Author: Jessy DB

Valentine’s Day and Chinese New Year at The Peninsula

Valentine’s Day and Chinese New Year at The Peninsula
With Valentine’s Day falling on the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year, Hong Kong is filled with double the reason to celebrate. As we approach this festive season, many hotels and restaurants around the city have been promoting special Valentine’s Day and Chinese New Year packages for everyone...
February 10th, 2010 | Hong Kong | Read More

Peking food at the American Restaurant

Peking food at the American Restaurant
The American Restaurant in Wanchai (map) has been a long-standing traditional restaurant that many locals and tourists dine at for the best food in the city. Don’t be discouraged by its name, American Restaurant opened post-World War II and is famed for its authentic Pekingese food. As the years pass,...
January 23rd, 2010 | Hong Kong | Read More

Trip to Stanley Market

Trip to Stanley Market
Stanley (map) is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Hong Kong, mostly for the shopping, sightseeing and, in the summer, the Dragon Boat Races that take place near the Main Beach. While my usual reason for visiting Stanley is to browse around the market for Chinese souvenirs, cheap clothes,...
January 23rd, 2010 | Hong Kong | Read More

Ringing in a Hong Kong New Year

Ringing in a Hong Kong New Year
It’s the end of the year and the eternal question of what to do on New Year’s Eve is stuck in everyone’s mind. Where to go? What to do? In Hong Kong you have a number of options, from exclusive parties and classy restaurants to joining the hundreds of thousands of locals and tourists gathering...
December 31st, 2009 | Hong Kong | Read More

Fly to Santa Claus Village with Flight Experience Hong Kong

Fly to Santa Claus Village with Flight Experience Hong Kong
Have you ever wanted to fly a real airplane? Well, now’s your chance, as for the first time ever in the world two professional flight simulators have been made open to the public in Hong Kong. Offering training courses, youth cadet programs and simply fun and special packages for the whole family to...
December 30th, 2009 | Hong Kong | Read More

Bodies in Motion, Bodies at Rest by Gareth Brown

Bodies in Motion, Bodies at Rest by Gareth Brown
At the beginning of December, I was at the Urban Dance Festival 2009 at Swire Island East (map) where a photo exhibition called ‘Bodies in Motion, Bodies at Rest’ was being showcased. The collection takes a fresh look at Hong Kong’s historical backdrop by juxtaposing it with contemporary dance....
December 29th, 2009 | Hong Kong | Read More

The Christmas Express and New Year’s on Ice at Cityplaza

The Christmas Express and New Year’s on Ice at Cityplaza
Yesterday I took my seven year old niece ice skating at Cityplaza in Taikoo Shing (map) where we used to live. I grew up in this area and practically visited this mall every week since I was a year old. It’s become tradition for our family to go ice skating here every Christmas holiday so every year...
December 28th, 2009 | Hong Kong | Read More

History and horticulture at the Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens

History and horticulture at the Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens
After enjoying a walk through Hong Kong Park, why not head on up the road to the Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens (map)? HKZBG was founded long ago in 1871 as just a Botanic Garden and was renamed in 1975 as Botanical and Zoological Gardens as the zoological exhibits expanded. It was the first...
December 27th, 2009 | Hong Kong | Read More

Bird watching at Hong Kong Park Aviary

Bird watching at Hong Kong Park Aviary
While at Hong Kong Park (map) last week, I visited the Aviary and really enjoyed seeing so many different kinds of birds flying around. I’m not much of a bird person but it amazed me how such a large aviary can be found in the middle of Hong Kong Park. It’s filled with numerous species of birds,...
December 27th, 2009 | Hong Kong | Read More

‘Tis the season to go shopping

‘Tis the season to go shopping
Hong Kong is a glorious place this time of year. Christmas is on display–and on sale–as shopping malls are decked with festive surprises, streets are packed with cheerful, if not aggressive, shoppers, and best of all, stores are filled with amazing prices! It’s a shopping wonderland in Hong Kong...
December 22nd, 2009 | Hong Kong | Read More

Have a ‘Budding Winter’ at Hong Kong Park

Have a ‘Budding Winter’ at Hong Kong Park
Since I was young I’ve always loved visiting Hong Kong Park (map). To this day, it still brings some wonderful memories of my childhood running around the playgrounds, chasing the birds and seeing numerous wedding photo shoots around the vicinity. Hong Kong Park is a great development in the city and...
December 22nd, 2009 | Hong Kong | Read More

