Know Your ’Hood Series: Centre Street Open Space @ Sai Ying Pun

Centre Street, in the heart of Sai Ying Pun, is the steepest street in Hong Kong. So as you trudge up the hill past Third Street, you have to look up to see the head peeking out from a bench above. From street level, it appears to be a man sitting on the bench immobile. But it’s actually a sculpture of a man holding a birdcage, and beyond it there is so much more. The man is one of five bronze sculptures commissioned for the Yu Lok Lane heritage open space by the Urban Renewal Authority, which completed the project in 2016. They are meant to represent life in Hong Kong in the 1950s, when many of the tenement houses that originally occupied the site were built. The others are a man carrying d

Charity activity ♥😇♥

Upcoming Events Distributing warm clothings to the homeless Date: Jan 18TH, 2019 Time: 9pm-10:15pm To Register: goo.gl/kdXXKg Meeting Point: @ 9pm at pavement below the SANATORIUM, Happy Valley. NOTE: Participants are requested to be on time Prior to the outreach, our activity partner, Tree of Life will debrief us about the Dos n Don't to be kept in mind for the outreach. If lost or late: Pls call-92200803/ 61098138

Back to work: Co-working spaces in our hood!!

When I googled the word “co-working spaces”, I stumbled upon this quote “We break down walls so that we can breakthrough in our business”. Indeed, the focus of co working spaces is as much on the "co" as it is on the "working. And while the underlying foundation is similar, each of these spaces is unique in the services they offer and sometimes, clientele they attract. What’s more is that these co-working spaces hold several interesting workshops and events that are open to non-members too for a nominal fee. Team LocalHood hopes this guide of specifics of the co-working spaces helps you in your search! 1. The Hive Kennedy Town, The Hive Studios and Maker Hive Spread across three floors, each

Blog Article The hood from an artist's ey👁

Urmila Menon is an urban sketcher and artist living in Kennedy town. In this section, Urmila takes us through different parts of the central & western district - our hood - and shares her very personal take on it. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Sai Ying Pun Community Complex, Sai Ying Pun When I think of Sai Ying Pun, the first thing that pops in my head are the endless shops selling dried fish. So I was all set to sketch those until, someone told me there is an old haunted building which used to be a mental hospital. These were the only keywords I needed to hear, I followed him like Mary had a little lamb😂. And boy was I thrilled!!.So this is a 9

Commitment FREE Fitness for FREE 👏👍or almost..

Fitness tops most people’s list of New Year to-dos but it’s hard to squeeze in time for it in Hong Kong with a long-term time and money commitment. Most of the Fitness classes cost a bomb and lock us in for months. Committing to sports plus all our current commitments in work, family, friends, pets, socializing etc. leaves little for me-time. Here are some free/ low-fee and low commitment sports ideas: 1. Crazy Dancing in the Dark “No Lights No Lycra” facebook page regularly hosts pay as you go clubbing dance sessions in the dark. Held: Sai Ying Pun Community Complex, High Street Date: Regularly once a month. Join FB page for details. Time: 8 pm-9 pm, For details: https://www.facebook.com/n

Celebrating the true spirit of Christmas

In the worldwide movement against affluenza, over-consumerism and plastic waste, it is easy to get off the bandwagon and let loose at Christmas time when we have been good all year long. For those who want to challenge themselves and their family till the very end, we have garnered some fun family events away from the long lines of shoppers, foodies and tourists in Hong Kong. There are many non-consumerist and free events held all over the city during this period. We have listed below are some FREE Christian events which you may wish to join... Attending special services at St. John’s Cathedral, Garden Road Crib Service - This service depicts a nativity scene showing baby Jesus in a crib sur

LIGHTING-UP 2019: ADMIRING FIREWORKS CLOSE TO OUR HOOD

Here we go again! 2018 is about to bid us goodbye whilst 2019 is raring to say hello!! In case you are in Hong Kong for New Year’s Eve, experiencing the popular and spectacular fireworks that dazzle up the HK horizon is a must. From 11 pm, on the 31st Dec, at 15-minute intervals, “Shooting Stars” - short bursts of pyrotechnics, are launched at 15-minute intervals lighting up the sky. As the clock ticks down to midnight, the spectacular 10-minute pyromusical show begins, starting on Victoria Harbour, followed by displays launched from the harbour, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) in Wan Chai, and nearby buildings. We have concocted an eclectic list of the best places close to

Celebrating Chinese Winter Solstice🐉🎉🎊 😄

If you have been in Hong Kong long enough, you would have heard or read that Chinese Winter Solstice is a bigger celebration than Chinese New Year. The origins of this festival can be traced back to the yin and yang philosophy of balance and harmony in the cosmos. Subsequent to this celebration, days have longer daylight hours which it is believed increases the positive energy flowing in. This year, it falls on the 22nd of December. I wondered how families celebrate the festival and what makes it special. So I decided, the best way to find out is to reconnect with 2 local friends living in Sai Wan and ask them. Adrian Cheng, born and bred in Sai Wan, reminisced about how the neighborhood wo

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