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For centuries, the Trans Bhutan Trail served as the nation’s lifeline, frequented by monks, pilgrims, soldiers, traders, and messengers to cross the lands, but the building of Bhutan’s first major highways in the 1960s spelt the path’s end. Now, it has been painstakingly unearthed, and I am among the first group of travellers to hike this historical footpath.
Excellent service is already a matter of fact in Japan. Combine that with Aman’s next-level attention to detail, and you can expect a never-ending stream of sublime hospitality and attention. You’ll (pleasantly) suffer from main character syndrome during your stay.
Guests will share the space with all of the ancient city’s most characterful features—figuratively, of course. Artistic homages to Nara, big and small, are all around, rendered in loving detail—a tender tribute to the city.
Once the “most expensive resort in the world,” now one of the most eco-conscious.
Appreciating slowness, eating what you like, and watching the clouds drift across the sky can be its own form of wellness, too.
Your next trip to Thailand could see you making umbrellas and pottery with local crafters. Chiang Mai, the capital of the former Lanna kingdom, has retained all of these cultural riches, and this blend of old and new is what forms the DNA of the upcoming InterContinental Chiang Mai Mae Ping.
We spent three days and nights exploring the luxe Amankora lodges across the “Land of the Thunder Dragon,” where cultural heritages, religious landmarks, untamed nature, and a distinct national identity reign supreme.
With six new resorts due to open in 2023 alone, the wellness-led luxury brand Six Senses is poised to take on the world. But the hospitality outfit is far from resting on its laurels.
Following the recent news of the upcoming Rosewood Rome and Rosewood Hotel Bauer in Venice, the global hospitality brand has set its sights on Milan for a 2025 opening.
Coinciding with the reopening of Bhutan to international visitors, the Trans Bhutan Trail welcomes new walkers and a younger generation of Bhutanese people to follow in the footsteps of their ancestors.
Setting up camp on the edge of the first established national park in Thailand, the InterContinental Khao Yai Resort allows guests to experience nature from up close, with hiking and cycling trails surrounding the estate.
Project Sama is a 183-metre megayacht that aims to “set a new standard in waterborne voyages” by bringing the signature restorative experience Aman is famous for to the seas.
The UAE’s most famous artificial archipelago will soon see another luxury development added to its already impressive roster of hotels.
Japan is a veritable wonderland for powderhounds seeking groomed runs, off-piste opportunities, and fabulous backcountry terrain. Here are the best ski resorts in Japan you should consider.
Taipei—the city of night markets, bubble tea stalls, endless queues at Din Tai Fung, and... weird museums? Taiwan’s capital may not strike travellers as off-beat, but there is plenty hidden in its folds to make you do a double-take as you plan your itinerary. Give the National Palace Museum and Taipei Fine Arts Museum a miss—these weird museums in Taipei are the ones to check out.
Known as Por Lo Shan in Cantonese, daytrippers flock to this remote part of Tuen Mun for a glimpse of nature that invokes what some believe is a likeness of Hong Kong’s most iconic breakfast bun. See this fabled ravine for yourself with our guide to Pineapple Mountain, Hong Kong’s very own mini Grand Canyon.
Five years after the famed animation house made an initial announcement for its plans to build a theme park, the long-awaited Ghibli Park finally has an opening date.
Bring Arashiyama and Kyoto to you with these tried-and-true places in Hong Kong for a leisurely and enchanting stroll through bamboo forests.
From indigenous clan histories and walled villages to quaint flea markets and acclaimed restaurants, this little place has it all. Follow our neighbourhood guide to Kam Tin to find out why this quiet New Territories village is surprisingly popular among day-trippers.
As one of Hong Kong’s most quintessential and iconic neighbourhoods, Sham Shui Po’s identity is as diverse as the eclectic knick-knacks sold in the stalls on Apliu Street. If the sheer amount of things to do, see, and eat confuses and confounds you, let our ultimate neighbourhood guide take you through some of the must-visit spots of the Sham Shui Po area.
Wading through rock pools, dipping your feet into pristine waters, snapping a few pics for the social feeds, and mostly, getting a true sense of nature in Hong Kong—what’s not to like about a waterfall adventure? Almost all of the scenic falls on this list will require a hike of some sort to get to, so strap your boots on and start adventuring!
Most daytrippers will make their way up the foggy mountain via Tai Mo Shan Road or the MacLehose Trail (Stage Eight), but the lesser-known trail via Ng Tung Chai village promises a much wilder and more adventurous time. Plus, you’ll get to see not one, not two, but four waterfalls along the way (and herds of cows, if you’re lucky)!
Being a visionary can be a long and arduous journey. Massimo Bottura probably knows this better than most. When he opened Osteria Francescana in 1995, the chef was lambasted for his attempts at reinventing Italian food for the modern age.
