Hong Kong has long been one of the world’s great trading centers and its multi-cultural heritage, extremes of wealth and poverty, hi-tech and historic make this global cross-roads one of the most exciting places to visit and shop.
In this episode, Megan McCormick explores the contradictory elements that make Hong Kong so special. Having measured up for a suit at Sam’s famous tailor shop in Kowloon, she takes a room and afternoon tea at the traditional Peninsular Hotel. It’s a classic edifice from the British colonial days and was long known as the finest hotel east of the Suez Canal. From this base she explores the islands and mainland areas of Hong Kong and Kowloon. She meets Renee K, Hong Kong’s enfant terrible of glamorous fashion design to see how western and Chinese concepts interact. She discovers the importance of Feng Shui in the design of every building and finds out how this belief even affects the success of different Hong Kong banks.