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Bag a Bargain in Hong Kong
With Hong Kong’s retail industry enjoying a period of sustained growth, discounted prices by luxury brands have propelled the sector to lead the rebound.
1 Dec 2017
Welcome to a New World of Wine Webcast
Watch out France, Italy and Argentina; Slovenia, Russia, Romania and Japan are gunning for the crown of global wine-producing powers.
24 Nov 2017
Run for a Healthy Life
Hong Kong’s running season extends unofficially from October to April or May, with events held every weekend – from five-kilometre and 10-kilometre fun runs, to the gruelling 162-kilometre Ultra-Trail Tai Mo Shan.
17 Nov 2017
The Cream of Café Culture
Not so long ago, going to a café for most Hong Kongers meant stopping off in a traditional cha chaan teng for refreshment, such as strong milk tea laced with condensed milk, or a glass of syrupy iced lemon tea with a thick slice of French toast on the side.
10 Nov 2017
Body Art Ups the Ante
Since Hong Kong’s earliest days as a maritime hub, it was almost a rite of passage for foreign sailors to get “inked” as a permanent memento of their visit.
3 Nov 2017
Writing Hong Kong
While this year’s 17th Hong Kong International Literary Festival (HKILF) features a strong line up of international authors, including the likes of Chinese-American author Amy Tan and Scottish crime-writer Ian Rankin, there is also a focus on Hong Kong’s literary talent.
27 Oct 2017
From Bin to Business
Hong Kong landfills are bursting at the seams, inspiring local entrepreneurs to come up with ways to turn junk into desirable objects.
20 Oct 2017
Savouring the Sweet Life
The city’s population of around 3,600 Italians keeps rising each year, many of them initially coming to test the waters as a gateway to China, before deciding to stay on.
13 Oct 2017
Settle Down into Island Time
Most visitors associate Hong Kong with the island, Hong Kong Island, the business and financial pulse of the city, and the shopping heartland of Tsim Sha Tsui across the harbour in Kowloon.
6 Oct 2017
Preserving Cultural Treasures
Twice a year, Hong Kong people honour their deceased ancestors in a tradition deemed so important a public holiday is gazetted to allow it.
29 Sept 2017
Sharing is Caring
When Laurence Fauchon started looking for a nanny to help look after her newborn when she returned to work as an investment banker, little did she know she was embarking on building a social enterprise.
22 Sept 2017
Retail Evolution Webcast
A groundswell of change is afoot for Hong Kong’s famous shopping scene.
18 Sept 2017
A Cultural District Arises
The aim of the US$2.7 billion West Kowloon Cultural District (WKCD) boils down to an extremely focused message, according to WKCD Authority CEO Duncan Pescod.
8 Sept 2017
Curating Cool in Hong Kong Podcast
Despite Hong Kong’s business reputation as a place with notoriously long working hours, people in the city are also known to have an appetite for playing hard.
1 Sept 2017
Farm Gardens in the Sky
Rooftop Republic was established in 2015 by three friends who met in Hong Kong: Michelle Hong from Singapore, Pol Fàbrega from Barcelona, and Andrew Tsui from Hong Kong.
25 Aug 2017
Embracing Alfresco Living
Mirroring global trends, if there’s an opportunity to incorporate a terrace into a restaurant or bar in Hong Kong, designers will do so.
18 Aug 2017
Shoot for Hong Kong
Some 3,000 contestants will set off from the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre at 11am on 8 October to capture their best camera shots of Hong Kong, as the Canon PhotoMarathon gets under way.
11 Aug 2017
Fit for New Purpose
Saving and revitalising properties that might otherwise be destined for demolition is a direction encouraged by government policy, and according to the Hong Kong office of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), it’s an area ripe for public-private partnerships.
4 Aug 2017
Weaving Hong Kong’s Textile Heritage
Public participation will be very much part of efforts to help revive the legacy of Hong Kong’s textile industry, thanks to the initiative MILL6 GET SET – Hey! Let’s WEAVE! organised by the MILL6 Foundation, a non-profit arts and cultural institution.
28 July 2017
The Only Way is Up
It took Hong Kong entrepreneur Kevin Wong just 60 seconds to convince investors of the merits of his idea.
21 July 2017
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