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Jenny Leung

Jenny Leung

Digital Editor

Jenny Leung has been the digital editor of Time Out Hong Kong since 2019.

Born in Hong Kong and raised in the UK, Jenny loves writing about amazing and unusual places to explore in town, local culture, and all things art. She also deals with her unhealthy obsession with online shopping by writing about fashion and beauty content in Hong Kong.

Jenny speaks both English and Cantonese, so feel free to reach her at [email protected], or connect with her on Instagram: @jen.lcl

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New shows and movies on Netflix Hong Kong this month

New shows and movies on Netflix Hong Kong this month

Freshen up your watchlist this March with some of the best shows on Netflix Hong Kong right now. Prepare for disturbing true-crime documentaries, wacky Japanese comedy, and plenty of sci-fi action! Scroll down to see what you should be adding to the watchlist this month RECOMMENDED: Had enough of Netflix? Grab the Joy-Cons and check out the best new Nintendo Switch games in 2022.

Best things to do online in Hong Kong this weekend

Best things to do online in Hong Kong this weekend

Congratulations, you've made it to the weekend. And if you want to make the most out of your downtime at home, there are some pretty cool things you can check out online. From virtual exhibitions to interactive games and online performances, there's something for everyone!  Event details are subject to change depending on the latest social distancing regulations. 

Best new Nintendo Switch games you should be playing in 2022

Best new Nintendo Switch games you should be playing in 2022

Video games are a great pastime for many, and now, with everyone putting social distancing above anything else, there's never been a better time to pick up a game console. We’re of course talking about the Nintendo Switch! Whether you’re looking for multiplayer madness, solo RPGs, or just something to pass the time, there’s a bucket load of games for every type of player out there. Keep reading to see some of our favourites game releases of 2022. RECOMMENDED: Have fun while burning a few calories at home with these Nintendo Switch games that can replace your workout.

How to deal with a potential lockdown (according to Hongkongers)

How to deal with a potential lockdown (according to Hongkongers)

With rumours flying around about a potential lockdown, it’s only natural to feel a little confused about what to expect in the coming days or weeks. But fear not! We're here to help. Well, you guys are. We took to Instagram to check in with all you lovely people out there about how you’re feeling towards a possible lockdown, how you plan to prepare for it, and what kind of things you’ll be doing to stay (relatively) sane at home. Here are the results. Time Out Hong Kong RECOMMENDED: Need more advice? Here are our two cents on things to do in case there is a city-wide lockdown. 

Guide to Covid-19 Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) kits in Hong Kong

Guide to Covid-19 Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) kits in Hong Kong

The city’s fifth pandemic wave has put Hong Kong’s public healthcare system under immense pressure with overcrowded hospitals and overstretched healthcare workers. If you’re showing preliminary symptoms but are hesitant to visit testing centres, you may want to consider purchasing a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) kit to get your results as quickly as within 10 minutes. Here’s a quick guide on what you need to know, deets on some of the self-testing kits that are available on the market right now, as well as where they can be purchased via online stores such as Mannings, Pricerite, ParknShop and more. Please check with individual outlets for the latest availability of different kits. RECOMMENDED: Stay up to date with Hong Kong’s current social distancing regulations.

9 cheap and easy ways to upgrade your instant noodles

9 cheap and easy ways to upgrade your instant noodles

Instant noodles may not be the healthiest carbs to ingest, but there's no denying that they're an easy go-to when your stomach starts rumbling. Plus, when done right, they don't always have to be so unhealthy and can taste amazing too! So, to help you up the noodle game, we've put together some tasty ideas on how you can instantly upgrade your noodles without breaking the bank. And no, it's not just eggs and ham. RECOMMENDED: Take it up a notch and really treat yourself with the best takeaway and delivery from Hong Kong’s Michelin starred restaurants.

Best things to do online in Hong Kong this March

Best things to do online in Hong Kong this March

March in Hong Kong is typically known to be the most creative month thanks to Hong Kong Arts Month. And though the celebration of arts in¬†the city has been postponed to May this year, there are still plenty of things for you to get excited about ‚Äď even¬†if you're just staying home!¬†From¬†online workshops¬†and exhibits to virtual concerts and performances, fill up the calendar¬†with these exciting events happening online in Hong Kong this month.¬† RECOMMENDED:¬†If you're¬†missing the great outdoors, plan ahead for your next adventure with our pick of the¬†best hikes in Hong Kong or¬†one of these¬†beautiful country parks.

