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Clockenflap Review 2016

  Clockenflap, a unique name for a festival and is unique in the fact that it is touted as the largest arts and music festival in Hong Kong. Taking place between 25th and 27th of November, and now in its 9 year, Clockenflap promised to give the audience...

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Getting Between Mui Wo and Hong Kong Airport

Although Mui Wo is on the same island as the airport (Lantau), the transport connections can be a bit spotty. Bus There is an airport bus, the A35. However it has a limited and sporadic frequency. There is also a nighttime service N35. Here is the timetable for...

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A Hike Near Hong Kong Airport

Although many imagine Hong Kong is a high rise concrete jungle, most of the territory is countryside and offers excellent hiking with beautiful views. There are even some hikes which are close to the airport, so if you have enough time between flights, you could get out, stretch...

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Free Tram and Star Ferry Rides on Tuesday, 29th November

Fancy a free ride on one of Hong Kong’s iconic trams or Star Ferry? The General Chamber of Commerce is again kindly sponsoring a free ride day, to mark its 155th anniversary. On 29th November there will be no charge for rides on the trams, or two Star...

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Using the Hong Kong Frequent Visitor Scheme

If you visit Hong Kong regularly and would prefer not to wait in the queue at passport control, consider joining the Frequent Visitor Scheme. Benefits If you join the scheme, you will have a barcode stuck on your passport cover which will allow you to use the electronic...

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Smartone $88 ($106) Unlimited Data Plan

We previously featured this data plan and it remains a popular one despite price increases far in excess of inflation. The price is now advertised as $88 but Smartone adds a gratuitous “admin fee” of $18 (sneakily buried in the terms and conditions on its website) so the...

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Review: Trick Eye Museum, Hong Kong

The Peak is a real tourist hub in Hong Kong. Not only are there lots of tourists there, but there is an agglomeration of shops and attractions squarely aimed at tourists. One of the attractions is the Trick Eye Museum, an offshoot of an attraction in South Korea....

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Chill your food and drinks on an airport bus!

Have you ever wanted to bring back cheese, ice cream, chocolate or something similarly heat sensitive from a flight abroad but been worried it might not survive the journey? Local bus operator Long Win operates the orange and white buses which plough some of the airport bus routes....

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Bay Bridge Hotel Tsuen Wan Review

Tsuen Wan sits at the end of the eponymous MTR line, which can make it sound a bit far. In fact it is fairly easily accessible from the city centre as well as from the airport. This hotel has a good shuttle bus service to a couple of...

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Cantonese Opera in Hong Kong

Chinese opera is an old part of Chinese culture. Hong Kong historically sat in southern China, where the predominant form is Cantonese opera. This is still the leading opera form in Hong Kong today. Cantonese opera is a spectacle, with elaborate costumes and makeup, skilled singing and stories...

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Great Photo Spots at Hong Kong Airport

If you are at Hong Kong airport soon and want some good backgrounds for photographs, here are three suggestions. All are airside. First is at Terminal One’s departure level outside, next to where airport buses drop off passengers. There are a couple of model houses with benches and...

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Joining a Junk Trip

One of the joys of summer in Hong Kong is joining a trip on a junk boat. The traditional junks were wooden sail-powered vessels but the term is now applied to many types of boats, so most junk trips are actually on motor cruisers. Junk trips often occupy...