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White Sand Beach, Boracay, Phillipines
Radha nagar, Havelock Island, India 15 different diving spots await your entry into exotic aquatic waters. Flight from Hong Kong: 10 hours to Chennai, 2 hours from Chennai to Port Blair. Dreamland Beach, Bukit Bali, Indonesia One of the most beautiful beaches on the island. With white powder sand,...
Dec 7 2007
Alps Ski Resort, Gangwon (South Korea)
Niseko, Hokkaido (Japan) Niseko is known for the constant, heavy snowfall it receives (from January to March, the average snow depth is 351cm), resulting in fresh, deep snow on a daily basis. Mt. Ezhovaya, the Middle Urals (Russia) In the Urals you have the option of heli-skiing out of ex-Soviet...
Dec 7 2007
There are three kinds of street urchins in Hong Kong: the kind with musical instruments, the kind that play on your sense of pity, and the kind that thrust flyers at passers-by. I hate those guys, those flyer guys. And in Hong Kong, it’s sad to say, the street performers with quality musical...
The French Film Festival – the oldest film festival in town – returns to the big screen this week. Launched in 1953, the local festival’s first incarnation featured the revered French director Jacques Tati as guest of honor and celebrated the release that year of his film “...
Dec 7 2007
Shenzhen
Hong Kong is, in many ways, characterized by its architectural feats. From the Tsing Ma Bridge to the vertigo-inducing skyscrapers dotted along the harbor, these buildings are snapped on a daily basis by visitors looking to capture the quintessence of the city. And the same thing is happening in...
Dec 7 2007
The Standard Chartered marathon is coming up this February. It might seem a little premature to mention it at the start of December, but actually, it’s far too late for couch potatoes whose new year resolution was to start training for it. Ideally, you need six months to train yourself up as...
Dec 7 2007
It’s mesmerizing no doubt, the glass structure designed by internationally acclaimed architects Herzog and de Meuron to redevelop the Central Police Station complex. Their proposed building, as part of the Jockey Club’s plan for the heritage site, is something Hong Kong has never seen...
Dec 7 2007
Traditional Chinese herbal remedies have been around forever but with alternative health methods gaining mainstream popularity, these teas are now available bottled in convenience stores and from franchised teashops that have popped up everywhere. Coca Cola has even gotten in on the action by...
Dec 7 2007
Langham Place
Langham Place 555 Shanghai Street, Mongkok, Kowloon, 3552-3388 hongkong.langhamplacehotels.com/chuanspa Book yourself in for a massage or a facial day treatment and you’ll be entitled to use of the Langham Place hotel pool. It’s a 20-meter outdoor heated swimming pool on the roof, and...
Dec 7 2007
Street Talk - Wong Wai-king
HK Magazine: How did you start campaigning? Wong Wai-king: It goes back to 1982 when I fought for an electricity and water supply for my village. The government and China Light & Power refused to do that for us at first because they said there were only a few households - not economical in...
Dec 7 2007