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Cantonese slang you need to know right now
Things to do Cantonese slang you need to know right now

Learning Cantonese is definitely one of the things you’ll definitely do after living in Hong Kong for a few months. Looking to impress your Cantonese-speaking friends? Or do you just want to get down with the kids and show off your knowledge of the latest popular sayings? Get started with this handy guide featuring our pick of Cantonese slangs you should know right now. RECOMMENDED: In case you’re new to the city, be sure to check out our ultimate guide to the best things to do in Hong Kong. Or a real taste of the city, here are some of the best dim sum in town to whet your appetite. 

10 (peculiar) things you can find at Don Don Donki today
Shopping 10 (peculiar) things you can find at Don Don Donki today

The newest Don Don Donki just opened its first 24-hour store in Hong Kong. The Japanese megachain is known for its cosmetics, health products, food and assortment of miscellaneous items. Whimsical, wonderful and just plain wacky, here is a list of items that piqued our interest. By Mabel Lui and Anna Kam

Win a dinner for two at Rajasthan Rifles by taking our dating survey
Sex and dating Win a dinner for two at Rajasthan Rifles by taking our dating survey

Time Out Hong Kong wants to take a deeper dive into dating. We know you have an opinion, we hear it all the time. Now is not only your chance to exercise your voice (anonymously), but learn about how Hong Kongers and fellow members of the lonely hearts club feel in our next issue. Take the Time Out Hong Kong Dating Survey 2019 and be entered for a chance to win a dinner for two overlooking Hong Kong's skyline from the top of the peak at the Anglo-Indian Rajasthan Rifles (valued at $1600). A mess hall for lovers and fighters, come together, eat and socialise over simple, hearty British-Indian fare at Black Sheep Restaurants' newest addition. Have more to say? Email us at info.hk@timeout.com and we might invite you down to the office for a chat over coffee (or beer). By participating in this survey, you agree that you have read and accepted the prize draw terms and conditions, terms of use and privacy policy of Time Out. BEGIN SURVEY

Nine summer struggles every girl in Hong Kong has to deal with
Things to do Nine summer struggles every girl in Hong Kong has to deal with

Summer is a struggle, especially for girls. Sure, on the rare occasions when it’s not raining or disgustingly humid, it’s great to pop on a romper or a sundress. There’s also the return of junk boat season. But beyond that, it’s a pain in the ass. Whether it’s dealing with sweat in places we don’t want or unwanted attention, here are just nine things we find most annoying about summer. Read on to see if your pet peeve made the cut. By Sarah Moran and Cara Hung RECOMMENDED: There’s no better ways to keep cool than ice cream. Here are nine frozen treats to try right now. Want to tuck into more food? Check out the hottest food to eat this season. 

A taste of Spain in Hong Kong
Things to do A taste of Spain in Hong Kong

Small but influential, Hong Kong’s Spanish population is on the up. The country that invented the siesta unsurprisingly has a laid back approach to life, and Hongkongers are getting on board.  Although there are many differences between Spain and Hong Kong, both cultures place an emphasis on family, food and fun.  If you’re looking for a taste of Spain, we’ve put together a handy list for you. From top-notch tapas and cocktails at places like Ham & Sherry and Pica Pica, to flamenco classes and spanish language lessons, here are the best ways to celebrate Spanish culture in Hong Kong. By Sam Sinha RECOMMENDED: If Spanish isn't your thing, try the best Italian restaurants in Hong Kong or the best Indian restaurants in Hong Kong.

5 ethical wildlife attractions you need to visit in southeast Asia
Travel 5 ethical wildlife attractions you need to visit in southeast Asia

Animal cruelty has remained a contentious issue when it comes to wildlife tourism across the globe – and in particular, Southeast Asia. Behind those seemingly innocent Instagram shots of “tiger selfies”, elephant rides, and dancing macaques lurks the sinister truth about abuse, neglect and exploitation that is all too often overlooked. But while there is still a long way to go before governments choose to acknowledge the issue and lay down strict laws to protect Mother Earth’s creatures, there are some organisations that are doing things right. Take, for example, these five ethical wildlife destinations in the region which offer tourists the chance to encounter wildlife without disturbing the peace. By Sophie Pettit RECOMMENDED: Did you know you can encounter plenty of wildlife right here in Hong Kong, too?

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The best of Hong Kong

The best Hong Kong restaurants
Restaurants The best Hong Kong restaurants

From sushi to cart noodles, this is the best of the best in our food-obsessed city.

The best rooftop bars in Hong Kong
Bars and pubs The best rooftop bars in Hong Kong

Escape above the hustle and bustle of the city at these bars with fantastic views and fantastic drinks to match.

Secret islands in Hong Kong
Things to do Secret islands in Hong Kong

Lukewarm towards Lamma? Cheesed off with Cheung Chau? Discover the best things to do on Hong Kong’s outlying islands.

The best alternative hikes in Hong Kong
Sport and fitness The best alternative hikes in Hong Kong

Tired of the Morning Trail to the Peak? Here are some less well-known hikes great for exercise and with some stunning views.

