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The best Hong Kong restaurants to watch the National Day fireworks
Restaurants

The best Hong Kong restaurants to watch the National Day fireworks

Get away from the crowds and dine out with a prime view of the action on October 1.

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Halloween Styloween
Things to do

Halloween Styloween

Time Out's annual Halloween party returns on October 28. RSVP now and get a free drink!

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Hong Kong's best independent shops
Shopping

Hong Kong's best independent shops

From Kennedy Town to Kwun Tong, Hong Kong is packed with awesome boutique shops.

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45 things to do in Hong Kong
Things to do

45 things to do in Hong Kong

Doing Hong Kong in a hurry? Here's your first reference point for things to do while you're here

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The 50 best cheap eats in Hong Kong 2016
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The 50 best cheap eats in Hong Kong 2016

The Time Out Hong Kong food team sorts 50 of the cheapest eats under $50 in town into the five main food groups so your stomach and your wallet are both treated like royalty this year. 

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The best siu mai in Hong Kong
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The best siu mai in Hong Kong

The traditional Chinese pork dumpling is a must-order any time dim sum’s on the menu. We ready our chopsticks to bring you Hong Kong’s best siu mai

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The best restaurants in Sai Kung
Restaurants

The best restaurants in Sai Kung

Including Sri Lankan fare, a southern ranch and one of Hong Kong's oldest pubs.

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Enjoy afternoon tea at JW Café
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Enjoy afternoon tea at JW Café

SPONSORED FEATURE  Sit back, relax, and enjoy an exquisite afternoon tea at JW Café in the JW Marriott this weekend. There’s nothing more appealing than a decadent buffet filled with an array of international and Asian specialties plus a few sweet treats to keep you satisfied all weekend long. We guarantee you’ll be lining up for more after tasting gourmet delights crafted by JW Café’s executive sous chef, Tony Wong. Dig into popular dishes including double-boiled fish maw and abalone soup with young coconut, hand-crafted dim sum specialties, baked mushroom in cream sauce and crispy crab claws stuffed with shrimp mousse and mango. Is your mouth watering yet?JW Café’s signature buffet also hosts one of Hong Kong’s best salad bars, boasting over 18 types of fresh produce for diners to create their very own salads. Get creative and top off your salad with your favourite dressing and meat or seafood for a healthy meal that will keep your tastebuds satisfied. Don’t forget about the great selection of premium cold cuts and fresh sushi and sashimi as well – there’s a lot to choose from so make sure you try a bit of everything. There’s always room for dessert, and the offer at JW Café is one of the best in town, offering an array of sweet treats and decadent selections from the dedicated pastry team. Treat yourself to refreshing plum wine jelly topped with yuzu foam, Portuguese egg tarts, or indulge in JW Café’s signature Hong Kong opera cake made with yuan yang (milk tea and coffee

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The best coffee shops in Macau
Restaurants

The best coffee shops in Macau

Much has been written about Hong Kong’s booming coffee culture. But what of our sister SAR? Surely Macau is just entertainment complexes and drinking holes, without a cracking coffee house in sight, right? Wrong – there’s a café scene over there that most certainly rivals our own. From artisanal gems to resort-based coffee giants that tout some of the most expensive blends in the world, Macau is fast becoming an Asian leader on the caffeine front. We’ve brewed up our eight favourites for you to check out on your next trip over.

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10 Buddhas to look out for at the Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery
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10 Buddhas to look out for at the Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery

Religion is sacred. However, we also like a bit of fun at Time Out Towers. And so do the 10,000 Buddhas in Sha Tin. So we’ve picked our top 10 favourite Buddhas at Man Fat Tsz and we’re suggesting their alter egos. All in jest, of course.  Air Guitar BuddhaTake this musical dude. We’re pretty sure he knows how to rock out. Left without a stage, he’s made use of a fish in place of a platform and this guy is going to shred until the turtles come home. We reckon he’d do some great renditions of Hendrix classics.  Buddy BuddhasThese guys are BFFs. Among the however-many-Buddhas in the monastery (because there’s definitely not 10,000 like the name would suggest), they seem to have bonded over a love of red lips and a penchant for gold. They’re there for each other through thick and thin, for the good times and the bad, and that’s what makes them bezzies for life.      Buddha-ceptionBecause just being one Buddha isn’t enough, this guy is a Buddha within a Buddha. Some sort of Buddha-ception. But what if there’s another Buddha within the Buddha that’s already in the Buddha? Somebody call Christopher Nolan quick smart.   Selfie Stick BuddhaSelfie sticks have become quite the love-it-or-hate-it photo accessory since they first became attached to narcissists the world over. But you can’t be mad at this guy. His arms are long enough to take the perfect selfie, without pissing people off. He’s a good friend to have around in group selfie situations and he must be really goo

