One word: splendor.
Everything is big, posh, clean and well-maintained.
The skyline goes on forever. Manhattan got nothing on Hong Kong.
Here's one little detail from Hong Kong's cityscape. The square where this tree grows is quite big, squeaky clean and I saw no cracks or bulges in the pavement (it probably helps that it never freezes here). Notice the plants in front of the sushi shop. They were real plants and lined up all along the marble facade.