If gymnastics, camping and swimming don't thrill your athletic little tyke, how about trampolining? Premier Sport and Leisure offers trampolining courses for kids aged 1-5 and 5-7, as well as a range of day camps during holidays. You can also find parent-baby swimming lessons throughout the year.
The Parlour’s located in one of the prettiest boutique hotels in Hong Kong, and it’s blessed with natural old-school charm thanks in large part to the colonial-style touches of Hullett House itself.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all available, but The Parlour’s especially great for weekend relaxation. Their afternoon tea is already popular, and the recently launched Sunday brunch is fast becoming one of Kowloon’s hot weekend tickets.
All in all, a highly satisfying—if not the most gastronomically memorable—brunch experience. We’ll be back for the chill atmosphere and the solid sustenance.
All in all, a highly satisfying—if not the most gastronomically memorable—experience. We’ll be back for the chill atmosphere and the solid sustenance.
The buzz: Founded in the early 90s in Japan, Francfranc has become synonymous with modern and colorful home decor. To celebrate its tenth year in Hong Kong, the Japanese lifestyle brand is launching a new store in iSquare on May 10, as well as a summer line, “Les Vacanes de Francfranc,” that emphasizes laid-back, Mediterranean vibes.
The Buzz: Kay and Jing Wong, the brother-and-sister duo behind Daydream Nation, continue to lead Hong Kong’s fashion scene with their dreamy, fantasy-like designs. Attendees at the opening of their newest outlet in TST’s K11 saw a live music session by Jing, who is also signed to local label People Mountain People Sea. The homegrown designer brand—the pair studied at Central St.
Chungking Mansions isn’t exactly the most salubrious place for a meal. However, if you’re willing to brave the arcade and jostle amongst the backpackers, second-hand phone shops, suit touts and seemingly insurmountable lift queues, there are some excellent Indian restaurants tucked away on its upper floors.
Dim, loud and just a bit unruly, Apgujeong is the sort of place you’d frequent after work with a bunch of hungry buddies to load up on soju, banchan and every stereotypical Korean dish imaginable. Service here is a bit sporadic, so don’t be afraid to shout for attention—that’s the only way you’re going to get it.
Since its opening on November 8, 1989, amid much griping about its ski-jump shape, the Cultural Centre has proved one of the city's best performance venues. The Concert Hall is fitted with special acoustic facilities and an 8,000-pipe organ. The Grand Theater attracts a wide range of large-scale dance and dramatic productions, while the Studio Theater provides an intimate setting for smaller productions. It is also used for film screenings, conventions, conferences and exhibitions.
Azure has always been one of my favorite go-tos this side of town, and it looks like its sister restaurant, the aptly named Ava Restaurant Slash Bar, is set to accomplish the same in Kowloon.
Don’t be fooled by the “fast food” title: you won’t find fish and chips, hamburgers or even sandwiches here. Instead, you’ll find oyster rice soups, congee, Chiu-Chow-style roasted duck or steamed fish in soy sauce.
It’s so tucked away—hidden on the first floor halfway down Lock Road—that we almost missed it. We finally tracked it down with the help of a man distributing Wah Yuen fliers, so at least they’re advertising.