Posts Tagged ‘leisure’

Flavours of Yesteryear

Flavours of Yesteryear

Hong Kong is a city where development constantly changes the physical landscape and where fashions quickly come and go. But Hongkongers are a nostalgic lot. Now, in the heart of our city, there is a restaurant re-creating the demolished Lai Yuen Amusement Park.

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Stop and Look at the Birds

Stop and Look at the Birds

Hong Kong is a paradise for birds, and a paradise for birdwatchers. Conservationists say Hong Kong has good laws on bird protection and world-class wetland habitats, But as Varsity finds out, unrelenting development and poor awareness among the general public could threaten the environment for birds.

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Fasten Your Seatbelt

Fasten Your Seatbelt

There is no denying that car-racing in Hong Kong has been in the doldrums in recent years. While nearby Macau hosts an annual Grand Prix, Hong Kong does not even have a car-race track. Few are aware of the city’s glorious racing past, but now, some local motorsports enthusiasts are planning to revive car and kart racing in Hong Kong.

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The Grounding of Hong Kong’s Kites

The Grounding of Hong Kong’s Kites

Kites – inexpensive to buy or make and fun to fly – were once a familiar sight above the rooftops of urban Hong Kong. But as the city’s skyline grew higher and regulations to protect air traffic were introduced, they began to disappear from the city’s skies. Varsity looks at Hong Kong’s kite-flying culture and talks to those who are still holding on to this aspect of our collective memory.

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Enjoy Outdoor Fun Inside

Enjoy Outdoor Fun Inside

Hong Kong may have been battered by hail this spring, but snow remains a fantasy in our sub-tropical climate. Still, help is on hand for those who want to practice their skiing. Play is a massive indoor sports centre that offers dry slope skiing and snowboarding, as well as baseball and softball.

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PHOCUS!

PHOCUS!

Experience Phocus! It’s the self-service studio for photo-enthusiasts from the selfies generation.

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Modern Treasure Hunters

Modern Treasure Hunters

Outdoor treasure-hunting has never been as fun or as hi-tech. Geocaching takes treasure hunters around the world as they search for hidden containers using smartphones and GPS devices.

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Climb me if you can

Climb me if you can

Tree Climbing classes in Hong Kong Reporter: Christine Tai Lai Chi If you are bored with the wetland park and rope climbing nets have lost their appeal, consider taking a trip to the countryside where you can breathe in fresh air while getting strong and nimble. Consider tree climbing. Tree climbers need to do sufficient […]

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The Perfect Mix – Mix Your Own Wine in Central

The Perfect Mix – Mix Your Own Wine in Central

Reporter: Phyllis Lee Tze-ching The neighbourhood around Lan Kwai Fong is well known as a place where you can enjoy a glass of wine with your friends but did you know you can also make your own wine there too? Situated on the sixth floor of a building on Queen’s Road Central, MUST custom winery […]

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Cupmen to the Rescue! Cup Noodle Timer Extraordinaire

Cupmen to the Rescue! Cup Noodle Timer Extraordinaire

Reporter: Phoebe Man Your stomach is growling from hunger. After making a tough decision over which soup base to choose, you pour boiling water into a polystyrene cup. Then you put it aside and continue with whatever you were doing, and wait. Ticktock, ticktock. Time flies by and, as you open the lid and inhale […]

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