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5 Things I’m Glad Hong Kong Kept (Part 2)

by Marketeer at Sam the Local

Posted on February 02, 2016 at 16:35 PM

5 Things I'm Glad Hong Kong Kept (Part 1) can be found here. Walled Villages What is the biggest pain of living in Hong Kong? Well, that’s a no brainer: the cost of land, of course! This city, for 6 years straight, was ranked the “least affordable housing market” in the world. What if I [...]

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

by Marketeer at Sam the Local

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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Pig crosses the road!

4 Ways to Experience Wildlife in Hong Kong

by Marketeer at Sam the Local

Posted on January 19, 2016 at 15:21 PM

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think about Hong Kong? Skyscrapers? Rolls-Royces? Millions and millions of people crammed on a small island? Probably. However, have you ever associated Hong Kong with “Wildlife?” Well, believe it or not, according to the GovHK website, 40% of the land in Hong Kong is protected [...]

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Fireboat Alexander Grantham

5 Niche Museums to Visit in Hong Kong

by Marketeer at Sam the Local

Posted on January 12, 2016 at 16:37 PM

Off the top of your head, how many museums are there in Hong Kong? Go on, take a guess! How many can you name - if you’re familiar with the city you might say Space, History, Science, Art, and Heritage? Okay, that’s five, let’s double that to be safe - 10 maybe? Well, my friend, [...]

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Old KMB double deckers - Credit: SCMP

5 Things I Miss Most About Old Hong Kong (Part 2)

by Marketeer at Sam the Local

Posted on January 05, 2016 at 19:33 PM

This is a continuation to the previous post: 5 Things I Miss Most About Old Hong Kong (Part 1). Remember to check that out as well.   3. Haw Par Mansion: Tiger Balm Gardens a.k.a. The Villa of Tigers and Jaguars In 1993, a video game called Super Street Fighter II was released. That year, [...]

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Hot milk tea with evaporated milk

Hong Konnovation:
Hong Kong-Style Milk Tea 奶茶

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Posted on February 09, 2015 at 01:46 AM

Background: Hong Kong is known for its milk tea that began due to its British colonial past. The Hong Kong variety is most commonly made with a combination of black tea leaves, with each restaurant/café having their own secret recipe. What makes a Hong Kong-style milk tea so special is that it has a very [...]

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