Articles by Shirley Yau

When 7-Eleven turns into a souvenir shop on the Peak

When 7-Eleven turns into a souvenir shop on the Peak May 14, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
When you get off the Peak Tram on your way, the first shops that greet you are the souvenir shops, you’ll see wax or fiberglass molding of baby’s hands, Chinese chops and Chinese calligraphy,toys, massage products, miniature fridge magnet dim sum, postcards, shirts, Chinese shoes and glitzy...

Top 5 Places in Hong Kong to Take Photos

Top 5 Places in Hong Kong to Take Photos May 11, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
5. Tai O Tai O, located on Lantau Island, is nicknamed the “Venice of Hong Kong.” The near-derelict fishing village is divided by a river into a Y shape and the main mode of transport are still the man powered ferry crossings and villagers rely on small boats to get to places. Its secluded...

Top 8 questions about the Cheung Chau Bun Festival you wish you knew the answers to.

Top 8 questions about the Cheung Chau Bun Festival you wish you knew the answers to. May 2, 2011 | Events, free, What's New | Read More
1. When is the Bun Scrambling competition taking place? The competition takes place at the Soccer pitch of Pak Tai Temple Playground, Cheung Chau. The Official Bun Carnival timetable starts 11:30pm on May 10th and the final competition ends around 12:30am on May 11th. This year there were 199 applications...

Eating at Main St. deli, with prices 10 years ago.

Eating at Main St. deli, with prices 10 years ago. April 25, 2011 | Food, What's New | Read More
You have to make a reservation so call 2375 1133 beforehand and there are (sneaky) limitations too since you have to visit between 5pm to 7pm on Mondays only but guess what; Main St. Deli is celebrating its 10 year anniversary, and you can get five star authentic Main St. Deli best sellers at the original...

Nightlife in Lan Kwai Fong, Without Breaking the Bank

Nightlife in Lan Kwai Fong, Without Breaking the Bank April 17, 2011 | Nightlife, off the beaten path | Read More
Would you rather watch a movie in the open air than in another refrigerated shopping mall? Do you just want to relax and have fun without having to worry about looking your best, but don’t want to miss out on the nightlife around Lan Kwai Fong? Then Rooftop Cinema Hong Kong is for you. If...

How I learnt Common Cantonese phrases that made me stand out from the crowd.

April 16, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
Its a lifesaver to have a few common Cantonese phrases handy when you are in Hong Kong: Hello – ‘Nei Ho’ Yes – ‘Hai’ No- ‘Mm Hai’ I know- ‘Zhi Dough’ Don’t know – ‘Mm Zhi Dough’ Thank you – ‘Mm Goi’ Sorry...

Easter Races at Happy Valley

Easter Races at Happy Valley April 13, 2011 | Events, What's New | Read More
If you happen to be looking for things to do before the Easter Holidays start in Hong Kong then the Hong Kong Jockey Club is holding an Easter Cup at the Happy Valley Racecourse on Wednesday, 20th of April. The regular crowds are the HKJC members and its a great place to meet expats and locals alike...

What to do during Easter holidays

What to do during Easter holidays April 13, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Last minute plans for this Easter in Hong Kong doesn’t have to mean paying an exorbitant amount of money to go spend a holiday in Thailand or Bali. Or perhaps you are simply wondering what to do during Easter holidays in Hong Kong for this year. Both the Mira Hong Kong and the Langham in Tsim Sha...

World’s highest hotel, Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong

World’s highest hotel, Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong April 4, 2011 | Five Star, Hotels, What's New | Read More
The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong opened last week on March 29th and is beginning to live up to its name as the world’s “highest” hotel. It doesn’t own the entire hotel building so what happened is that the Ritz-Carlton is located on the 102/F to 118/F of the International Commerce Centre (ICC)...

What to do when you are given Chopsticks in Hong Kong

What to do when you are given Chopsticks in Hong Kong April 2, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
You go to a Cha Chaan Teng in Hong Kong and the waiter approaches and plops down a plastic up of tea on the table as you sit down for lunch. You are thirsty and tired and – though you’d like a lemon with the tea, you gulp the tea but wait… there is something wrong because the local...