Know Thy Rum

Hong Kong is a city that doesn’t like to do things by halves and the result is we can come across a little showy, a little arrogant, a little cliché. Look at the wine scene for example; you’ve got guys peddling very average drops at sky-rocket prices, and sommeliers and chefs making up the pairings as they go along, so long as the bottom line keeps the investors happy.


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Know Thy Rum

You might have noticed Hong Kong is in the midst of a newly-forged love affair with rum. This year’s RumFest, held at Mahalo, was packed with bartenders and barflies alike, looking to hone their knowledge on this timeless spirit and the many soul-soothing concoctions it can complement.


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Hong Kong is notorious for its fast-paced and stressful lifestyle, which gives us gents every reason to sneak over to Macau for a spot of he-pampering. From anti-aging facials that make you look as young as you feel to aromatic body massages conducted by a bevy of well-trained beauties, here’s our favourite spa treatments in the Vegas of the East.


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More than Meets the Eye

You might not know this but the humble jerry can was created by the Germans in 1939, just before the outbreak of WWII. Originally named Wehrmacht Kanister and available in four colours, each designated for a different liquid – diesel, petrol, kerosene and water – they were quickly redubbed by the British after their favourite nickname for German soldiers.


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Glamping Comes to Bali

Many of us grew up camping. Whether it was with our dads, the scouts, school friends, or that weird uncle that let you finish his beers, these were special moments when we could leave the city behind and commune with nature, if only for a wee while.


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Because it’s Not Too Late

Ok, so you might not want to talk about this touchy topic, but that doesn’t make it go away – some of you, some of us, might be losing our hair. It’s a perfectly natural process (unless you’ve been standing too close to the microwave) yet there is still a certain degree of social stigma attached to male baldness.


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Asia’s First Stock Market Bar

When the Wolf of Wall Street, the ‘dramography’ of stock broker Jordan Belfort, hit the big screen in Hong Kong, we’re sure there were plenty of black suit-wearing gents (and quite a number of talented ladies) high-fiving themselves all the way to the popcorn counter.


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She Is At Your Fingertips

A recent report found that Hong Kong singles are the most desperate in the world. According to the South China Morning Post, Hong Kong users of dating app Coffee Meets Bagel log on more often than users anywhere else in the world. Whether you’re looking for a fling or finality, dating apps just might be the ticket. Here’s out pick of the top online cupids.


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Food Finds Balance

Our feelings on Hong Kong’s dining scene – we’re talking the reality, far from the glitzy opening parties and flowery press releases – have been well documented here.


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Pass the Pastrami

We’ve all seen them, those television shows that follow “celebrity chefs” around the streets of Manhattan looking for the most iconic, the most monstrous, the most endearing culinary classics.


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