There's an old saying, that Paris would be lovely without the Parisians. I don't actually agree with that. They can be a bit arrogant, sure, but on the whole I find Parisian men quite civil and Parisian women classy and sexy. So I hope they stay.
There is one place though where that saying absolutely fits. Hong Kong. HK is a very cool city. It is a first world city built on a landscape of high tropical mountains, and you can see how the force of modern industry has made humans conquer the environment, fitting skyscrapers into the mountain bedrock and open-air escalators to reach them with ease.
Hong Kong also produced Hong Kong cinema, one
of the few non Anglo film industries with a distinctive style and which aims to
entertain and not preach to the viewers. There's also Hong Kong music, which...
well, no, that's pretty bad. On the other hand Hong Kong has, in my view, one
the best food industries in the world, or at least had until 5 years ago when
mainland China started to up its game. All in all, Hong Kong is a great place.
I used to go often and enjoy every visit
But that doesn't mean it has a great people. Oh no. Hong Kong is indeed a cool city...