HK Magazine: Can you please tell us more about Mercury Media? Is the Open Bar app the company’s first project?
Finding a place to drink in a city like Hong Kong seems like a no-brainer. But when we’re given too many options to choose from, we tend to crumble under the pressure and end up at the usual haunts. Mercury Media Limited has fixed the bar-hopping-local’s problem by creating the Open Bar HK app for iPhones. Using your location to let you know about the closet bars and happy hours, the free app with over 700 bars listed also gives you a rundown of events at bars and clubs. Charmaine Mirandilla chats with the founder and CEO of Mercury Media, Ranee Chung about apps and social media.
HK Magazine (@HK_Magazine): How did the TDHK tweet-ups start?
Jamie S. (@jmis): In May 2011, I decided to ask my Twitter friends that I had never met IRL (in real life) to join me for a birthday drink—at least 20 people turned up and it was a memorable night. We thought it would be nice to continue such a gathering.
Every so often, social media goes out into the real world. After getting to know each other online, social media users meet face-to-face at Twitter events, or tweet-ups. Ahead of Social Media Week (Feb 13-17), Charmaine Mirandilla talks to Casey Lau and Jamie S. the co-founders of Twitter Drinking Hong Kong (#TDHK), Hong Kong’s local tweet-up group.
If the thought of a triathlon fills you with ice-cold dread, check out these fun and unconventional ways to get fit.
Go back to 1940s Shanghai in a recreation of a scene from “The Blue Lotus," as Tintin braves the foreign land with his dog Snowy.
The Elements Mall in conjunction with the Hergé museum in Belgium, is bringing scenes from the popular comic book series, Tintin back to life.
Dancer at the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts
For my New Year’s resolution I want to do something different apart from dancing. I want to create something hand-made [to give to others and to sell]. I love to create little things with all my heart, such as chocolate, accessories, flower arrangements and knitwear. Hopefully I’ll eventually be able to sell my little designs.
Old habits may die hard, but that hasn’t stopped some of us from making bold resolutions for the coming year. We challenged 18 colorful personalities from all sectors of society to tell us their New Year’s goals, and how they plan to go about accomplishing them. All’s fair game and no holds were barred—but being on the record also means there’s no chance for retraction. Here’s what they had to say. Edited by Adele Wong. Reporting by Joanna Lam, Lisa Lee, Dominique Pierrot and Suhail Stephen.
Before we get to the pun-tastic puns, The Pawn is holding a James Bond themed New Year's Eve party. Expect live entertainment, a DJ and a gaming area (cough—casino—cough).
Keep your eyes peeled for the Jack Wills tram, which is basically a tram fully emblazoned with the blue and pink Jack Wills motif. There are four of them out in public right now.
If you’re one of those people who walk around with their iPhone in their hand, exit that Angry Bird app right now and put your phone to some good photo-taking use.
The Hong Kong pub crawl team has been hosting the crawls for about 78 weeks now - that’s more than a year and a half’s worth of drunken alcohol searching, so it's safe to say these guys know their stuff.
For their 79th crawl on Dec 22 (Thursday), they’re holding a special one just for Christmas.
(Sung to Deck The Halls)
Fill my liver with $30 dollar cocktails, falalala, lalalala….
With 15 years of experience under his belt, Justin Michael has come a long way from being an unknown teenage DJ at famous California clubs. Now an artist at Ultra Records, he can count legendary house personalities such as Tiësto, Deadmau5 and Armin van Buuren as his label mates. He’s been in clubs all over the world – in fact, he’s flying into Hong Kong from Amsterdam, then he’s off to Singapore and Taiwan.