If you had told Yim Jung-sik in his teenage years that he would end up being the acclaimed chef of not just one but two Michelin-starred restaurants, he might not have believed you.
The way we eat has shifted, maybe for good. Our top restaurants for the year are leading that charge while tantalising our palates.
10 years after first opening the doors to Tate Dining Room—and collecting Michelin stars and countless accolades along the way—award-winning restaurateur and chef Vicky Lau is expanding her portfolio with an intimate fine-dining project that channels her Asian roots and highlights the superfood of the region: the unassuming soy.
“Casual” and “fine dining” don’t normally sit next to each other in the dictionary of refined gastronomy, but John Law and Jessica Kesumo hope to challenge conventions with accessible tasting menus that uphold an uncompromising flavour and quality standard.
We continue into the summer with our round-up of the best new restaurants in Hong Kong this year, from a German fine-dining concept and a tribute to soybeans to an American soul food escapade.
As we steamroll our way into the Year of the Pig, barely holding onto our starry-eyed, “live and eat healthier” new year’s resolutions and sheepishly watching them slip through our clammy grip, there’s one bright star looming persistently on the horizon that gives us hope to carry on: the opening of Veda, celebrated vegetarian chef Hetty McKinnon’s first foray into Asia.
In Hong Kong, the unagi donburi may not have received the fanfare enjoyed by other Japanese dishes, but there is a small and growing appreciation for it. We uncover the best restaurants in Hong Kong for unadon.
We may have stumbled into Arcane on a dreary day, but no amount of rain clattering against the windowpanes could dampen our moods as we eagerly anticipated the most refined plant-based menu in our dining experience thus far.
We follow the irresistible waft of freshly ground coffee beans to the latest and greatest café and coffee shop openings in Hong Kong.
Nostalgia sure is tasty, and recently, it’s been tasting a whole lot like White Rabbit candy. With the craze of White Rabbit candy ice cream sweeping the globe, here’s what you need to know about where to find this sweet treat right here in Hong Kong. 277K+ views on Facebook
Japan's fluffiest pancakes have landed in Hong Kong! A Happy Pancake HK is now open at Lee Garden Three. At their first-ever overseas shop, expect to indulge in jiggly pancakes topped with homemade Manuka honey-whipped butter, caramel syrup, cheese mousse, chocolate sauce, and more! 50.4K+ views on Facebook and Youtube
Spanish stalwart Olé takes a stroll down memory lane with its new celebratory brunch menu, filled with a staggering number of dishes.
Only one more sleep till the start of Taste of Hong Kong, which means it's high time for me to start making my list of foods that I’m going to try this year and checkin’ it twice.
Le Rêve’s raison d’être is to present sophisticated, seasonal French-Japanese fusion cuisine in an appropriately elegant setting, without the lofty airs that would make one feel put out. It is in this quiet, thoughtful atmosphere, surrounded by engaging, caring waitstaff, that we sampled a six-course dinner menu that made its mark as one of the best meals we’ve had this summer.
It’s been almost a year since Momojein’s last menu revamp, and although we were sad to see some of our favourites go (I’ll never forget you, potato pancakes), we fully trusted that the newest tricks chef Lim Hee Won had up his sleeves would be as impressive as usual.
Just because I’m travelling to feast my heart out does not mean that I will abandon my penchant for finding the best foods at the most affordable prices. Few places on earth can make such a task more effortless than Vietnam.
Shopping & Beauty
When it comes to protecting and preserving your skin, it's all about getting into the habit of using effective skincare products early and being consistent to see long-lasting effects. Give your skin some love this season with these new-to-market picks.
Sometimes, the best solution to a good night’s sleep can also be the simplest. We’ve rounded up a host of our favourite products and apps to encourage falling asleep faster, sleeping longer and better, and waking up feeling well-rested.
Dive into some of the best eco-friendly swimwear brands in Hong Kong and across Asia that are actively disrupting the industry by transforming ocean waste into chic, sustainable swimmies.
All ready to pad out your first (or second or third) real adult forever home? We've found the best boutique design and woodworking shops in Hong Kong to make your custom furniture and interior design dreams come true.
Culture & Literature
Is paradise found, or paradise made? Bestselling travel author Pico Iyer explores this question in his latest book, “The Half Known Life: In Search of Paradise,” through a compendium of essays.
We sat down with Victor Yip and Christopher Sin to talk about their love for the wuxia genre and the challenges behind making independent films.
From office security guards to street cleaners, every job has more to it than meets the eye. For our latest exploration into weird and wonderful jobs, we chat with Tim Ho and Ian Choi—two miniature artists—about how to keep the culture of Hong Kong alive on a small scale.
We sat down with the Eurasian illustrator and writer, best known for her “Hong Konger” artwork series, to talk about her journey into digital art and how she juggles her work with her health.
