Monthly Archives: May 2012

An evening at Mapopo organic community farm

Posted on May 31, 2012 by Toothpicker

Whenever I travel to Hong Kong, I would seek out unusual activities or places to visit, I am more interested in the 'alternative' side beyond shopping and eating. On this visit, I found out about Mapopo organic community farm in Fanling, New Territories, where they would host an evening with guided walk [...]

This post was posted in Hong Kong, Food & dining, Travel, Nature, Eco living & sustainability, Social issues and was tagged with Hong Kong, Food & dining, nature, organic farm

Asia society Hong Kong Centre

Posted on May 29, 2012 by Toothpicker

A Buddha head sculpture by Zhang Huan on the rooftop
The new non-profit Asia Society Hong Kong Centre opened in February this year on a hill above several 5-star hotels and a large shopping mall in Admiralty. Located at the former Explosives Magazine Compound built by the British Army in the mid-19th century [...]

This post was posted in Hong Kong, Exhibitions, Architecture, Travel, Buddhism & meditation, Art, Contemporary and was tagged with Hong Kong, art and design exhibitions, Buddhism, contemporary architecture

Disappointing gift fairs in Bangkok & Hong Kong

Posted on May 27, 2012 by Toothpicker

I must be the slowest blogger out there, I have a backlog of entries that I started but never quite finished, including this which was on supposed to be published after the trade fairs last month...
I visited the biannual Bangkok International gift and household fairs a few years ago, and I decided [...]

This post was posted in Travel, Business, Bangkok, Trade fairs, Thai designs, Design and was tagged with Bangkok, Trade fair, Thai design, Thailand

Hong Kong International Art fair 2012

Posted on May 26, 2012 by Toothpicker

Nishino Kozo's 'Memory of the Sky'

Originally, I wasn't planning to go to the Hong Kong International Art Fair, but thanks to my brother who got free access to the show and other related events, I took the opportunity to see what the fuss was all about.
Art HK started in 2007, which was [...]

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

Damp days in Hong Kong

Posted on May 22, 2012 by Toothpicker

I rarely travel to Asia in spring and as I discovered, it probably wasn't not the best time of year to visit... While Thailand was extremely hot, Hong Kong was mostly wet, grey, hot and humid.
I had no idea that my body would react so strongly to the weather... for days, I [...]

This post was posted in Hong Kong, Travel and was tagged with Hong Kong

Shopping in Chiang Mai

Posted on May 16, 2012 by Toothpicker

Chiang Mai has many interesting arts and crafts shops; on Charoenrat Road, there is Colour Factory, a shop that sells painted art elephants from the Elephant Parade, an organization thatĀ supports Asian elephant conservation. Over the last few years, their open air art exhibitions which took place in different cities ( including London [...]

This post was posted in Shopping, Shopping guide, Travel, Chiang Mai, Thai designs, Design and was tagged with shopping, Chiang Mai, Thai design, Thailand

Graffiti in Chiang Mai

Posted on May 15, 2012 by Toothpicker

I have a strong interest in graffiti, but I didn't expect to see such 'high quality' graffiti artwork in the city centre of Chiang Mai. I was especially amazed when I stumbled upon several walls covered with graffiti art outside a car park next to a large shopping mall. I am sure [...]

This post was posted in Travel, Chiang Mai, Street art & graffiti and was tagged with graffiti/ street art, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai's museums & art galleries

Posted on May 14, 2012 by Toothpicker

Museum of the past: Wat Ket Karam
Chiang Mai is known for its art and culture, it's no surprise to find cool art galleries here, but I was esp. delighted to find two rather quaint museums that are off the beaten track. Apart from the Chiang Mai city arts & cultural centre, I [...]

This post was posted in Exhibitions, Travel, Chiang Mai, Art and was tagged with art and design exhibitions, Chiang Mai, Thailand

2 days in Chiang Mai

Posted on May 13, 2012 by Toothpicker

My Thai friends have been urging me to visit Chiang Mai for a long time as they know that I have an interest in arts and crafts. I am not sure why it has taken me so long to make this trip, but after spending only 2 nights here, I realised that [...]

This post was posted in Travel, Chiang Mai and was tagged with Chiang Mai, Thailand

Sukhothai historical park

Posted on May 9, 2012 by Toothpicker

If I have to choose the most wonderful and sustainable airport in the world, Sukhothai airport would be on the top of my list ( see below)! It is privately owned by Bangkok airways and serves only two arrivals from Bangkok daily. Not only it is beautifully designed in traditional Thai style [...]

This post was posted in Travel, Buddhism & meditation, Sukhothai, Gardens & parks and was tagged with Buddhism, Sukhothai, cycling, temples, Thailand

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