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15 Ways to Celebrate Christmas and New Year’s in HK

Now that December’s rolled around, we’re gearing up not only to welcome 2015, but to bid 2014 farewell with a bang. Between get-togethers and solo reflections, resolution drafts and Bucket List additions, here are some fun, lighthearted Hong Kong activities to wrap up the year: 1) Hang a...

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Wired Cafe Happy Hour

I recently did a post about my favorite happy hour at Tommy Bahama. There’s also a good deal at Wired Cafe, there’s two locations, one in Hysan Place Causeway Bay, another at the Mira Mall in Tsim Tsa Tsui. The best thing about this happy hour is that...

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Fanfares by CX

Looking for a last minute Christmas getaway? There’s a bunch of fanfares valid over the last week of December, including Chicago at a great price, you might want to take a look. About half the destinations for travel next week, while another half are for early – mid...

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HK Express $5 Christmas Sale

Stay by your computers on 11:59pm Tuesday Dec 16. HK Express has an awesome deal of $5 fares, each way. It’s almost as good as the $1 sale they had a couple of months ago. Figure roundtrip tickets to be around $700-800 HKD on average after fees and...

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Tommy Bahama Wan Chai Happy Hour

In search of a cheap happy hour spot, with a nice environment? Believe it or not, Tommy Bahama in Wan Chai, yes the tropical themed clothing store, has a bar, and awesome happy hour deal. The bar is called the Marlin Bar. From 4-7 pm each day, you...

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Taiwan and China Data Only SIM Cards

I’ve written about similar cards from China Unicom for Japan and Korea. Now China Unicom is offering data only SIM cards for Taiwan and mainland China as well! This is a great option to avoid costly data roaming charges on your home carrier. If you need texting, you...

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Check out today’s Cathay Pacific fanfares

Cathy’s fanfares are out again.  There’s a few decent destinations such as Nagoya, Seoul, Milan, and Los Angeles. These could be good choices for you if the travel dates work. Otherwise you probably won’t see anything fantastic until around late-January or April when the April and May travel dates...

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Occupy Central Hong Kong protest art

I haven’t posted an article thus far about the Occupy Central protests. I feel this isn’t a political blog and I’m not going to air my views to my readers; you can get more than enough information from SCMP. I did however, walk through the Admiralty protest zone...

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Which cell / mobile phones work in Asia?

This post, by guest blogger Nicholas, tries to answer some questions about what kind of mobile phone is needed if one plans to travel to Hong Kong and China. If you are the impatient type, here is the summary: Voice only: unlocked phone with quad band GSM. Quad...

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Peach Airlines Hong Kong to Osaka $888

Update December 5, 2014: Peach Airlines is still selling base fares at $888 HKD each way. Updated flight times, now there are two flights daily between HKG and KIX. Also a new flight between HKG and Naha OTA (Okinawa) starts Feb 21, 2015. At the moment you can only...

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Airport Express Tips

Update December 4, 2014: You can get a discount ticket from Klook at 72 HKD one way, or 128 HKD roundtrip, super cheap! Quick list of tips to help you get to/from Hong Kong International Airport via the Airport Express train. Airport to City You don’t need to buy a ticket...