The term Outlet shopping has been around long enough to have been used and misused in a number of ways. The Hong Kong outlets fall into a few different categories, each with their own appeal but catering to different needs. Before setting off on your next outlet shopping expedition make sure you’re clear what you are after.read more
Florentia Village is the leading international luxury designer outlet in Greater China inspired by classic Italian architecture. They have a branch in Kwai Hing in the New Territories of Hong Kong. Just a short MTR trip from TST.read more
Horizon Plaza in Ap Lei Chau on the south side of Hong Kong island is one of those “secrets that everybody knows”. It is a great shopping destination for locals and visitors alike, but hardly advertised or fully described. At the same time, every fashionista in HK and every person who loves interior design is very familiar with these building packed full of shops.read more
Of all the transport systems in Hong Kong, the one that carries the most people is the Mass Transit Railway or MTR. Every day more trips are taken on the system than the entire population of Singapore. With 91 stations spread over 11 interlinking rail lines, it connects the majority of Hong Kong locations with speed and efficiency on a safe, frequent and economical service.read more
One of the challenges of living on Hong Kong Island has always been the very steep landscape and this has lead to some innovative solutions. Everything from the Peak Tram of 100 years ago to the more recent “Central to Mid-Levels Escalator Link”, more commonly referred to as “Mid level escalator”.read more
The Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery or Man Fat Sze (萬佛寺) is one of the oldest tourist attractions in Hong Kong. Located in the new territories in Sha Tin it is a fantastic place to visit and take a picture. Being in Sha Tin though it is quite a long way out and probably not worth visit on its own unless you also have an interest in one of the nearby attractions such as the race course, the bee farm or the Hong Kong Heritage Museum.read more
Featured FestivalsCheung Chau Bun Festival – It’s only a few years ago they decided to have the procession on the Buddhist’s Birthday so that it always falls on a public holiday and everybody can enjoy.
Chinese Mid Autumn Festival / Chinese Moon Festival is on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month. It’s one of the most celebrated festivals in HK. Moon cakes, moon gazing with lanterns are the major events. Several legends are associated with it.
Chinese New Year – Don’t plan any shopping on the first 3 days of Chinese New Year. It’s the most celebrated festival in Hong Kong and most shops are closed for 3 to 7 days.
Chinese Ching Ming Festival – Public transport will be busy on this grave-sweeping day.