Hiking Trails in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is famous for being the freest economy in the world1. She is the number three global financial centre2. The city is the fourth-most densely populated territory3.

Hong Kong is also one of the most popular travel destinations for international travelers. Why?
1.shopping center with no sales tax/VAT
2.six Apple Stores
2.very accessible location with most internationally connected airport
3.Disneyland
4.beautiful skyscrapers in central business district
4.hiking trails, country parks, and the Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark

 

Hiking Trails

Forty percent of Hong Kong is designated as country parks for nature conservation, countryside recreation, and outdoor education. The country parks comprise scenic hills, woodlands, reservoirs, and coastline in all parts of Hong Kong. The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) manages the 24 country parks in Hong Kong. These country parks attract more than 13 million visitors per year and embrace the eco-tour development in Hong Kong.

With steep landscape surrounded by boundless sea, there are many fabulous hiking trails in the country parks. The 100km MacLehose Trail is the longest one, and 2019 marks it’s 40th anniversary. The Dragon’s Back, one of the world’s best hiking trails is in Hong Kong!

The trails in Hong Kong are different from those advantageous and breath-taking trails in Nepal or China. Nevertheless, most of them are easy and good for the family!

 

Dragon's Back Trail in HK

Dragon’s Back Trail in HK

 

“With its unique proximity of the built environment to nature, Hong Kong’s countryside has become a cherished breath of fresh air for the city’s cramped residents.” reported by SCMP.com.

“A hike might reward with panoramic vistas of offshore islands. It could see you soothing your toes on a silk-sand beach or exploring traditional Hakka villages. You might spot birds and monkeys, water buffalo, even a wild boar, or stumble on a rustic seafood restaurant.” recommended by Lonely Planet.

 

Safety

Dry autumn and winter are good for hiking. Wildfires spread quickly uphill. It is difficult nowadays to staff traditional watchtower. How to protect hikers from wildfires? The HK government uses AI-based InsightFD early wildfire detection system to mitigate wildfire risk in the country parks. Three benefits:

    • Fast: AI detection algorithm can early detect flame as small as 2m2. It detects wildfires faster than the nearby citizen
    • Accurate: InsightFD patented technology can accurately locate the latitude, longitude, and altitude of fire detected.
    • Efficient: InsightFD robots work 24×7. Fire crews can remotely view and investigate potential wildfires reported by the public. All these help the fire crews to dispatch its resources more efficiently.

With this good and safe eco-tourism environment, more people participate in hiking activity. Exercise is good for health. It will help HK to keep the world number one in life expectancy4!

 

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3 reasons why being around pets can make you happier and healthier, inverse.com
An article about a study by University of Liverpool in October 2019. It shows pets can improve our lives.

Mochi Kitty Frog
Toy for cats.

Mochi Kitty Frog

Mochi Kitty Frog

 

References
1. 2019 Index of Economic Freedom, The Heritage Foundation
2. The Global Financial Centers Index, Z/Yen Group
3. Population density, The World Bank
4. Japan trails Hong Kong in latest life expectancy rankings


Long Time No See!

How are you? Long time no see! [1]


New Things
I haven’t written any personal blogs for 20 months. I joined a technology company headquartered in Hong Kong, and I have been busy doing something new to me since March 2019:

  • I am selling a new product – AI-based early wildfire detection robot
  • I am selling to new customer segments – wildfire service organization, national parks, and forestry, etc.
  • I am selling to new geo markets: Indonesia, Australia, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Chile, Brazil, Mexico, USA, and Canada, etc.
  • I am learning trees and forests…

And, I founded a new company Robotics Cats last August to focus on doing the things abovementioned more effectively and productively!


I Did Write Something
I have been working closely with the marketing team to develop content to better reach and communicate with our target customers. Here is a recent company blog post:
Has Environmental supports MoEF to reduce forest and land fires in Indonesia

An InsightFD early forest and land fire detection robot in Kalimantan

An InsightFD early forest and land fire detection robot in Kalimantan


We read and research a lot to write good content for our audience. Some information is very interesting but not used in our marketing materials. I would like to share it with you!

1. Supertrees: Brazil nut trees can make rains, Indonesia mangroves keep (a huge amount) of carbon underground, Congo Afrormosia supports biodiversity, VOX

2. The Best Places To Retire Abroad In 2020, Forbes
25 countries are recommended. Most of them are full of natural beauties such as forests and beaches. And yes, we are doing businesses in many of these countries!

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico - GETTY IMAGES

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico – GETTY IMAGES

3.17 Responsibilities of Non-Technical Founders in a Startup, Forbes
Business development, market research, marketing, prototyping, account management, customer service, hiring & training, fundraising, accounting & finance, legal work, cheerleading, testing, networking, customer development, sales, quality assurance, assessing risk & opportunity.
Very true!


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Are you looking for recommended app or gadget?

Here you are:
Lululeague Smartphone Stand Holder, amazon.co.jp
Pro: Light-weighted (41g), adjustable (360-degree), sturdy and durable, inexpensive (US$7.9)

Lululeague smartphone stand holder, amazon.co.jp

Lululeague smartphone stand holder, amazon.co.jp


Thank you for reading! Hope you enjoy it.


Reference:
1. Who first said ‘Long Time, No See’ and in which language? NPR