s nothing like a tropical storm to set the adrenaline running. The last time a No. 10 typhoon reached Hong Kong was in 1999. Full details of Hong Kong’s typhoon warning system can be found in the local telephone directory.

Atop Victoria Peak is the Peak Tower, topped by a crescent-shaped bowl not unlike a wok. ) was the fourth-tallest building in the world at its completion in 2003. All of Hong Kong’s present skyscrapers, however, will soon be eclipsed by new construction going on at Union Square, in West Kowloon next to Kowloon Station. The massive development will include three 75-story residential towers, one of Asia’s largest indoor shopping malls, and a 108-story building housing the world’s highest elevated hotel (a Ritz-Carlton) upon its completion in 2010.

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