Whether you’re a newbie or an old hand, you’ll discover plenty of twists and turns in our Hong Kong trivia quiz challenge. Find out how much you know about your current home, from its place in the world right now to its fascinating past.
1. Siobhan Haughey represented Hong Kong in which sport at the recent Olympic Games in Tokyo?
2. What does MTR stand for?
3. As of july 2021, what is the population of hong kong, 6.5, 7.5 or 8.5 million?
4. Just as we are going to print with this City Guide, Ocean Park is preparing to open a new theme park in Hong Kong. What’s it called?
5. Where in everyday hong kong life would you find a möbius strip?
6. Standing 484 metres, and currently the world’s 12th-tallest building by height, is which Hong Kong skyscraper?
7. Which island is further north, Peng Chau or Cheung Chau?
8. There were no Signal 10 typhoons in HK in 2020, but we did have one Signal 9 typhoon. Starting with “H”, what was its name?
9. After a spate of covidrelated cancellations, the hong kong sevens rugby tournament is now scheduled for november 2021. Who is the carry-over cup champion from 2019?
10. There are two stops on the Airport Express between the airport and Central. What are they?
1. Who was the first reigning British monarch to visit Hong Kong?
2 . The big buddha on lantau opened to the public in december of which year, 1973, 1983 or 1993?
3. Which started operating first, the Star Ferry or the Peak Tram?
4. Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan were both born in Hong Kong: true or false?
5. Many older high-rise buildings in hong kong are painted pink: is this on account of feng shui principles, to represent the bauhinia flower, or because pink paint was the cheapest?
6. What is hong kong’s oldest street?
7. Which hotel is referred to as the “grand old lady”?
8. The first European explorer is believed to have set in foot in Hong Kong in 1513. Was he Portuguese, British, Dutch or Spanish?
9. Who was governor of hong kong in 1993?
10. The Noonday Gun, fired at midday each day in Causeway Bay, was the inspiration for which famous line by playwright Noël Coward?
ALL THE ANSWERS!
#2 Mass Transit Railway
#3 7.5 million
#4 Water World
#5 On an Octopus card
#6 International Commerce Centre (ICC)
#7 Peng Chau
#10 Tsing Yi and Kowloon
#1 Queen Elizabeth II, in 1975; she returned a second time in 1986
#2 1993 #3 The Star Ferry started in 1880, eight years before the Peak Tram in 1888
#4 False; while both families were from Hong Kong, and Jackie Chan was born on HK Island, Bruce Lee was born in California while his opera-singing father was on tour in America’s family
#5 Pink paint was cheapest!
#6 Queen’s Road, built in the 1840s
#7 The Peninsula
#8 Portuguese (Jorge Álvares)
#9 Chris Patten
#10 “Only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun”
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This article first appeared in the City Guide 2021/22 issue of Expat Living magazine. Subscribe now so you never miss an issue.