As my plane gets closer to the "Fragrant Haven", I see the new Chek Lap Kok airport, on an expanse of reclaimed land off Lantau island. It was almost completed and due to start operations in a few weeks. After a few days, as I was driving by on a bus, I saw thousands of people queueing under the rain at the gates of the new airport, with bags and all. It was a general rehearsal to test the new facilities: check-in counters, luggage pick-up and delivery, waiting rooms... just like in Europe.

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