11 classic cartoons every 90s kid grew up watching in Hong Kong

11 classic cartoons every 90s kid grew up watching in Hong Kong

Oh, how we miss the good old days when the only thing we had to worry about was how to carefully spend our allowance on snacks and street food, before getting off school and back home in time to catch our favourite cartoon. Rather than talking about the latest news headlines, topics of discussion among friends revolved around the latest episode of the hottest cartoon, and why Mewtwo will always be better than Arceus (any Pokemon fans?) If you're desperately missing those days, then join us as we take a look back at some of our favourite cartoons from the 90s. Enthusiastic singing to theme soundtracks is highly encouraged. Ready? Cue the nostalgia. RECOMMENDED: Too sophisticated for cartoons? How about some classic Hong Kong TV drama?

7 Ways to experience Japan in Hong Kong

7 Ways to experience Japan in Hong Kong

A land filled with all the weird, wacky, and wonderful things imaginable, Japan is arguably the most popular travel destination for Hongkongers. Luckily, our city is heavily influenced by Japanese culture, so you're never too far away from discovering great Japanese food, fashion, or even art. But since we can’t go anywhere too far right now, here are some ideas on how you can have yourself a Japanese holiday in Hong Kong. RECOMMENDED: Want to stay home instead? No problem. Here are some great binge-worthy shows to keep you entertained.

Quirky crisps and potato chip flavours in Hong Kong

Quirky crisps and potato chip flavours in Hong Kong

Step up your snack game and say goodbye to your boring cheese and onion-flavoured crisps. From cha chaan teng-inspired flavours to creations that will make you question which brilliant bozo came up with the idea, I've scoured the city high and low to find you some of the strangest and most creative potato chip flavours available and took on the brave task (you're welcome) of trying them all. Here are the results! RECOMMENDED: Not impressed with the selection? How about these weirdly-flavoured cup noodles? Or, if you're just craving that one particular thing, check out these food specialty restaurants.

Binge-worthy shows you should be watching right now

Binge-worthy shows you should be watching right now

Thanks to streaming platforms like Netflix and Disney+, we're blessed with an endless source of online entertainment. So, whether you're keeping safe at home or just need a distraction from what's going on in the city right now, there's everything from all-time classics to recent releases that are just a few clicks away. Keep scrolling to see our pick of the most binge-worthy shows to help get you through the day. RECOMMENDED: Prefer to check out the local talent? Then work your way through the top 100 Hong Kong movies.

50 Most incredible things to do in Hong Kong

50 Most incredible things to do in Hong Kong

February¬†2022:¬†New year, new to-do list! Aside from a ton of events and happenings¬†to enjoy this month, there's also¬†some pretty¬†amazing¬†stuff¬†to do in Hong Kong all year round. From walks in the park to¬†discovering street art and¬†local bites, how many of these can you check off the list? We don't like to brag (ok, maybe just a little), but Hong Kong is truly one of the most unique cities in the world.¬†From¬†bustling street markets to luxurious shopping malls, Michelin-starred restaurants to classic Hong Kong street food, vibrant street art to world-class exhibitions, not to mention, the abundance of greenery found in all parts of the city ‚Äď whatever you're looking for, there are plenty of places to visit and activities to keep you happily entertained.¬†Follow our comprehensive guide below and discover all the best things to see, do, and eat in Hong Kong. Done¬†something on this list and loved it? Share it with the hashtag #TimeOutDoList

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Digital Art Fair Asia 2021

Digital Art Fair Asia 2021

Taking place from October 3 to 17 at the former flagship location of Topshop in Hong Kong, the Digital Art Fair Asia (DAFA) will be Asia‚Äôs first physical art fair that focuses on contemporary art with cutting-edge technology, new media art, NFT Crypto Art, and immersive art experiences. The two-week-long¬†exhibition will feature art pieces¬† ‚Äď both in physical and virtual format ‚Äst by over 40 international and local artists. There are five zones¬†at the art fair, including the Immersive zone,¬†which will feature artworks by Turkish-American new media artist Refik Anadol and Krista Kim, Toronto-based artist and creator of the first ‚ÄėNFT virtual house‚Äô; along with the Prestige zone, where there will be¬†a showcase of world-class new media and NFT contemporary art collections. Over at the¬†Pioneer zone, a¬†space¬†co-curated by photographer and digital artist, Derry Ainsworth, and urban art specialist Hannah Smith,¬†visitors can expect to see works by¬†the likes of Sean Foley, SurrealHK (Tommy Fung), Szabotage, and more. At the New Media zone,¬†artworks by NFT sound artist and ‚ÄėGodfather‚Äô of Chinese hip hop MC Yan; Hong Kong's leading digital artist Henry Chu; and Victor Wong, the creator of the world‚Äôs first artificial intelligence ink artist A.I. Gemini, will be on show. Last but not least, the Virtual Reality Art Experience zone will feature the¬†dslcollection VR art museum ‚Äď the first virtual art museum established in 2005 by Paris-based collectors Sylvian and Dominique L√©vy. In addition

