Hong Kong historical heritage tourism? Sanitised and soulless, the city’s ‘revitalised’ buildings are empty shells and missed opportunities

Let’s face it, Hong Kong has not been a long-haul tourist destination in its own right for decades; for many travellers, the city was a stopover on the way to somewhere else. A convenient, exciting enough place to break the jet lag for a few days, with some shopping, dining and sightseeing possibilities – but not much more.Targeted inbound historical tourism – while intermittently discussed – has always been a non-starter. Let us examine a few cold facts. Urban Hong Kong is only 180 years old,…

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