(Hong Kong) Dante Lam’s newest thriller is just a dash shy of a masterpiece; it risks verging on the overdramatic, but it’s layered with psychological warfare, brutal action and nail-biting suspense that keeps you on edge from the first scene to the last. Plus, it’s based on one...
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HK Magazine: Awesome titles. But what do you do, exactly?
Homing Tam: I usually keep the title to myself as it can easily sound like I’m showing off. I have three major responsibilities: developing prototypes of products using the Google Maps technology, product testing, and community...
I grew up in Kowloon City and studied in Munsang College.
The police had no control of the Kowloon Walled City then, but I still hung around in there all the time. There used to be a street full of unlicensed but popular dentists who came from the mainland.
The street smelt awful, because of the...
See & Do
One of the most accessible mountains in Asia, Mt. Kinabalu is a must-see. If you only have a weekend, opt for a guided Fast Track day hike with Amazing Borneo Tours (MYR550 ($1,307) per person for 2-3 people, cheaper for larger groups; www.amazing-borneo.com), which picks you up from...
See & Do
So, about those pandas: the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding (1375 Xiongmao Avenue, (+86) 28-8351-0033, www.panda.org.cn, entry RMB58 ($72)) is a 100-hectare site dedicated to conserving the species. If you have you heart set on holding a baby panda, then have your...
Get a tour of the Old Town
If you do one thing in Manila, make sure it’s a walking tour with performer, activist and tour guide Carlos Celdran. His hilarious, extroverted three-hour guide to Intramuros—Manila’s old town—is part-lesson, part-performance, and part cultural...
See & Do
There’s plenty to do in Taipei—the question is if you’ll have enough time to do it all. Fashionistas will be right at home in Wu Fen Pu, a district full of wholesalers who hawk the latest must-haves at ridiculously awesome prices. Then there’s tallest-building-...
Before You Go
Check out the carefully crafted packages offered with travel specialists Backyard Travel (www.backyardtravel.com). The team works closely with local companies and individuals in the chosen destination in order to provide travelers with the most authentic holiday experience. These...
Down Some Dumplings
Unless you want to drown in remorse, don’t leave Shanghai without eating at least a dozen dumplings. Street stalls are everywhere, but one of the best bets is Yang’s Fry-Dumpling (269 Wujiang Rd., (+86) 21-6136-1391), where you will almost definitely have to wait in...