Be Hong Kong! What’s your Plan Be?
Hong Kong has been a city of many identities: a community of fishing villages, a refuge for immigrants, a global business hub and a former British colony. Today, it continues to question its personality as it finds its place in modern China.
East, West, urban, natural, modern or ancient – in Hong Kong different worlds coexist in an energetic confluence. It’s a city where contrast, variety, trendiness and excitement live side by side. The concentration of affluence combined with a sophisticated urban dweller set make the city a powerful magnet for restaurateurs, artists, entrepreneurs, designers and others seeking to blaze a path in ascending Asia; entire neighbourhoods are evolving under their influence.
As it’s the world’s most visited city, we assume that many of you using the Be app will already know a bit about Hong Kong. Of course, Hong Kong’s time-honoured charms – the dramatic skyline, deep-water bays, striking peaks and pulsating streets – are still firmly in place. Beyond, however, your Plan Be guide to Hong Kong points you to ‘destination neighbourhoods’ where you’ll experience the city in close-up detail. Like cities within a city, each has its own culture and personality.
Your Plan Be is like your local friend that takes you on a journey from the best dining spots to side-street bao stalls in Central. Go shopping at independent brick-and-mortar boutiques in Wan Chai, cosy-up in a micro-brewery in Kwun Tong or spend the night on the tiles in unassuming indie clubs in Tai Ping Shan. There is a hair salon where you can listen to jazz in the evening in Sheung Wan and entire industrial parks in Wong Chuk Hang that have been turned to design and incubation hubs to experience top contemporary arts. And then there is the Be app’s roundup of architectural landmarks telling the story of this city in perpetual flux.
As the tension for integration with mainlaind China grows, the sense that Hong Kong may be operating on borrowed time has heightened its air of restless dynamism. Few cities can rival Hong Kong’s verve and tenacity. It’s a place that begs to be explored, so get your plan Be for Hong Kong now and let us introduce you to its most winsome charms.
Be Hong Kong! Get to the heart of a destination with your Plan Be. Packed with up-to-date neighbourhood guides, maps, things to do and backed by advice from on-the-ground local experts, the Be app is your ultimate city and travel resource in Asia. What’s your #planBe? Get it now for free using download links below!