Difficult Hike: Tai Mo Shan, Hong Kong’s Highest Peak (Maclehose trail Stage 8)
Distance: 10km (more or less, including walking to the starting point)
Duration: 5 hours
Difficulty: Very difficult, no idea why HK Walkers only gave this one just 2 stars for difficulty. Although I haven’t done Ma On Shan Massif (Maclehose Stage 4) yet which is 3 stars.
Tai Mo Shan’s geographic location – it’s pretty clear where it is from this vantage point. Tai Mo Shan was once a volcano and…
The rooftop in Hong Kong you’ve never heard of
Everybody’s always talking about Sevva, Armani Prive, Sugar, Hooray, ToTT’s, Wooloomooloo (which I love btw), Cafe Grey… but recently I discovered a secret rooftop in HK that I’ve never read about before – RIVA and The Deck at The Park Lane Causeway Bay:
I came here to interview the General Manager of The Park Lane Hotel, a Belgian national by the name of Luc Bollen.
“You have to invest in…
Review: Products for Frizzy Hair
My hair is frizzy, and YES people, I have tried ALL of these products to cope with my problem.
naturally frizzy and course, dry from colour…
Thought I’d be helpful and do a review:
L’oreal Paris Elseve Smooth-Intense Anti-Frizz Serum ★★★ (3/5)
I guess this is L’Oreal’s cheaper version of Kerastase Oleo-Relax, which I have yet to try, but haven’t done so yet because it’s 3 times the price
How to recycle old stuff in Hong Kong
Hong Kong is such a wasteful city and it makes me feel bad that I don’t segregate my rubbish and just throw absolutely everything in the bin out of pure laziness to try and minimize my waste. And the same goes for people around me – although back home expats will recycle, in HK it’s just not a way of life.
Recently I’ve been donating my clothes in very convenient drop-off boxes along the…
Easy to Medium Hike: Pok fu lam Reservoir to Peel Rise (Aberdeen) - Hong Kong Trail Section 2
Duration: 1.5 Hours
Difficulty: Easy. I don’t know why some websites have labeled this as ‘fairly difficult’. But if you’re a beginning this might be a medium.
START: Pok fu lam Reservoir Road
TRANSPORTATION: We took a cab to the starting point, but you can take minibus 91 from Hollywood Terrace on Queen’s Road Central or minibus 71 from Connaught Road Central corner Hillier…
How to get a Japan Visa in Hong Kong
This only obviously applies to those living in Hong Kong who actually NEED a visa to visit Japan as a tourist. Mexicans don’t need it. Thais don’t need it. But Chinese and Filipino nationals do – not sure what other countries are in the same sad state as us. I didn’t really find much info online about other people who have done this, so I thought I’d share and be helpful.
I just got my Japan visa…
W Glitters of Time Launch
Last week I got an invite from the W Hong Kong for their W Insider movie launch. I once interviewed their General Manager here, the Ozzie Peter Hildebrand, and one of the things that stood out from that interview was him sharing his first experience with the W:
“You have to be careful with that line of being too casual or too cool. I stayed in W San Francisco 10 years ago. It was my…
The Newest Best Chinese Restaurant in Town
Maximal Concepts, the group behind Fish & Meat and Blue Butcher, have brought in a new restaurant to kick the asses of Cantonese food institutions in Hong Kong (step aside, Maxim’s!). Although it doesn’t have the view of Dynasty (Renaissance Harbourview Wan Chai) or Cuisine Cuisine (in ifc Mall), Mott 32 has other things going for it that well tip the scales to its favour…
1. FOOD. The number 1…
Cycling in Hong Kong: Tai Wai to Ma On Shan / Tai Mei Tuk
Cycling in Hong Kong is a joy not very many expats or tourists seem to have discovered yet. Locals, on the other hand, absolutely love it, and not surprisingly so – especially since this particular network of cycle track is such a pleasure to do.
And easy, too.
Where to rent a bike in Tai Wai:
Tai Wai MTR from the bike rental shop
bicycle shops in Tai Wai are lined up on Tsuen Nam Road
Features: Hong Kong Magazine
Frustrated: Dining in Hong Kong
Another one of my impulsive rants was featured on HK Magazine this week:
Original article: http://hk-magazine.com/restaurants/article/plates-wrath-hong-kongs-annoying-dining
Original letter (see Angry Server):
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