SAS kutter ned på ruten til Hongkong

SAS kutter ned på ruten sin til Hongkong. Årsaken er at færre nå reiser til den konflikt-rammede byen, som er en autonom region i Kina. Kuttet er på 20 prosent, ifølge informasjonssjefen i SAS-Norge, Knut-Morten Johansen. Det melder NRK. SAS vurderer fortløpende om flyselskapet skal kutte ned mer på tilbudet til Hongkong.

Kilde: NRK.

Hongkong avlyser fyrverkeri ved kinesisk nyttår etter busskrasj

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Lederen for lokalregjeringen i Hongkong, Carrie Lam, har avlyst den årlige fyrverkeriseremonien etter at 19 mennesker mistet livet i en bussulykke i helgen. Det melder South China Morning Post, ifølge VG.no

Fyrverkeriet avlyses grunnet utstrakt sorg i byen etter hendelsen. 

Fyrverkeriene skulle etter planen sendes opp kommende søndag, som er den andre dagen i det nye året etter den kinesiske kalenderen. 

Bussjåføren er siktet for uansvarlig kjøring, og skal fremstilles for retten tirsdag. 

Kilde: www.vg.no – VG Direkte

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Urban resort i Hong Kong

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Hong Kongs første urbane resort, med store utendørsområder, åpnet nylig. Kerry Hotel Hong Kong har store terasser bygd som et podium oppe i etasjene, skriver Se og Hør.

Hotellet, som ønsker å tilby “avslappet luksus” har 546 rom, og ligger ved Kowloon Waterfront, med flott utsikt over Victoria Harbour.

Les mer på www.thekerryhotels.com – www.discoverhongkong.com

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Hongkong har verdens høyeste boligpriser

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Hongkong (illustrasjonsfoto)

Hvis du synes boligprisene i Oslo er høye, bør du være glad for at du ikke bor i Hongkong.

Den tidligere britiske kolonien, som nå er en autonom region med utbredt selvstyre i folkerepublikken Kina, har nemlig de høyeste boligprisene i verden målt etter inntekt, skriver VG.

I Hongkong koster gjennomsnittsboligen vel 18 ganger så mye som gjennomsnittsinntekten. Til sammenligning koster boliger i Oslo rundt 7,8 ganger så mye som den norske gjennomsnittslønnen.

Et nytt eiendomsprosjekt i Hongkong har ikke akkurat problemer med å sikre seg nok beboere, ifølge den lokale storavisen South China Morning Post.

Hele 9400 personer ønsker å kjøpe leilighet i byggene som har 870 boliger. Totalt skal eiendomsprosjektet være verdsatt til 1,4 milliarder Hongkong-dollar, tilsvarende 12 milliarder kroner etter dagens kurs.

Kilde: VG

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Tiananmen-museet i Hongkong stenges

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Kinas eneste museum om massakren på Tianmen Square -Den himmelske freds plass, i hovedstaden Beijing 4.juni 1989, blir stengt på grunn av en rettssak mellom museumsledelsen og eierne av bygningen, skriver NRK.

Ifølge nyhetsbyrået Reuters blir museet – June 4h Museum (bildet), som ligger i Hongkong, midlertidig stengt.

Museet åpnet i april 2014.

Den tidligere britiske kolonien Hongkong er en autonom region – Special Administrative Region, i folkerepublikken Kina, det samme gjelder Macau, som er en tidligere portugisisk koloni. 

Hongkong ble tilbakeført til Kina i 1997, etter å ha vært under britisk kontroll siden 1841. Macau ble tilbakeført til Kina i 1999, etter å ha vært styrt av Portugal siden 1557.

Kilde: www.nrk.no

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Hong Kong is the most expensive city

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Hong Kong

In the rankings of the most expensive places to live Hong Kong has taken the top spot. Listed in last place at position 209 is Windhoek, capital of Namibia, Deutsche Welle reports.

In the ranking compiled by the Mercer consulting group Hong Kong, the city has replaced Luanda, capital of Angola, from the top spot, which it had held for the last three years.

That foreign visitors in Hong Kong have to dig deep in their pockets has a lot to do with exchange rate fluctuations. The currency of the Chinese special market, the Hong Kong dollar, is pegged to the US-dollar which has recently gained in value.

That in turn makes the city expensive particularly for visitors from Germany or any other the euro zone country.

The pricing levels in most of the cities surveyed have remained stable, according to Mercer in Paris. Some cities have even become considerably cheaper due to exchange rate fluctuations. The value loss of the Russian ruble for instance caused Moscow to drop from 17th to 67th place in the ranking.

As the yen is currently strong Tokyo has climbed from eleventh to fifth place, and is now just below Singapore on fourth place and Zurich on third.

The former top spot holder Luanda has slipped on to second place. The strong US-dollar has ensured that several cities in the United States have climbed up this ranking.

Mercer’s annual survey looks at the cost of living in 209 cities worldwide. It takes into consideration the cost of goods and services typically used by expats, including accommodation, food, travel and leisure activities.

See the full story here: http://www.dw.com/en/hong-kong-is-the-most-expensive-city/a-19347182

News source: www.dw.com

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HONG KONG NAMED BIGGEST TOURIST CITY IN THE WORLD AGAIN

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Hong Kong has come out on top yet again on another ranking of the world’s most popular tourism destinations, beating out the likes of London and Singapore, as well as seven Mainland China cities, as detailed in Euromonitor International’s latest report.

According to the market research, Asia dominated in 2014, and especially Hong Kong which enjoyed an 8.2% increase from 2013, with 27.77 million tourists within a year — 10 million more than London, the runner-up, reports shanghaiist.com 

This makes Hong Kong’s fifth ongoing year at #1 on Euromonitor’s list, partly thanks to the regular influx of mainland arrivals. However, it’s thought that Hong Kong’s growing impatience with Chinese visitors may have the potential to change the figures in future.

Meanwhile, Shenzhen led the host of Chinese cities at #7 with an 8% increase from 2013 to 13.12 million.

Guangzhou was the next best at #16 with a 6.7% increase to 8.19 million. Wrapping up the top 20 was Shanghai, which saw a 4.2% increase to 6.39 million.

But while most cities in the ranking improved on numbers this past year, Beijing experienced a notable decrease — apparently in parallel with its worsening air quality — placing the capital at a distant #39, with a 3.7% drop to a 4.33 million visitors.

The world’s Top 10 tourist cities 2015 are:  Hong Kong, London, Singapore, Bangkok, Paris, Macau, Shenzhen, New York, Istanbul, and Kuala Lumpur.

Euromonitor’s research project covered 57 countries in total, with data sourced largely from national statistics offices, airport arrivals, and hotel bookings.

Figures were counted from visitors staying at least 24 hours but less than 12 months at their given destination.

See more at http://shanghaiist.com/2016/01/29/hong_kong_biggest_tourist_city.php

Source: www.shanghaiist.com

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