Local Culture

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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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“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.

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Happy Chinese New Year!

‘Kung Hei Fat Choy’! It’s Chinese New Year again – the biggest holiday of the year. Yesterday marked the beginning of year of the pig. So how does life change in Hong Kong during the Chinese New Year holiday?

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