This is the continuation ofÂ a multi-part series covering my trip from Seattle to San Jose to Narita to Hong Kong and back as a ANA Ambassador. The helicopter flight was provided by the Peninsula Hong Kong although all views are my own. Part1:Â San Jose to Tokyo on the 787 DreamlinerÂ – Part2:Â Connecting in Tokyoâ€™s Narita AirportÂ – Part3:Â Tokyo to Hong Kong & Back. Again
Hong Kong is made up of over 421 square miles of land & water and is home to almost 7 million people. Â The two main islands that make up this Special Administrative Region (SAR) of China are Hong Kong Island (where the city gets its name) and also Kowloon. Â With ground space being so sparce, the city has been built up into the sky and what better way to see this amazing city than from the air in a helicopter?
The Peninsula is the only hotel in Hong Kong with itâ€™s own roof top helipad — actually it has two! Â Both rated to 3 tonnes, these twin roof top pads are the home base to Heliservices Hong Kongâ€™s Aerospatiale AS355N Twin Squirrel. Â This small, versatile helicopter can speed you between Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) and the hotel in just 10 minutes or taking you on a cruise over the city and surrounding islands.