One oft-overshadowed ritual of the Hong Kong Sevens is the preparation of your stomach for the long days (and nights) of inevitable boozing with some delicious, heart-stopping foods to help battle all that alcohol going through your system. Whether you’re looking for hair of the dog or legitimate pre-party nosh, these greasy spoons below have got you covered.
There’s nothing like an all-indulgent, artery-clogging American diner meal or greasy British pub food to counter the heavy boozing at the Sevens. By Adele Wong.
We may have our Sevens, Clockenflap and horse tracks aplenty here in Hong Kong, but ardent lovers of music festivals and live sports may want to look to our Australasian neighbors this summer to get their fix.
The typical Southeast Asian backpack tracks have been written about, read and tread countless times, so this year we’re looking at this side of the globe’s more overlooked corners to give you some destination events worthy of jumping on a plane.
Planning your trips for 2013? We have everything from live music shows, sports events, local festivals and even the perfect holidays for food and wine lovers to help you choose where and when to go. By Katie Kenny and Sean Hebert.
From food to music, horse racing to history, The U.K. is known for its seemingly innumerable fetes and festivities, which take place on grassy fields and castle grounds just about every weekend throughout the summer months. If you’re holidaying in England this summer, be sure to pour a Pimms and enjoy the (hopefully) glorious British festival season at one of these events.
It’s Sunday night, and in a packed basement in SoHo three grown men act out a botched, over-polite bank robbery. Within a ninety-minute span, these same men will portray Socrates singing doo-wop, a communication breakdown during the Jurassic period, a sixties protest song filled with non-sequiturs, and Captain Kirk running into a sketchy DJ on a faraway planet.
Hong Kong’s first ever improv comedy festival is back for the third year running, with fast-thinking performers from Hong Kong, Asia and beyond all at the mercy of their audience’s outlandish suggestions. Sean Hebert gets a sneak preview of the festivities, on until March 10.
A popular fair across China that attracts thousands of visitors every year, the Splendid China Temple Fair features an array of activities, such as themed carnivals and parade performances as well as various other tourist attractions. The fair takes place at the Splendid China Folk Village, which is a theme park featuring scenes with a cultural significance throughout China’s illustrious history. These include miniature versions of notable attractions in China, including the Great Wall, Forbidden City, and the Terracotta Army.
Although not widely seen as a tourist attraction for Hongkongers, Shenzhen houses a large theme park, China Folk Culture Village, which unveiled the largest temple fair in the country earlier this year.