Here he is again. Fresh out of Lightroom. And I’m rather bloody pleased with this one. Taken a few months ago when I was still in Hong Kong, ticking off photos from my list of those that still needed taking, now he’s sitting pretty in my Hong Kong Portfolio. Check it out!Read More »
Hong Kong may be lacking in some things - space, affordable housing, income equality and competition...
The good things in life don't always come easy. That's as true in the world of Cooked Food Centres a...
So here we are again, back with another quiz (if you can call it that). Another ten Chinese characte...
That’s entertainment! At first, there were just two guys holding a bunch of monkeys attached t...
On sticks or in a pot, in a bag or in the hand, Hong Kong street food is a curious mix of the tradit...
The things you notice when you're sorting through your photos. I could see him sitting under a tree, legs crossed in the lotus position, striving for nirvana. Though maybe he'd have to finish scaling and slicing his fish first.Read More »
Located at 1 Connaught Place, Central, Jardine House was the original Hong Kong skyscraper. Built in 1972 as the third incarnation of the headquarters of the Jardine Matheson company, one of the original Hong Kong trading houses, it was apparently nicknamed the Building of 1000 Assholes when it first opened.Read More »
We've had the Cave of Toads. Now here comes the Avenue of Toads. And if I was surprised by my morning's amphibious discoveries, it was nothing compared to what would confront me that evening.Read More »
Every year in Hong Kong it's the same - the clear skies of summer give way to the dreaded haze around September, and things generally don't improve until well after the following spring. That's six months of dire views, failed photographs, and people moaning about how every year Hong Kong's air pollution gets worse.Read More »
Even for a cooked food centre, Tai Po Hui Cooked Food Centre is big. In fact, Tai Po is arguably the largest and busiest Hong Kong cooked food centre I've been to yet. Located above the wet market on the third floor of the huge Tai Po Hui Complex ...Read More »
It always surprises people when I mention the fact that the thing I love most about Hong Kong are the mountains and the hiking. "Hong Kong has mountains?" they say. To which I usually reply with something geeky like quoting the number of country parks and ...Read More »
Where to run in Hong Kong? It's a question that plagued my first few months in the city. When all around it seems that traffic, crowds and concrete have conspired to thwart your desire to run far and run free, Hong Kong can appear as far from a runner's paradise as you can get. In fact, it can seem the very opposite ...Read More »
You'll not likely find it any of the guide books, but high above Tsuen Wan in Shing Mun Country Park, the remains of Hong Kong's first line of defence against the Japanese invasion during World War II, lie overgrown and unappreciated amongst the undergrowth. Constructed as part of the 13 miles of fortifications known as ...Read More »
So here we are again, back with another quiz (if you can call it that). Another ten Chinese characters, hot on the heels of our first set, demonstrating what we all should know already. Namely, that Chinese characters are très très cool.Read More »
In a town hardly renowned for its sedate pace of life, Lumpini Park is to Bangkok what Central Park is to New York. Located in the heart of the city's main business district, surrounded by skyscrapers and the humming of traffic, it is the haven of tranquillity in the centre of the urban storm; a green oasis in the midst of the chaos.Read More »
When Rupert Murdoch attended a dinner in Beijing in the late 1990s, he remarked that in all his visits to China, he had yet to meet a Communist. A strange remark indeed considering he was dining in by far the largest Communist state in the world ...Read More »
1986. Mao Zedong was ten years dead, the Tiananmen Square 'incident' was still three years away, and China was optimistic about the future. Only a few years before, the country had been all but inaccessible to foreigners. Still struggling with the trauma of the Cultural Revolution ...Read More »
With the 25th anniversary of the events of May and June 1989 just past, , and all the talk that went with it, it seems an appropriate time to take a look at an account of those momentous few weeks from the vantage point of someone who was actually there.Read More »