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Mid-Levels: Ultimate Guide
Things to do Mid-Levels: Ultimate Guide

There’s something here for everyone and secret getaways are hidden behind bushes and foliage, just minutes away from the urban grid-locked streets of Central. 

Ultimate durian ice cream showdown
Restaurants Ultimate durian ice cream showdown

For you durians fans – and curious foodies with a sweet tooth – we’ve tried out four different types of durian ice cream to see which is the best in town.

Seven pool floats you need for Instagram this summer
Shopping Seven pool floats you need for Instagram this summer

Ditch the unoriginal unicorn, swan or flamingo pool float this summer, and impress your friends with these quirky, fun and definitely IG-worthy accessories instead. 

Eight things that make Hongkongers angry about summer
Things to do Eight things that make Hongkongers angry about summer

Summer – for most countries, at least – is a time of rejoicing. It’s generally synonymous with good weather, having fun outside and all sorts of sepia-tinged childhood memories. But while we get the odd slither of weather that accommodates that sort of happiness in our city, summer is generally an oppressive time here – and here are the things that make us most mad about summer in Hong Kong.RECOMMENDED: In need of more catharsis? See if you agree with our complaints about Hong Kong when it rains and local restaurant behaviour.

The 11 best books set in Hong Kong
Things to do The 11 best books set in Hong Kong

Our fair city is an author’s favourite when it comes to needing an exotic locale to serve as a backdrop. 

The best steakhouses in Hong Kong
Restaurants The best steakhouses in Hong Kong

Whether you’ve got a hankering for a porterhouse, a sirloin or a ribeye, start salivating and get your steak knife and fork ready as we share our pick of the best steak in Hong Kong. 

Seven must-have sunglasses for summer 2018
Shopping Seven must-have sunglasses for summer 2018

From retro cat eye shades to oversized futuristic frames, we’ve got you covered with the coolest sunglasses for every occasion. 

Five highlight features of the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class
Things to do Five highlight features of the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class

Navigating the busy streets of Hong Kong can be a tedious task. If you’re looking to stand out from the crowd, then step into the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class – a compact model with a difference. A unique vehicle designed specifically for the urban and connected individual, the A-Class includes a number of innovative features that allow you to hit the road in a style that’s all your own.

Hong Kong’s most intriguing native wildlife and where to find them
Things to do Hong Kong’s most intriguing native wildlife and where to find them

Who said wildlife is dead? From country parks to an average street of Hong Kong, read on the find out where to see Hong Kong’s endemic wildlife up close. 

The 10 best spots to Instagram in Tai Kwun
Things to do The 10 best spots to Instagram in Tai Kwun

With the opening of Central’s stunning new arts and heritage, there are new opportunities and cool backdrops to help you add more memorable images to your IG feed. 

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Hong Kong Book Fair
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Hong Kong Book Fair

The city's annual literature extravaganza is back again this July. Head down to pick up the latest popular fictions or catch up on your summer reading!

The Seventh Seal special screening
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The Seventh Seal special screening

Ingmar Bergman’s existential classic gets a limited cinema re-release

Funtastic Summer at Discovery Bay
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Funtastic Summer at Discovery Bay

Bring the whole fam and head to Discovery Bay’s Tai Pak Beach for a run at their inflatable slides and obstacles

The Incredibles 2 Special Exhibition
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The Incredibles 2 Special Exhibition

Characters from The Incredibles 2 take over Times Square featuring a four-meter-tall Jack-Jack

DanHôo: Psynaps
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DanHôo: Psynaps

The French artist showcases his signature marouflage wall paintings

Design For Asia pop-up store
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Design For Asia pop-up store

Temporary store promoting emerging Asian designers and their creative products

Tuesday Jazz Jam at Orange Peel
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Tuesday Jazz Jam at Orange Peel

Weekly live jazz

Ani-Com & Games Hong Kong
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Ani-Com & Games Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s very own Comic Con, discover limited edition comic books and console games or show in your best cosplay.

Ambitious Dr Jason Leong
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Ambitious Dr Jason Leong

Catch one of Malaysia’s fastest rising stand-up comedian Jason Leong as he makes a special one-night performance in Hong Kong. With past appearances...

Ned Kelly's Last Stand
Music Ned Kelly's Last Stand

This seminal Tsim Sha Tsui watering hole should be one of your first stops if you're keen on seeing what Hong Kong has to offer in live music

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The best Hong Kong restaurants
Restaurants The best Hong Kong restaurants

This ever-changing list – depending on our personal tastes du jour and the varying performance of restaurants – is home to the best restaurants in Hong Kong. From long time favourites to super newbies, we’ve sorted everything from restaurants in some of Hong Kong’s best hotels to the city’s streetside cheap eats. Basically, whatever serves the best food in Hong Kong at this moment.Think we missed somewhere that demands to be included? Let us know in the comments.

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

With all the human traffic clogging up the streets it makes perfect sense to dodge the hullabaloo at ground level and escape up when you want a relaxing drink – doubly so when you have rooftops, a skyline and a harbour as fantastic as Hong Kong. While there are plenty of options for sky-high dining with amazing views in our city, not to mention some great hidden terrace dining spots as well, there are just as many bars offering views that’ll have your eyes popping like a Tom and Jerry cartoon. Whether you’re planning a date night to sweep your beloved off of their feet or just looking for somewhere in the clouds to get away from it all, here’s our guide to Hong Kong’s best rooftop bars.

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? 

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.

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

Lukewarm towards Lamma? Cheesed off with Cheung Chau?  Hong Kong is blessed with hundreds of islands, so it’s time to stop going back to the same old tourist traps. Looking to combine gorgeous sandy beaches, picturesque hikes and free things to do? These islands have got it all. Follow our guide and find out all the hidden gems and activities to do on our territory's outlying islands. 

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 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 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.

Hong Kong’s best independent shops
Shopping Hong Kong’s best independent shops

With no sales tax, no VAT and malls attached to other malls, Hong Kong is rightly famous as one of the world’s great shopping destinations. Although we appreciate the air conditioned bliss of a well-ventilated shopping centre during the summer, it can be boring to see the same parade of brands in one mall after another. If you’re feeling the need for something different, Time Out presents your ultimate guide to the good, the quirky and the downright best independent shops in Hong Kong.

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McDonald’s limited-edition durian McFlurry is back!

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McDonald’s limited-edition durian McFlurry is back!
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Get a free brew today courtesy of Pacific Coffee
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New zero waste and bulk grocery shop Edgar opens in Wan Chai
Try guided meditation on the Observation Wheel for free this weekend

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Try guided meditation on the Observation Wheel for free this weekend
Cityplaza launches a Snoopy pop-up store for the summer

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Cityplaza launches a Snoopy pop-up store for the summer
Follow the TOP x SML van for five days of free ice cream

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Follow the TOP x SML van for five days of free ice cream
Nostalgia alert! Relive your childhood with new Sailor Moon-themed dim sum

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Nostalgia alert! Relive your childhood with new Sailor Moon-themed dim sum
Have your wings ready – a Victoria’s Secret flagship store is finally opening in Hong Kong

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Have your wings ready – a Victoria’s Secret flagship store is finally opening in Hong Kong
New cocktail bar The Wise King to open in Central this July

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New cocktail bar The Wise King to open in Central this July
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Battle zombies and space robots at new multiplayer VR game arena (video)
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