Unscheduled

Unscheduled

The second edition of Unscheduled is back! This year, the Hong Kong Art Gallery Association (HKAGA) has partnered up with 15 of our city’s best art galleries to bring you a creative showcase that will inject a vibrant dose of energy into the local art scene. Photograph: Courtesy Woaw Gallery/Charlie Roberts Held at the former flagship location of TopShop, Unscheduled is not just an art fair. It's also a platform for HKAGA’s gallery members to sell, network, and present various solo exhibitions with a special focus on blending art with fashion in response to the history of the venue.  Photograph: Courtesy Blindspot Gallery/Pixy Liao Art galleries taking part this year include Woaw Gallery, Blindspot Gallery, Over the Influence, Ben Brown Fine Arts, 10 Chancery Lane, and many more. The exhibition will feature artworks of different mediums and themes, with transparent synthetic curtains serving as partitions to create a visual flow throughout the space. Photograph: Courtesy 10 Chancery Lane Gallery A portion of proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to local charity Hands On Hong Kong in order to support and help those most affected by the pandemic. Tickets are priced at $80 for adults, and $40 for full-time students, seniors aged 60 or above, as well as people with disabilities and their minders. Kids under the age of 12 can enter for free! More details on tickets will soon be announced.

Super blood moon eclipse 2021

Super blood moon eclipse 2021

If you missed the pink supermoon in April, now's your chance to catch another cosmic phenomenon, as a blood-red supermoon eclipse will appear in the sky on May 26! According to the Hong Kong Space Museum, the total lunar eclipse will begin at 7.11pm and end at 7.26pm, with the maximum eclipse occurring at 7.19pm. During this 15-minute period, the moon will take on an unusual copper-red tint, resulting from the sunlight's red components being refracted onto the moon's surface, as the blue component is scattered away as the sunlight passes through the Earth's atmosphere. Since the elevation of the moon is estimated to be low during the eclipse, the Hong Kong Space Museum recommends to view the eclipse outdoors from a site with an unobstructed view in the east to southeast direction. However, if you would prefer to stay indoors, you can catch the live streaming of the total lunar eclipse on the Hong Kong Space Museum's YouTube channel from 7pm to 9pm, where assistant curators of the museum will also share other interesting scientific facts and stories with the audience.

Gong Mud Ť¨õÁČ© at K11 Art Mall

Gong Mud Ť¨õÁČ© at K11 Art Mall

K11 Art Mall‚Äôs ‚ÄėGong Mud Ť¨õÁČ©‚Äô¬†project gathers hundreds of¬†local creatives under one roof for Hongkongers to unearth homegrown talents through new stores and pop-ups, weekend markets and art exhibitions. For the shopaholics, head to K11 Natural to discover boutiques and vintage shops such as 966 Time Traveller, OYTY Critique, and B'in Select, before resting up at the Japanese co-working cafe HOW to live well. Meanwhile, those with a love for art and design¬†can check out the Design for Asia Awards exhibition where there are over 60 award-winning designs ‚Äď from¬†fashion pieces to furniture and gadgets ‚Äď from Hong Kong and Asia are on display; or the DAYS paper crafts exhibition at chi K11 art space¬†featuring artworks by¬†students from The Education University of Hong Kong. In addition, weekend pop-ups will be held throughout June, offering a selection of knick-knacks created by local illustrators such as Tony Electronic, DDED, and many more. Don‚Äôt forget to also grab a copy of Donmak & Co.‚Äôs illustrated map specially created for the campaign. Apart from a beautifully reimagined TST drawn by the art studio, the map also features three suggested walking routes for you get exploring and discover all sorts of hidden gems around the neighbourhood!

K11 Musea Art Karnival

K11 Musea Art Karnival

Get ready for a colourful wave of all-things-art as K11 Musea brings a multitude of exhibitions, new installations, art tours, and workshops to Tsim Sha Tsui. A highlight of the celebration is Rose II, an 8.5 metre-tall steel rose installation created by influential German contemporary artist Isa Genzken, which will stand by the promenade against the scenic Victoria Harbour. Just a few steps away from the installation, Rose's Allure is a giant nose sculpture inspired by classical Greek relics where visitors who spend $1,500 or above at K11 Musea can pluck a rose from the sculpture, and scan the leaf of the rose to unlock a specially created Rosy Petal Instagram filter. Inside K11 Musea, guests can also experience performances by the Steinway & Sons Spirio, the world’s finest self-playing piano; visit The Power of the Letters pop-up exhibition by Edgar Plans; feast on art-inspired gastronomic delights from participating restaurants; and join workshops at the K11 Kulture Academy which includes everything from floristry and embroidery to graffiti and making your own pair of personalised sneakers!

