The best views in Hong Kong – according to Lonely Planet travel experts

What’s On The best views in Hong Kong – according to Lonely Planet travel experts Share this article Next article Boasting one of the most iconic skylines in the world, Hong Kong is a cornucopia of architectural marvels and natural wonders. We live in a city where Skyscrapers collide with expansive oceans, white beaches and volcanic rock formations; and whether we’re hiking to drink in our fill of the city below or making our way out of the urban jungle…

Samurai Sushi and Tempura Night at Movenpick Hotel Doha

Location: Movenpick Hotel Doha, Corniche Promenade, Doha, Qatar Date: 8 September 2021 Time: 06:30 pm – 11:00 pm Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed Price: Regular – 99QR Phone: +974 4429 1111 Let’s face it, sushi and tempura have become a staple meal in Doha and if you weren’t a fan before, chances are you’ll be won over before you know it. From sushi to sashimi and everything in between, #SeasonsRestaurant is offering up a delicious and hearty platter of sushi…

Lionel Messi reaches agreement to sign for Qatar-owned Paris Saint-Germain

French sports outlet L’Equipe has said on its website that Lionel Messi has reached an agreement with Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) over a transfer. “His plane is expected in the next few hours in the French capital, Paris and he will sign an initial two-year deal”, reported L’Equipe on 10 August 2021. At a press conference on August 8, 2021, Messi made a tearful exit from his 20-plus year spell at FC Barcelona. Greatest ApplauseOfAllTime pic.twitter.com/YoJt8nkTZc — FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) August…

[FURTHER UPDATED] Qatar’s new travel policy to take effect from 12 July 2021

NOTE: Please check the official MOPH website before you make any travel plans. [FURTHER UPDATE] 30 July 2021 09:27 pm The Ministry of Public Health has announced the following updates regarding the travel and return policy for COVID-19, effective midday on Monday, August 2, 2021: Updates to the country classification lists. For those coming from the following six East Asian countries (Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines and Sri Lanka): Those vaccinated/recovering from COVID-19 in the State of Qatar are subject…

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…