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Spring hike in Hong Kong

Posted on April 4, 2015 by Toothpicker

Silver Mine Bay, Mui Wo
So far this year, I have only hiked twice, yet both took place in the rain and mist... first in Surrey and then in Hong Kong!
Spring is probably not the best time to visit Hong Kong as the weather is humid, damp, foggy and unpredictable. After the fog [...]

This post was posted in Hong Kong, Travel, Nature, Eco living, Hiking & walking and was tagged with Hong Kong, hiking, nature, eco living

What I learnt at Art Basel Hong Kong...

Posted on March 27, 2015 by Toothpicker

The alluring appeal of Gilbert & George...
I arrived in Hong Kong in the midst of the Art Basel weekend, and ART was the hottest topic in town. From a city that was once nicknamed 'cultural desert', Hong Kong has come a long way to become the new art hub of Asia. But [...]

This post was posted in Hong Kong, Travel, Art, Art fair, Asian art and was tagged with Hong Kong, art fairs, Asian art, contemporary art, Art Basel Hong Kong

Hong Kong's Umbrella Revolution

Posted on September 29, 2014 by Toothpicker

Hong Kong's future is depicted in the photo above... foggy & unclear
Originally I was going to publish further posts on the London design festival, but what has been happening in Hong Kong has prompted me to write about the city where I consider as my second home.
I was shocked and saddened by [...]

This post was posted in Hong Kong, Social issues, Politics and was tagged with Hong Kong, umbrella revolution, politics

Revisiting Hong Kong's Western district

Posted on June 8, 2014 by Toothpicker

The Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences 
Last year I wrote about Hong Kong's mid-levels and Sheung Wan districts, and within a year, the streetscape has changed immensely in this rapidly-changing city, so I have returned to see what is new and how things have changed.
My journey began from Mid-Level's Caine Road, the [...]

This post was posted in Coffee, Hong Kong, Food & dining, Exhibitions, Architecture, Photography, Shopping, Shopping guide, Travel, Markets, Street life and was tagged with Coffee, Hong Kong, shopping, museums, Colonial architecture, Shopping guide, Food & dining, street life

Slow living on Peng Chau Island

Posted on June 1, 2014 by Toothpicker

While I was in Hong Kong, the weather was greyer and cooler than usual and I hardly saw the sun. Hence when the sun came out one day, I decided to take the opportunity to get out of the city. But where? I browsed through the little booklet on Hong Kong's outlying islands [...]

This post was posted in Hong Kong, Photography, Travel, Nature, Eco living, Hiking & walking, Street life and was tagged with Hong Kong, hiking, nature, peng chau, street art

Furze Chan's Chai Wan studio visit

Posted on May 26, 2014 by Toothpicker

One of the perks of my job is to have opportunities to communicate with designers from different backgrounds and nationalities. Often I am intrigued by them and want to know more about the person/team behind the designs. And Hong Kong illustrator/designer Furze Chan is one of them.
I came across Furze's With her [...]

This post was posted in Hong Kong, Stationery, Shopping, Travel, Greeting cards, Hong Kong design, Designers at work, Design and was tagged with Hong Kong, Hong Kong design, Furze Chan, Chai Wan

Ju Ming - Sculpting the Living World

Posted on May 24, 2014 by Toothpicker

Ju Ming's playful and interactive sculptures outside of the museum
Although I have seen some of the internationally renowned Taiwanese artist/ sculptor Ju Ming's distinctive sculptures before, I was not aware of what has achieved until I visited his first retrospective in Hong Kong at the Hong Kong museum of Art [...]

This post was posted in Hong Kong, Exhibitions, Travel, Art, Chinese art, Sculptures and was tagged with Hong Kong, art and design exhibitions, Ju Ming, sculptures

Hong Kong International film festival 2014

Posted on May 20, 2014 by Toothpicker

The 38th Hong Kong's International film festival took place from 24th March to 7th April, and I was able to see some films that are yet to be released or may not even get general releases.
As always, with so many films and limited time, it was hard to narrow the selection down [...]

This post was posted in Hong Kong, Travel, Films & documentaries and was tagged with Hong Kong, documentaries, films, Film festival

Hong Kong's new street art scene

Posted on May 15, 2014 by Toothpicker

Graham street mural
Hong Kong has never been regarded as an art and creative hub, but in recent years things are changing... aside from the annual Art Basel, new galleries (including international ones) are opening all the time, and the city will finally have its first world-class visual culture museum in 2017 ( [...]

This post was posted in Hong Kong, Travel, Street art & graffiti, Social issues and was tagged with Hong Kong, graffiti/ street art

The debate of 27 Lugard Road in Hong Kong

Posted on May 11, 2014 by Toothpicker

The rooftop with possibly the best view of Hong Kong?
Since last year, there has been much debate regarding the future of the century-old historic house at 27 Lugard Road up on the Peak of Hong Kong. It all started when Hong Kong's Town Planning Board approved the conversion of this Grade II [...]

This post was posted in Hong Kong, Architecture, Travel, Architectural conservation and was tagged with Hong Kong, Colonial architecture, Architectural conservation

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