Traditional Shoe / Leather Repair Man by Central MTR Station

The best traditional leather/repair man in Hong Kong is nestled in a tiny booth near Pedder Street next to Central MTR exit D2. Surrounded by shoes of all kinds and providing all manner of fix it services, Mr. Wong at Shing Do Shoe Repair will speedily resole men’s leather shoes, put red vibrams on your…

Raven Reviews : Horizon Plaza, Ap Lei Chau

Horizon Plaza is a mystical place that is shrouded in intrigue, likely because so many people have heard about it, yet have never been there. Therefore, the fabulous myth of horizon plaza grows. Some tell of floor after floor filled with discounts, others tell of a place that has the highest quality furniture that one…

The Saturday Club : Alfies

Alfies, as always, is absolutely scrumptious food. For such a beautiful venue, the steep prices are worth every dollar – not like many flashy venues around town that boast a beautiful view and serve mediocre flab. With simple english staples such as bangers and mash, toad in a hole, fish and chips (lauded by some…

We Love Cathay Pacific

I’ve got to say, I’m quite a fan of Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific Airlines. The attendants are consistently attentive and the service standard high. The food is fairly decent and there are reasonable options for vegetarian and gluten free meals. For the years I’ve been travelling with them, the staff and service has been reliable…

Stanley Main Street

Stanley Main Street is a pretty and tranquil waterfront area that is popular for its restaurants, lane-way market shopping and cultural attractions. Beautiful for weekend visits, there are often promenade festivities and other events held in the area. One of my favourite things about Stanley is that it’s a great place to find and buy…

The Saturday Club : Delicious! Giando Lives Up To Its Famous Reputation

Magnifico! Giando lives up to its famed reputation as being a favourite hot spot for delicious italian food. Located on the first floor of the little two storey naval building, Giando’s welcomes us with a bright little entry area decorated with vintage items. Long windows stretch down the side of the restaurant and allow ample light…

Museum Of Medical Sciences

I thought this building would be a lot more creepy than it actually is. In my mind loomed thoughts of galleries of awful torture scientific devices and mad scientist experiments (pig-goat-dimsum-creatures?) but upon visiting, all of my vague worries proved seriously unfounded. In fact, this museum is very interesing – set in a heritage building…

Diary of Typhoon Usagi

Hong Kong’s typhoon season is fairly regular, reliably bringing showers and storms through the months of August and September. This year has been no different- until now. Today, Hong Kong braces for the impact of Typhoon Usagi, the strongest storm in 34 years and some reports say the strongest storm seen on earth. The US…

The Saturday Club : VIP Treatment at W Hong Kong

SPECTACULAR is the word I must use to describe The Saturday Club’s lunch at The Kitchen in the W Hong Kong, TST. To overcome the slight mental barrier that many HK side folk feel about visiting Kowloon, W Hong Kong provided us with pickup in their fleet of snazzy Audi Q7’s. We were collected in…

The Saturday Club : The Peak Lookout

We couldn’t have chosen a better day for The Saturday Club to be at The Peak Lookout. Bright with slight clouds, slight breeze and reasonable humidity, we are able to enjoy the beautiful ambience of the old colonial building’s wide outdoor terrace area without need for umbrellas or artificial shade – the great branches of…