Hong Kong hits all kinds of heights as a city, from the most skyscrapers on the planet (482 buildings above 150m) to the most expensive property prices. Here are a few lesser-known records …
Love a tart?
Then you’d have drooled at the sight of the 186m line of tarts (the world’s longest) placed by the We R Family Foundation at Lok Fu Plaza on 9 December 2018. Appropriately for HK, these were egg tarts: 2,333 in total, made using 777 eggs!
Take it to bed
If you’re like us and take 15 minutes just to put a cover on a duvet, then you’ll appreciate Chow Ka Fai, who made an entire king-sized bed from scratch in just 69 seconds, on 22 October 2018, at Cordis. He beat the old mark of 74 seconds set by Andrea Warner from England.
An absolute ball!
In an Abzorbing day of record breaking feats, 237 employees from HK-based company GP22 achieved the world mark for the most participants in a Zorb Relay, taking six hours to set the number on 25 April 2015.
In May 2021, Hong Kong climber Ada Tsang Yin-hung set a new world record for the fastest ascent of Mount Everest by a woman, taking just 25 hours and 50 minutes from base camp to summit.
On the line
The fastest time to travel to all Hong Kong MTR stations is 7 hours 36 minutes, achieved by Jonathan Wong on 1 February 2020. With almost 100 MTR stations, that averages out at just under five minutes between each station. Amazing!
The ulti-mutt list
Several dog-related world records have been set by The Link Management at Stanley Plaza; these include most people brushing their dogs’ teeth simultaneously (268), set in 2012, and most dogs balancing a treat on their nose (109), in 2014.
Other HK High Points…
- Largest martial arts lesson (2,803 participants)
- Largest origami lesson (1,073 participants)
- Highest indoor swimming pool (118th floor)
- Largest ukulele ensemble (8,065 participants)
- Most expensive diamond sold at auction (HK$533 million)
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