Put your best foot forward and take part in AIDS Care’s annual three-legged walk, which is being held on Sunday, January 23. The event kicks off at 10:30am at the Peak Road Garden, and the route runs from Harlech Road to Lugard Road with teams of participants tied by a red ribbon, the international symbol of the fight against AIDS. There are also games and a mask-designing competition. If you don’t fancy walking, turn up and spectate or make an online donation. AIDS Care offers a wide range of support services for AIDS patients and their families in Asia.
One of the oldest charitable organizations in the territory, HKSPC has many services dedicated to protecting and promoting the welfareof children in Hong Kong. This includes the Children’s Residential Home service, which provides full-time care for children under the age of three, and there is an occasional residential childcare service, which provides overnight care for parents in need. Regular volunteer vacancies are less available, but temporary volunteers are sometimes required for oneoff functions.
Established in 1929, the HKSPC is one of the territory’s oldest charities and our largest non-government organization in childcare. It provides daycare for needy children up to the age of six and is always looking for native English-speaking volunteers to read stories and teach social English in its nurseries.
A large group of specialists got together to form this multi-roomed clinic that can tend to whatever ails you. Their physiotherapists specialize in the areas of manipulative therapy, acupuncture, fitness training, sports injury management, occupational health and safety, Pilates training, Fitball training and hydrotherapy. A physiotherapy service in the comfort of client’s own home is also available at a reasonable cost and at a time that fits into their schedule.
According to the fun folks at Monki World, “Everyone is aglow with delight, getting sun-drunk on the shores of the endless ocean.” If this sounds like something you want to be a part of, then head down to check out the store’s very first collection of beachwear. The limited selection is relaxed yet luxurious, featuring athletic lines and glam fabrics to help you make a statement on the beach.
Designed for the young and playful, Bla Bla Bra stocks a collection of fun and pretty designs, adorned with starry patterns and famous cartoon characters. For those delightfully playful among you, check out the black lace polka dot bra or the hot pink baby doll heart knickers.
Part of Interflora but with a shop in Mongkok’s Flower Market, Far East Flora is a great place to pick up some well- priced and attractive blooms. There are around 20 different arrangements in their St Valentine’s Day selection this year and if you order yours before February 8, you’ll receive a 20% discount and a complimentary soft toy while stocks last. In addition, the website has all sorts of other arrangements, plants, gifts and hampers for every occasion under the sun.
Part of Quality HealthCare Physiotherapy, the FootCare clinic provides a comprehensive range of services in podiatry including custom-made orthotics at the Orthotics Laboratory. After a full clinical assessment of your feet, the podiatrist will measure you while you walk and make a mold of your feet. Once the orthotics are ready, he/she will fit them into your shoes and give you advice about posture and exercise.
La Nue are branded as the lingerie store for Hong Kong’s expats, stocking the best lingerie lines from all over Europe. It boasts a good range of bodysuits, corsets, bras and swimwear, and has a dedicated marriage collection. Stocks are updated every two weeks, so brides to be can expect to find the latest in European fashion. Customers are encouraged to book a private appointment with Amy for a more intimate and tailored service.
The Mong Kok Pro Bicycle Shop is an Aladdin’s cave of top-end frames, components and complete bicycles over two levels. You can lose yourself for hours among the latest gear from GT, Manitou, Marazocchi, RockShox, Shimano and more.