Category: Local

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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...

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Best Hong Kong Markets: Top Picks

One of the producers David at ANYDOKO shared with me a video they created about the Best Authentic Market shopping in HK. It was very colorful and informative so I wanted to share it with all the HKTravelBlog readers. The video text is below in italic if you don’t have...

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Taking the Ferry between Tuen Mun and Tung Chung

There is a ferry service connecting Tuen Mun to Tung Chung on Lantau Island. In theory this could be convenient for people heading to the airport from Tuen Mun, but in practice it isn’t. The service headway is infrequent and at both ends the piers are not in...

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Intown checkin the Day Before Departure via Airport Express

One of the most convenient things about the Airport Express is the intown checkin. This service allows you to checkin your bags at Hong Kong or Kowloon stations before you board the train. This can be convenient if you want to avoid the possible hassle of checking in...

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Halal Restaurants in Hong Kong

Hong Kong has a significant muslim population and visitors, so it’s easy to find Halal restaurants in Hong Kong. The Islamic Union of Hong maintains a list of eateries which it has certified as Halal – you can see it here. Local food listings website OpenRice also offers a search...

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Indulgent new happy hour at Dragon-i

We’ve previously shared happy hours we enjoy in Hong Kong, including good food and drink options at Morton’s and the Four Seasons. A new happy hour is at the luxurious end of the spectrum, compared even to the Four Seasons. Dragon-I, the well known bar and restaurant on...

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Join a Junk Trip for Free

You’ve probably seen the iconic red-sailed junk which cruises elegantly around Victoria Harbour. It’s called Aqua Luna (for details on how to sail on it you can read our piece on joining a junk trip). In recent days a junk has been sailing around with sails like Ming...

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Short HKG Layover, Things to Do in Tung Chung

Do you only have a few hours and/or want to stay near Hong Kong Airport? HKG Airport is located on Lantau Island, roughly 36km from Central to the airport via road. Certainly far by Hong Kong standards. Luckily though, Lantau has a few attractions on offer for the quick...

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Half-day trip to Lamma Island

After a long, tiring week at work, what we all need is a laid-back place away from the crowded city. Lamma Island would be the perfect place, quiet and pleasant, for the getaway. Located to the southwest of Hong Kong Island, Lamma Island is the third largest island...

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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...