Location, Culture and Pinoys in Hong Kong

Location

Situated on China’s southern coast, at the Pearl River Estuary and the South China Sea is the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China, or simply known as Hong Kong.


With an area of 1104 km2, Hong Kong shares its northern border with Mainland China’s Guangdong Province and has approximately 7.2 million Hongkongers with different nationalities—making it among the most densely populated metropolises in the world.

Culture

Interesting Facts:

1.    “Hong Kong” means “Fragrant Harbour,” which comes from the Cantonese or Hakka name 香港.


2.    Hong Kong has the highest percentage of public transport riders, with over 11 million for 90% of daily travels, because of their highly developed transportation system.


3.    Hong Kong is among the leading international financial centers with a major capitalist service economy, thus the low taxation and free trade.

Pinoys in Hong Kong

Over 140,000 Filipinos already have jobs in Hong Kong. While the majority of this population are domestic helpers, several professionals are working there as well. From architects, civil engineers, accountants, dentists, and even entertainers at Hong Kong Disneyland—Filipinos see Hong Kong as one of the best destination for working abroad.


You’ll find the highest amount of Filipinos residing in Hong Kong at Eastern District, with 14,596 people or 3.24% of the district's entire population.