Hong Kong – Time to tipple

Glasses containing the world’s finest wines will be raised when the Hong Kong Wine and Dine Festival kicks off a month long epicurean feast of wine-themed events. The island’s love affair with wine started long before city authorities abolished tax on it in 2009 ensuring a huge growth in the number of wine cellars. Now, even Chinese restaurants have sommeliers …

Hong Kong – Food fit for a palace

The Michelin two-star Shang Palace has just reopened after an extensive refurbishment and the Cantonese restaurant now offers a 42-sq-m private dining room that is perfect for business events. Situated within the Kowloon Shangri-la in Tsim Sha Tsui, the new restaurant interior features traditional red and gold hues, matched with beige and white for a modern contemporary look. New facilities …

Best Urban Hike in Asia – Hong Kong

Few major world cities have sprawling rural areas so close to the central business district as Hong Kong and this excursion heads to the celebrated Dragon’s Back trail which Time magazine has declared as the “Best Urban Hike in Asia”. The designated walk offers stunning views of coastal villages, sandy beaches, offshore islands, sheltered bays and the South China Sea. The Dragon’s …

Hong Kong Markets – Kowloon City Wet Market

In Asia Talk’s ongoing series about the continent’s best markets, we next highlight Kowloon City Wet Market in Hong Kong which has been ranked tenth in a CNN Travel survey of the world’s best fresh food markets. This facility raises the bar in a metropolis known for the quantity and quality of its wet markets. The freshness of the produce …