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Video Footage Credit:
Hong Kong Strong – Brandon Li
(most of the absolutely beautiful and dynamic shots of Hong Kong came from Brandon’s short film Hong Kong Strong)
Stranger Danger by Francis Preve
Not For Nothing by Otis McDonald
Grasshopper by Quincas Moreira
Connection by Wayne Jones
Funky Suspense by Bensound
Under Suspense By Lee Rosevere
We do videos on intriguing & thought-provoking Asiany topics, including stereotypes, history, culture & geography.
Researcher/Writer/Narrator/Video Editor: Kento Bento
Motion Graphics: Charlie Rodriguez
Cheerleader: Nina Bento
[WHY HONG KONG HAS THE LONGEST LIFE EXPECTANCY?]
50.1 years. According to the World Health Organization, this is the average life expectancy in the country of Sierra Leone. As of now, one of the lowest in the world.
At the other end of the spectrum, we have countries like Italy, Iceland, Singapore and Switzerland all with an average life expectancy well into their 80’s. Now beating all those countries however, is (of course) Japan, topping the list at 83.7 years. (Note that the UN data is a little different). Regardless, this is the country with the longest average life expectancy.
But, this video is not about Japan, because there is a city with an even longer life expectancy.
This is Hong Kong, a city with over 7.4 million people living on about a thousand square kilometres of land. One of the most densely populated places on the planet – a fast paced city that never sleeps.
It’s a city of contradictions with towering buildings next to lush green mountains, street food stalls alongside McDonald’s & KFC’s, markets selling cheap counterfeits in front of designer stores, but the most surprising perhaps is the extremely long life expectancy of the people living in what is one of the most polluted cities in the world.
Hong Kong has an average life expectancy of 84.3 years.
Ironically enough, Hong Kong literally translates to ‘Fragrant Harbour’.
This video will cover:
– Hong Kong weather and climate
– Londons’ Great Smog of 1952
– Geographical access to good food
– Cuisine / diet
– Accessibility of walkways and footpaths
– Fitness and habits
– Taichi & Qigong
– WHO global network of age-friendly cities
– Hong Kong’s healthcare system / primary care / hospital treatment
– Strong family ties
– Retirement age
– Many older generation Hong Kongers were not boring in China, but in Mainland China
– China’s Cultural Revolution