I thought I'll end off my entries about Hongkong with a series of photos showing the mix of old and new in Hongkong. You will see very old apartment blocks nestled among modern skysrapers and alleyway market stalls between buildings housing designer boutiques.
This is the charm of Hongkong - kind of messy but things work! I would definitely like to visit again, and in the next trip I will be more prepared to brave the crowds.
Finally, I would definitely recommend the Hongkong Museum of History. It is a pity I didn't get photos because we were too engrossed with the exhibits. But it is a fantastic place to get a quick understanding of what makes Hongkong the place it is today. The museum starts from the pre-historic geological evolution of Hongkong, and lead on to how people of the past lived (eg. displays of how fish is salted), the various religious rites/customs, the wars - WWII, Opium War, the post-War developments like how public housing came about, the development of the Stock Exchange, and finally about the reunification.