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AmCham looks back on half-century
This year, the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) celebrates its 50th anniversary in Hong Kong.
18 March 2019
Contemporary take on Chinese cuisine
With stylish décor, beautifully presented plates and contemporary twists on old classics, two newcomers to Hong Kong’s vibrant food scene present a modern interpretation on the Chinese restaurant.
11 March 2019
Pioneering salon gears up for Art Central
Paris-headquartered Opera Gallery, with 13 exhibition spaces worldwide, was one of the first international galleries to enter Hong Kong in 2004.
4 March 2019
French confectioner fetes Hong Kong
Renowned for his grand cru chocolates and ganache-filled, duo colour macarons, Jean Paul Hevin’s delicacies have been well received in Asia, particularly Hong Kong and Japan, where he has amassed a devoted following.
25 Feb 2019
Bringing farm-to-table dining to Hong Kong
Simon Rogan’s dedication to locally sourced produce led him to set up a farm in the United Kingdom’s Lake District to supply his restaurant, L’Enclume, where the chef’s farm-to-table philosophy – paired with exquisite plating techniques – earned him two Michelin stars.
18 Feb 2019
Laser-focus Brings Fast Growth
Focusing intensely on efficient, clean and above all fast service, the Kaizen 10 Minute Haircut franchise chain has grown rapidly from its base in Indonesia to three other countries in Southeast Asia.
4 Feb 2019
Courting the Controversial
Commenting on everything from religion and sex to patriotism and race with their graphic, photo-based artworks, “living sculpture” artists Gilbert & George’s newest body of work, The Beard Pictures, sees the duo don symbolic beards made from beer foam, flowers and barbed wire, which are interspersed with imagery of street signs and graffiti.
28 Jan 2019
Auction House Records Stellar Year
Led by sales in Hong Kong, auction house Sotheby’s has wrapped up its best year in Asia.
21 Jan 2019
Cocktails on Tap
If you are a cocktail fan but do not enjoy waiting for your drink to be mixed, then a trip to Draft Land is in order.
14 Jan 2019
Thai Cuisine Paragon Sets Up in Hong Kong
After almost two decades as head chef at Nahm Bangkok, British chef David Thompson opened a new restaurant, Aaharn, inside the Tai Kwun heritage and arts centre in October.
7 Jan 2019
Employers Bullish on Hiring
Employers in Hong Kong are preparing to increase headcount in the New Year, research by recruitment firm ManpowerGroup finds.
31 Dec 2018
In Sync with Female Fertility
As many women leave starting a family to later, falling pregnant can be more difficult than expected, which has led to an increase in the number of products on the market aimed at helping women become more aware of their ovulation pattern and maximise their chances of conceiving.
17 Dec 2018
Boutique Pizza Makes Foray into Asia
From the consistency of the dough to the cheese on the topping, the characteristics of what makes a good pizza continue to be debated.
10 Dec 2018
Volatile Environment Drives Co-working
Founded in 2016, Hong Kong co-working space provider theDesk has grown from its first premises in Sai Wan by adding two prime locations in Causeway Bay, and is preparing to open a fourth, in Admiralty, in early 2019.
3 Dec 2018
Loyalty Dark Box for Many
A regional study by Collinson Group, a global leader in loyalty and benefits, reveals that most organisations do not understand what drives customer loyalty, and therefore put customer relationships and profitability at risk.
26 Nov 2018
Green-grazing Entrepreneur Fills Meat-free Gap
After moving from Singapore to Hong Kong a year ago, life-long vegetarian Bhawna Shetty was inspired to set up The Green Platters after planning her daughter’s birthday party and finding healthy vegetarian catering options thin on the ground.
19 Nov 2018
Korean Art Finds Home in City
The profile of Korean art in Hong Kong received a boost when Soluna Fine Art, a Korean-based gallery specialising in Asian contemporary fine art and objects, chose the city as its first permanent international outpost.
12 Nov 2018
Enterprising Women Honoured
Championing women who have risen up the ranks, the title of Veuve Clicquot Businesswoman of the Year Hong Kong went to Bonnie Chan, Chairperson and CEO of marketing and production company Icicle Group, this year.
5 Nov 2018
High-end Escapes for the Price-conscious
Hong Kong may be an affluent city but residents still look for a great deal when booking a break.
29 Oct 2018
Recruitment Specialist Grows Strongly in Asia
The Hong Kong office of United Kingdom-headquartered international search and recruitment firm Pure celebrated its 10th anniversary in September.
22 Oct 2018
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