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…

Bamboo Scaffolding, Sheung Wan

Bamboos are some of the fastest growing plants in the world, and giant bamboo are the largest members of the grass family. Across Asia, bamboo is used for building material, as a food source and as a versatile raw product in an increasing number of eco-friendly homes. In Hong Kong, it is made into scaffolding…

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…

Two Rainy Day Panoramas

Two consecutive rainy days in Hong Kong last week. So glad that they’ve passed. It’s been a jeckyll-and-hyde few weeks of weather this August, with a day or two of torrential grey followed by a few days of clear golden skies, quite without warning. Thankfully much of the downpour has been occurring overnight, with heavy…

2pm On A Rainy Afternoon, Panorama

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Des Voeux Road Central : Tram stop at The Landmark

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Worst Pollution Of The Year?

Pollution levels are always bad in Hong Kong. Today the levels are visibly the worst I have seen all year. Typhoon Trami is on the way but the thick, solid, stagnant murky grey air is a horrifying reminder of how awful Hong Kong’s air quality can be. Slowly, Hong Kong is trying to clean up…

Morning Panorama of ICC

9am in Hong Kong, 26*C and gorgeous with slight breeze and clear skies after last nights thunder storm warning. Raven Tao is a media personality and real estate agent and ambassador for Engel & Voelkers HK. She loves arts and culture, is fascinated by fashion and luxury, and is passionate about all things house and home. For…

Views over Fringe Club, Central

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Ferry views of Hong Kong Island

Hong Kong as seen from the ferry departing Central ferry piers at 11:30am mid July. Raven Tao is a media personality and real estate agent and ambassador for Engel & Voelkers HK. She loves arts and culture, is fascinated by fashion and luxury, and is passionate about all things house and home. For more updates, LIKE her Facebook…

The Repulse Bay, South Side

The Repulse Bay is a beautiful arcade with many popular restaurants, including the famous Spices restaurant and is available for weddings and sunny breezy weekend dining. Surrounded by luxurious apartments and facing Repulse Bay Beach, there are currently more serviced apartments being developed here. Charming, bright and breezy, this area is hugely popular with those seeking tranquil…

Raven Reviews : Ladder Street

The steep stairs of Ladder street lead down from Caine Road, passing by U Lam Terrace, Bridges Street, Hollywood Road and Upper Lascar Row before ending at Queens Road Central. Walking down this street is a lovely experience that reminds of times gone by, when courtyards were used for socialising and strolls, uniting the community…