In collaboration with the Bruce Lee Foundation, the Hong Kong Heritage Museum will present some 400 invaluable items of Bruce Lee memorabilia in the exhibition titled "A Man Beyond the Ordinary: Bruce Lee," with large-scale multimedia and interactive programs. His films, martial arts achievements and life story show how Lee Jun-fon's perseverance gave birth to the legend that is Bruce Lee.
Beset by delays and one globe-spanning pandemic, visitors can finally enter M+, Hong Kong's newest tome of visual arts and culture. Designed by Herzog & de Meuron, the T-shaped game cartridge-in-console museum is already an explosive presence on the famous Victoria Harbour waterfront.
With Christmas around the corner, DotDotNews now presents the latest checklist for your holiday must-go in Hong Kong under the pandemic when you still have to be stuck in the city. Let's get our festive mood ready, and check out where to go beforehand.
In Part 1, we explored some of Hong Kong's most impressive skyline skyscrapers as well as an upcoming shoreline superstar. For Part 2, we'll explore some of the low-rise splendor the city has to offer; street-level magic you might miss if you didn't know.
Hong Kong's "beauty" is its instagrammable skyline. But the city's vibrant clash of East-West architecture is so unique that you need not only look up to glimpse iconic formations. From skyscrapers to underground stations and street-level concrete water pipes, 'Fragrant Harbour' blesses the eye with an impressive array of structures and buildings. Here we've rounded up the best landmarks the city has to offer, guiding you off-grid in the hopes of nourishing that architectural soul.
Hong Kong 2014 — a mystery pill is surfacing all over the city. Not graffiti but a sticker. It's as if, incapacitated, the pharma gods stumbled and dropped a stash of pills above Sheung Wan, spilling out into other districts like Jordan and Mong Kok. There was no tag, so no one knew who was doing this or where to look.
Imagine waking at 8 a.m. to the unfamiliar roar of hellfire distant booms. It's December 8, 1941. A few hours earlier, Japanese forces had launched a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, and the day before, Hong Kong was abuzz with holiday excitement. Christmas was approaching. Trees were in living rooms, presents were gathering underneath.
In Part I of the Wan Chai Heritage Trail, we touched on the tour's architectural highlights. There is, however, another element to the trail. Traditional sites are often an official location where political, military, religious, or social history is preserved due to their cultural and historical relevance.
In that long ago, somewhere in the whispers of a former world, Wan Chai was the first home to Chinese villagers living along the undisturbed coastlines of Victoria Harbour. The quaint little village is unrecognizable today, but as one of Hong Kong's earliest settlements, Wan Chai has a fascinating history with buildings from different periods scattered about the district.
What of this lush urban oasis? A bustling metropolis, tranquility of nature, neon-lit, east-west, frantic lives lived in overdrive. The most extraordinary thing about Hong Kong is its ability to transform itself from concrete jungle to pristine nature, seemingly within minutes. One of the most popular destinations to experience said transformation is Lamma Island.
It's no secret that big cities have a mental health problem. No doubt the frenetic pace, always-on culture, gridlocked roads and jam-packed subways all play a role. Studies have shown that incidences of depression are 20% higher among city-dwellers than those who live outside the city. Add to that the ongoing COVID-19 global health pandemic and a looming economic crisis and you have a recipe for a potential mental health crisis. But I have a secret weapon that helps keep me sane: trail running.
Fast-paced, bustling, and always on the go— they say a New York minute is equal to a Hong Kong second. The city is no stranger to the hectic demands of the corporate world. Revered as one of the biggest financial hubs in Asia, Hong Kong is home to hundreds of sizable businesses, banking institutions, and multinational corporations.
For the longest time, Kennedy Town or K-Town (not Koreatown or Kenosha, Wisconsin) was an almost mythical seaside locale. With enough distance from major commercial hubs without any convenient transportation links to brandish local mindsets with plenty of "Oh, man. That's way too far," excuses. Today, this major transport artery allows more people-Qi to flow through the Western District, and K-Town has become a go-to dining destination in recent years. Here are some of the best eateries to check out next time you head down to K-Town for some seaside contemplation.