Hong Kong Flower Show 2021

Hong Kong Flower Show 2021

You know spring has officially arrived when the Hong Kong Flower Show is back! Organised by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department to promote horticulture in Hong Kong, the annual event sees floral lovers from all over town converge to Victoria Park to admire all kinds of flowers in full bloom. Due to the ongoing social distancing restrictions, the show will be changing its format this year to go online and set up themed garden plots and floral displays across all 18 districts in the city. Those staying indoors can view the online show in the comfort of home and vote for their favourite 'Oriental Style Garden Plot' and 'Western Style Garden Plot' for a chance to win some fabulous prizes. Other fun activities online include expert demonstrations on flower planting, flower photography tips, interactive games for the little ones, animations, and much more. The online flower show can be accessed via www.hkflowershow.hk. Of course, members of the public are welcome to visit the display plots onsite, providing that masks are worn at all times, and social distancing regulations are maintained. All garden plots and flower displays will be open until April 19, with the exception of the tulip display at Central and Western District Promenade, which will be available until March 31. Click here to see a full list of the themed gardens and displays held across the city.

Get Redressed Secondhand Pop-up Shop

Get Redressed Secondhand Pop-up Shop

Returning for its¬†spring edition, the Get Redressed Secondhand Pop-up Shop offers those on a budget a dazzling array of carefully selected secondhand garments and accessories. During this¬†five-day pop-up, you'll be able to find everything from designer items and vintage garments to high street brands and childrenswear¬†from Retykle ‚Äď all with jaw-dropping price tags starting as low as $50. Money raised through the pop-up shop sales¬†will go towards supporting Redress‚Äô year-round educational work to reduce textile waste, minimise environmental footprints, and ultimately promote a circular economy for fashion.¬†Cash and credit cards are accepted, but don‚Äôt forget to bring your own bag!

Bling Dynasty by Ernest Chang

Bling Dynasty by Ernest Chang

One of our favourite Hong Kong-based artists Ernest Chang is back with a brand new show!¬†Titled Bling Dynasty,¬†the exhibition¬†features¬†a series of new artworks created using techniques inspired by¬†Western and Chinese art and handicraft traditions, including silkscreen prints on plexiglass, resin and bronze sculptures, as well as traditional embroidery and calligraphy. Drawing visual references from beloved animation and gaming titles such as¬†South Park,¬†Family Guy, and¬†Rick and Morty¬†‚Äď along with iconic logos from luxury fashion houses ‚ÄstErnest¬†fuses his characteristic pop art style into recognisable iconography from Tang and Han Dynasty paintings.¬† Making a powerful visual impact with seemingly contradictive aesthetics, this collection of East-meets-West artworks gives a tongue-in-cheek commentary on the dominating influence of Chinese consumer power on the global marketplace. In addition, a new series of screenprints on plexiglass¬†is also on show,¬†where minuscule dots are printed in layers with colourful compositions underneath,¬†creating a parallax effect that invites viewers to step into¬†the artist's shoes as a colour-blind artist.¬†

The Romance of Paris at K11 Musea

The Romance of Paris at K11 Musea

Treat your special someone to a romantic Parisian journey at K11 Musea this Valentine's Day.¬†Begin your date with an al fresco afternoon tea experience courtesy of Fortnum & Mason at the Bohemian Garden, where it will be transformed into Terrasse de Verre, a picturesque French-inspired terrace with a pop-up glasshouse filled with flowers from Blooms & Blossoms. The package also includes a personalised bouquet created by Blooms & Blossoms. For every al fresco package purchased, K11 Musea will also donate $100 to the 'Food House - Social Miles' campaign organised by Onebite Social to subsidise two healthy meals for those in need. Afterwards, make a wish under C‚Äôest Mon CŇďur, the floating heart showcase in the Opera Theatre for the perfect photo moment. Continue your journey with a stroll through a picturesque Parisian street with L‚ÄôAmour by Cartier on the 6F where you can send a love letter at the postcard pop-up counter. Finally, round off your perfect date at the K11 Art & Cultural Centre to experience Tracing the Fragments, Hong Kong‚Äôs first-ever comprehensive showcase of Central Eastern European Art. Click here to book this special Valentine‚Äôs Day experience available from February 2 to March 14.

Outside In: An Unconventional World of Art Toys

Outside In: An Unconventional World of Art Toys

Featuring over 100 art toys and sculptures, the Outside In: An Unconventional World of Art Toys experience store presents a comprehensive collection of artworks by award-winning sculptor and art toy designer Jason Freeny.  The experience store, which will be held both at the K11 Art Mall Atrium and chi K11 art space, explores the journey of how Freeny's characters were born. From never-before-seen hand-drawn sketches and paintings to the now-iconic anatomised sculptures seen and showcased around the world. A series of life-sized installations will also be on display, including the world premiere of XXRay Luffy from the popular anime One Piece, and the Dissected Popek, the famous squatting balloon dog designed in collaboration with London-based artist Whatshisname.  Photograph: Courtesy K11 Art Mall/Jason Freeny Visitors will also have access to take home a range of limited-edition collectibles, which includes a K11-exclusive Dissected Popek in metallic white and silver edition. Tickets to the experience store cost $60, with a special early bird price of $40 on offer from now until November 20 via kka.k11.com.

