Sheung Wan's Coffin Houses

Walking along Sheung Wan you find various types of shops in the lovely place such as little coffee shops, boutiques, museums. It is hard to imagine it used to be a place where coffin houses and funeral-related service took place. Sheung Wan was designated as a Chinese settlement area; the Chinese population boomed by 4 times within 10 years in 1860s. These people were mainly single male from Fujian and Canton with no family support, they migrated here for political stability. Pic courtesy: Medical and social services were weak at that time. The colonial government had no specialized management system for the dead. Many dead bodies were thrown around Hollywood Road Par

Ready Tea-ware & Cha: Care for a Cuppa😉?

Hong Kong is a perfect place for tea lovers! Hong Kong tea culture is a delightful blend of both the British tea culture and Chinese tea culture to develop it's own unique style of enjoying a cuppa Cha😉. Tea is a popular drink in Hong Kong and the people there enjoy it throughout the day - for breakfast, in the afternoon, and at dinner. Along with obviously the tea itself the tea ware are an integral part of this culture. Indeed, tea drinking culture requires to brew and drink tea in a special designated tea ware. We have gathered for you shops specializing in tea and tea ware in your Hood so you can trade your old tea mug for something more fancy. Ready tea-ware & Tea houses? Here we go!

Customers support Junels Bar as it faces eviction

This year is the 10th anniversary of Junels Restobar, a Filipino karaoke bar and restaurant in Sai Ying Pun that is a neighborhood favorite. But instead of celebrating, Julia Mangrobang is fighting to keep her business alive. Earlier this year, Mangrobang learned that she was being evicted in preparation for the building’s planned demolition. Unable to start Junels again from scratch, she thought she would have to return to the Philippines. Now she hopes to open Junels in a new location, with help from her devoted customers. Mangrobang first came to Hong Kong in 1984 as a domestic helper. Over the years, she also worked at various bars and high-end hotel spas. She was living above a long-emp

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. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ I sat down for my sketch and saw the most picturesque moment at the pier. A couple clearly in too much love, with the beautiful night lights of the pier in the backdrop which almost looked like a romantic painting. I tried my best to capture the moment without creeping the couple out😬, but they were too lost in their love to observe a sketcher using them as a muse❤️ ------------------------------------ Foll

Face-to-face with a drone

After another long day in the office, my eyes glued to my computer screen, it was time for me to take a break, look outside and dream a bit. That's when i see this her in person...Our eyes interlock, neither of us says a word. I'd known they were a few in the area but never had i seen such a beauty before. I rub my eyes as unable to get enough of her. Pic: Come fly with me (Source: Sense Air) To my utter frustration and before our love encounter could even start, the drone flew away and returned docilely to his “master”, a young boy maneuvering it from the bottom of my building. Following this brief face-to-face between the man and the machine, I wanted to fly it too: if a kid could do that

Summer indoor activities for Kids 😍

Summer is almost here…and with it, the heat and rain. Those with kids, whether toddlers or school-going ones (who'll be on holiday soon 😬), know the challenge of keeping them entertained indoors in limited-sized HK apartments. Luckily Hong Kong offers many indoor activities for kids of all ages. We have gathered for you some fun activities to make your kids happy and keep you sane and relaxed. So, whether you live in the Western Part of the Island or the Eastern part there should be something Interesting, educational, Sporty or creative for your young one to enjoy, close to your Hood 😎😃! CENTRAL & WESTERN DISTRICT: 1. Indoor playground: Funzone This indoor playground has three locations i

LocalHood Content Volunteer: Introducing Magic Myriam 💕

Hello! I am Myriam from Australia! A bit about my personal Life I have had the privilege of being in this amazing city for just over 3 years now. Time has really flown! I love Hong Kong more every day. There is a sense of happening here, a buzz at any hour of people working, eating, being together, which is like nowhere else. I’m big on nature and being active, so being able to step out the door for a hike or trail run is another thing I love about Hong Kong. I feel I have become fitter living here, purely because of all the hills you need to climb every day😃 ! At one stage we were climbing the peak with my dog every morning, which was a great work out. Come summer and the overwhelming humi

Top Sports Bars scoring a home run in the Hood

Do you find yourself often wondering where to watch your favorite upcoming sports event? Watching it in a sports bar amongst fellow sport lovers is definitely the closest you can get to matching the electric atmosphere of watching a match in a stadium! Closer to the event date, as the excitement build up, are you (or a family member) desperately looking for such a bar airing “your” game? LocalHood curates a list of sports bars for you to go enjoy your game, around the Central & Western District. With the Cricket world cup in full swing or the NBA finals coming up, why not plan an outing with your friends to one of these sports bars and cheer for your favorite teams! Forbes 36, Kennedy Town F

LocalHood Sound Healing GONG Bath @ FRI, 12th JULY

Friday night CHILLED: Switch off and start your weekend chilled and relaxed, through a guided meditation with sound. Local Hoodies are invited to join Cheryl's 45-minute candlelit gong bath. You will be immersed in the gong’s soothing, grounding sound and vibrations that will enable deep relaxation and a sense of peace and well-being.Everyday, comfortable clothing is fine for this session. Date: Fri, 12th JULY Time: 8:45PM -9:30PM Special Price for LocalHooders: $100 per person Note: KIDS 10YO+ welcome! Venue: Enhale Studio, 14th Floor, The Plaza, 21 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central Register here:

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