A legendary lion rocks with skyscrapers, passions, marvels and tales.
How could 7 million Tarzans survive in a thousand square kilometer jungle? Aim high, higher than 150 meters. Hong Kong has the most skyscrapers in the world! Dramatic scenery draws Hollywood cameras. Many blockbuster movies were shot between these intense concretes. Don’t you see The Dark Knight dived from the iconic IFC and the Transformers climbed on the legendary walled estate? And Spiderman… Will he swing by?
SPIRIT ROCKS UPON
High above the concrete jungle, a rock lion leads. Back in times after WWII and Chinese Revolution, many squatters fled from Mainland China to Kowloon peninsula under this Lion Rock. Tough life stirred people together to preserve the community with solidarity, bred the core value of Hong Kong through popular cultures like songs and television programs, transformed a needy haven to international financial center. This lion really rocks.
HOW MARVELLOUS BUILDS
What if scissors, straps, gauze and bamboo stand beyond art workshop? They have been building Hong Kong since 1800s. From indoor renovation to vast housing estate, this cosmopolitan city consumes 5 million bamboo rods every year! Tough yet handy, they cost lesser than metal in terms of money and time. The giant makeshift stage of the intangible cultural heritage Cantonese Operas could be ready over midnight artistically.