Lee Tung Avenue x SPCA: Cat Festival

Lee Tung Avenue x SPCA: Cat Festival

Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) has joined hands with Lee Tung Avenue to bring animal lovers a purrr-fect weekend activity that's all about ‚Äď yup, cats! Celebrating the 20th anniversary of SPCA's Cat Colony Care Programme, the festival features a five-metre-tall inflatable cat display, a 'Street Cat Hunt' game, where participants will have to find¬†and take photos of 10 cat Lego models hidden around Lee Tung Avenue¬†to win an exclusive gift, and a Sunday cat-themed flea market with stalls filled with all kinds of cat-themed handcrafts and supplies. The festival is sponsored by ProVet, Wai Yuen Tong's pet supplement product range, while all net proceeds and donations will go towards supporting SPCA's Cat Colony Care Programme. Click¬†here¬†for more details on the events and other exclusive promotions at Lee Tung Avenue.

Story of Giving ‚Äď Moomin 75th Anniversary Charity Pop-up

Story of Giving ‚Äď Moomin 75th Anniversary Charity Pop-up

Celebrating the 75th anniversary of the first-ever Moomin book by Finnish author Tove Jansson,¬†IFC has joined hands with Moomin Characters Finland and local charitable arts organisation, the Absolutely Fabulous Theatre Connection (AFTEC), in a charity sale to help children with disadvantaged backgrounds¬†by providing each child-in-need with a special ‚ÄėStory-Telling Moomin‚Äô.¬† Featuring an adorable Moomin plush toy fitted with an MP3 speaker in its backpack and three hours of Moominvalley stories, this¬†limited edition¬†toy will be available for sale both online and at the¬†IFC mall Moomin pop-up. For every¬†Story-Telling Moonmin purchased, a second set will be gifted to a child in need¬†‚Äď you'll even get a $50 IFC mall gift voucher too!¬†Do you really need more convincing?

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The sixth generation Peak Tram is set to launch this summer

The sixth generation Peak Tram is set to launch this summer

The fifth-generation Peak Tram, a classic 1989 burgundy tramcar, announced its retirement in June 2021. Now, more than eight months later, The Peak Tram has announced that the sixth-generation tramcar will be ready to launch by the summer of 2022 after a successful test run of the new tram model was conducted on March 5.  Photograph: Courtesy Simon Nicol Dressed in a bespoke 'Peak Tram Green' colour, which calls on the Peak Tram's historic third and fourth-generation tramcars that served from 1948 to 1959 and 1959 to 1989 respectively, the new model is made in Switzerland by international manufacturers Garaventa, CWA, and Frey. Aside from wider doors and step-free access for persons with disabilities, the sixth-gen tramcar has increased its maximum capacity from 120 passengers to 210. There will also be larger windows on the tram for visitors to fully soak in the panoramic views of the Hong Kong skyline. Photograph: Courtesy Simon Nicol And just to top things off, the upgrade project has also fully replaced its haulage and control systems, along with new track rails, and refurbished tram terminals. The exact launch date will be announced in due course, so keep your eyes peeled on our page for more. Want to hear the latest city news and learn about what's happening in the city? Subscribe to our newsletter and be the first to get the news!

Official White Rabbit ice lollies are coming to Hong Kong this March

Official White Rabbit ice lollies are coming to Hong Kong this March

Remember when everyone went bonkers over¬†Igloo Dessert Bar's White Rabbit flavoured gelato? Well, get ready¬†to craze over that sweet milky goodness again with these White Rabbit ice lollies! Officially licensed by the White Rabbit brand, these icicles ‚Äď packaged just like the original candy wrap¬†with¬†its iconic rabbit logo ‚Äď will bring back all your childhood memories with¬†just one bite.¬† Photograph: Courtesy White Rabbit Launching alongside¬†this reimagined classic is the White Rabbit Peanut Nougat ice bar, which is also packaged to resemble the retro candy of the same name. The lolly¬†promises a burst of milky flavours with peanut chunks for that extra crunch. Photograph: Courtesy White Rabbit Whether you're feeling nostalgic, looking for¬†a sweet¬†pick-me-up¬†while staying home, or just¬†a sucker for icy treats, make sure to stock up the freezer with a few sticks of these bad boys. Both ice lollies¬†will be available at 7-Eleven locations across Hong Kong¬†starting March 2 for $20 a pop. Want to hear the latest¬†city news and learn about what's happening in the city? Subscribe to our¬†newsletter¬†and be the first to get the news!