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Pen Pineapple Apple Pen: Is this the next big viral sensation?
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Pen Pineapple Apple Pen: Is this the next big viral sensation?

Never change, Japan. In news that really should come as no surprise to anybody, a 40-something, animal print-clad Japanese comedian slash DJ has dropped what is touted to become the next Gangnam Style. While the production values of either the MV or the song itself never quite hit the dizzying heights of that modern-day Korean classic, Piko-Taro's completely ridiculous Pen Pineapple Apple Pen has already been racking up some serious numbers on YouTube in just over a week of release. Never mind the fact that the lyrics make even less sense than Gangnam Style, don't even worry about the fact that our superstar-in-waiting is wearing clashing prints and appears to have stumbled into an exploding vat of English mustard, this will get stuck in your head. Better get used to hearing a lot more of this over the next few months. And don't be surprised if you spot some PPAP merch next time you hit up the Ladies' Market, either. What a time to be alive.

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Win roundtrip flights and VIP tickets to Sundance Film Festival 2017
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Win roundtrip flights and VIP tickets to Sundance Film Festival 2017

General Assembly are giving away roundtrip airfare for two to Park City, Utah and exclusive VIP tickets to Sundance 2017

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A tale of two SARs: What can Hong Kong learn from Macao's heritage efforts?
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A tale of two SARs: What can Hong Kong learn from Macao's heritage efforts?

Before the Cotai Strip, it was Macao’s heritage conservation efforts that drew it worldwide praise. These Unesco sites are still tourist havens. Nik Addams finds out what us Hongkongers can learn from our neighbours in terms of preserving history Egg tarts. Pork chop buns. Ostentatious entertainment resorts and an old church ruins. It’s not exactly a secret that Hongkongers have a tendency to oversimplify matters when it comes to our sister SAR. The irony, though, is that we have more in common with Macao than we probably care to admit. Like Hong Kong, Macao’s contrasts are immediately apparent. However, unlike our city, their landscape is contested in two distinct – and colourful – spheres: the resorts and the heritage areas. And it’s in the latter where it can be said that our brethren over the water treat their history in an entirely different manner. They preserve it. Indeed, there are some serious lessons that we can learn from our neighbouring city when it comes to heritage. The conservation of Macao’s colonial-era buildings is firmly on the world stage. It’s one of the few places on the planet in which an entire section of a city is listed as a Unesco World Heritage site. The Historic Centre of Macao, listed in 2005, ‘provides a unique testimony to the meeting of aesthetic, cultural, architectural and technological influences from East and West’, according to the UN body. Peer recognition on conservation’s biggest stage is of twofold importance, says UK-trained Macan

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What's it like to swing in Hong Kong (and why do so many couples do it)?
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What's it like to swing in Hong Kong (and why do so many couples do it)?

Time Out lifts the veil and takes a peek into this secretive community…

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The best films in cinemas now

Deepwater Horizon
Film

Deepwater Horizon

The director of Battleship presents an action packed take on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Bridget Jones’s Baby
Film

Bridget Jones’s Baby

This film’s more content, wiser Bridget makes for a better, more genuinely funny film

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Sully
Film

Sully

Clint Eastwood tells the real life story of pilot Chesley ‘Sully’ Sullenberger who performed the ‘miracle on the Hudson’

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Film

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Tim Burton directs a typically stylish adaptation of Ransom Riggs’ fantastical YA novel

Time Out says
  • 2 out of 5 stars
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