Bargain shopping at Temple Street night market

Bargain shopping at Temple Street night market
One of my favourite places to take visitors in Hong Kong is the night market or Men’s Street on Kowloon side. It runs along Temple Street (map), which stretches over Yau Ma Tei (map) and Jordan (map) and is the best place in Hong Kong to find Chinese souvenirs, cheap gadgets, and designer knock-offs,...
December 20th, 2009 | Hong Kong | Read More

Hong Kong Guide trip to Macau: Fernando’s Restaurant and The Venetian (Part 2)

Hong Kong Guide trip to Macau: Fernando’s Restaurant and The Venetian (Part 2)
While in Macau last week I was finally able to taste the delicious food of the infamous Fernando’s Restaurant on Hac Sa beach. Known as one of the best authentic Portuguese colonial restaurants in South East Asia, Fernando’s may be located in the far off Hac Sa on Coloane Island but it’s well worth...
December 17th, 2009 | Hong Kong | Read More

Hong Kong Guide trip to Macau: St. Dominic’s Square and the ‘Acropolis’ (Part 1)

Hong Kong Guide trip to Macau: St. Dominic’s Square and the ‘Acropolis’ (Part 1)
Last week I went on an impromptu day trip to Macau with some friends and family. It was the first time since I was a little girl that I visited the historic city outside of the renowned Venetian hotel and I must admit, it was quite the experience. We started the day off walking around St. Dominic’s...
December 16th, 2009 | Hong Kong | Read More

Hong Kong Urban Dance Festival 2009

Hong Kong Urban Dance Festival 2009
On 12th December the Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation is holding its Urban Dance Festival 2009 where you can catch 66 outstanding dance performances from some of Hong Kong’s most talented youth. From 11am to 6pm at Taikoo Place (map), there will be live percussion music, dance workshops, performances...
December 5th, 2009 | Hong Kong | Read More

Mos Burger: Patties from the East

Mos Burger: Patties from the East
If you’re ever craving for burgers with an Asian twist Mos Burger is the place for you. Originally from Japan, Mos Burger has spread throughout Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong with their simply scrumptious and truly one-of-a-kind burgers. My top pick would have to be the Saku...
November 26th, 2009 | Hong Kong | Read More

Genki Sushi at Sen-ryo Sushi Bar

Genki Sushi at Sen-ryo Sushi Bar
Sushi bars are practically everywhere in Hong Kong but my favourite one is Sen-ryo. With multiple locations in Causeway Bay, Taikoo Shing, Central and Kowloon, it’s one of the most popular sushi chains in the city. With fresh sashimi, rolls and other Japanese delicacies, Sen-ryo is well liked not just...
November 24th, 2009 | Hong Kong | Read More

Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation presents Sweeney Todd the Musical

Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation presents Sweeney Todd the Musical
This November catch a fantastic stage production of Sweeney Todd the Musical by the Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation. Now on its sixteenth year as Hong Kong’s premier youth performing arts organization, HKYAF is proud to present their annual production adapted and directed by Lindsey McAlister (Artistic...
November 24th, 2009 | Hong Kong | Read More

Lamma Fun Day 2009: Sun, sand and sea!

Lamma Fun Day 2009: Sun, sand and sea!
It’s the 10th annual Lamma Fun Day this Sunday, 22 November from 10am to 10pm and everyone is invited to come and have some fun under the winter sun! This yearly event is a great one for the whole family as it’s filled with everything from live music, bargain bazaars, arts and crafts, games, beach...
November 20th, 2009 | Hong Kong | Read More

UBS Hong Kong Open 2009: Free hotdogs, beer and oh, some famous golfers

UBS Hong Kong Open 2009: Free hotdogs, beer and oh, some famous golfers
Last weekend I was fortunate enough to be invited to the UBS Hong Kong Open 2009 at the Hong Kong Golf Club (map) in Fanling. It was the first time I’d ever been to the Golf Club and though I don’t actually know anything about golf, it was quite a relaxing experience for a chilly Sunday afternoon.       For...
November 19th, 2009 | Hong Kong | Read More