At Global Alliance, we take the “Worldwide” in our company name very seriously. We pride ourselves in offering premium limousine services to our clientele not only in our home base of Toronto but around the globe. Through our sophisticated network of trusted worldwide affiliates, Global Alliance can provide professional chauffeured services in hundreds of international cities. We will discuss many of the major worldwide destinations served via our affiliate network on this blog. Today’s city is Asia’s bustling global business and financial hub, Hong Kong, China.
Glittering like a jewel on the eastern side of the Pearl River estuary, Hong Kong is nestled between dramatic, steep hills and mountains and the waters of its deep natural harbour. Densely populated by over 7 million residents inhabiting just over a thousand square kilometres of land, Hong Kong features many high-rise office and residential towers; it is sometimes dubbed the most vertical city in the world. Its wide, dramatic skyline is one of the world’s most famous, perhaps only rivalled in photogenic terms by New York City’s Manhattan skyline.
A longtime British colony, Hong Kong passed into the authority of the People’s Republic of China in 1997 and is now a Special Administrative Region of China. The city has retained the robust mercantile spirit and financial world influence it built up during the period of British stewardship. Hong Kong is the world’s third most important financial hub after New York and London, and continues in its longtime role as a business gateway between China and the rest of world. The concentration of capital in Hong Kong means that it features numerous luxury hotels, high-end shopping, and internationally-renowned restaurants.
Culturally, Hong Kong is distinct from the rest of China, as may be expected from its long history as a foreign-controlled territory. A majority of residents speaks Cantonese, a distinct language from the Mandarin Chinese spoken on the mainland. Its culture industries, especially in the cinema, are famous across Asia and the wider world; Hong Kong martial arts movie stars like Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan are international icons. Despite its high population density, the Hong Kong region includes many parklands and natural reserves, offering ample opportunities for lovers of the outdoors.
Hong Kong International Airport, still fairly new since it replaced the outdated former facility in 1998, is the main air transport hub in the area and one of Asia’s largest and busiest airports. Built on Chek Lap Kok Island but connected to the city by modern road and rail, Hong Kong International Airport features one of the world’s largest passenger terminals as well as all of the amenities of a contemporary major airport.
Please feel free to contact Global Alliance Worldwide Chauffeured Services for all of your transportation needs in Hong Kong.