Hong Kong has come a long way since its fishing village past. The city of over 7 million has burgeoned into one of the world’s leading international financial centres with imports and exports as one of its main business activities and it saw the unveiling of its tallest tower, the International Commerce Centre (108 storeys…
It may not look it, but between 1841 and 1997 Hong Kong was a British Colony. If you look hard enough, remnants of the city’s colonial past are all over the city. For example, older coins, many of which are still used today, feature Queen Elizabeth II, and the city uses the British way to…
Many tourists from around the world head over to Lantau Island and take the Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car to take a gander and climb up the Big Buddha. The lines can be long and with just one giant Buddha to go around, there isn’t much left see once you’ve taken in the entire monument.…
It may not seem like it when the main areas of Hong Kong are Hong Kong Island and the Kowloon Peninsula, but entire region actually consists of over 260 islands of various sizes. With that many islands, it should come as no surprise that city has a lot of sun-kissed beaches to choose from. For…
While the top dogs in the Shopper’s Paradise that is Hong Kong maybe its glittering shopping malls from IFC to The Landmark to Harbour City, the city’s market streets still pack a mean punch for visitors and locals alike looking for a good bargain. The eclectic wares of mostly counterfeit goods, the rushing crowds and…
Can’t wait until Halloween to finally dance until morning in fancy dress? Well, every party animal in Hong Kong feels the same way. So, if you want to make like a true local pleasure seeker than get your tickets for the Secret Island Party, the celebration of fun that immediately begins the moment you get…
While Chinese cuisine is well-known over the world, foodies and locals alike claim that there’s nothing quite like dim sum in Hong Kong. One of the top ways to enjoy these tiny morsels is to visit a teahouse, which is more locally known as a yum cha. But, for people who don’t have the time to sit at…
The Peak Tower certainly requires no introduction. It’s one of the most popular tourist destinations in Hong Kong; its name not-so subtly suggests that it’s situated right on top of Victoria Peak; and with an elevation of 369 metres above sea level, it boasts spectacular 360-degree views of Hong Kong. So whenever the weather is…