Hike 4 fitness with Sze & Laurence

DIFFICULTY: Easy to Moderate. WHEN: 18th MAY @ 9am SHARP at the Aberdeen Ferry Terminal RETURN: APPX. 1PM at the SOK KWU WAN FERRY PIER. Thereafter, those interested can join Sze & Laurence for lunch the local way!! Fees: FREE but registration mandatory! REGISTRATION OBLIGATORY: bit.ly/2Vtw8AI Note: Call Health Coach @ Sze at 93061305 or LocalHood 61098138 if lost😀!! ------------------------------------

Know your Hood- High Street Ghost House

Sai Ying Pun is a district paved in history which is slowly being transformed into a buzzing restaurant and cafe scene. But if you love a good ghost story, you’ve come to the right place. Clustered around the Sai Ying Pun area are many historical buildings declared as monuments including King’s college, St Stephen’s girls college and the Old Tsan Yuk Maternity Hospital. Many have been repurposed and only a few retain their original function. First, second, third and High street (formerly fourth street but changed due to its connotations with death) are intersected by eastern, central and western street to form a grid with the Sai Ying Pun wet market at its hub. Walking along High street, you

LocalHood Bollywood Divas

Get your dancing shoes on, as we are going Bollywood this time. Learn some cool Indian moves from us to show off later. Date: 13th May Time: 10-11:15 am Location: Island Crest Clubhouse, Yoga Room, Sai Ying Pun Register here: https://tinyurl.com/y2ds5uhz Fee: $100 for adults and $50 for kids.

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. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ "According to Wikipedia, Blue House refers to a 4-storey balcony-type tenement block located at 72-74A Stone Nullah Lane, Wan Chai, Hong Kong.It is named after the blue colour painted on its external walls. It is one of the few remaining examples of tong lau of the balcony type in Hong Kong and is listed as Grade I historic building. Well I didn’t want to go to Wanchai in the morning to get in a quick sketch

Celebrating Motherhood with Candy Chan

Feb 2018. Updated and Republished April '2019 Meet Candy Chan. A working mother, stylist in intimate lifestyle shop and resident of Sheung Wan. She always struck me by her friendly face with a disarming smile. We've met each other a couple of times at our kid's school and exchanged pleasantries. I wanted to get to know her better and take rendezvous for the interview at her shop in central. Curious by nature, I’ve been to some red-light area shops in Europe and felt amused at the loud, sexually explicit, kinky contraptions on sale. Yet, this time I enter the shop felling a bit sceptical. From the back of the shop comes Candy to say Hello, dressed casually smart in all black - and her smi

The Crochet Craft: La Belle Epoque

If you have visited the new Kennedy Town Harbor front, you wouldn't have missed the colorful crochet dolls sitting there to greet you. Meet La Belle Epoque, the creative master company behind those dolls. The name of the company is reminiscent of the luxurious and elegant lifestyle that flourished in France in the 19th and 20th century. The business that once started as a tiny shop in Tai Hang over 10 years ago has expanded their services to a wide spectrum now2. You can visit their cosy and rather beautiful shop in Fortress Hill to buy the intricate ready-made dolls or order a customized crochet art piece for yourself. They also conduct workshops for different skill sets and here you can le

Fiery 5 in Saiwan: 5 recommended spicy cuisine restaurants from China in our hood

Initially published in Mar 18. Updated and republished Mar 19 For me, a meal is not hot or tasty enough unless I’m dripping sweat as I eat. Growing up my favorite cuisines were Thai, Indian and Sichuanese. For those who are in the same boat and love eye watering spicy food, we’ve prepared a list of our fiery fives in the Saiwan neighborhood. Weak-hearted, steer clear :-)! Some are a hole in the wall, super local. All are super good. We managed to have ourselves understood by the waiters in English in all the restaurants listed. Sometime a little assistance from a fellow client was welcome. Budget wise all are super affordable, between 100 - 200 HKD. 1.Cafe Hunan ($100-200) Mentioned in the M

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