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Epic Adventure Sails into Hong Kong
The biggest sailing event in Hong Kong’s history takes place this month when yachts competing in the Volvo Ocean Race, the world's premier offshore race for professional racing, sail into Victoria Harbour.
8 Jan 2018
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Networking in a Nutshell
Anyone familiar with the Hong Kong way of making business connections knows the drill: you swap name cards at every opportunity, and wait for the phone to ring.
22 Dec 2017
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On a Wing and a Plumage
According to the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD), more than 540 species of bird have been recorded in Hong Kong, their population swelling by some 30 per cent once the “winter visitors” arrive.
15 Dec 2017
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Under Hong Kong’s Neon Lights
In August 2016, a giant neon sign shaped like a cow was taken down from above Sammy’s Kitchen, after 37 years suspended over the restaurant in Hong Kong’s Sai Ying Pun district.
8 Dec 2017
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Retail Evolution Webcast
A groundswell of change is afoot for Hong Kong’s famous shopping scene.
18 Sept 2017
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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
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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
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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
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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
 
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