Vaccinated Hong Kong residents ready to party till 2 a.m. curfew as bars reopen

HONG KONG  In Hong Kong’s famed party zone Lan Kwai Fong, dormant bars and clubs are revving up to serve customers again, but only if they have had at least one vaccine shot – one of the few examples globally of offering greater freedom for the vaccinated. Bar staff need to have gotten at least one coronavirus vaccine dose too, and patrons must register with a government mobile tracking application as they enter. The Chinese special administrative region has kept…

Beautiful Memories of Palestine, a pictorial journey through Palestine

Location: MIA Library Date: 27 June 2021 – 30 September 2021 Time: 09:00 am – 07:00 pm Phone: +974 4422 4444 Beautiful Memories of Palestine, a pictorial journey through Palestine is currently on view at the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) Library until 30 September 2021. The exhibition features books from MIA’s Rare Book Collection which are largely published in European languages as travel journals, stories and histories, depicting a great fascination for the Arab world. A series of programmes…

Hong Kong Travel Guide – Expert Picks for your Vacation

An enigma wrapped in a mystery, Hong Kong is a city of extremes, whose stratospheric rise as an international power hub matches the upward trajectory of its ever-expanding skyline. Give the city its full name—Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China—and the curious case of an Asian megalopolis and its contradictions begin to make sense. Governed by China but independent under the principle “one country, two systems” since its return from British rule in 1997, Hong…

Summer hotel deals just in time for Hong Kong celebration

SINGAPORE – Agoda.com, Asia’s global hotel booking site and part of the Nasdaq-listed Priceline.com Inc. (Nasdaq: PCLN), has secured fantastic hotel deals in time for this year’s Hong Kong Summer Spectacular. Hong Kong is a vibrant, exciting metropolis, and during the annual Summer Spectacular everything that’s great about the city gets even better. This year’s celebration runs from June 17 to August 31 and promises a schedule packed with fun things to do. To help travelers decide what to put…

The HSBC Building’s Feng Shui Cannons

Built in 1985, the HSBC Building in downtown Hong Kong is the headquarters of the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, and one of the largest banks in the world. In 1990, the Bank of China Tower was built next door, and it’s now one of the most recognizable skyscrapers of Hong Kong. But the iconic tower’s unique shape came at a curious price: Feng shui principles were ignored. In fact, the Bank of China Tower is the only major…