Outdoor Fitness Session-2 with Coach Ian

WHEN: April 27th @ 9am WHERE: Sun Yat Sen Memorial park Fees: Special price of 50 HKD for LocalHood members. To be paid ON SITE REGISTRATION OBLIGATORY: https://bit.ly/2CMvtA1 Note: Call 66299554 (Coach Ian) or 61098138 (LocalHood) if lost😀!!

Toddler's FAMILY Yoga

We all love to keep our family healthy. We have thus come up with a fun way to do that with out Toddler's Family Yoga event on the 22nd of April. Bring your kids and get in shape. Doesn't it sound like a fun family activity to do on the weekend? PARTICIPANTS: Parent and a 2-4 Yrs old PRICE: 250HKD/ Pair VENUE: The Yoga Lane, High Street- SYP REGISTRATION OBLIGATORY: Register at: goo.gl/c7w2aw

Blog Article:The hood from an artist's eye

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. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ The Instagram Pier located on the waterfront of Sai Wan is also known as the West district Public Cargo Depot. It has become a popular tourist attraction and location for photographers. Despite it being in the afternoon, this location had its regulars like the people clicking photos, the runners and devout cargo loaders! I chose to show a bit of the cargo also because this composition lets me use all my fa

It’s wine o’clock!

After a stressful week, what better way to unwind than to chill with friends and family over a nice bottle of wine in the comfort of our own homes! With the sheer number of specialty wine stores that have sprung up in our neighbourhood, we are indeed spoilt for choice. So, we caught up with some of these stores to get to know the variety of wines they stock and some of their favourite picks and recommendations. Premier Cru Address: 15 High Street, G/F, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, Contact: +852 6599 1494, Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 11:00am – 10:00pm, Friday to Sunday 11:00am – 11:00pm Home delivery: Yes. For orders over HKD 1,500, delivery is free Wine tasting events: Held once or twice a

Traditional Chinese Med. (TCM) Docs & Shops in the Hood

It is a well-known fact, that more and more of us prefer to use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) to Allopathy, for therapeutic or preventive health care, for ourselves and our families. And Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is riding on this popularity. TCM is based on Eastern culture and philosophy as it relates to the five elements, the flow of blood and chi (energy flow), and yin-yang. FUN FACT: Did you know that Ko Shing Street in Sheung Wan is also known as Chinese medicine street? There is also a Chinese medicine herbal garden in Sheung Wan which grows some of the more popular Chinese herbs and explains their uses. As you might have noticed, chinese medicine shops prolifer

Nic Gaunt: Undressing the Man behind the love and the nudes

We were overly excited to be meeting the ​fashion snapper Nic Gaunt for many reasons! First, his exclusive artwork brings out a rainbow of emotions and reactions within us spanning fascination, amazement, shock with a tad of repulsion and more. Also, by his personality and style, he is an unmissable actor of our hood. Finally, Nic Gaunt is somewhat of a child prodigy. He was already playing and shooting with his camera by the age of 9 and was awarded the young photographer of the year in Britain at the mere age of 12! Nic Gaunt: The Artist After finding his talent at a young age, his own style evolved to “polished, constructed” work, influenced by his father’s strong interest in photography

Pets 🐶🐰 of Sai Wan 😄

Orginally Published in Mar 19. Republished Aug 19. Sai Wan is home to pets of all kinds - Get to know some of them in this column. If you want your dog, cat, rabbit, bird or other animal to be featured, write to us at info@localhood.org and our team will get in touch. Introducing Mango and Tango These two stunning ginger rescue male cats are pets to Jess and Andrew Mizzi of Sai Ying Pun. Jess and Andrew adopted Mango & Tango, brothers from the same litter, from LAP Cats in SYP when they were just 4 months old. Once the kittens came to the Mizzi's, they immediately made themselves at home and now the Mizzi's can’t imagine life without them!! How do the visitors tell the two kitties apart? I

An Artsy Walk Through Sai Wan

Strolling past the many art galleries in the Sai Wan district, a piece of visual magic often catches our eye. We wish to take a closer look but are hesitant since we feel only serious art buyers will be welcome. But March is Hong Kong Art Month, with the city hosting various annual art events. And since we believe that everyone should be able to enjoy art, we set out to discover a few galleries in the ’hood that welcome visitors who are taking their first steps into the art world. These galleries also shared some valuable tips for novice collectors picking out their first piece of art. Puerta Roja For eight years, Puerta Roja, located on the first floor of Soho 189, has promoted Latin Americ

Must visit bookshops around us

"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read" Groucho MARX so rightly said. Books empower our minds and pierce through our souls. They are the oil to the engine of our imagination. Here are our top recommendations on where to start hunting for books in Central and Western district : 1. Books n Co. Address n Details: !0 Park Road, Mid levels Hours: Mon-Sun: 11 am – 7 pm FB: Books&co Niche: Second Hand Book store and a (great!!) Cafe. 2. Mount Zero Address: 6 Tai Ping Shan Street Hours: Mon-Sun 11:00 am-6:00 pm IG: @mountzerobooks Niche: Cozy bookshop specializing in mainly Chinese books (some martial arts novels available) with some carefully curate

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