Hong Kong

Hotel Review: Hong Kong’s Ovolo Central is slim in stature, large in value & newly renovated

July 24, 2019

The Ovolo Hotels brand is one that you’ve probably seen popping up quite a bit of late, with new openings in Australia (including this one in Brisbane). But the brand all started in Hong Kong about 18 years ago. It was a hotel placed in a slim building in the heart of Hong Kong (literally […]

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Flight Review: Business Class from Melbourne to Hong Kong with Virgin Australia (VA69)

July 21, 2019

This month marks the one year anniversary of the debut of the Sydney to Hong Kong Route – the maiden flight of which we were very excited to be a part of. So how have Virgin’s flights to Hong Kong changed in that time? We started further south this time around, and flew Business Class […]

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Does Air Canada’s Preferred Seating make a difference? We flew Hong Kong to Vancouver to find out

July 10, 2019

Over the weekend, I flew on Air Canada‘s long haul service from Hong Kong to Vancouver on the Boeing 777. On the flight, I enjoyed an upgrade to the airline’s “Preferred Seating”, which is essentially any seat in economy with extra leg room, which will normally set you back an extra C$130 or so. Those […]

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Come for the dumplings in Jordan: Hong Kong’s diverse and Michelin rewarded area

July 2, 2019

Jordan is a suburb you’ll find in Hong Kong’s Yau Tsim Mong District, and a lot like the rest of the city, it’s densely populated, with tens of thousands living in an area roughly one square kilometer in size. But it also is among the most diverse areas you’ll find in the entire country. With the […]

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MGallery by Sofitel to debut in Hong Kong with The Silveri

May 13, 2019

Accor’s lauded MGallery by Sofitel collection is about to make its anticipated debut in Hong Kong later this year with The Silveri. Set to open in the second half of 2019, the new hotel will make the 33rd MGallery by Sofitel in Asia, reiterating the highly curated collection’s profile of unique high-end boutiques. The luxury […]

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Tokyo’s famous Wagyumafia opens first international venue in Hong Kong

February 15, 2019

Famed for their exclusive wagyu beef omakase menus, Tokyo’s Wagyumafia has officially begun expanding outside of Japan, with their first international location opening up in Wan Chai, Hong Kong. Fitting into a modest 18-seat space on Oi Kwan Road, the members-only restaurant (non-members can still go, but they’ll get a pared down menu) has unsurprisingly […]

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Flight Review: Jetstar – Hong Kong to Osaka (KIX), Japan (GK64)

February 3, 2019

Today we’re jumping on board budget airline Jetstar’s regular service from Hong Kong to Osaka (KIX) in Japan. The journey starts in Terminal 2 of the busy Hong Kong International Airport and takes us to the Kansai International Airport in Osaka – with a landing time of about 2am. So how does the flight rate […]

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Ten things you must do in Hong Kong’s historic Sham Shui Po

January 23, 2019

Gentrification hasn’t yet swept through Sham Shui Po, one of Hong Kong’s least affluent working class neighbourhoods in Kowloon. As one of the more underprivileged areas in the city, it’s certainly a few steps removed from the comparative polish of Central or Tsim Sha Tsui, but that doesn’t mean that tourists won’t find anything to […]

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Review: Hong Kong’s Hotel VIC offers supreme luxury without the price tag

January 9, 2019

With 671 rooms/suites and an overall aesthetic that has been finessed by three different firms – Rocco Design Architects for the building, AFSO for three dining spaces and public areas, and Hirsh Bedner Associates for guest rooms – the stunning Hotel VIC on the Harbour is certainly an ambitious undertaking, even for Hong Kong. Operated […]

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This hotel just broke the world record for most Michelin stars under one roof

December 14, 2018

The guiding light of Michelin stars have been luring people to memorable meals for decades now, but never before have so many of them been clustered under the one roof. With the recent unveiling of the Michelin Guide 2019 Hong Kong – Macau, one hotel has proudly set an impressive global benchmark for having the […]

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The world’s eSports industry is growing at a massive rate, and Hong Kong is ready to catch up

November 1, 2018

If you haven’t noticed by now, the eSports industry is on an exciting growth trajectory that won’t be slowing down anytime soon. Less and less people on the outside looking in are seeing eSports as a niche interest or trend, but a legitimate, lucrative and very, very entertaining sport that could easily eclipse traditional sports […]

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Flight Review: Peach – Osaka, Japan (KIX) to Hong Kong (MM63)

October 30, 2018

Dubbed Japan’s “first true Low-Cost Carrier”, chances are, unless you’ve been to Japan, you’ve never heard of the carrier Peach. The airline started flights in 2012 with All Nippon Airways (ANA) the largest shareholder. ANA’s other budget carrier, Vanilla Air, which was a rebrand for what once was AirAsia Japan in 2013, has recently started a merger […]

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8 acts you need to see at Hong Kong’s Clockenflap Festival

October 29, 2018

With ticket prices from Australia to Hong Kong at record lows, now would be as good a time as any to look into tickets to Hong Kong for the city’s long-running outdoor music and arts festival, Clockenflap. As one of Hong Kong’s signature music events, the festival features about one hundred different acts and will […]

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Hotel Review: Shangri-La reimagines the “Urban Resort” with Hong Kong’s Kerry Hotel

