Say ‘I do’ in a junk food wedding? In McDonald’s Hong Kong, you can

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By Low Lai Chow in Cool Travel on Friday 25 July 2014

Looks like we’ve found the perfect budget wedding idea, and it’s right under the Golden Arches. That’s right, in McDonald’s Hong Kong, you can choose from any one of four wedding packages starting from US$373 ($2,888 HKD) for a Happiness Party to US$1290 ($9,999 HKD) for a Love Forever Party. The package includes two hours of venue-renting, audio equipment and a party MC.

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The high school campus you wish you attended

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By Inigo del Castillo in Architecture on Thursday 30 January 2014

Here’s a high school campus that would make any kid want to go to school every day. The Island School in Hong Kong isn’t like your typical high school building. There are no boring walls, no low ceilings, and no prison-like bars for windows. Instead, the 28,000 square meter facility uses flexible classroom spaces and […]

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Conceptual artwork by Hong Kong’s Ho Siu-Kee

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By Mareike Muller in New Art on Monday 13 January 2014

Back in the 90s, Hong Kong had a vibrant group of conceptually oriented artists producing still very contemporary work. One of them was Ho Siu-Kee who focused on the exploration of his own senses and bodily perception. Coming from a culture of Buddhist monks, he studied their austere attitude towards their own bodies and gestures […]

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German photographer captures Hong Kong high-rises like never before

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Friday 29 November 2013

The next time you complain about how cramped your apartment is, have a thought for high-rise dwellers in Hong Kong. Captured by German photographer Michael Wolf, it’s hard to imagine that photo shop wasn’t used on these images, but it’s true: ‘Wolf crops the sky and land out of his shot to create a natural […]

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Johnson Cheung-shing Tsang brings ceramics to life

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By Mareike Muller in New Art on Wednesday 20 November 2013

Hong Kong-based sculptor Johnson Cheung-shing Tsang impresses with work like Conversation, Who Did It?, and A Painful Pot, just to mention a few of his stunning creations. Over the past few years he has specialized in artworks made of ceramics and stainless steel. His work usually combines two elements: the human being and an object, […]

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Kowloon Walled City photographed by Greg Girard and Ian Lambot

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Photography on Friday 27 September 2013

Notorious for drugs and crime, Hong Kong’s Kowloon Walled City was once thought to be the most densely populated place in the world. Over 50,000 people were crammed into 300 interconnected high-rise buildings, which made for intolerably unsanitary conditions and anarchic political turmoil. Photographers Greg Girard and Ian Lambot spend five years living in the […]

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Hong Kong is Home: a beautiful time-lapse video

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By Rebekah Rhoden in Video on Tuesday 14 May 2013

If you’ve never had the desire to travel to Hong Kong, you will after you watch this video. Highlighting the grandeur of the city, this glamorous video reveals a side of Hong Kong that isn’t normally seen. The beautiful time-lapse technique really captures the personality and allure of the city.

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The modern art of shopping: Hit Gallery in Hong Kong

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By Annie Churdar in Architecture on Saturday 13 April 2013

I feel a bit like Alice walking into Wonderland. This new retail space all glass, huge sculpture, and black and white floors. Designed by Italian architect Fabio Novembre, Hit Gallery in Hong Kong brings the retail experience to a new realm of surrealism. The shop is meant to communicate the Italian fashion and lifestyle. This design elevates shopping […]

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WTF license plates in Hong Kong

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Tuesday 5 March 2013

Not sure how the WTF License Plates – Hong Kong group on Facebook started, but it’s there, and its 113-strong members are sharing priceless snapshots of license plates that make them go ‘WTF’. Our favourite plate of the lot? It says ‘LOST’.

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Hong Kong from Dusk Till Dawn: a photo series by Sean Creamer

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By Annie Churdar in New Photography on Friday 1 March 2013

Hong Kong from Dusk Till Dawn is a portrait of the city at night. Imagine wandering the streets during it’s darkest hours. Imagine walking through Kowloon, from Shek Kip Mei to Tsim Sha Tsui. Imagine the lifestyles that only exist in the city between midnight and dawn. The series is an ongoing project by photographer […]

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Cramped photographs of Hong Kong cubicle apartments

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Photography on Monday 25 February 2013

These photographs of Hong Kong cubicle apartments are a disturbing combination of vertigo and claustrophobia. According to the SoCO, about 100,000 people in Hong Kong live in one of these 40-square-foot apartments, dividing their lives into small, contained areas. Taken from a bird’s-eye-view, these revealing photographs give us Westerners a little more reason to be […]

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Vertical Density series alludes to life in Hong Kong

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By Ajay Malghan in New Photography on Tuesday 28 August 2012

I created these images in camera with film, as a way to translate the experience of living in Hong Kong. When you have 7 million people residing within the space of 426 sq miles, the only place to build is up. By layering light onto film, the process mimics the methods of how this hyper-modern metropolis of architecture is constructed.

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New work by Hong Kong-based Thomas Lee

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By Ian Bennett in New Photography on Wednesday 25 July 2012

Thomas Lee is a photo-journalist based in Hong Kong who gives a compassionate glimpse of everyday people from a unique viewpoint. I first met Lee at school, where he was one of the few classmates who really had an artistic eye, and he’s been pushing the boundaries ever since I met him.

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Superhero photography by Chow Kar Hoo

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By Ian Bennett in New Photography on Tuesday 24 July 2012

Hong Kong might be the perfect city to have superheroes, with one skyscraper after another practically rubbing against one another. Spiderman would have no issues with mobility around the city. Chow Kar Hoo takes this idea to an extreme by putting well-known heroes in extremely mundane situations around the city. Hellboy sits down for some hotpot; while Wolverine slices cutlets at the butcher shop. Hong Kong is already a strange mix of East and West. Throw in superheroes and they fit right in.

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Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Touch of Satan

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By Low Lai Chow in Video on Tuesday 8 May 2012

I had a stroke of good luck recently when I stumbled upon Mystery Science Theater 3000 in Hong Kong, of all places. It’s an American TV series that takes the mickey out of b-grade films. Wikipedia probably says it best: ‘The series features a man and his robot sidekicks who are trapped on a space […]

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