Local Culture

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Edwin Watch x Crows Nest Barber shop!

The opening of the combination Edwin Watch concept store and Crows Nest barber shop brought an overflow crowd to Causeway Bay’s Haven Street on Friday, July 10th. But more than just an interesting boutique, the dual-purpose store takes an innovative approach to overcoming Hong Kong’s high rent obstacle.

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Typhoon Linfa – all talk and no action?

Well, that wasn’t much of a storm! But the lack of a torrential downpour and howling winds didn’t keep Typhoon Linfa from clearing out Causeway Bay. By 11:30pm, the normally crowded neighborhood was truly deserted with few pedestrians and even fewer vehicles on the road.

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Midnight, Chinese New Year Fair

This year we again braved the crowds at the Chinese New Year fair in Victoria Park. Although the fair takes place over several nights, the final night is when the place is at its most intense!

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Hong Kong’s, um, recycling bins, receive a new name

After years of head-scratching, sly remarks, and outright guffaws, Hong Kong’s provocatively Latin-named litter recycling bins have been given a new moniker. Patches of green tape have been placed over the offending three-letter word that made them somewhat scandalous.

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Cony, Brown, LINE & the power of cute!

Those last few LINE messages you received were not in fact SPAM, but instructions on how to join a special pop-up store at Hysan Place. Much like the popularity of Angry Birds, cute characters found only in mobile apps are rapidly becoming stars in merchandising.

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Typhoon Usagi shuts down Causeway Bay!

With typhoon Usagi on the way, by 10:30 pm on Sunday night, nearly every store in Causeway Bay was closed. Walking around the district’s most crowded spots, from SOGO department store on Hennessy Road, to Times Square Shopping Mall, the area was a ghost town.

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5 quick tips for hiking in H.K.!

If you’re not hiking in Hong Kong then you’re missing out on one of the true pleasures of living here. There are a huge variety of trails for all abilities spread throughout Hong Kong, Kowloon, New Territories, and the outlaying islands.

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‘Club 7-11′, Lan Kwai Fong, 3:43 am

Because drinks in Hong Kong’s Lan Kwai Fong nightlife area are pricey, students, young people, and the budget-conscious often congregate to pre-party outside of several 7-11 convenience stores situated in the neighborhood.

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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 becomes a magical swan song.

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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.