Season four of Stranger Things is finally coming to Netflix Hong Kong

Season four of Stranger Things is finally coming to Netflix Hong Kong

Finally, after more than two years of patiently waiting (and a whole lot of rewatching), fans of Netflix's hit series Stranger Things can finally put down a date in their calendars for season four! In a recent announcement on Netflix's official Instagram, Matt and Ross Duffer ‚Äď aka the Duffer Brothers ‚Äď revealed in an open letter to fans about details of the upcoming series, which will be¬†released¬†in two volumes in 2022. Picking up from where things left off in season three, the new season will take place six months after the epic Battle of Starcourt where Eleven and her friends saved the town of Hawkin from the Mind Flyer, an evil entity of the Upside Down. Separated for the first time, the group of friends are struggling with the aftermath of the destructive battle, all the while coping with the complexities of being in high school. When the gang reunites over Spring Break, trouble arises as a new force¬†appears and puts them in danger ‚Äď we're talking¬†a lot of guns ‚Ästand they must try and put an end to the Upside Down once and for all. Ecstatic about the new season already? So are we. And despite the Duffer Brother informing their fans that season four will be the penultimate season before they wrap things up in season five, it's not all bad news as the duo also gave us hints to possible future spin-offs with¬†"many more exciting stories to tell within the world of Stranger Things". View this post on Instagram A post shared by Netflix US (@netflix) Volume one

Kapok and Fashion Clinic team up for a five-month bespoke alteration service

Kapok and Fashion Clinic team up for a five-month bespoke alteration service

Set out to help "resuscitate dead stock and pre-loved clothing", Fashion Clinic specialises in repairing, reshaping, and redesigning preloved garments and jewellery. Now partnering with lifestyle store Kapok for a bespoke alteration service known as Wardrobe Awakening, the five-month project aims to change the mentality of 'buy cheap, discard easy' in the modern era of fast fashion and highlight the importance of wardrobe care. Photograph: Courtesy Fashion Clinic "The fashion industry is sick. Fast Fashion is going so fast that it generates 52 collections per year. That’s insane!" says Kay Wong, founder of Fashion Clinic. "These low-cost fashions enable consumers to buy cheap, wear cheap and throw away without second thoughts. This is not sustainable, not just in an environmental sense." View this post on Instagram A post shared by @fashionclinic_official Enlisting the help of former garment factory worker Kam Lan as a core member of their collective, a team of specialists will offer stylish and meaningful transformations (Fashion pieces by Kay Wong, Una Lo and Kam Lan from Fashion Clinic; Embroidery by Matt Hui from YLYstudio; Millinery by Phoebe from Atelier PHYL; and Jewellery by Savia Chan from Atelier Hon’ne) to extend the lifespan of customers’ items by destructing and reconstructing to create a wide range of tailor-made items. Photograph: Courtesy Fashion Clinic To aid their process, Fashion Clinic has even imported a special needle punching machine

Thailand's famous After You Dessert Cafe opens in Hong Kong

Thailand's famous After You Dessert Cafe opens in Hong Kong

Back by popular demand after its Christmas pop-up in Hong Kong last year, Thailand's famous After You Dessert Cafe has just opened its first overseas¬†location¬†in Causeway Bay! Setting up shop on Tang Lung Street, the cafe dons a calming white tone with light-coloured wooden furniture, transporting visitors to Thailand's cafes that are commonly fashioned as 'little white houses'.¬† Photograph: Courtesy After You Dessert Caf√© With most items on the menu prepared according to the original recipe, Hongkongers will get to enjoy¬†the brand's signature kakigori (Japanese shaved ice) ‚Äď mango sticky rice, Thai tea, strawberry cheesecake, and Milo volcano ($128-$148) ‚Äď honey toasts and other sought-after sweet treats.¬†¬† Photograph: Courtesy After You Dessert Caf√©(left) Milo volcano, (top) strawberry cheesecake, (bottom) mango sticky rice, (right) Thai tea; $128-$148 If you're trying After You for the first time, we highly recommend sinking your teeth into the mango sticky rice kakigori, which uses fresh mangoes from Thailand¬†for the shaved¬†ice¬†and has a thick layer of cream drizzled on top, while soft, glutinous rice mixed with coconut milk sits at the bottom.¬† Photograph: Courtesy After You Dessert Caf√©Salted egg toast ($128) There's also a variety of honey toasts available ($108-$128), made¬†with bread that's directly delivered to Hong Kong from Thailand's flagship store.¬†Try their Shibuya honey toast, which is coated with After You's own branded Shibuya honey syrup, or the salt

