Chris Cruse and Associates Real Estate Broker: How can you not love Hong Kong?

Home of Bruce Lee, divine dim sum, lofty buildings, loftier real estate prices and -- in spite of all those buildings -- easy access to incredible stretches of great outdoors.

It's been more than 15 years since the British handed Hong Kong over to Chinese rule but little has changed.

Hong Kong remains a competitive and independent city, consistently ranked as one of the world's best places to live.

But don't take our word for it.

Here are 10 things this great city does better than anywhere else.

1. Tonal talents

Native English speakers who've managed to learn Cantonese from scratch: give yourselves a pat on the back.

2. Staying alive

Don't wanna get murdered?

Come to Hong Kong!

3. Getting you there

Hong Kong is really good at getting you where you need to go.

4. Building into the sky

When you've got a heck of a lot of people and very little land, what do you do?

5. Daredevil construction

Most of those skyscrapers were built using bamboo scaffolding, an old craft that involves tying long pieces of sturdy bamboo together to form a freestanding grid structure for workmen to hang out on.

6. Letting you keep your money

As a financial center that's historically been seen as the gateway to the Chinese market, Hong Kong is a great place to make money.

7. Kung fu movies

Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Chow Yun Fat, Maggie Cheung, John Woo, Wong Kar-wai ... the list of Hong Kong's cinematic heavy hitters goes on.

8. Soft landings

One of the most impressive sites for Hong Kong visitors is the airport.

9. Foodie-ism

Hong Kong: 7 million people, 15,000 restaurants.

10. Partying so hard the neighbors want in on it

First time visitors to Hong Kong's party area, Lan Kwai Fong, might think they've entered a time warp, suddenly appearing in Ibiza or Cancun at 9 p.m. on a Friday night.

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