Hong Kong – Dim Sum and Panoramic Views

A trip to Hong Kong is never complete without having a dim sum meal. My friends chose City Hall Maxim’s Palace as Maxim’s is one of the few remaining restaurants still serve dim sum in the traditional way. I was told that nowadays dim sum in most restaurants are served on a long table – buffet style – where diners walk over to the buffet, select the dish and return to their tables. At Maxim’s, plates and bamboo steamer baskets of dim sum – fresh and hot from the oven – are served on a trolley. The waitresses push the

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Lamma Island: A World Away From HK

I have always thought that Hong Kong was just city life and concrete jungle. I never knew that residents escape from the hectic financial capital to unwind especially during the weekends. But where to? Well, my friends Chris and Jane introduced me to Lamma Island. Lamma Island is the third largest island of HK, after Lantau Island and Hong Kong Island. The island consists of the northern village (Yung Shue Wan), the eastern village (Sok Kwu Wan) and traditional fishing villages. Access to other parts of Lamma is by hiking or fishing boats. The main attraction of Lamma is the

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Visit Hong Kong: Second Time’s A Charm

The first time I visited Hong Kong was in 2011 to attend a work conference. Post-conference, I extended my stay for extra 2 nights to do some sight-seeing but I wasn’t sure what I had wanted to do or see in HK. You see, back then I wasn’t a seasoned solo traveller. My previous travels were always with friends and I just went along with their itineraries. For that first trip, I had booked the hotel accommodation which was located in an area where bus services were infrequent and no MTR stations nearby (I had checked out from the conference 5-star luxury

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