Hong Kong Living

‘Cheer’ful Wednesday – Asian Wine Festival 2017

After Taste of Hong Kong, dear oenophiles, are you all ready for another round? Wanting to explore more about wines from Japan, China, Thailand, Indonesia and India? Wondering how different kinds of wines actually measure up? Missing the grape Koshu you tried in Japan last time? Asian Wine Festival 2017 can satisfy all your desire under one roof! This event …

Asif Ghafoor - April 19, 2017

To Explore Top Local & International Schools at Kindergartens Festival 2017

Kindergartens Festival 2017 organized by Education Post, South China Morning Post and Top Schools is a great platform for parents to discover education opportunities in Hong Kong. No matter if you would like to choose local or international education streams, there is a vast range of popular kindergartens, pre-nursery and playgroup institutions offering exclusive admission tips and interview information in the …

Asif Ghafoor - April 13, 2017

Partying in Hong Kong! – “Warehouses on West Block Party” in Sai Ying Pun

The very first Block Party celebrating culture and community is happening on April 22 at Warehouses on West! The Warehouses on West Block Party will bring you creative workshops, events, and activities to Hong Kong’s coolest corner. Good news for those who love designs and originalities, there’ll be popup stores from local designers Melissa Bui, Pi’a and Handsome Co. Meanwhile, …

Asif Ghafoor - April 7, 2017

4 Smartphone Apps for Expatriate Kids to Learn Mandarin

Since the 1997 turnover, learning Mandarin became more necessary than ever. The popularity of Chinese language lessons and tutorials have exploded, so have the number of helpful resources catered to second language learners or expat kids living in Hong Kong. I think we all know that the educational trends are always on the go, and guess what, so are apps. These …

Asif Ghafoor - April 5, 2017

The “Disappearing” Buildings in Hong Kong (V) — Sham Shui Po Downgraded Historic Building

Sham Shui Po is a perfect place for buying electronic parts, cheap products and antiques. In addition to shopping, Sham Shui Po is a place with a high density of old buildings. So, we’ve brought you five valuable historic buildings in Sham Shui Po. 117-125 Nam Cheong Street 117-125 Nam Cheong Street is the largest group of tenement houses in …

Asif Ghafoor - March 28, 2017

[Hi! Houses] Hong Kong Old Houses X Contemporary Art

Some of the old houses in Hong Kong are conserved in the form of museums that preserve and present the original or period furniture and artifacts inside. People start getting unfamiliar and unconnected to the things that belong to the previous centuries along with the rapid development. The Art Promotion Office presents a project called “Hi! Houses” that aims to make …

Asif Ghafoor - March 24, 2017

The “Disappearing” Buildings in Hong Kong (IV) – The Not-being-graded Tenement House in Central

120 Wellington Street, Central It is estimated that the tenement at 120 Wellington Street has a long history of 137 years, which becomes the very last existing tenement among the first generation tenements in Hong Kong. Before the tenement being emptied, it was occupied by Wing Wo grocery store, which had been operated for 80 years. As 120 Wellington Street …

Asif Ghafoor - March 9, 2017