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.
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
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.
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.
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?
From sushi to cart noodles, this is the best of the best in our food-obsessed city.
Escape above the hustle and bustle of the city at these bars with fantastic views and fantastic drinks to match.
Lukewarm towards Lamma? Cheesed off with Cheung Chau? Discover the best things to do on Hong Kong’s outlying islands.
Tired of the Morning Trail to the Peak? Here are some less well-known hikes great for exercise and with some stunning views.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.