Hong Kong has tons of haunted locations – no wonder Hongkongers are a superstitious lot. From frightening abandoned locations to spots with spooky stories and murders attached to them, there’s no shortage of possible frights in the city if you know where to look. Don’t know where to begin? Well, let us help you. Just don’t say we didn't warn you...
Hong Kong’s New Vision Arts Festival returns this year with another stunning month-long programme of multidisciplinary performances that combine the best of the world’s experimental art, theatre, dance and musical efforts and artists. The festivities range from an array of marquee performances, supplementary talks by the artists involved, immersive audience engagement pieces and more. With so much to choose from, here are six of the performances you have to see at the New Vision Arts Festival. By Josiah Ng
Some people eat to live, but Hongkongers live to eat. With our world-class food culture and ridiculously high number of restaurants per capita, who could blame us? If you’re loud and proud about your love for food, then be sure to take part in Asia Miles’ annual “Members’ Choice” awards, which recognises the city’s best restaurants across various categories. This year, there are 120 restaurants nominated across six categories: Romantic vibes, Family get-togethers, Social corners, Celebratory feasts, Photogenic feasts, and Choosy foodies. During the campaign period from now until December 9, you can collect stars in the following three ways: 1. Vote for your favourite restaurant in Hong Kong to kick start your star collecting journey. You can only vote once in each of the six categories and you'll collect three stars for every vote.2. Get your friends and family to vote using your unique sharing code. If you share your code with someone and they vote, both parties collect one star (capped at 20 stars).3. Dine at Asia Miles’ dining partners in Hong Kong to collect three stars (no cap). To make the awards even more delicious, Asia Miles is offering 2,000,000 Miles worth of prizes for this campaign, including 120,000 Miles, which is equivalent to two Economy Class Standard Awards round-trip air tickets from Hong Kong to Paris, in addition to a three-day culinary trip to Le Logis, the home of the famous Grey Goose vodka, located in the Charente region of France. Other fantasti
"I love London and I love the views, but this has to be one of the most spectacular views anywhere," Gordon Ramsay says of Hong Kong's skyline. The chef and television personality was in town earlier this week for the grand opening of Maze Grill, his third venture here, after Bread Street Kitchen (which recently closed for relocation) and London House. To celebrate the new opening, we sat with the famously fiery chef for a quick round of 'Would you rather'. Watch the video above to see his answers on some of life's toughest questions involving pineapple pizzas, beef wellingtons and the big bad F-word. Ramsay also talked about the new restaurant, which is mirrored after the popular Maze Grill in Mayfair, London, best known for its steaks and sushi – an uncanny combination that somehow works. There are no nigiri and rolls at the Hong Kong venue but, according to the chef, the menu is still about 80 percent identical to the Mayfair location, especially when it comes to its high-quality cuts of beef, which are cooked in the restaurant's Josper grill. The chef also praised the team at the new restaurant. "The chefs here in Hong Kong are bloody good. They’re dedicated, focused and, more importantly, they’re so keen. 80 percent of my brigade here are locals," Ramsay says, adding that the talent here is part of the reason he keeps coming back. Having just launched Maze Grill in Hong Kong, Ramsay is already eyeing his next project, which will open in Macau. Stay tuned for more det
It’s white truffle season again, meaning that a lot of restaurants in town are now smelling like a million bucks. Whether you like to have the musky, earthy delicacy shaved over a simple homespun pasta, or prefer to splash out on a pricey tasting menu that features the “white diamond of the kitchen”, there are plenty of options you can indulge in. From now until white truffle season ends in December, here are the best places to enjoy the rare ’shroom.
If you’re looking to dine out without adding to the landfill, these Hong Kong restaurants are here to help.
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.
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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.