The best cheap eats in Hong Kong
Restaurants The best cheap eats in Hong Kong

Food is more than a passion in Hong Kong. It’s a way of life. From some of the best brunches anywhere to our humble street food and awesome dim sum, our food scene is tops. But many meals come with a hefty price tag, so we’ve picked 50 of the best cheap eats in Hong Kong under $50 so you can treat your stomach like royalty, without the royal price tag.

The 50 best bars in Hong Kong
Bars and pubs The 50 best bars in Hong Kong

We’re spoilt for choice in Hong Kong. Our famously crowded city is stacked and packed with great bars, especially in bustling neighbourhoods like Central and Wan Chai. Whether you prefer to relax over a craft brew, a single malt, a glass of red or a classic cocktail, Hong Kong has an amazing bar guaranteed to have you ordering ‘just one more round’.Let’s get started. And if we miss your favourite, let us know in the comments.

The best Hong Kong hikes
Sport and fitness The best Hong Kong hikes

Bombarded with choices from all the things to do in Hong Kong this weekend and looking to step out of the concrete jungle? A calorie-burning hike with jaw-dropping views is just the cure. Hong Kong has no shortage of amazing scenic hiking trails a short distance from city centre, varying in difficulty and offering everything from amazing bird's eye views of our SAR to stunning sunsets. Head to one of our favourite outlying islands to make it a day trip where you can discover more gorgeous hikes and hidden cultural gems. And if hiking is not quite your thing, why not hop on a bike and cycle along one of the city’s best cycling routes? 

Free things to do in Hong Kong
Things to do Free things to do in Hong Kong

We all know that Hong Kong isn’t a cheap place to live. And with exorbitant cemetery plots, the city isn’t even an affordable place to be dead. But there’s no need to panic when payday still seems far off and you’re down to your last dollars. There’s a wealth of free things to do in our SAR and we’ve rounded up the free gigs in Hong Kong's best music venues, free galleries, best comedy shows and much more to keep you going out every day of the week without having to spend a cent. 

The best dim sum in Hong Kong
Restaurants The best dim sum in Hong Kong

There's no dearth of dim sum in Hong Kong. From humble siu mai, to fluffly cha siu bao and soupy xiaolongbao, we pick out the best dim sum restaurants in Hong Kong.

The 100 best Hong Kong movies
Film The 100 best Hong Kong movies

Despite being such a small, cramped space, lil’ ol’ Hong Kong punches well above its weight. From the city’s top restaurants and their slew of Michelin stars to Hong Kong’s best bars, which are among the most creative in the region, our city proves that size isn’t everything. In fact, at the height of its influence, only the USA and India produced more films than Hong Kong. And our cinema is one of tremendous variety, too. From adaptations of popular Chinese opera, to Johnnie To’s gritty crime noirs, to the tales of repressed heartache that made Wong Kar-wai internationally famous, Hong Kong cinema can do it all. So what are the best Hong Kong movies of all time? Edmund Lee presents his definitive list chock full of some of the best films ever made anywhere on the planet.

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Hong Kong neighbourhood guides

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Tai O
Tai O

Tuen Mun
Tuen Mun

Tai Hang
Tai Hang

Lantau Island
Lantau Island

Peng Chau
Peng Chau

Yau Ma Tei
Yau Ma Tei

Mong Kok
Mong Kok

Mid-Levels
Mid-Levels

Central
Central

Cheung Chau
Cheung Chau

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The latest Hong Kong news

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The Peak Tram reopens with a summer festival

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The Peak Tram reopens with a summer festival
KFC introduces new concept store and two specialty mooncakes

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KFC introduces new concept store and two specialty mooncakes
Hip-hop music festival Rolling Loud is coming to Hong Kong

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Hip-hop music festival Rolling Loud is coming to Hong Kong
Crowd-favourite Japanese discount store Don Don Donki opens in Tsim Sha Tsui

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Crowd-favourite Japanese discount store Don Don Donki opens in Tsim Sha Tsui
Shake Shack joins forces with The Chairman to launch limited edition burger and shake

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Shake Shack joins forces with The Chairman to launch limited edition burger and shake
Ocean Park Hong Kong introduces new VR free fall ride

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Ocean Park Hong Kong introduces new VR free fall ride
Celebrate Hello Kitty’s 45th anniversary with themed gin cocktails

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Celebrate Hello Kitty’s 45th anniversary with themed gin cocktails
Scottish synth-pop band Chvrches announce Hong Kong show

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Scottish synth-pop band Chvrches announce Hong Kong show
A brief history of Hong Kong since the 1997 handover

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A brief history of Hong Kong since the 1997 handover
Cali-Mex is giving away free burritos on July 4

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Cali-Mex is giving away free burritos on July 4
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Best events in Hong Kong this week

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Beer We Go

Things to do

Beer We Go
Diageo Whisky Academy

Bars and pubs

Diageo Whisky Academy
Alvvays

Music

Alvvays
Yaeji

Music

Yaeji
Ignis presents DJ Sharam Jey

Music

Ignis presents DJ Sharam Jey
Hong Kong Book Fair

Things to do

Hong Kong Book Fair
Westlife: The Twenty Tour

Music

Westlife: The Twenty Tour
Booze it up! Pirate's Beer Fest

Things to do

Booze it up! Pirate's Beer Fest
Audrey by Bob Willoughby

Art

Audrey by Bob Willoughby
Hong Kong International Darts Festival

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Hong Kong International Darts Festival
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