Why do people in Hong Kong wear such thick clothing when they have such mild winters?
I was on a Hong Kong Vacation last December for a family vacation. It was cooler weather, but definitely not cold. In fact, in the day time, my wife, myself and my two daughters – aged 3 and 6 – did not put on any jackets. My wife and i wore short sleeved shirts, while my kids had long sleeved blouses. We had cold weather clothing in our bags, but the temperature ranged around 23-25 degrees, with some sun. It was warm, way too warm. But what we saw was Hong Kongers wearing fur coats, winter coats and the like, as if they were preparing for a Russian winter.
I was flabbergasted. And my family and I come from a hot Southeast Asian country, so it’s not like we are used to the cold weather.
Will some one please tell me why Hong Kongers wear such thick winter clothing, for a winter that goes no lower than 15 degrees celsius, and mostly average around 18-24 degrees celsius ? thanks
Players Club Tours answers:
There are a number of reasons for this and I must have said when I came here 6 years ago, i have asked myself the same question.
1. Hong Kong is all about fashion and especially women will want to show off their clothing. It is really one of the main reasons and you will find that mainly women will start wearing thick clothes even if it aint that cold yet.
2. There is no heating system in most places and even if it is relatively cold outside (10-15 degree) most air conditions will still be running full power. So you have no place to warm up really. Now considering that most people have an office job, sitting all day with an aircon blowing into their faces its easy to really start freezing.
3. I believe air humidity and thus the relative felt temperature is way lower than the actual temperature.
4. Asian people are way more skinny in average than Western people and thus have less natural protection against cold weather.
Also note that the winter does indeed go lower than 15 degrees celsius.
Anyway, thats the reasoning i found after talking to my wife (which is a local) and i believe the reasons are exactly in that order.
Is Taipei, Taiwan worth a visit to have fun and really EXPERIENCE not just see places,buy and eat?
Well,I met a Taiwanese recently who suggested Taiwan as a place to visit for vacation.He said it’s good to shop, dine and have fun with the family.However, when I tried to gather information about famous tourist spots there, almost all were just things for “sight-seeing” and “shopping at night markets/ Taipei 101 etc.”. I will bring my family when I go there that’s why I know that my kids would be bored visiting typical public parks. I assume they also won’t enjoy visiting historical places and musuems.
Are there places or theme parks that are made to attract tourists or none? Zoos/Parks that are A MUST-SEE or none? Theme parks that have shows, cable cars, animal shows, rides? Places similar to Disneyland or Ocean Park Hong Kong or Sentosa Singapore?
P.S. : Theme Parks in TAIPEI or near Taipei only that are really intended to attratct tourists. If there are none, please let me know because I want to avoid going/spending money & time to typical places.Thanks for HONEST answers!
Is the ‘MAOKONG GONDOLA’ open for use by visitors this May 2007 to go to Taipei Zoo? How can I possibly go here?
Players Club Tours answers:
Hi, You did not mention the age of your kids.
Maokong Cable System should be open in June, It is still being tested.
You can get to the Zoo by MRT o the Mucha Line.
To really experience a place you have to talk to the locals. And here you will get a very refreshing experience on how people really should be all over the world.
Taiwan has some of the best theme parks in the world:
Top Taiwan Theme Parks:
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I think the roller coasters you’re asking about are G5 at Janfusun Fancy World in Yunlin and Gravity Max at Yamay Discovery World in Taichung.
Other roller coasters in Taiwan:
Yamay Theme Park open in Taichung- a couple of hours away by train-
Combines Mala World and Discovery Bay-Two Complete Theme Parks
Plenty of Trains or Coaches to Taichung all day
Miniatures Musuem of Taiwan (small; can be done in 30~40 min.)
The Taipei Children’s Recreation Center
Discovery Center of Taipei
main number: 02-27574547 fax: 02-27232793
At the Night markets in Taipei and Taichung you dont’ just shop – you shop, eat then shop some more then eat some more.