As much as they love to complain about the property prices, humidity and the traffic, Hongkongers know they live in one of the greatest cities on earth. From the culture to the views to the food, members of the Tatler community round up what makes Hong Kong special to them.
My grandfather, William Sui-tak Louey, founded the Kowloon Motor Bus Company with just a handful of buses in 1933. Our vehicles were commandeered for carrying troops by both the British and the Japanese occupiers for World War II. At the end of the war, we were left with one relatively unscathed bus. My grandfather restarted the bus business again from scratch.
Through 87 years of ups and downs, we have endured the test of time. To me, this is an example of Hong Kong’s entrepreneurial spirit and robustness. We have endured all kinds of peaks and troughs in our short history, and it is precisely this that makes our city interesting.