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Hong Kong with the Kids
Sep.14

Hong Kong with the Kids

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With a reputation as a city for top-notch shopping, nightlife, and with an incredibly fast pace of life, Hong Kong doesn’t usually come to mind when planning a vacation with the children. However, beyond the visuals of skyscrapers and neon lights lie hidden gems and opportunities for family entertainment and education. Hong Kong is a breeze to get around, has a very low crime ...
Hong Kong’s Ancient Walled Cities
Sep.14

Hong Kong’s Ancient Walled Cities

ThomasIronmonkSightsHong Kong218

Hong Kong , that sparkling city of Asian modernity, floating on islands of the South China Sea. Its image is rooted in the world’s mindset as an oriental Manhattan – a place of global finance, enormous malls, and luxuriant hotels. But it wasn’t always that way. In fact in the annals of history Hong Kong, at least the skyscraper forest we know and love, was forged from war alon...
Hui Ethnic Group in China
Sep.13

Hui Ethnic Group in China

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Hui ethnic group is the largest Muslim minority in China, and is one of China’s fifty-six distinct ethnic minorities. Ten of the fifty-six recognized ethnic minorities in China are Muslim groups and China's Muslim population now numbers twenty-three million. Over ten million are estimated to be Hui, and a little under ten million are Uyghurs. Hui communities are concentrat...
Tales of Mid-Autumn Festival
Sep.11

Tales of Mid-Autumn Festival

Ying COtherShenzhen138

无标题文档 The Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the most important festivals and also a national holiday celebrated in China. The festival is held on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar when the moon is at its biggest and brightest at night of the year. There are some interesting tales of Mid-Autumn festival. Have you ever heard any of them? Chang E Flying to th...
Celebrating the Hungry Ghost Festival
Sep.06

Celebrating the Hungry Ghost Festival

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Ever wondered if other cultures celebrate Halloween too? Well yes, there’s the Hungry Ghost Festival in Hong Kong, and it’s all about connecting and respecting departed ancestors from the spirit realm. Forget about parties, booze, and dressing up as ghosts (leave that for your Halloween parties), and find out more about the Hungry Ghost Festival, which is celebrated in Hong Ko...
Explore Lamma Island
Sep.04

Explore Lamma Island

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There are a whopping 261 islands administered by Hong Kong , some no more than a rocky outcropping, while at the other end of the scale Lantau is the largest island with 141 kilometers squared. Photo: Expat Living But nowhere offshore enchants like Lamma: From a traditional Chinese fishing village to a laid-back multicultural community to verdant nature, Lamma’s unique blend o...
Where to get the best Pizza in Shenzhen!
Aug.27

Where to get the best Pizza in Shenzhen!

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What is life without pizza? Flatbread, tomato sauce, cheese and toppings all lovingly baked together, yum! The modern variant was invented in the Italian city of Naples. Indeed, Neapolitan pizza is safeguarded in the European Union as a “Traditional Speciality Guaranteed” dish. But while Italians do it best, the rest are catching-up with regional variants on traditional pizza....
Hong Kong Heritage Through Architecture
Aug.21

Hong Kong Heritage Through Architecture

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Heritage is a hot debate in Hong Kong . What buildings need to be kept, which ones should face the wrecking ball? After all, many of these old buildings were British-built , and colonialism remains a divisive legacy. Some remember the British period fondly, some hold it in contempt while the majority have a rather ambivalent view: “It happened, and that’s that.” This article w...
Why Hong Kong is Perfect for Solo Travellers
Aug.17

Why Hong Kong is Perfect for Solo Travellers

TildaOtherHong Kong246

Solo travel is like the new cool badge of life that you have to collect so that you can convince your children and grandchildren that you were one of the cool people in your time. No matter how, why, and when you’re traveling solo, and no matter whether you’re a seasoned or novice solo traveler, you’ll find something that floats your boat in Hong Kong. Need some convincing? He...
Shenzhen Theme Park OCT East
Aug.14

Shenzhen Theme Park OCT East

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If you have already visited Hong Kong Disneyland and Ocean Park yet still looking for something new to explore, Shenzhen OCT East would be a good choice. As China’s first Special Economic Zone, Shenzhen is a now one of the largest and wealthiest cities in China. It is located immediately north of Hong Kong so it’s easy to travel between these two cities. Overseas Chinese ...