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Quiz: Every Hongkonger has seen these uniquely Hong Kong things. Have you?

By Ching Yuen 2 July 2020

Header images courtesy of Hong Kong Vanity Plates (Facebook)

Based on a humour article by Jenny Leung

What makes Hong Kong so... Hong Kong? Some people might say it’s our iconic harbour or the looming skyscrapers, while some might say it’s the food or traditional artisans displaying near-extinct craftsmanship. And while we agree with the above, we do feel like the things that set Hong Kong apart from other places in the world are the small things that you don’t really notice. We’re not just talking about stinky tofu—we’re talking about what the unique advertisements, productive use of technology, creative ways to stand out from the crowd, and much more!

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There are many bizarre “Hong Kong things” that happen around the city on a daily basis, so natural to locals that they won’t even notice them unless someone else points it out. Then, of course, their typical reaction is just, “Huh? You mean you haven’t seen or done this before?” Ask yourself: How many of the following weird and quirky things have you seen around Hong Kong? Take our interactive quiz and find out!

How many of the things we featured do you come across—or even do yourself—on a daily basis in Hong Kong? Take our quiz again after you’ve sent your keen eagle eyes on a trip around the city, or share this quiz with your friends for them to have a go. 

Disclaimer: Hong Kong is full of weird and wonderful traits, not all of which could be incorporated into one quiz, so we opted to use the first few that came to mind. If you have seen other funny and bizarre things that you think are uniquely Hong Kong, let us know so we can add them to the quiz!

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Ching Yuen


Having lived in Hong Kong, Beijing, and London sure is a fun fact whenever people try to guess Ching’s accent. She loves switching between all these language channels and her “mother tongue” is just determined by how many drinks she’s had for the night! She loves movies, travelling, and exploring cities, from hidden alleys to gourmet dining, so feel free to hit her up if you need any suggestions for dinner!