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Culture of Hong Kong

The city of Hong Kong is frequently described as a site where East meets West, a meeting reflected in its education, street culture and economic infrastructure.

One can find in a street corner traditional chinese shops selling Chinese herbal medicine and around the next, one may find theaters, an English-style pub, a McDonald's or a Catholic Church.

The police, government and most workplaces and stores conduct business bilingually. British rule can have ended during 1997 but in Hong Kong the culture is deeply ingrained and it even have practices of the Orient.

The cosmopolitan flavour of the town can also be seen in the wide variety of cuisines available, especially seafood. There are also many Japanese, European, Korean, American, and other restaurants.

The people of Hong Kong take their food seriously and several top chefs make their way to the town to show off their talents to these discerning diners.

Hong Kong also was center of attractions, particularly in the martial arts genre. Many Hollywood performes originate from Hong Kong cinema: Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Chow Yun-Fat to name a few.

Culture of Hong Kong
   
Culture of Hong Kong

Hong Kong filmmakers have also struck fortune in Hollywood for example, Tsui Hark, Wong Kar-wai, John Woo and martial arts choreographers who have designed fight scenes in the Crouching Tiger, Kill Bill and Matrix triology.

Some of them has gained international recognition such as Shaolin Soccer, Infernal Affairs, Rumble in the Bronx, Chungking Express and In the Mood for Love.

The government of Hong Kong also supports cultural institutions such as the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, the Hong Kong Heritage Museum, the Hong Kong Philharmonic and Hong Kong Museum of Art.


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