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City Life Meets Island Life With an ever-changing skyline, many of Asia's finest hotels and restaurants, and all the cutting-edge technology you'd expect in a major modern metropolis, Hong Kong is a fast-paced, world-class city that can make New York seem slow. And while the island of Hong Kong (as well as peninsular Kowloon and more than 200 outlying islands) is again part of China, British traditions have not disappeared in what was a Crown colony for 156 years.

To experience both the urban and natural side of Hong Kong, especially on Hong Kong Island itself, ISLANDS contributing editor Tony Perrottet recently traveled there for the feature article, "Neon - Forest - Wave," in the September/October 2009 issue. Follow his journey and see Matthieu Paley's amazing photos.

To find out how one American expat sees Hong Kong as one of the best islands to live on, read "Big City Meets Beach Living."