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Where to Peace out with Yoga in Hong Kong
May.24

Where to Peace out with Yoga in Hong Kong

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Does it come as a surprise that one of the most frantic cities in the world would have so many excellent yoga studios? If you’re a yoga practitioner who doesn’t let up on practice just because you’re traveling, then Hong Kong surely wouldn’t disappoint. Whether it’s your into traditional, Hot, Yin, Vinyasa, Aerial, or whatever the trend is right now, you’ll find a class that’s...
Cooling Off in Hong Kong - Best Pools and Beaches!
May.19

Cooling Off in Hong Kong - Best Pools and Beaches!...

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Hong Kong ’s subtropical locality means one thing, namely, a lot of hot. That’s right, eight months of the year it’s shorts and t-shirt weather in the SAR and for six months during the summer high humidity can make getting around sticky business. Indeed, July and August see average temperatures of 35 degrees exacerbated by 90 plus per cent atmospheric moisture. That’s a verita...
Bird Watching in Hong Kong
Apr.22

Bird Watching in Hong Kong

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Given the SAR’s reputation as an “Asian Manhattan” or “Skyscraper Forest,” it would be easy to forget all about nature when negotiating the rush hour crowds in Central. Most go to Hong Kong to marvel at the vertical city, stock up on designer goods, and then frequent the many fine diners festooning the city. Little thought is given to the fact that the seven million souls that...
Experience Shenzhen in Luxury
Mar.25

Experience Shenzhen in Luxury

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Eagerly shakingoff its sweatshop moniker, boomtown Shenzhen looks more like Hong Kong with every trip around the sun. The city’s real estate is some of China’s most sensationally priced as it caters to the Middle Kingdom’s largest community of nouveau riche. Just stand on Shennan Boulevard for five minutes and count the luxury cars that pass you by; the Bicycle Kingdom, China ...
Beaching-It in Hong Kong & Shenzhen
Mar.17

Beaching-It in Hong Kong & Shenzhen

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The cities positioned either side of the Lo Wu border have different characters in many respects. One proclaims itself to be “Asia’s World City” – a unique metropolis that is home to the gravity-defying edifices of international banks and multinational corporations. The other, by stark contrast, is a decidedly Chinese affair where many Mainland head-offices typically set-up sh...
Shenzhen Outward Bounds
Mar.03

Shenzhen Outward Bounds

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A city of twelve million and counting is hardly a place to get away from it all. Indeed Shenzhen might be the buzzword for high-rise or high-tech but outbound activities, now that’s a different story. Or is it? In fact, the city is located in a dramatic environmental region, one of the verdant hills, thick forests, and sandy coves. For those with a thirst for the outdoors, the...
Muslim Culture and Community of Beijing
Mar.02

Muslim Culture and Community of Beijing

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The city of Beijing, which has a long and rich history that dates back over 3,000 years, is a melting pot of cultures. Not surprisingly, it is also home to many Muslims. A big population of Hui ethnic minority, one of the most important Muslim communities in China, lives in Beijing. The presence of large Muslim population in Beijing is an indicator of the city's historical...
Islamic Festivals Celebrated by Muslims in China
Mar.02

Islamic Festivals Celebrated by Muslims in China

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Muslims have been woven into the fabric of China's diverse community since the foundation of Islam more than 1400 years ago. Many came during the Yuan Dynasty (1271–1368), when Arab traders began to introduce the new faith in the coastal cities of China. There are approximately 25 million Muslims in China and represent almost 2% of the total Chinese population.They represe...
Shenzhen, City of Theme Parks
Feb.20

Shenzhen, City of Theme Parks

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Flotillas, snacks, slides and replica monuments: OK theme parks may not be to everyone’s taste but should you have kids they can help relieve the strain of holidaymaking. After all, what could be wrong with a comprehensive catalogue of fun bound-up in one ticket price? Despite their tawdry reputation it should be remembered that theme parks assume every shape and guise, with s...
Hong Kong’s Best Hikes
Feb.14

Hong Kong’s Best Hikes

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Hiking isn’t the first thing you’d think of doing when you visit Hong Kong. But, if you think the city is only good for shopping, eating, and partying till dawn, then you’re definitely missing out on some beautiful sights! Hiking in Hong Kong is incredibly rewarding, and you’ll get a mix of coastline, hills, and cultural sites. Pack your trail shoes, sports attire, and get rea...