From office security guards to street cleaners, every job has more to it than meets the eye. For our latest exploration into weird and wonderful jobs, we chat with Isabel Caruncho—a Disney Imagineer and creative designer—about what it’s like to work at the “happiest place on earth.”
We've exhausted our Netflix and even the Nintendo Switch looks unappealing so we turn our gaze to the blessed OG of all entertainment art forms: the written word. Here are the eight best non-fiction books on diseases, pandemics, plagues, and outbreaks of the past.
Food journalist Angela Hui presents an engrossing memoir of her experience growing up in a Chinese takeaway in the rural village of Beddau in the South Wales Valleys.
Author John Saeki follows the spoors of apex predators that roamed the Hong Kong hinterlands for “The Last Tigers of Hong Kong: True Stories of Big Cats that Stalked Britain’s Chinese Colony.”
Hold onto your chopsticks: To celebrate the hundredth-and-eleventh birthday of Momofuku Ando, the founder of Nissin Foods, the instant ramen giant has announced that CupNoodles Museum is now officially open in Hong Kong!
Getting psyched up for Halloween? Here are eight classic Hong Kong horror films to add to your Halloween watch party for a spooky holiday.
Hong Kong’s first-ever interactive exhibition dedicated to your digestive system features seven different educational zones with larger-than-life replicas of each stage of the human digestive system, go on an educational journey to see exactly what happens after you swallow a piece of food. 39K+ views on Facebook.
Considering how much time we spend outside of our homes on a regular basis—either at work or just on the go with friends—is it really any wonder that Hongkongers seem to be especially well-equipped with, well, all sorts of stuff?
We sit down with Ho Wing-sun, one of the last metalworkers in Hong Kong, and learn about working with galvanised steel and staying positive. 44.6K+ views on Facebook
Calling all lovers of Studio Ghibli: “The World of Studio Ghibli’s Animation” exhibition is now open in Hong Kong, bringing a collection of their beloved films to life! See Hayao Miyazaki’s most famous creations through life-size installations. 32.7K+ views on Facebook and Youtube
From fresh groceries and beauty products to snacks and cheap dress-up costumes, here is a first look at just a small selection of what’s on offer at Japanese discount superstore Don Don Donki in Hong Kong. 60.4K+ views on Facebook
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From daily and overnight to short and long charters, these beautiful rentals are the perfect vessels to whisk you off on a voyage around the South China Sea. Here are some of the best luxury yachts to charter in Hong Kong this summer.
Armchair travel with us to explore the bountiful wonders of Australia and tantalise your senses with our picks of the unique sights and sounds that perfectly represent the sublime cornerstones of Aussie culture.
Find out why Asia’s first global museum of contemporary visual culture is so remarkable and what to expect when it opens. Museum director Suhanya Raffel guides you on an architectural tour of the world’s newest sensation.
Go off the beaten track on adrenaline-pumping tours to experience the hidden side of Hong Kong: challenging mountain climbs, nocturnal snake-watching, and deep-sea diving—all brought to you by Hong Kong’s night safari experts Roland Sharman, Alex Croney, and William Sargent.
Feel the energy and business vibrancy of Hong Kong start-ups. Meet Benjamin Quinlan, Rhaime Kim, and Daniel Wong who get their visions and dreams off the ground with just a little push.
This emerging neighbourhood connects the traditional craftsmanship, historic buildings, authentic dining and shopping experiences in the city to the new bustling energy of an international art and culture district. It boasts no shortage of gems for visitors to rediscover Hong Kong.
Torbjørn C. “Thor” Pedersen, a Danish traveller whose goal is to visit every country in the world without the use of air travel, shares tales of his adventure in Hong Kong and across the globe, and how to endure seven years of continuous travelling.
As part of its virtual spring reception, the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in San Francisco celebrated Chinese New Year with Hong Kong chef Jowett Yu, who demonstrated how to cook two Chinese New Year dishes with recommended wines from the United States to pair.
As part of its virtual spring reception, the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in San Francisco celebrated Chinese New Year with Hong Kong mixologist Victoria Chow, who created four modern cocktails infused with the classic flavours of this festive occasion.
Join Michelin-starred chefs Shane Osborn (Arcane) and Mak Kwai-pui (Tim Ho Wan) as they guide you through the best of Hong Kong’s East-meets-West culinary history. For that perfect five o’clock feeling, reward yourself by shaking up a simple but special tea cocktail or two with celebrated mixologist Victoria Chow (The Woods).
Join the acclaimed Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra on a virtual tour of Hong Kong’s breathtaking hinterlands, accompanied by the invigorating sound therapy properties of classical music. Presenting an extraordinary side of Hong Kong rarely seen by outsiders, take in a performance of a lifetime with the award-winning musicians as they take music-making to new heights, supported by the natural sights and sounds of Hong Kong.