Think you know a thing or two about Hong Kong? It’s a vibrant city with a rich history and plenty of quirky information abounds. Try our trivia challenge! (With a bit of luck, you’ll have picked up some hints while flicking through our City Guide!)
#1 What MTR stations have the following anagrams: Dirty Lama, Prawned Cider, Mild Hand Oil?
#2 Which popular food in Hong Kong translates to “touch the heart”?
#3 Portuguese explorer Jorge Álvares is thought to have been the first European to set foot in Hong Kong. In which century did he arrive?
#4 What is the most expensive street on the Hong Kong monopoly board?
#5 Is the population of Hong Kong closer to 6 million or 8 million people?
#6 Athlete Lee Lai-Shan won Hong Kong’s only ever Olympic Games gold medal in which aquatic sport?
#7 Before Typhoon Hato in 2017, what was the name of the last typhoon to reach a Signal 10 strength (the highest rating, indicating a hurricane)?
#8 How many different tones are there in Cantonese?
#9 What colour are the taxis on Lantau?
#10 What is the symbol of the Hong Kong Tourist Board?
#11 The clock tower in Tsim Sha Tsui is a remnant of what?
#12 What major sporting event was first held in 1976?
#13 Hong Kong is said to be the city with the highest number of which type of car, per capita?
#14 Which started operating first, the Peak Tram or the Star Ferry?
#15 What does Kowloon mean in English?
#16 The Noonday Gun, fired at midday each day in Causeway Bay, was the inspiration for which famous line by playwright Noël Coward?
#17 Tower 2 of IFC has what unusual feature?
#18 The bronze Tian Tan Buddha (or Big Buddha) on Lantau is how high, 21 metres, 34 metres or 56 metres?
#19 Which sport did Hong Kong host during the 2008 Beijing Olympics?
#20 Martin Scorsese’s Oscar-winning film The Departed (2007) was a remake of which famous Hong Kong film from 2002?
#1 Admiralty, Prince Edward, Diamond Hill
#2 Dim sum.
#3 The 16th (1513)
#4 The Peak.
#5 Current population is just below 7.5 million (so, closer to 8 million people)
#6 Windsurfing (Atlanta 1996)
#7 Vicente (2012)
#10 The Duk Ling, an authentic restored Chinese junk.
#11 It’s a remnant of the former railway station that stood on the site.
#12 The Hong Kong Rugby Sevens.
#14 The Star Ferry started in 1880, eight years before the Peak Tram launched in 1888.
#15 Nine dragons.
#16 “Only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun”
#17 Double-decker elevators
#18 34 metres
#19 The equestrian events.
#20 Internal Affairs, starring Tony Leung and Anthony Wong
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This article first appeared in the City Guide 2018 issue of Expat Living magazine. Subscribe now so you never miss an issue.