Vintage Clothing from the Past: Hong Kong 1950s-Early 60s

Mad Men‘s fourth season debuted yesterday, but have you ever wondered what clothing from other countries looked like around the same period? Below are clips from various fashion shows in Hong Kong back in the 1950s and early 1960s. Notice how many pieces look like they were inspired by Asian clothing. Also, observe what the […]

Tim Hortons To Expand Internationally

Cynthia Cheng Now that Tim Hortons has set foot in Manhattan, it is looking to go elsewhere in the world, including Asia.  The question, of course, is will it do well there?  Doughnuts, or at least, the doughnut that we commonly associate with people in law enforcement, are not commonly found in Asia, not even […]

Macanese Cuisine: A Blend of East and West

Cynthia Cheng “Portuguese” Chicken Macanese Fried Rice Macanese food, like Macau itself, is a mix of east and west.  During trip to Hong Kong, we were able to escape over to what many people consider the “Vegas of the East” on a day trip.  Though actual gambling in the casinos was not part of the […]

History and Science Museums in Hong Kong

Exhibit of a wedding procession from the Hong Kong Museum of History Want to get away from the touristy, gimicky stuff?  The Hong Kong Museum of History and its neighbour, the Hong Kong Science Museum are places for you to go to.  For those interested in history and culture (but not necessarily into more traditional cultural pieces), […]

Food, Glorious Chinese Food!

If you think Chinese food is about chicken balls, egg rolls and fortune cookies, then you don’t know Chinese food.  These items are in fact, North American inventions.  “Real” traditional Chinese food is very diverse and consists of a large variety of foods, with each region having its own signature dishes.  People in cities like […]

Peak Historical Gallery and Tram Video

Until the 1880s, the only way to get up to the Peak was by sedan chair.  The tram, which took three years to build, finally opened in 1888 and ran on steam engine.  In the 1920s, it was replaced by electricity.  Originally used to take British expats to their homes, today, the tram carries over […]

Hong Kong Public Transportation

One of the best ways to get around Hong Kong is by its subway system, called the MTR.  It consists of seven rail lines, plus two express lines (one to the airport and the other to Hong Kong Disney) as well as one for light rail.  Lines are diffrentiated by the end stations, rather than […]

Christmas in Hong Kong: Absolutely CRAZY!

Christmas Eve at Pacific Place Mall, Hong Kong  In most parts of the west, Christmas is quiet.  Stores are closed and people are spending time with their family.  Not so in Hong Kong.  Though Christmas is celebrated commercially (kids see Santa, homes often have trees and of course, malls and streets are decorated), the Christian […]

Shopping in Hong Kong

Wow…what can I say?  Shopping here is a recreational sport.  From high end malls like Pacific Place, IFC and The Landmark (where practically every store is something you’d find on Fifth Avenue or Rodeo Drive) to local markets, you can anything and everything.  Ranging from local brands to internationally known ones like Zara, Kate Spade and Vivienne Tam, shopping doesn’t […]

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