Shun Sum Yuen Farm turns into a mini Japan with themed installations

Shun Sum Yuen Farm turns into a mini Japan with themed installations

Thanks to its beautiful sunflower fields, Shun Sum Yuen Farm in Yuen Long has turned into an Instagram hotspot in recent years. This CNY, the local farm is bringing a slice of Japan to Hong Kong with a series of themed installations that will definitely scratch your travel itch. Photograph: Joshua Lin From a dreamy wisteria tunnel to a greenhouse lined with wagasa (Japanese umbrella) and a giant red torii (traditional Japanese gate), the whole place is filled with photo opts!  Photograph: Joshua Lin Apart from getting snap happy, don't forget to pick up some gladiolus and lilies flowers in time for CNY. The flowers are imported from France and the Netherlands and are meticulously cared for by the farm owner himself, so rest assured you'll bring home the freshest of flowers! Photograph: Joshua Lin If you do plan on visiting, note that there are no parking spaces available, but there is plenty of public transport that can get you to the farm. If you're going from Yuen Long, take bus 76K (KMB), red minibus route 17, or green minibus route 75 and 76. The farm opens from 8am to 6pm; entrance fee is $50 per person. Want to hear the latest city news and learn about what's happening in the city? Subscribe to our newsletter and be the first to get the news!

Michelin Guide 2022 unveils nine newly starred restaurants in Hong Kong

Michelin Guide 2022 unveils nine newly starred restaurants in Hong Kong

It‚Äôs been another tumultuous year for the food and beverage industry in Hong Kong and Macau, what with the recently reimposed social distancing regulations banning dine-in services after 6pm ‚Äď but hey, the show must go on. While restaurants have not been operating at their full capacity these days, that doesn‚Äôt mean the kitchens have been quiet. Chefs have been hard at work to present their creative inventions in new adaptive ways to suit the social climate. Despite the challenges the industry has been facing since the pandemic outbreak, restaurants have been pushing culinary boundaries and achieving new levels of excellence.¬† Following in the footsteps of the 13th edition in 2021, this year‚Äôs Michelin Guide for Hong Kong and Macau was announced in a live virtual ceremony broadcasted on social media. Restaurants were judged based on the following criteria: quality of products, mastery of flavour and cooking techniques, the personality of the chef in their cuisine, value for money and consistency between visits.¬† Photograph: Courtesy Chaat In Hong Kong,¬†nine new one-star additions were announced including Belon, by Matthew Kirkley who joined the Black Sheep team from San Francisco‚Äôs Coi in 2020. Rosewood‚Äôs Chaat, helmed by Manav Tuli, also earned a well-deserved star for its refined modern Indian cuisine. Meanwhile,¬†Hansik Goo received¬†a star for its bold interpretations of Korean cuisine under the direction of Kang Mingoo. Two Chinese restaurants, Seventh Son and Yong Fu,

New Era collabs with Takashi Murakami for a brand new collection

New Era collabs with Takashi Murakami for a brand new collection

New year, new¬†you ‚Äď and new outfits? If you're looking to freshen up your wardrobe in time for Chinese New Year, check out the New Era x Takashi Murakami collection that's got every hipster, fashionista, and art lover talking.¬†Featuring Murakami's iconic flowers and Mr. Dob characters, the highly-anticipated collection brings the artist's works to life through 16 headwear styles along with four apparel releases. Photograph: Courtesy New Era/Takashi Murakami9Twenty adjustable cap with single embroidered flower Highlights of the collection include the 9Twenty adjustable series, where Murakami's designs take a more muted approach with solid-colour caps (ash-black and beige) and a single embroidered flower on the crown front.¬†As for the brand's classic 59Fifty series, don't miss the black cap style dotted with¬†the artist's famous smiling floral motifs, available exclusively in¬†Hong Kong. Photograph: Courtesy New Era/Takashi MurakamiThe 59Fifty black cap with Murakami‚Äôs flowers artfully placed around the crown is available exclusive at New Era stores in Hong Kong All items in the collection are priced between $499¬†to $699 and¬†will be available in all Hong Kong New Era Stores starting January 25. Want to hear the latest¬†city news and learn about what's happening in the city? Subscribe to our¬†newsletter¬†and be the first to get the news!

Hong Kong government culls 2,000 hamsters over Covid-19 fears

Hong Kong government culls 2,000 hamsters over Covid-19 fears

As Hong Kong enters the fifth wave of the pandemic, a 23-year-old saleswoman who worked at the Little Boss pet shop in Causeway Bay was tested positive with the Delta variant of Covid-19. Following that, samples collected from 78 hamsters, chinchillas and rabbits at the pet shop were collected, out of which 11 samples collected from hamsters tested positive for the coronavirus. Results for samples taken from the pet shop's warehouse in Tai Po is underway. To ensure public safety, the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) announced on January 18 that all imports of small mammals were to be suspended with immediate effect, while all animals from Little Boss and its warehouse in Tai Po would be "humanely dispatched to minimise the potential risks of Covid-19 infection". Authorities have also asked all Hong Kong pet shops selling hamsters to suspend their businesses.  Customers and pet owners who visited the Little Boss shop in Causeway Bay on or after January 7 and tested positive must enter quarantine. The AFCD strongly advise members of the public who have purchased hamsters at any pet shop in Hong Kong on or after December 22, 2021, to undergo testing for the coronavirus and turn in their hamsters to the department. Pet owners whose hamsters test positive must also be isolated as well. The AFCD also stressed that in no circumstance should pet owners abandon their pets on the streets. Members of the public may call 2691 2269 to make arrangements with the de

