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Hong Konnovation:
Mooncakes 月餅

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Posted on September 27, 2015 at 01:03 AM

It's here! It's here! The Mid-Autumn Festival is finally here! We thought it would be appropriate to share the evolution of mooncakes in the latest edition of Hong Konnovation. First, the history Mooncakes (月餅) are a baked delicacy that people eat during the Mid-Autumn Festival, a festival for lunar worship and moon watching. They are given to [...]

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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 4 Reasons You Need to Go “Wet” Yourself

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Posted on March 14, 2015 at 14:31 PM

Imagine rows and rows of stalls with colorful fruits and veggies – some you’ve never even seen before, lively fish and other seafood splashing around in tanks and buckets, fresh cuts of meat hanging on bars for display, and ample amounts of chaos and shouting. This is what wet markets are like. Nestled inside a [...]

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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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