Aberdeen: Ryo Hazuki starts his journey in the
Aberdeen district upon his arrival in Hong Kong at
the start of Shenmue II. Aberdeen is a rough area
filled with warehouse gambling parlors and home to a
variety of street gangs and tough guys. It is a very
different environment from Ryo's home in Japan.
Aberdeen is on the water and contains several of
Hong Kong's larger docks. First is the Worker's
Pier, used by passenger ships. Commercial ships dock
at Fortune's Pier, home to many warehouses. Foot
traffic in fortune's peir is usually limited to dock
workers. But the many gambling houses make it a hot
spot for shady characters and gang members. Queen's
street is the gateway between the rough dock areas
and the more metropolitan Wan Chai district. This
street is lined with brick buildings and brownstones
that reflect Hong Kong's British governors.
Worker's Pier: Passenger ships disembark at Worker's
Pier. The pier itself is full of stands selling a
wide variety of merchandise, and shops and service
for the traveler.
Fortune's Pier: On the commercial side of Aberdeen
docks, at Fortune's Pier you find employment
carrying crated and money-making opportunities in
Beverly Hills Wharf: Beverly Hills Wharf is home to
the Heavens street gang. The entrance is zealously
guarded by the Heavens, a local street gang, and you
can enter only if you have the right credentials.
Wan Chai: Wan Chai is the center of commerce,
shopping and living in the parts of Hong Kong. Wan
Chai is made up of 6 quarters. The Green Market Qr,
South Carman Qr, Wise Men's Qr, Golden Qr, Lucky
Charm Qr, and White Dynasty Qr.
Kowloon: A short bus ride from Hong Kong lies the
fortress city of Kowloon. This old city was built at
the top of a large hill where it could easily be
defended from siege. Because the city's size is
limited to the flat mountain-top, it has grown up
instead of out. The city is filled with tall
buildings housing both residences and shops. Some of
the buildings are barely habitable due to their age,
with towers and floors that are literally crumbling
away. In the center of the city is the yellow head
building, home to a large scale mafia organization
of the same name.
Guilin: Founded during the Qin dynasty over 2,000
years ago, prospered in Tang and song, flourished in
Ming and Qing; used to be the provincial capital of
Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region