NAFIS, Shabbir Husain

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Asia’s World City – Hong Kong

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Had (in fact still am) been busy settling down at the new house and office here in Hong Kong and that seems to have taken a toll already on the frequency of my writing posts.

Anyways as you I know I left from Pune on the 5th of August and reached Hong Kong on 6th Aug. morning. The flight was 2 hours late from Mumbai, but overall the journey was pretty decent. 

Of what I have seen so far of Hong Kong, I would say, it is a highly vibrant, energetic and a full of action city. It is as compact as Tokyo, or even more, but they have managed to develop the infrasructure really very well. Huge buildings and crowded streets are a common site. Best of all, people know English here, and hence I am hoping I will not have as much trouble as I had in Tokyo communicating in Japanese.

I stay in Kowloon which is the other side of the Hong Kong island. And office is in central Hong Kong (Hong Kong island). Have to travel by a ferry on the Victoria harbour each day to and from office. The view of the huge (commercial and office) buildings from victoria harbour is awesome.

The view from the harbour is very well captured by – http://www.terragalleria.com/asia/china/hong-kong/hong-kong.3.html

At the end of the day I miss Pune and I miss home a lot.

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August 15, 2006 at 11:27 am

Posted in Hong Kong

Off to Hong Kong

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Will be traveling to Hong Kong tomorrow – 5th August, on a long term company assignment. This time too for a  large investment bank as the customer.

I have been running around since a few days, trying to get things in place. Visa, overseas medical tests, ticket, shopping, packing etc.. I have yet to get my ticket and hence will be going to Thomas Cook now to collect the same.

Their seems to be a typhoon hitting HK over the weekend ;), hope it does not cause any flight delays.

After the Tokyo trip, I am looking forward to this trip to Hong Kong. One thing I found interesting is that I have to travel by a ferry from my apartment in HK to office. Looks like the office or my apartment is on a small island or something. Cool 🙂

Will keep you posted from HK.

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August 4, 2006 at 8:09 am

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