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Hong Kong Festivals: Here are the best, plus what to expect.

From food carnivals, film festivals, world-class events to colorful local events, Hong Kong is the place to get the experience. With such a range of fascinating events, Hong Kong has been dubbed as the events mecca of Asia. When asked, most people say that it’s the colors, dragon...

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What the night life has in stock in Hong Kong

Hong Kong ranks among the top world-renowned travel destinations. To those who have ever visited the place, we all agree that the stay was fun with lots of places to make each second and penny spent worth. Funny enough, the city is sluggish in the morning hours as...

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Review: Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens

Awhile back I stayed at the Garden View Hotel in the mid-levels, and across the street was the HK Zoo and Botanical Gardens. After living in Hong Kong for a whopping 7 years, I never came to this place, shame on me! It’s actually a pleasant escape from...

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Free Happy Hour Drinks On a Toin Coss

We’ve featured a number of interesting happy hours lately and here is another one. Coffee shop Winston in Sai Ying Pun has a promotion for its Thursday night happy hours where you choose your side of a toin coss and if you choose right, the round is free....

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Live Standup Comedy in HK

The live standup comedy scene in Hong Kong is booming and it is now possible to watch live comedy four or five nights a week if you are so inclined. Here we cover standup – there’s also a burgeoning improv scene. In English Monday – there is open...

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What’s the Macau TurboJet like in economy class?

We’ve reviewed the Cotai Water Jet service between Hong Kong and Macau before. The other ferry service between Sheung Wan and Macau is the longer standing Turbo Jet service. Departure and arrival points Like the Cotai Water Jet, Turbo Jet offers service from Hong Kong’s Macau ferry terminal,...

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How to Thank Taxi Drivers in Hong Kong

Hong Kongers often complain about local taxis and see no special reason to thank the drivers. On occasion, though, one gets excellent service from a taxi driver and wants to thank them. For most of us, a verbal thank you will suffice. Some may tip, although as explained...

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Free Cantonese Opera at Hong Kong Airport

We previously featured an introduction to Cantonese opera, including some free performances at the airport last Autumn. The good news is that there will be more performances this Autumn. The Chinese Artists Association of Hong Kong Cantonese Opera will perform excerpts from various operas on selected Saturday afternoons...

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Tourist Help in Hong Kong: the HK Travel Buddy app

It is always good to know that when you are travelling somewhere you can get help from a reliable local. Hong Kong Tourism Board has a LINE app which allows you to ask questions when you are travelling in Hong Kong. The service is as simple as that...

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Happy Hour with Unlimited Beer and Fried Chicken Wings

Here is another interesting happy hour to add to the list! (The list includes the indulgent one at Dragon-i, free food at Four Seasons, Morton’s and more). Tiger Curry & Café in Causeway Bay (14 Pennington Street) is advertising an Unlimited Beer + Fried Chicken Wings Happy Hour....

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Star Ferry Prices Set to Increase

Hong Kong’s iconic Star Ferries are the cheapest way to cross Victoria Harbour, but they are about to get a little bit more costly. With effect from Saturday 15 July, the route between Central and TST route will cost $2.70 on weekdays (was $2.50) and $3.70 on weekends...

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Where to Hear Live Poetry in Hong Kong

If you want to listen to or even perform live poetry in Hong Kong there is a slim but growing number of options. Tuesday – The Hong Kong Writers Circle hosts a monthly social at Culture Club, in Lower Elgin Street. Readings start around eight o’clock although the...