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Keep your calendar open: From January to December there is always something cooking in Hong Kong, and that’s not just the treats for the Hungry Ghost.

From Hungry Ghost to Chinese New Year and Dragon Boat there is always a reason to celebrate in Hong Kong. Unlike other religious celebrations, the Chinese festivals are described by colour, dance, music and shared excitement, while they diligently preserve the ancient beliefs that gave birth to them. In this part of the world, it […]

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Ghost marriages,spooky superstitions and the dead roaming the streets:Beneath this city’s modern surface, it’s Hong Kong Halloween all year long.

The Hong Kong Halloween may have evolved to an important annual carnival event in Hong Kong, infusing the city with spooky atmosphere of spider webs, pumpkin decorations and Zombie-themed parties but not too long ago it was practically non-existent. The reason for that is simple: There is an abundance of local Chinese traditions and practices […]

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You don’t need Bear Grylls’ endurance to enjoy Hong Kong’s gorgeous outdoors, and you can still be on time for mojitos in Soho at night. 

Don’t let the towering skyscrapers fool you, Hong Kong has mountains, sandy beaches, trekking trails, waterfalls and practically everything you expect to find in any other Southeast asian country that is known for its wild, unspoilt landscape. With 40% of Hong Kong reserved as parkland and 80% of its total area green, it is one […]

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National Geographic-endorsed hiking trails next to Michelin Star restaurants:This city is truly unique

When people think of Hong Kong the first thing that comes in mind is glossy skyscrapers, breathtaking high-rises and the asian organised chaos that makes the city truly unique and irresistible. But more and more people have come to see that Hong Kong is more than an urban jungle. With almost half of the city [...]
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Hong Kong, Asia’s exciting art capital

When Hong Kong emerged as Asia’s art capital a few years ago few could think of a more suitable candidate for the job. This striking and lively Chinese metropolis had already been branded Asia’s World City, known for its unique culture of vibrant Cantonese traditions, its prolific film industry, and its ancient Feng Shui practices. […]

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From Kung Fu to Gun Fu, action film shaped Hong Kong identity

Hong Kong Avenue of Stars The Kung Fu action film is an integral part of Hong Kong's cultural identity, as the city turned out to be an ideal location for the genre to flourish. Densely populated, quirky and diverse, Hong Kong provides plenty of visual stimuli: At a first glance it resembles a large film-set, [...]
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Ding Ding Tram, The City Icon that became Hong Kong’s Favourite Attraction

TramOramicTour/Courtesy of Hong Kong Tramways When in October 2015 a government proposal to scrap the Hong Kong tram in order to ease traffic congestion was put on table, the public reaction was overwhelming. For many Hong Kongers the tram-otherwise affectionately known as the Ding Ding- has been an integral part of the city’s history and [...]
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The beloved Hong Kong Tram proves that heritage matters

It has been said that without memory there is no culture and no future, and to that the people of Hong Kong seem to agree. Even though in the dawn of the 1997 Handover the more pessimist voices predicted the death of Hong Kong , Hong Kongers have proved that they do care about what […]

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Ding Ding, a Journey Back in Old Hong Kong

Exciting and multifaceted, Hong Kong boasts a varied and highly efficient transportation system, but it is the legendary Ding Ding, the city’s beloved tram, that  gives people a real insight into the history and culture of Hong Kong. The tram was the first means of transport in Hong Kong and has survived the ups and […]

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A Family Adventure in Hong Kong

Hong Kong giant rubber duck, Ʃ-Ocean/Flickr Hong Kong is known as one of the greatest world cities, offering top notch shopping, dining, and nightlife opportunities. What people often overlook is that it is also a fantastic place for a family holiday. True, perhaps not every restaurant in trendy SoHo has a baby chair or a [...]
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