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Little things we like about Hong Kong

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    At least in HK, if the wrong mail ends up in your mailbox, at least most people are kind enough to place it in the right mailbox. In Canada, people just cross out the address and dump it back in the mailbox and it gets sent back to sender.


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    ... submitting a "complaint" to the government via iPhone app, together with photo, GPS coordinates and a few other details, just to find out it's all been taken care of efficiently and reported back by responsible civil servants within days.

    (as a few days ago with trash dumped in public)

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    Quote Originally Posted by closedcasket:
    I thought it might be fun to start thread about the little, less talked about things in Hong Kong that we appreciate. Things that are surprisingly nice. Not the normal things we all appreciate, like safety, rule of law, low taxes, public transport, proximity to travel destinations etc.

    For me, I am always amazed/impressed in regards to how the locals treat children. I came here with no kids...now I have two. I'm always impressed with the care and attention locals give to all children. Sometimes in the west, I feel like adults regard children as a burden or a nuisance. Not here, the locals in HK seem to have a genuine affinity and enjoyment towards children that I don't sense back home.
    Are you serious? I've never seen children so moddlecoddled...so spoilt...so overprotected...so pampered and mothered in my life.

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    Because HK isn't so shrouded in health and safety regulations, I can bring my own Glasslock/reusable containers to restaurants for take away and they never complained at all! Really lovely!


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    No age discrimination!


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    Being able to walk down your apt and visit 7/11 at 4 am. In the UK it is a whole different story....

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimUK:
    Being able to walk down your apt and visit 7/11 at 4 am. In the UK it is a whole different story....
    Not sure I really understand this one. Have you never lived near 7/11 before? In the UK they're open at 4am, just like HK.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bibbju:
    Not sure I really understand this one. Have you never lived near 7/11 before? In the UK they're open at 4am, just like HK.


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    There are 7/11's in the UK?? Never seen one in my 20 odd years of living there

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    Quote Originally Posted by bibbju:
    Not sure I really understand this one. Have you never lived near 7/11 before? In the UK they're open at 4am, just like HK.


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    This confuses me. I never saw one in the UK, and according to a quick google search, they tried in the 90's but left in 1997. Talk of a possible re-entry but nothing confirmed.

    so what are these mysterious 7/11's you speak of?

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    Plenty of convenience stores - if not 7/11 there are Circle K's and various other chains.


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