Hong Kong Living

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

8 Fun Facts about International Women’s Day (March 8)

Do you know much about the March 8 – International Women’s Day? Let’s have a look at the fun facts of it. 1. International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8 every year. The name provides no clue of the date for english-speaking people but for Chinese people, the date is incorporated into the Chinese name of International Women’s Day, which can be literally …

Asif Ghafoor - March 8, 2017

5 Best Craft Beer Bars in Hong Kong

Do you miss Beertopia already? I guess we all do. Such a huge festival has reminded us how much Hong Kongers love craft beer and how unique it is. While we are waiting for the next Beertopia to come, why don’t we try some of the best craft beer in the local brew pubs first and let the delights continue to …

Asif Ghafoor - March 6, 2017

10 Must-try Cafes in Hong Kong

While bustle occurs at a lively pace in this metropolitan city that is home to many across the globe, cozy cafes seem to be one of the most important places for us to just chill out and have some lazy afternoons, balancing our work and life. Here in Hong Kong, if you don’t have time to explore the quieter side of the city, …

Asif Ghafoor - March 1, 2017

The “Disappearing” Buildings in Hong Kong (III) — The Last Corner Tenement Building in Wan Chai

Wan Chai was known as “Ha Wan” in the past. Owning to the reconstruction, it leads to a rapid dropping number of the historical buildings in Wan Chai in the recent years, such as Lee Tung Street, also known as Wedding Card Street as it was a centre for publishing wedding cards. In fact, Wan Chai is still there remains …

Asif Ghafoor - February 28, 2017

Exploring Another Side of Hong Kong: 5 Must Go Places for Expats

Though we don’t have long public holidays and vacation days in this month that beckon us to book long flights and plan trips to other countries, we can still explore Hong Kong during weekends! While we are always up for spending our leisure time in those typical touristy spots, nothing beats the allure of visiting somewhere new and revealing Hong Kong’s another sides simultaneously. …

Asif Ghafoor - February 22, 2017

The ‘Disappearing’ Buildings in Hong Kong (II) – The Forbidden Public House in Tsing Yi

Tsing Yi is an island in Hong Kong. It has been developed into a new town with numerous malls, recreational facilities and residential buildings. There are still some unique traditions preserved amongst Tsing Yi inhabitants. For example, the male members of the indigenous inhabitants have the rights to apply for Ting Uk and to inherit properties. Tsing Yi holds Tsing …

Asif Ghafoor - February 21, 2017