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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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Prince Edward Shopping

Shopping in Prince Edward

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Posted on May 06, 2016 at 16:06 PM

Sam the Local Co-Founder, Anita, shares about shopping in Hong Kong in the Prince Edward district! Sam the Local allows people to have access to word-of-mouth knowledge that can't be found on forums or Top 10 lists. Our Locals build an itinerary based on your interests and then take you to see the things based [...]

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Shopping in Sham Shui Po

Shopping for electronics & arts/crafts

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Posted on May 01, 2016 at 14:28 PM

Sam the Local Co-Founder, Maggie, shares about shopping in Hong Kong in the Sham Shui Po district! 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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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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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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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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It’s raining in Hong Kong! What do I do?

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Posted on January 31, 2015 at 17:41 PM

Rain in Hong Kong A lot of activities that take place in Hong Kong involve being outdoors, but there are many things to do and explore when you are indoors as well. Board Game Café There are some board game cafes in Hong Kong and they provide board games and instructions by the workers if [...]

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