Under The Knife: Considering the “Why” of Cosmetic Surgery

Cosmetic surgery is a bit blasé these days mostly because everybody’s doing it. Today’s women are throwing Botox parties instead of Tupperware parties and at this rate, in a couple of years we’ll be having nose job parties too. It’s no big deal. Anaesthesia is probably cheaper in bulk, right?

Maybe that’s what my mother was thinking when she stopped by a friend of a friend’s office for a…

Beat the Summer Stress: The Best Ways to Relax in Hong Kong

Busy schedules, sadly, don’t cease when the sun comes out. As a result, juggling work commitments with the urge to swim in the sea, have a relaxed drink at a terrace bar or make the most of the weather with a hike in the New Territories can be frustratingly difficult. Check out these tips for three easy-to-find places in Hong Kong to chill out in the summer and make the most of glorious sunny weekends.

BEACH:

Hung…

The Top 3 Froyo Spots in Hong Kong

Frozen Yoghurt, or Froyo as it is more commonly known, is a simple dessert that consists of frozen yoghurt in a tub, topped off with small servings of fruit, chocolate, candy or other such delights. At first glance, Froyo looks like a modern and more elaborate adaptation of the traditional ice-cream, yet it has quickly overtaken its predecessor as the summer treat of choice. The furor surrounding this…

Would a Car Insurance Policy Cover a Crash with a UFO?

There was once a time when traveling involved walking as far as our feet could take us, then came horses, carriages and finally, cars. Looking to the future, it is possible that flying vehicles will be an everyday occurrence. What will this mean for the motor insurance industry? How will damage claims differ for airborne crashes as opposed to land crashes? It may be many years…

Dog Days of Summer

So many people in crowded Hong Kong have very little space for themselves, let alone a pet, so many opt for smaller, easier companions like fish or cats. Still, there are over 247,000 dogs living in the city and many are treated as an indispensable member of the family (or sometimes as a status symbol). Dogs are even shown to live longer in Hong Kong than in other places around the world, perhaps…

Keeping It Safe: Home Hazards To Lookout For

It may come as a suprrise to some but, every year people get injured and even killed in household accidents. There’s no need to be alarmed but it pays to be aware. There are often simple things that can be done to help guard homes and families from these hazards. Being informed of the potential dangers is the first step.

Electrical Fires & Incidents

There are many dangerous things…

Weekend Away: Your Guide to Macau

Macau is one of the most popular weekend destinations in the entire world, but the majority of visitors see only the inside of their hotel room and the casino. In recent years Macau has transformed itself from a colonial Portuguese trading port to the largest gambling center in the world, thanks in large part to mainland China’s addiction to the illusion of easy money coupled with a centuries-old…

The Health Hazards of Being Wanted

The Health Hazards of Being Wanted

At this point in time, former NSA contractor Edward Snowden has been out of the US for one month. In another life, perhaps Snowden would be celebrating his 30th birthday (which fell on June 21) with his now ex-girlfriend on the sunny shores of Hawaii. Instead he is holed up, planning his next move with as much secrecy as a tenured poker player. Such is…

Five Secret Havens in Hong Kong

In Hong Kong, finding a quiet place away from the crowds is tricky, but not impossible. Here are five lesser-known spots:

Camping with a Difference at Teepee Village, Palm Beach, South Lantau

City slickers looking to escape Hong Kong’s frenetic pace will surely be charmed by the idea of getting back to nature with a sleepover in an authentic hand-painted American Indian Teepee,…

Summer Events in Hong Kong 2013

As the last of the spring rains start to make way for summer, Hong Kong really comes alive with a great list of events that will appeal to everyone’s tastes. To help mark your diary for the coming months, we have created this quick guide which highlights some of the more popular and interesting events you won’t want to miss this summer.

Each summer the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) organize…

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