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Date Ideas

Impress your date with Valentine’s Day Date Activities

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Posted on February 13, 2017 at 19:04 PM

Are you looking for an activity to impress your date for Valentine’s Day? We reached out to 2 of our Locals for their recommendations on date places. Here, they share their favorite places with you! Sophia W.’s Top Pick: Board Game Cafe Being together in new situations can reveal many new and unexpected facets of your [...]

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Tram

Transported to the other side of Hong Kong

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Posted on January 04, 2017 at 16:22 PM

Our Local, Kevin L., shares about his favorite place to go in Hong Kong and one of his favorite activities. He studied Geography in university and obtained certifications in ecotourism and geotourism. When asked about his favorite place, it's not surprising that he chose a place related to the geography of Hong Kong and its [...]

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Casper L

Chat with Local Insider: Casper L.

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Posted on December 20, 2016 at 21:28 PM

Our Local, Casper L., lets us uncover more about her from broadly sharing her favorite tourist attraction to her favorite district, and on a more personal level, her favorite childhood memory. She loves to try out new foods and share her love for travel. Growing up in Hong Kong has allowed her to see how [...]

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Mong Kok

Interview with Local Insider: Sophia W.

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Posted on December 07, 2016 at 00:36 AM

What do our Local insiders like to do in Hong Kong and where do they like go in Hong Kong? Let's find out! Sophia W. - She is an expert on vegan food in Hong Kong, horticulture, rooftop farms and joins poetry slams as well! She moved to Hong Kong from Germany and loves to share [...]

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Yuanyang

A Drink where East meets West

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Posted on November 30, 2016 at 12:23 PM

When asked to name their favorite food from a Hong Kong local cafe, also known as a cha chaan teng, two of our Local insiders, Victor C. and Peggy L., both chose Yuanyang. Same drink, different perspective. It reminds us again that even if two people took you to the same place, you get two [...]

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Water Shortage

My Childhood In The 1960s

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Posted on November 21, 2016 at 22:01 PM

In this post, we asked our Local, Dellon M., to share the background of a specific historical event and its impact on Hong Kong people and himself.   Water is an essential resource to humans; without it, there is no life, no food, nothing. When I was a kid in the 60s, Hong Kong faced [...]

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umbrella movement

Why I Stood Up To The Police

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Posted on November 10, 2016 at 23:47 PM

In this post, we asked our Local, Winnie N., to share the background of a specific historical event and its impact on Hong Kong people and herself.   The Umbrella Movement was a political movement in Hong Kong in 2014 where people were fighting for democracy. Umbrellas were used by individuals to protect themselves from [...]

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SARS - Source: SCMP

When my family thought I had SARS…

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Posted on November 02, 2016 at 20:53 PM

In this post, we asked our friend in the community, Desiree, to share the background of a specific historical event and its impact on Hong Kong people and herself. One significant event that immediately comes to mind is the 2002-03 Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) epidemic.  It's hard to believe that it happened almost fifteen years [...]

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Hong Kong Tips for New Arrivals

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Posted on October 20, 2016 at 16:26 PM

When you first get to Hong Kong, whether you are traveling or just moved here, sometimes you just don't know what you don't know. Curious what those things are? Here are some tips that we'd like to share with you. Double-yellow lines If you are aiming to catch a taxi/mini-bus or get off from one, [...]

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Nearly-Extinct Food – Specialties that Time Forgot

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Posted on June 21, 2016 at 12:51 PM

Hong Kong’s diverse and competitive culinary landscape is great for eaters, but restaurants often change their menus to survive, and even well-established heritage foods can dwindle to extinction as a result. Our Local, Gray C., shares a list of 6 dishes that are nearly-extinct now because of modern technology, changing economic times, or altering palettes [...]

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Eggettes

8 Must-Eat Street Foods of Hong Kong

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Posted on February 26, 2016 at 20:29 PM

Sam the Local Co-Founders, Maggie and Anita, introduce the 8 Must-Eat Street Foods of Hong Kong. Sam the Local connects people for customized Outings to explore Hong Kong. Our Locals build an itinerary based on your interests and then take you to see the things based on the itinerary. Pick a Local to book for [...]

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Oi Man Estate

Photogenic Hong Kong: Housing Estates

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Posted on February 11, 2016 at 17:42 PM

Photogenic Hong Kong is a series for all of the Instagrammers and Facebook users out there! Impress your friends around the world with pictures from these eye-catching spots of Hong Kong. This is a good looking city and we’re here to show you where to find these incredible sights. Today, I’ll feature five surprisingly photogenic [...]

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