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Sai Kung: Ultimate Guide
Things to do Sai Kung: Ultimate Guide

Gorgeous beaches, picturesque hikes and Michelin-star seafood restaurants make Sai Kung well worth the visit. 

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Restaurants What you need to know about the Mercato By Jean-Georges x Okra Chef Showdown

We’re just two days away from our Chef Showdown debut at Blue · Butcher & Meat Specialist. We’ve already revealed the details to the first dinner on April 18 presented by chefs Sebastian Comerso and Esther Sham (there are still a few tickets left, so hurry and book now if you haven’t already), and now we’re dishing up the details to the second dinner, which takes place on April 25. The dinner is jointly presented by chefs Anthony Burd of Mercato By Jean-Georges and Max Levy of Okra. Both a collaboration and a cook-off, the dinner fuses Burd’s seasonal Italian fare with Levy’s maverick Japanese-Creole cuisine. You can check out the chefs’ profiles below, as well as full details on the menu they’re serving that night. Tickets are $785 per person, and include a welcome drink, five exclusive dishes, cocktails by Campari and plenty of craft beers provided by Goose Island Brewery. You'll also get a chance to win awesome lucky draw prizes, including hampers from WOAW Store and a one-night staycation at the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong. Book now and we'll see you at dinner.

Hong Kong’s best vintage shops
Shopping Hong Kong’s best vintage shops

Hong Kong is celebrated for being a shopper’s paradise thanks to its amazing street markets and numerous high-end shopping malls. But with the rising popularity of vintage fashion here, shopping at thrift stores has never been more on trend. Stay fashionable with this guide to the best vintage and second-hand antique shops in the city.Looking for more spots to engage in some retail therapy? These awesome independent and secret shop in Hong Kong should do the trick.

A summer of shows in Hong Kong with Asia Miles
Things to do A summer of shows in Hong Kong with Asia Miles

This summer, escape the heat and humidity outside by heading indoors into a cool Hong Kong theatre and catching five world-class live shows. Take your pick from these unmissable performances – including a classic West End musical, one-off celebrations from the HK Phil and a Brazilian-Japanese Bossa Nova superstar. Fittingly, with all the cultural miles you’ll be travelling, you can grab your tickets by redeeming with your Asia Miles. Asia Miles has reserved the best seats in the house for Evita, the Lisa Ono 30th anniversary Concert Asia Tour – Hong Kong, 2018, West Side Story in Concert, Celebrate Bernstein On Broadway! and Cirque de la Symphonie. Theatre-goers can get a taste of these summertime shows by redeeming with a minimum of 8,000 Asia Miles when ordering their tickets. Some of these performances also give fans a chance to swap Asia Miles with opportunities to ‘meet and greet’ the stars, as well as get special souvenir programmes so they can forever remember this unique experience. This is a great way to use your much-valued Asia Miles instead. Want to learn more about which shows you could be mesmerised by? Read on... Not an Asia Miles member? Register now.

The hottest street snacks to try right now
Restaurants The hottest street snacks to try right now

Hong Kong has no shortage of street snacks, whether it's standard curry fish balls and egg waffles or faux shark fin soup and stinky tofu. So to help you navigate our city's snack-studded terrain, we're highlighting the coolest – and cheapest – eats that you can enjoy by the roadside. We're even to go throw 7-Eleven a bone since they have a couple of decent options. 

Seven things Hong Kong does better than anywhere else
Things to do Seven things Hong Kong does better than anywhere else

While we like a moan every now and then, there’s nothing Hongkongers love more than espousing their love for home. And for good reason, there’s something special about the city  that feels completely unique everywhere you look. And so, let’s all circle jerk over the fragant harbour herself – Hong Kong.  We have something of a habit of proclaiming our love for various aspects of the city, take our guides to Hong Kong's best country parks or bars for example if you need more proof that Hong Kong is our one and only. 

Interview: Paul Oakenfold
Clubs Interview: Paul Oakenfold

British DJing legend Paul Oakenfold has never been shy in proclaiming his distaste for interviews – the 54-year-old is a man who has always let his work do the talking. It’s a testament then to his love for Hong Kong that interviewing him proved a joy, the DJ’s enthusiasm for returning to our city when he plays here next – on April 21 at W Hotel – shining through. And it’s clear in talking to him that playing here throughout the years (and at some watershed events) is something he’s extremely proud of.You’re a frequent visitor to Hong Kong, what is it that draws you to the city and appeals to you so much?Hong Kong is one of my favourite cities in the world. Been going there for many years. I even played during the handover when Britain gave Hong Kong back to China!Have you noticed a shift in people’s attitudes towards dance music in this part of the world throughout your visits?There’s been a big shift in electronic music. It’s truly a global sound. We even had the first Electronic Music Awards show last year in Los Angeles. The industry is growing more and more popular in places like China and India. We’ve interviewed people who’ve only been DJing for a few years and they seem genuinely burnt out, not sure what to say and even more unsure of what they’re doing. How have you survived?It’s important to embrace change. You may not always like it, but you need to be aware of trends and be able to stay current.You’ve achieved so much throughout your career and have been recognise

Hong Kong's best members' clubs
Things to do Hong Kong's best members' clubs

For better or worse, Hong Kong has a long tradition of having swanky places where esoteric groups people can hang out. You can be swanky too as long as you meet a very specific set of criteria – the common denominator generally being a healthy bank account.  Unfortunately that rules us out but that doesn't mean we can't enviously look on and list the best – which in the context of this article really means most famous – members' clubs.

The best Hong Kong beaches
Attractions The best Hong Kong beaches

Pack your shades and bring your sunscreen as we present the 11 best Hong Kong beaches.

Ultimate guide to brunch in Hong Kong
Restaurants Ultimate guide to brunch in Hong Kong

Brunch in Hong Kong is the ultimate weekend indulgence, with awesome food and bevvies to boot. With diners’ options ranging from humble eggs benedict and pancakes to mouthwatering fry-ups and everything in between, it’s hard to know where to start. Whether it’s free-flow champagne or #yolkporn you’re after, this is your definitive guide to Hong Kong’s best brunches. Photo: Brunch spread at Casa Lisboa

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Local artist Ng Lung-wai uses symbolic items including chess pieces, paintbrushes to form the faces of Chairman Mao Zedong to reflect his cultural identity

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The controversial Chinese artist presents powerful works on past and current refugee crisis

Women's Five April 2018
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Women's Five April 2018

One of the biggest women's 5K running event in Hong Kong

Tadashi Kawamata: Nest and Tree Hut
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Tadashi Kawamata: Nest and Tree Hut

Japanese artist Tadashi Kawamata’s tree huts and small wooden structure installations are exhibited at Over the Gallery

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Weekly live jazz

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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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