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The rooftop in Hong Kong you’ve never heard of

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:

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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…

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Review: Products for Frizzy Hair

Review: Products for Frizzy Hair

My hair is frizzy, and YES people, I have tried ALL of these products to cope with my problem.

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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

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How to recycle old stuff in Hong Kong

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…

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1 week ago
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Easy to Medium Hike: Pok fu lam Reservoir to Peel Rise (Aberdeen) - Hong Kong Trail Section 2

Easy to Medium Hike: Pok fu lam Reservoir to Peel Rise (Aberdeen) – Hong Kong Trail Section 2

Aberdeen. Not particularly impressed with this view because I've been spoilt by the other sections of this hike. Violet Hill was one of the most impressive I would say

Distance: 4.5km

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.

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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…

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1 week ago
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How to get a Japan Visa in Hong Kong

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…

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W Glitters of Time Launch

W Glitters of Time Launch

with Amanda Wong of the W (right)

 

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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…

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1 week ago
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The Newest Best Chinese Restaurant in Town

The Newest Best Chinese Restaurant in Town

Green Tea Coated Chocolate Mousse

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…

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3 weeks ago
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Cycling in Hong Kong: Tai Wai to Ma On Shan / Tai Mei Tuk

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

Tai Wai MTR from the bike rental shop

bicycle shops in Tai Wai are lined up on Tsuen Nam Road

bicycle shops in Tai Wai are lined up on Tsuen Nam Road

I tried…

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3 weeks ago
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Features: Hong Kong Magazine

Features: Hong Kong Magazine

Frustrated: Dining in Hong Kong

Another one of my impulsive rants was featured on HK Magazine this week:

 

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Original article: http://hk-magazine.com/restaurants/article/plates-wrath-hong-kongs-annoying-dining

Original letter (see Angry Server):

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Agree or Disagree?

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1 month ago
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OH Food (Arabic Halal Cuisine) : Best Value Arabic / Middle Eastern / Mediterranean Food in Hong Kong

OH Food (Arabic Halal Cuisine) : Best Value Arabic / Middle Eastern / Mediterranean Food in Hong Kong

Cuisine: Mediterranean/Arabic

Average spend per person: HK$80-150

My friends who know me well know that I’ve been feeling deprived of delicious and good value Mediterranean food here in Hong Kong. Manila has seen a flourishing of Persian eateries over the last five years, and I remember frequenting establishments like Uncle Moe’s (chicken kebab to die for), Ababu, and Persepolis(best keema ever)…

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