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Lin Heung Tea House, Sheung Wan

There are not many places left in Hong Kong that do dim sum the way dim sum used to be done. In fact, with its steamer-stacked trolleys and a setting that seems to have remained unchanged in decades, Lin Heung Tea House (蓮香居) could very well be the last of its kind.

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The View from Lugard Road

If the view from Lugard Road isn't still the best view in Hong Kong - and let's be honest, one of the best city views in the world - I'd love to hear suggestions for better. It may have become one of Hong Kong's most popular photo spots in recent years as more and more people realise that the view from here is ...

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Two IFC, Hong Kong

Two International Finance Centre, Hong Kong, better known as plain old IFC. It's nobody's favourite Hong Kong skyscraper, yet it's the one you can't seem to escape. Rising 88 floors above Central, all phallic and unsubtle, it has neither the quirky charm of the Bank of China Tower, nor the stately elegance of Central Plaza.

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The Buddha & The Butcher

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.

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Pawn Shop, Kowloon

For me, they are one of the most iconic of all Hong Kong sights - the red and green neon of the Hong Kong pawn shop lighting up the night, the apartments blocks with their air-con units and hanging washing in the background. This couldn't be anywhere else.

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Photographing People in Hong Kong

I've received a couple of emails recently asking my thoughts on photographing people in Hong Kong. Are people generally quite open about having their photograph taken when I'm out and about on the streets? Do I ask permission from the people I photograph beforehand or am I trying my hardest not to be seen when I'm there?

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Video: Hong Kong World Cup squad in training, Cheung Chau

The sport is called Jianzi (毽子). Most often seen being played by old folk in Chinese parks and public spaces, in its recreational form, it is a game of improbable behind-the-back shots and strange flicks that you are sure must be easier than they look if a bunch of sixty-year olds can pull them off so effortlessly.

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