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Fixers Umbrella Repair    Got a brolly with some sentimental value? Ho Hung-hei has been making and repairing umbrellas at Ho Hei Kee Umbrella at the top of Peel Street since 1947. Although an umbrella is no longer the luxury item it was in the 1950s, the 91-year-old says he has...
Feb 20 2014 - 4:00pm
Milkin’ It Founded by a vegan couple with a passion for ice cream, Happy Cow supplies fresh, dairy-free, all-natural frozen treats. There are 17 flavors ranging from banana caramel swirl and mint chocolate chip to lime and coconut. The secret to the animal-friendly recipe? Coconut cream,...
Feb 20 2014 - 4:00pm
In search of a quick, easy weekend getaway? Our editor Adam White says that Guangzhou has exploded in the last five years from a boring morass into a seriously chilled-out city. Admire the Old A nexus of the opium and tea trades, and also of the Opium Wars, Shamian Island was Guangzhou's...
Feb 13 2014 - 4:00pm
Dial M for Modern Speaking of heritage (take note of this issue’s awesome cover story), we’re loving this Chinese version of the classic femme fatale look. This classy mama oozes dangerous sex appeal, mystery and an appetite for murder. Fall in love with her and find yourself digging...
Feb 5 2014 - 4:00pm
  By L.H. I was disappointed when your theme, “Everything We Hate About Eating Out in Hong Kong” failed to list my gripe about the localization of customer flow patterns in American fast food franchise restaurants.  Perhaps it’s because I’m an expatriated...
Feb 5 2014 - 4:00pm
How to Survive the Hong Kong Zombie Apocalypse No one knows how it happens. A mutation of bird flu? A dormant strain of SARS? But the facts are simple: one morning you wake up, and nearly everyone you know has adopted a shambolic gait, a slack-jawed leer, and a burning desire for braaaaaiiins....
Jan 30 2014 - 4:00pm
Dear Mr. Know-It-All, I’m just off to “bai leen” and I need to know what to say to all my friends and relatives, so as to optimize my lai see intake! Can you help? – New Year Noob No problem, New Year Noob. Most Chinese New Year wishes are delivered through the four-...
Jan 30 2014 - 4:00pm
Intimissimi FW13 collection
Let’s be real: Valentine’s Day isn’t about love and affection any more. No, it’s about lacy gifts and sweet, sweet love-making. Sorry St. V. We appreciate what you were going for—but it’s been a long, lonely winter. Intimissimi FW13 collection: corset, $599;...
Jan 30 2014 - 4:00pm
Gogyo
Hasta Luego, 1/5 Nuevo Elite Concepts’ 1/5 Nuevo (9 Star St., Wan Chai, 2529-2300) is bidding farewell to Star Street after a solid seven-year run. The tapas joint was an early bird in the now super-trendy neighborhood, taking a prominent ground floor spot right in the middle of the action...
Jan 28 2014 - 4:00pm
A kaleidoscope of cuisines, Penang’s food culture is simmering with flavors from China, India and Malaysia thanks to years spent as a trading hub and British army port. This turtle-shaped island in the Malacca Strait, with its capital of George Town in the northeast corner, is a paradise for...
Jan 23 2014 - 4:00pm