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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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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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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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Pig crosses the road!

4 Ways to Experience Wildlife in Hong Kong

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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

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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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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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Maggie L.’s perfect day

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Posted on April 09, 2015 at 00:31 AM

My perfect day would involve as much food as my stomach could house. And in order for me to maximize the short 24 hours in a day, I would have to start by going on an early morning hike with the end goal of dim sum. Starting in Tsuen Wan, there is a relatively easy, one [...]

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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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