Tekna Travels: At Work and Play in Hong Kong
By Daniel Altenritter, Lead Engineer
Matt Czach and I were fortunate enough to take another trip to Asia this past June! As we entered the commercialization phase for a product in development, our client scheduled a meeting with their international supplier to fine-tune project expectations. Next stop, Hong Kong.
As part of our visit to the supplier in mainland China, we toured their manufacturing facility, gathering a wealth of hands-on design and manufacturing feedback —while meeting new friends in the business, finally connecting faces with names. Being excited to immerse ourselves into new cultures, we made time to squeeze in some of the sights, tastes, and sounds of this enchanting international hub.
Highlights include a memorable meal of Xiaolongbao (soup dumplings) with pork buns, tripe (cow stomach lining), and beet cake after a jaunt by tram to Victoria Peak. I even managed to drop in on a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu class.
It’s safe to say the trip was a wonderful success…minus the occasional translation fail.