Work hard, play hard – then do it all over again the following day. Nightlife in Hong Kong is conducted at much the same pace as people work during the day. After all, there's no point in earning all that money from nine to five if you don't go and spend some of it later.
Where to start? Hong Kong is lucky as many of its top nightlife zones are right next to each other. Lan Kwai Fong in Central is adjacent to SoHo, and from there it's only a few steps to NoHo, and then on to Tai Ping Shan, which is rapidly developing a name for itself as the trendiest after hours hang out.
But Hong Kong nightlife is not all drinking, dancing, and more drinking. Stop by the Fringe Club for a dose of the arts, or head to Happy Valley between September and June for an evening of horse racing, which is still one of Hong Kong's most thrilling entertainments.
Best of all, Hong Kong – by and large – is a very safe city, with little street crime or gratuitous violence, although of course it pays to be sensible at all times and not take any unnecessary risks.