Well hello there! Long time, no see.
I admit I haven’t been paying attention to this blog lately. You have to forgive me for that, after all, it did start off as a mandatory school project.
Anyway, I recently studied abroad in Hong Kong and I thought it would be cool to post up some pictures of Hong Kong package designs as well as quick debriefing on their culture. I’ve also included some random photos from my trip…that’s if you would like to see them. Not forcing you.
A Very Quick Hong Kong 101
Given this site is about package design, I won’t go into all of my crazy, fun experiences in Hong Kong. However, I do think it would be useful and valuable to briefly point out some things about Hong Kong’s culture. Here it is:
- Hong Kong was once under British rule until 1997, when it was given back to China.
- As of now, Hong Kong follows the principle of “one country, two systems”.
- Hong Kong is not communist.
- The official languages of Hong Kong are Chinese and English (given prior British rule). In terms of specific Chinese sub-dialects, the people of Hong Kong speak Cantonese while mainland China speak Mandarin.
- The Hong Kong locals are proud of their language and culture. They prefer to be identified as Hong Kongers instead of Chinese.
- Locals are friendly!
- Locals are also busy, especially on the Mass Transit Railway or MTR. It’s all very hustle and bustle.
Now for Package Designs and Point-of-Sales!
The package designs, as I’ve noticed in most asian cultures, are so “cutesy”, bright and colorful. This also applies to their point-of-sales and decor.
Seriously, I’ve encountered so many exquisitely designed stores that I feel I just need to take a picture of them. No joke. My friends and I were pulled into so many stores in the MTR stations alone.
I could go on and on…but here are some pictures instead. I wish I would’ve taken more but I was too focused on taking pictures of attractions and such.
Random Photos From My Trip
Thanks for checking out my post and noooow, here are some memories from my trip in Hong Kong.