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Instagram cushion? Facebook pillow? CNY Hong Kong 2013!

Each year we brave the masses at the Lunar New Year Flower Market in Victoria Park to check out the scene and see what items are especially popular or cute. As one would imagine, there was all sorts of snake-related merchandise, but the major standout this year were apps!

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“So Long, My Hong Kong” by Gregory Kane

Gregory Kane, a six year resident, now about to depart, made a short film ode to the city titled “So Long, My Hong Kong.” The film stars a collection of familiar, everyday scenes that make Hong Kong such a unique and charming place to live. Combining the imagery with a jazzy, 1960’s Fellini soundtrack, it […]

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Trapped! CNY Fair, Victoria Park

At one point, with many of the aisles at a complete standstill, people continued to converge from every side. As the crowd piled up around me, I wiggled my arm free and was able to shoot a quick video to capture the insane sea of people.

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Discovered! Time capsule from 70’s and 80’s Hong Kong!

We celebrate the first post of 2012 with a look back in time. The South China Athletic Association’s bowling center used to be a hotspot of Hong Kong nightlife in the 1970’s and 80’s. Preserved on rows of lockers buried deep inside the building is unique evidence of the passions and interests of its former […]

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Temple Street goes Chinatown?

Construction started over a year ago on two grand archways at the beginning and end of the Temple Street night market in Jordan. Passing by recently, the finished product seems more at home at a Taipei night market than in Hong Kong’s urban landscape. While it may make the popular street market more photogenic for […]

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Cutest item at this year’s CNY market?

Every year well over a hundred thousand people cram into Victoria Park for the Chinese New Year fair that packs several football fields of space. Throngs of festive revelers slowly press their way through long rows of booths, browsing and interacting with hawkers. The lively atmosphere is a unique Hong Kong experience as sellers shout […]

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Billboards on Wheels: Gimmick or Genius?

A few weekends ago, I was walking towards Lan Kwai Fong, when I spotted something odd. In front of me, driving by slowly, was a massive truck with banners on all four sides. The signs were advertising an upcoming event at a nearby club. The bouncers standing outside remarked that it had been driving through […]

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Typhoon Megi just hype?

People in Hong Kong have been talking about typhoon Megi all week long. Much to the disappointment of the general working population, Megi’s now not scheduled to arrive until Saturday night, mostly bypassing Hong Kong. What use is a typhoon, if it doesn’t get you a day off of work? People here are plenty disappointed! […]

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Ouch! That hurt! The Hong Kong Flugtag crash video!

You don’t need to click on the red bubbles, the other videos are all below! Redbull held their first Flugtag event in Hong Kong in West Kowloon on Sunday, October 10th, 2010. Despite bad weather, well over 10,000 people attended – a stunning amount given that this is the very first event of this kind […]