Real Stories: Brits Moving to Hong Kong
James Collins, 33, Engineering Geologist from London
Most of the expats that I have met in Hong Kong have a ‘work hard – play hard’ attitude. Although after a couple of years here, the ‘play hard’ part of that ethos seems to fade a little, and activities like hiking, water sports, and more outdoor activities tend to get a little more priority. Having said that, there are the guys who have been…
Running: Quarry Bay Promenade
Where I ran: Quarry Bay Promenade
Length: 1.8km – if you go back and forth 3.6km
Why I like it:
✓ Fresher air than at my usual haunt, on the Central Piers to Admiralry/Wan Chai from Discovery Bay Pier.
✓ A Pet garden with cute dogs running around!
✓ More space
✓ Relaxed vibe
How to get there: Walk from either the Quarry Bay, Tai Koo, or Sai Wan Ho MTR Station. Just head…
Taste Test: Claypot Rice Wing Hap Shing
This dish is a winter must-eat in Hong Kong, and online the photos looked like this:
So obviously I couldn’t wait to try it! It was just a few steps away from my office. When I got there, this is what I actually got:
Wing Hap Shing miced beef and claypot egg rice
Needless to say, it was a bitterly disappointing experience. Dry beef that tasted like dust and even drier rice… Never again. Hope I…
FREE Brazilian/Bikini Waxing in Hong Kong
*This post is for the ladies
Once upon a time I went to Japan and decided to visit one of Kyoto’s public bath houses. Everyone has this idea that Japanese girls are the hottest in Asia but maybe the hot ones don’t do public baths? It’s like one of those EXPECTATION vs. REALITY split-screens where on one hand you have sexy naked women everywhere and on the other an illustration of how women’s…
Q&A: Liebster x HKFiles
Photo by Happyfingers Photography
1. What (or who) brings you the greatest joy?
Fresh air, travelling, being with family and friends, a good appetite for humour, learning new things, improving myself,…
Hong Kong’s Best Chinese Brunch @ Hutong
If you’re visiting Hong Kong, taking out visitors, or just love Chinese food (and champagne!), then this is the brunch to choose out of your many weekend brunch options in town.
holding up the “Red Lantern”: crispy soft shell crab with Sichuan dried chili
I came here last Sunday for the first time in my life, which is shocking since I’ve wanted to try this place since I arrived in 2011. 2014…
Ham Tin Beach (Tai Long Wan) the EASY way
Everybody knows Tai Long Wan is Hong Kong’s best beach. But not everyone knows how to get there without the 1 hour hike which makes you want to give up on life in the 100% humidity 30+ degree Celsius Hong Kong summer.
get your bearings: Tai Long Wan is in Sai Kung, northeast of Hong Kong’s New Territories
Basically Tai Long Wan is comprised of 4 beaches connected to each other via short trails.
Wakeboarding in Hong Kong
Yesterday was my official wake board baptism in Hong Kong:
YES I DID IT! On my last try!!! I was crying with happiness
I’ve never been a sporty or athletic person, and it’s only now - at age 25 - that I’m discovering I’ve wasted all those years being a little weak Asian girl when I was capable of doing greater things! Nature has equipped me with more than good genes to become decently athletic…
An Introduction to Macau
Get your bearings on Hong Kong’s favourite playground
The Venetian Macau 2011
Macau:where old cobbled streets, temples, and Church ruins meet what many call the “Vegas of the East” with its flashing lights, roulette tables, and vast luxury developments. The tiny territory (only 30km² – Hong Kong is 36 times bigger) became a Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of…
Fitness Connection @ Sheraton Macao with Ella Magers
Last Saturday, this woman helped me to kill my body:
…in a good way, of course. It is now Wednesday and I’m still sore from what she made us do in her workshop at Sheraton Macao 4 days ago.
Last month, Sheraton Macao invited me to try out their new programme called “Fitness Connection @ Sheraton Macao”. At first I didn’t accept, but after a couple of weeks thinking about it, I thought, why…