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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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Families checking out Chinese New Year decorations together

What happens during the Chinese New Year holiday?

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Posted on February 04, 2016 at 22:11 PM

You know Chinese New Year is approaching with all the decorations With the blink of an eye, we are approaching the Chinese New Year again this year on February 8. With many Asian cultures, from Japanese to Chinese people, they celebrate the Lunar New Year among their own cultures as well, each with their own traditions and [...]

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5 Things I’m Glad Hong Kong Kept (Part 1)

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Posted on January 26, 2016 at 13:50 PM

This is a new installment of the 5 Things in Hong Kong series. Riding on the coattails of the surprisingly-popular 5 Things I Missed Most About Old Hong Kong entry, today I’m going to share 5 things that I’m glad that Hong Kong kept. Let’s get started!   Trams (a.k.a “Ding Dings”) Let’s do an [...]

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5 Things I Miss Most About Old Hong Kong (Part 1)

by Marketeer at Sam the Local

Posted on December 29, 2015 at 07:05 AM

Danny’s Take - In this series, Danny will be sharing his perspective on Hong Kong and what it was like to see a different side to Hong Kong. Hong Kong is one of the fastest growing cities in the world. What started as a modest trading post quickly transformed into a vibrant, metropolitan, finance capital [...]

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The Dragon Boat Festival Story

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Posted on June 17, 2015 at 15:23 PM

Many use the Tuen Ng Festival holiday as an excuse to hit the beach and catch some dragon boat races, but do you know the story behind it? Story time This holiday commemorates a famous and respected poet named Qu Yuan, who was also a minister of the State of Chu that supported the fight against the increasingly powerful State of Qin. [...]

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Our Top 10 Things to Do in Hong Kong

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Posted on June 12, 2015 at 18:00 PM

When people visit Hong Kong they are often told by tour books, hotel concierges, and friends that they must visit Victoria Peak, the Big Buddha on Lantau Island, Ladies Market, Temple Street and Stanley. Some of these things are nice to see, but there is more to Hong Kong than just the tourist attractions. Ready [...]

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Top Do’s & Don’ts for having the best year of the goat

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Posted on February 16, 2015 at 14:28 PM

The year of the goat is almost upon us (Thursday, February 19th), and we’ve put together a list of the biggest do’s and don’ts in order to have the most prosperous, lucky, healthy, high achieving, happy (and anything else that people wish you during Chinese New Year) year of the goat. Do’s Deep cleaning Although [...]

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