By Raoul J. Chee Kee
In the local hotel industry, David Batchelor is a familiar figure, one that until a couple of years ago was connected to an international hotel chain. Although he requested that focus not be placed on the almost 20 years he spent with the Peninsula Group in Manila, Hong Kong and Shanghai, it still bears mentioning.
Hong Kong fans of British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver fell about laughing on Wednesday after he announced a new Italian restaurant for the city in Cantonese — with a few slip-ups.
A cull of 20,000 chickens was under way in Hong Kong Tuesday after the deadly H7N9 bird flu virus was found in poultry imported from mainland China, days before Lunar New Year.
A Hong Kong tycoon may double a “marriage bounty” to find a male suitor for his gay daughter to US$130 million, despite his initial offer attracting 20,000 candidates, a report said.
By Clinton Palanca
Of all the explanations given for the lyrical beauty of tone from the violins made in Italy during the 16th and 17th centuries, the most convincing is not about a particular wood or secret technique, but an economic one. There were more craftsmen making violins at the time, and more wealthy patrons willing to [...]
In the race to extract cash from Christmas shoppers, Hong Kong’s myriad shopping malls have taken to heart the maxim that you must spend money to make money when it comes to decorations this festive season.
By Renee Puno
At the Hong Kong airport, an old man, a local, stopped me and asked if I was a Filipino.
By Cheche V. Moral
The best travel buddies are those who share your idea of adventure. Through each other’s eyes, you discover new things about a place you have visited separately many times over, making that place seem exciting and new again. Think Hong Kong.
By Cheche V. Moral
Bonnae Gokson emerges from the loft of her friend Doris Magsaysay-Ho’s top-floor apartment in a BGC high-rise, dressed casual-chic in monochromatic black, accessorized with leopard prints—a thin belt, large tote and ballet flats.
By Maja Olivares-Co
Imagine looking out at the vast views of Hong Kong from the Ozone Bar on the 118th floor, or from the 116th floor of the Club Lounge, or even from your room on the 117th floor of The Ritz Carlton Hotel. Since it’s the tallest hotel in the world, you might as well be seeing Kowloon, the New Territories or the whole of Hong Kong on a Google satellite map.
Life could have turned out very differently for Mary, who like many other 12-year-old girls in Hong Kong enjoys shopping, music and going out with friends, while she dreams of one day travelling the world as a flight attendant.