Tag Archives: Hong Kong

Chinese New Year in Hong Kong

Posted on March 2, 2013 by Toothpicker

Main & bottom left: A partial view of the CNY fireworks display at the harbour; bottom right: Chinese new year dinner party with friends
 
A slightly delayed post on the Chinese New Year festival, which has finally come to an end...
I cannot remember the last time I spent Chinese new year in Hong [...]

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


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


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


Exhibitions in Tokyo & Hong Kong (Nov 2011)

Posted on December 14, 2011 by Toothpicker

While I was in Tokyo, I went to a few exhibitions including: Irving Penn and Issey Miyake's Visual Dialogue at 21_21 Design Sight in Midtown, Metabolism: the city of the future at Mori Art Museum in Roppongi Hills and Japan's long selling products at Printing Museum in Koishikawa.
Irving Penn and Issey Miyake's [...]

This post was posted in Hong Kong, Japanese designs, Tokyo, Exhibitions, Architecture, Photography, Travel, Graphics & illustrations, Art, Design, Japanese art, Chinese art and was tagged with Hong Kong, Tokyo, art and design exhibitions


Hong Kong: beyond the high rise

Posted on October 29, 2011 by Toothpicker

Like many, I never fully appreciated what Hong Kong has to offer (besides shopping and dining) until recent years. Now I finally know what I have missed out on for all those years!
When I contacted my new friend whom I met on a hike last year, we decided to try out Sai [...]

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


Hello Hong Kong

Posted on October 23, 2011 by Toothpicker

 
My original trip to Asia involved 2 weeks in Hong Kong (staying with family and catching up with friends), a few days in Bangkok visiting the BIF+BIH trade fair, followed by a week in Tokyo for the Tokyo design week.
Sadly, I had to postpone my trip to Bangkok because of the floods [...]

This post was posted in Coffee, Hong Kong, Food & dining, Travel and was tagged with Coffee, Hong Kong, Food & dining


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