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There are two major English-language newspapers published in Hong Kong: the South China Morning Post , a daily general news broadsheet, and the Hong Kong Standard , a serious, mainly financial tabloid. English-speaking visitors can also find a selection of periodicals, including the Far Eastern Economic Review , Hong Kong Tatler , Home Journal, and several Asian-focused business magazines.
Look out also for free listings / entertainment titles. The two key ones are HK Magazine (general entertainment ) which is available in many cafes, restaurants and bookshops every Friday and bc magazine (more pub / club orientated)
For full-length books on the area’s history and culture, try “Hong Kong: Epilogue to an Empire,” by Jan Morris, “History of Hong Kong,” by G. B. Endacott, “Foreign Mud,” by Maurice Collin, “Borrowed Time, Borrowed Place,” by Richard Hughes, or “Chinese Gods,” by Johnathan Chamberlain.
Many wonderful works of fiction also depict the culture of Hong Kong, including "The Wishing Trees," by John Shors, “The World of Suzie Wong,” by Richard Mason, “The Honourable Schoolboy,” by John Le Carre, “Triad,” by Derek Lambert, “An Insular Possession,” by Timothy Mo, and many others.
English news is also availble from Hong Kong's RTHK website. This website provides short, brief summaries of daily general news for Hong Kong, Greater China, International, Finance and Sports. The Standard provides similar online news that match their daily print publications quite well. The South China Morning Post makes their news available online as well but membership (fee) is required for full access to their more comprehensive news stories.
Travel Pictorial - Country or Natu
Always browse any or all Travel Pictorial books about a country, region or a natural wonder of the world . You will find excellent photography to view at leisure. Check out any bookstore or library ( lending or reference ).
Always glance through any Travel Guide for the region you are planning to visit. You will always find some nuggat of useful information. The layout and content will always vary with the publisher. Every traveller should make it a priority to browse one or all of the guides listed below. It will be a great education to browse the layout and view the excellent photography. You decide which of the travel guide(s) you like the best.
Browse the children's or junior section of your local library for travel and geography guides. You will find a variety of guides to countries, regions or natural wonders of the world. The majority of these guides will be less than fifty pages in length. They will contain an excellent overview of a country etc. They are an excellent introduction to travel for a novice traveller.