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…

The Saturday Club : SPICES, Repulse Bay (and Tin Hau Temple)

I wish I could write a more glowing review of Spices, since so many people were looking forward to this lunch. As it happens, I am writing this after the event since I managed to get hit with a horrible stomach flu the day after we dined there. Since the food was absolutely delicious, at…

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…

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…

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…

2pm On A Rainy Afternoon, Panorama

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The Saturday Club : J.A.R dinner

J.A.R may be a restaurant best known for not being known. Recently it has had a slew of great reviews that have piqued the interest of many, but we were introduced to this place through a friend and were delighted enough with the quality and menu selection that we decided to make this the venue…

Des Voeux Road Central : Tram stop at The Landmark

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The Saturday Club : Press Room & Organic Pop Up Market

The Press Room is a high ceilinged space, lit by moody ambient lighting and long windows that stretch along the length of the restaurant. It is bustling and crowded even on a rainy Saturday. Somehow, this place never quite feels cosy, with hard backed and bottomed chairs that some find uncomfortable for a length of…

Hong Kong’s MTR (underground train system)

The MTR is Hong Kong’s Mass Transit Railway and transports almost five million people to their destinations daily. Crowded, fast and efficient, the experience is much like being a sardine in a tin. Well organised, it is one of the more clean and efficient transport systems in the world. Despite this fact, for much of…