Category: Local

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HK taxi fare increases this month

This is NOT an April Fool’s joke, although I wish it was. Starting April 9, 2017, taxi fares in Hong Kong will be increasing. Don’t be too alarmed though, the increase in fare is minimal, and if you’re taking a taxi, I’m sure you can afford it. There’s...

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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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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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HKTravelBlog In-Person Meetup/User Group

Update March 15: Don’t forget our meet-up tomorrow. 6-7 pm. Feel free to drop by and meet other travelers. Venue: Cafe Habitu: 10 Harcourt Rd, Central On Thursday March 16, 2017 at 6pm HKTravelBlog will be hosting our first meet and greet! Join us and meet your fellow travelers!...

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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....