October 24, 2018

Ever since Kerry Hotels launched as a brand back in 2011, it has been well received as a fascinating, and interesting, expression from Shangri-La Group, who are best known for their opulent namesake properties. While Hotel Jen, another critical darling from the group, plays more in the mid-range category with a strong commitment to design […]

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World’s longest sea-crossing, the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, is now open

October 24, 2018

Now connecting Hong Kong with Zhuhai and Macau is the world’s longest bridge and tunnel sea crossing, a megaproject measuring in at 55km, which is 20 times longer than San Fran’s Golden Gate Bridge, and containing enough steel (400,000 tonnes to be exact) to build 60 Eiffel Towers. Costing approximately $20bn, it’s one of the […]

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Six international food festivals worth travelling for (before 2018 is over)

October 23, 2018

The final three months of 2018 bring plenty of opportunities for gastronomic tourism (the best kind of travel), whether you’re heading over to North America, travelling around Asia or just keen on a road trip in your backyard. These six highly curated food festivals are well worth getting off the couch for, from historic long-running […]

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Hotel Review: The Fleming interprets Hong Kong’s iconic Star Ferry with style

October 18, 2018

Boutique hotels are at their best when you can see the sincerity in their design. Soulful touches and nostalgic nods to the property’s primary source of inspiration, whether that be a neighbourhood, a concept or a nearby institution, is always appreciated and is what ends up the most memorable part of any stay. The Fleming […]

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Hong Kong’s historic bullet trains are ready, connecting the city to Greater China

September 20, 2018

In an effort to further strengthen Hong Kong’s position as a gateway to Greater China, the city’s Transport and Housing Bureau is getting ready to introduce the long-awaited – almost a decade in the making – High Speed Rail system connecting Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Shenzhen. Set to commence operation on 23rd September of this […]

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Hong Kong’s e-Sports and Music Festival shows how lucrative competitive gaming has become

August 30, 2018

A few days on and the dust has finally settled from Hong Kong’s most lucrative e-Sports event to date, the ICBC (Asia) e-Sports & Music Festival. The event, which was officially organised and promoted by the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) and title sponsored by the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, was significant as […]

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eSports fever hits Hong Kong as three-day EMF begins

August 25, 2018

While Asia is certainly not lacking when it comes to regular events for eSports fans, Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) are throwing their sizable hat in the ring this weekend with the return of the now annual ICBC (Asia) e-Sports & Music Festival (EMF). Kicking off last night with a fluffy of dramatic bass drops […]

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Peking Duk joins David Byrne, Khalid and more in Hong Kong for Clockenflap 2018

August 8, 2018

Clockenflap, the biggest annual music and arts festival in Hong Kong, has just released the first round of its 2018 lineup. The world-class music program, which has built a reputation of featuring a large range of styles across both international and local musicians, will feature no less than 13 Hong Kong live debuts, 2 Asian […]

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Flight Review: “The Business” on board Virgin Australia’s newest route Hong Kong to Sydney

July 30, 2018

Last month, we took you on board Virgin Australia‘s domestic A330 business service from Sydney to Perth, and earlier this month we got to jump on board one of the first ever flights (in fact, I believe it was flight number four), between Hong Kong and Sydney. Carrier: Virgin Australia Route: Hong Kong to Sydney (VA 82) […]

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Flight Review: Economy X on Virgin Australia’s Maiden Voyage from Sydney to Hong Kong (VA80)

July 28, 2018

On July 2nd of this month, Virgin Australia kicked off their much anticipated service between Sydney and Hong Kong, as the carrier continues their push for growth within the Asian market. I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to be on board the maiden voyage – and while an airline’s first ever flight between […]

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Hong Kong’s North Point waterfront welcomes the twin-tower Hotel VIC

July 17, 2018

Adding substantial new character to Hong Kong’s picturesque North Point waterfront is a new twin-tower hotel – Hotel VIC on the Harbour – bringing the bustling precinct 671 guestrooms and suites, with every room boasting panoramic views of both the harbour and the city. With designs on catering to all types of travellers, the property […]

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Hong Kong to host the world’s next big esports festival

July 17, 2018

The ICBC (Asia) e-Sports & Music Festival Hong Kong is kicking off in August and bringing three major international esports tournaments featuring top teir teams and players across CS:GO, PUBG and League of Legends.

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Virgin Australia giving away trips to Hong Kong as they launch flights from Sydney

April 6, 2018

Virgin Australia have just confirmed the date of their first Sydney to Hong Kong return flights, and to celebrate they’re giving away free return Business class airfares and luxury accommodation in the airline’s #chopstickchallenge. To enter, post a picture of yourself conducting ordinary tasks using chopsticks through Instagram. The person with the most creative use […]

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Bangkok’s Gaggan tops Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2017

March 8, 2017

Just a few weeks ago the annual Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants were announced, heralding culinary perfection throughout some of the most famous foodie destinations in the world. Millions of restaurants were up for considerations as always, and while only one could top the entire list, it’s obviously an enormous deal to be recognised as one […]

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Adelaide is getting its first direct flight to mainland China and increased service to Hong Kong

July 30, 2016

This December, Adelaide in South Australia will receive its first direct service to mainland China courtesy of China Southern Airlines, while Hong Kong’s carrier Cathay Pacific is set to increase their weekly direct services to Hong Kong, which they introduced in 2015. December 8th will see Cathay add a fifth weekly direct service between Adelaide […]

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