victoria-harborHong Kong will be the location for the 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training August 31-Septermber 4, 2009. You will learn all the TapRooT® tools, and also many advanced skills, that a Team Leader needs to collect information, analyze root causes, and develop effective fixes that will help your company improve performance.

To get more information and to register for the course, visit http://www.taproot.com/courses.php?d=750&l=1.

Hong Kong is a largely self-governing territory of the People’s Republic of China, facing Guangdong to the north and the South China Sea to the east, west and south. Renowned for its expansive skyline and natural setting, its identity as a cosmopolitan center where the East meets the West is reflected in its cuisine, cinema, music, and traditions. The city’s population is 95% Chinese and 5% people of other ethnicities. With a population of 7 million people but land area of only 428 square miles, Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated areas in the world. (Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hong_Kong)

Hong Kong’s steep terrain makes it ideal for hiking, with expansive views over the territory. Along with this, Hong Kong’s mild climate and coastal scenery attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. Here are just a few itinerary suggestions:

Ocean Park is a major attraction in Hong Kong. It is known as the luminous pearl of the Orient and world financial center in southeast China. Any visit to Hong Kong should include the world famous Ocean Park.

Repulse Bay is located in the southern part of Hong Kong Island. Its name comes from a 19th century battle in which the British army repulsed attacking pirates. Now known as a luxurious residential area for dining, relaxation, and aquatic activities, the Bay offers something for everyone.

Hong Kong Disneyland is the newest Disneyland in the world. And while you will encounter your favorite characters like Mickey Mouse, the park offers a wealth of Chinese culture.

Victoria Peak is the perfect place to view Hong Kong’s breathtaking night skyline and Victoria Harbor? Rising about 1,817 feet above sea level, Victoria Peak is the highest point within Hong Kong and occupies the western part of the island.

Wong Tai Sin Temple, a Taoist temple established in 1921, is one of the most famous temples in Hong Kong. The temple is known for its accurate fortune-telling, so be sure to have your fortune read!

chinese-food1Dining in Hong Kong:

Aqua Spirit is one of Hong Kong’s trendiest new cocktail bars. With an incredible view of Hong Kong’s islands, Aqua Spirit has two fabulous restaurants to choose from.

Dragon I is the place to go if you can’t choose between Chinese and Japanese cuisine. Everyone will be pleased with this versatile and enticing menu.

M at the Fringe is a unique experience in fine dining. The food is fundamentally European, with dishes from the Middle East and North Africa also appearing on the menu.

Fook Lam Moon is a local favorite and offers such specialties as abalone and steamed shark’s fin dumpling with superior soup.

SPOON by Alain Ducasse is located in the fabulous InterContinental Hong Kong hotel. Enjoy beautiful views of Victoria Harbor while dining on such dishes as steamed duck foie gras with chutney pears and ginger and herb salad, followed by pan-seared red tuna with satay sauce and vegetables.

For more information and to register for the course in Hong Kong, visit http://www.taproot.com/courses.php?d=750&l=1.