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A small island in the metropolis of Hong Kong

Today, I went fishing with my friends in Sai Kung. When we had lunch around noon at a restaurant on High Island, we met a group of people from Hong Kong, Shanghai and various overseas countries. The restaurant, though small, truly reflects the nature of Hong Kong as a metropolis.

Among the Westerners, Indians and Japanese that we met there, some work in Hong Kong in different professions or study here, while some had just started businesses here. Some of them had lived in Hong Kong for four decades, while some had come here only recently to work.

The Shanghainese, who had a table to themselves, were all young people. Half of them said they work in Hong Kong while the other half said they have come here to see their friends. (I asked jokingly whether the boys had come all the way to Hong Kong to see girlfriends who work here.) The fact that Shanghainese living in Hong Kong would invite friends from Shanghai to enjoy seafood on High Island demonstrates that our countryside is attractive to Mainland tourists, as well as overseas visitors.

To further develop our tourism industry, we must continue to pursue diversification and make good use of all kinds of tourism resources to encourage visitors to stay in Hong Kong for a day or two longer.

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September 19, 2015