Author: Christopher R.

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Hong Kong to Zhongshan ferry review

The ferry is an easy and convenient way to travel between Hong Kong and Zhongshan. Ports On the Hong Kong end the ferry leaves from China Ferry Terminal. It’s basically a continuation of Harbour City in TST. The TST MTR is about a ten minute walk, or from...

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Free Transit Vouchers in Singapore Airport

We previously featured the Singapore airport transit voucher scheme, which gives you S$20 of vouchers to use in Singapore airport if you transit on certain carriers: Singapore Airlines, SilkAir and Air New Zealand, as well as Scoot flights TZ591 and TZ592. It was due to expire at the...

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Review: East Hotel, Taikoo Shing

Swire generally produces beautiful, thoughtfully serviced hotels. Taikoo is a historical heartland of some Swire businesses – to the point that in Chinese the names are the same – so I was not surprised that I found East to be a well-designed and enjoyable hotel in which to...

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Cheung Chau Bun Festival

Cheung Chau is a lovely island in Hong Kong. We previously posted about a day trip there. Cheung Chau is most famous for its annual bun festival. It is a very busy festival rooted in local tradition and a popular sight to see for visitors and locals alike....

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A Taste of Harbin in Macau

Harbin 哈尔滨 in northern China is famous amongst other things for its annual Ice Festival. For the firth year running, a taste of that expertise is available in Macau. From now until 9th July, the Venetian Macau will host the Kung Fu Panda Adventure Ice World with the...

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Fruit Jamming is Back

You may remember that last Summer we mentioned a “fruit jamming” event at PMQ. It was a sort of artisanal market with a lot of activities, mostly around a fruit theme. Well, fruit jamming seems to have struck a chord because it will soon return to PMQ. Entrance...

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Review: Three Phantoms, The Parisian Macau

Today is the Asian premiere of the Three Phantoms musical, at the Parisian Theatre in the Parisian in Macau. About the Three Phantoms The Three Phantoms is a “songs from the shows” piece of musical theatre, combining hit numbers from a wide variety of West End musicals, as...

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Getting between Chengdu airport and Chengdu city centre

It is straightforward to travel between Chengdu airport and the city centre. Bus This is an easy and cost effective way to travel between the airport and the city centre. As you come out of the arrivals area at either terminal you will see the airport bus signposted....

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Malaysia Airlines’ South East Asian Airpass

If you are planning on travelling around south east Asia, Malaysia Airlines’ ASEAN airpass is worth considering.   The pass is available if you will be flying into Malaysia on a Malaysian or Emirates flight, from outside southeast Asia. So, for example, if you fly from HK into...

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Lounge Review: VIP Lounge, Chengdu

Chengdu airport has several lounges in its international departure area. This one doesn’t have a distinctive name but it is used by a variety of airlines for business class and first class passengers. It’s not the smaller one used by Cathay Dragon. The lounge is located just across...