Moschino debuts Tony the Tiger Chinese New Year collection

Moschino debuts Tony the Tiger Chinese New Year collection

Chinese New Year lands on February 1 this year, and with less than a month to go, it's time to clear out your wardrobe and make space for new clothes. For the sake of tradition, of course, as new clothes during CNY symbolise new beginnings. Photograph: Courtesy Moschino Here to celebrate the Year of the Tiger, Moschino's creative director Jeremy Scott has put together a special capsule collection featuring the icon of all frosted cereal flakes, Tony the Tiger. From ready-to-wear pieces such as oversized tees, hoodies and sweatshirts to bold accessories like the cereal box clutch, you'll be the sharpest-looking tiger this CNY.   Photograph: Courtesy Moschino Photograph: Courtesy Moschino The collection is available at Moschino boutiques (The Landmark/Lee Garden One/Ocean Centre/Elements) and online at hk.moschino.com. Want to hear the latest city news and learn about what's happening in the city? Subscribe to our newsletter and be the first to get the news!

Google reveals what Hongkongers searched for the most in 2021

Google reveals what Hongkongers searched for the most in 2021

As we close in on the end of this year, Google Hong Kong's Year in Search 2021 has rounded up different local and international headlines, people, and pop culture that Hongkongers searched for the most this year.¬†In 2021,¬†'registration for consumption voucher scheme' ranked as the¬†most Googled¬†keyword in Hong Kong, followed by 'Olympic Games'¬†and 'vaccination appointment'. But aside from keywords, there were also some interesting¬†things that¬†many Hongkongers searched for over the year. Photograph: Courtesy Google (left); Harbour Plaza 8 Degrees Limited (right) With Hong Kong being very much a foodie city, lots of searches were¬†about¬†various recipes and ingredients. This year, Hongkongers were in the mood to make their own festive treats for Chinese New Year as 'turnip cake', 'New Year cake', honeycomb cake', and 'sweet dumpling make it on the list of 2021 Top Trending Recipes. Photograph: Courtesy Google (left); Rodnae Productions (right) Lots of¬†Hongkongers also looked up the meanings for new slangs, online jargon, and trending phrases, with the word 'šłĖšłÄ' (sai yat) ranking first on the chart for Top Trending Meaning Searches. The new slang is a short form way of saying something is number one in the world, as 'šłĖ' (sai) is short for 'šłĖÁēĆ' (sai gaai) ‚Äď which means the world ‚Äď and 'šłÄ' (yat) is shortened from 'Á¨¨šłÄ' (dai yat), which simply means the first. Other top trending phrases Hongkongers searched for include 'NFT' (Non-Fungible Token), 'YYDS' (the equivalence of GOAT in

YouTube Hong Kong reveals top trending videos in 2021

YouTube Hong Kong reveals top trending videos in 2021

Whether it's¬†hour-long compilations of cat videos¬†or useful tutorials teaching us everything from doing our makeup to fixing¬†broken pipes, YouTube has just about everything to keep us entertained all year round. As we step closer to a new year,¬†the social media platform¬†takes a look back at 2021 by rounding up Hong Kong's¬†top 10 trending videos that were the talk of the town this year. YouTube Hong Kong 2021 Top 10 Trending Videos Sitting at the number one spot¬†this year is Japanese animation channel Pui Pui Molcar with their stop-motion animation episode¬†featuring adorable guinea pig cars stuck in traffic ‚Äď something¬†that all Hongkongers¬†can surely relate to. Then, coming in at second place is Hong Kong Toolbar's highlight clip of Keung To from local boy group Mirror winning the Best Male Artist award at the Ultimate Song Chart Awards Presentation 2020.¬† Meanwhile, local true-crime channel Ťß£ŚĮÜŚ∑•šĹúŚģ§ ranks third with a fascinating 20-minute video decrypting the events of the horrific Pat Sin Leng fire that¬†shook the whole of Hong Kong in¬†1996.¬† Other videos that also made the list include local creator and fitness guru Coffee Lam‚Äôs 32min Best Fat Burning Workout For Beginners video and Eric Ko Channel‚Äôs dog training video. Photograph: Courtesy YouTube YouTube Hong Kong 2021 Top 10 Trending Music Videos Aside from creative content, YouTube is also the go-to¬†platform for music videos. In 2021, Hong Kong boy