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Nov 16 2007
Liberal Party chairman James Tien Pei-chun
I was born in Shanghai in 1947 and my family moved to Hong Kong two years later. I can barely speak Shanghainese. When I was 17, I traveled to the States to study chemical engineering. Remember the riots in 1967? I was lucky – I was studying in the States then. No one from my family told me...
The Main Street Deli
Thanksgiving is just around the corner (Nov 22, to be precise), and many are dreaming of plump turkeys roasted to golden perfection, of delicious pumpkin pies and candied yams. The Pilgrims never broke bread with the natives here in Hong Kong, but that’s no reason to pass up the chance to...
The Turducken
The eternal quandary of Thanksgiving – to follow the traditional pilgrim path of turkey, or go new wave with chicken or duck? Why put yourself through such a dilemma when you can have all three? The Turducken (yes, it’s a terrible portmanteau, and yes, the word “turd” is in...
Camping 101 - Tent
What to Pack? A water-resistant, easy-to-assemble tent An emergency kit that includes - a flashlight (with extra batteries), bottled water, waterproof matches, high-carbohydrate snacks (such as energy bars), a pocketknife, a whistle, a hat and a mini-sized radio. Mosquito net, insect repellent and...
Nov 16 2007
Get Out There
With 40 percent of Hong Kong reserved as country park green and 37 campsites scattered around the city, you have no excuse not to go camping, especially now that the weather has cooled off. So grab our handy guide and hit the great outdoors. Picking a Spot With so many nice places to camp, it...
Nov 16 2007
The Fake Museum
The Divisional Commander is waiting for us. We breeze by the Seizures Identification Unit and enter the Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement Museum. Good to see culture and learning are taken seriously around here. Opened on Oct 30, the Museum is intended to showcase customs enforcement methods...
Nov 16 2007
Once upon a time, people would take the Star Ferry as part of their daily commute. But since the Central pier was relocated to IFC last year, both revenue and patronage has been plummeting, and the iconic ferry looks like it will soon be nothing more than a tourist attraction. The Star Ferry...
Yun Fu
Yun Fu The next big cocktail trend will probably involve the use of Chinese spirits, and when it happens, Yun Fu will be remembered as the first ones to do it. This restaurant-bar serves up drinks with bamboo or rose wines, and spirits like vodka or rum infused with plum or ginseng. The dé...
Nov 16 2007
Gluttony
1. Gluttony Sushi Robot How do you sleep at night knowing full well that you live only to eat? But I’m not here to judge (fatty), I’m here to inform. What you need is less movement and more eating – sushi preferably, easy to make and lots of carbs. Enter the Sushi Robot, a...
Nov 16 2007