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What’s Left of Hong Kong’s Once-Powerful Chiu Chow Neighbourhood?

These days, the Western District has become synonymous with whatever is gentrified and hip. And while stylish new coffee joints may be mushrooming between mechanic shops and fruit stalls, some remnants of the district’s glorious past as the centre of entrepôt trade still exist. Wholesale shops still line Connaught Road and Des Voeux Road, selling dried seafood, rice and […]...

Slow Hong Kong: In the Steps of a Governor

When you’re on the Peak, you aren’t really at the summit. You’ll need a bit of effort and imagination to reach the true peak of Hong Kong Island, 552 metres above sea level. Try as you might, you will never quite make it, because access is restricted by the telecommunications infrastructure on the summit of Mount […]...

Picture Hong Kong: The Vanishing Landscape of Queen’s Road West

The changes started years ago, but it was only when the giant cow disappeared that it became clear what was happening. In 2015, the bovine emblem of Queen’s Road West restaurant Sammy’s Kitchen was removed, an iconic piece of neon scrubbed from the street it had dominated for 40 years. The cow was taken away […]...

The Twins Who Are Rethinking Hong Kong’s Approach to Food

Josh and Caleb Ng don’t have interests – they have projects. A few years ago, at a friend’s dinner party, the twin brothers were captivated by a beer made with Amarillo hops, a rich, malty brew with hints of peach and orange. They began buying craft beer, which led them to one Danish brand they found […]...
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