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8 Must-Eat Street Foods

Top 5 Videos of 2016

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Posted on January 20, 2017 at 01:33 AM

We are recounting our top 5 videos of 2016 on our YouTube channel viewed by all of you. We're excited to continue to share more videos with you! If you have ideas for other videos, leave them in the comments below. 1. 8 Must-Eat Street Foods in Hong Kong Watch as we eat our way through [...]

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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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5 Favorite Movie Sets in Hong Kong

5 Favorite Movie Sets in Hong Kong

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Posted on March 23, 2016 at 21:31 PM

Sam the Local Co-Founders, Maggie and Anita, share about movie sets that were filmed in 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 [...]

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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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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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Qianlong the Prankster

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

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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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Tram Moving by

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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Hong Konnovation:
Hot Pot 火鍋

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Posted on January 25, 2016 at 12:33 PM

Brrrr, it’s cold in here. There must be some ice in the atmosphere. Oh, our bad. That’s just the New Territories. Hong Kong is experiencing a major cold front and what better way to cure the winter blues than to warm up with some hot pot? In this edition of Hong Konnovation, we explore the [...]

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Fireboat Alexander Grantham

5 Niche Museums to Visit in Hong Kong

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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)

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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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Children in Kowloon City Wall

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

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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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Gray C.’s Perfect Day

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Posted on October 19, 2015 at 00:10 AM

Perfect days in Hong Kong are a dime a dozen. With so many great things to do in endless combinations, you’re well on your way the moment you step out the door. What I present here is one example of mine, but there are millions more – enough to fill many lifetimes.

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