How to get from the airport to your hotel in Australia

    Arriving at the airport in Australia without a plan to get to your CBD hotel can be a fatal rookie mistake. You could easily end up spending more than the cost of your flight on a taxi ride, or worse, taking a 2 hour ride from hell shuttle visiting every hotel in the city before finally arriving hungry, […]

    The rise of Hong Kong cinema

    At the intersection of eastern and western cultures, Hong Kong is a city of innovation. From its iconic skyline rising up from the sea to its status as an independent city-state at the edge of China, Hong Kong refuses to conform. So it’s no wonder this city’s cinematic landscape is so special. Today, Hong Kong’s […]

    The history of the junk boat

    Though most westerners are still unfamiliar with them today, Chinese junk boats have played a tremendously important role in shaping our modern world. The junk is a flat-bottomed boat made from lightweight soft woods, which features unique sails reinforced with bamboo slats and a partitioned hull that prevents flooding if one section is breached. These […]

    The power of Feng Shui in Hong Kong

    Feng shui is an ancient Chinese spiritual practice that dates back about 4000 years. With its roots in the earliest human settlements in China, feng shui seeks to create harmony between humans and the natural environments they inhabit. The practice is primarily concerned with the position, orientation, and aesthetics of buildings and objects. From interior […]

    Idioms of the World

    We use idioms to pepper our speech and writing, often without even realising we’re doing it. These odd little phrases are used to express a sentiment other than their literal meaning. It doesn’t really rain cats and dogs, as the world and his wife knows. I’ve always been fascinated by foreign idioms; they give us […]

    Hong Kong – The Gourmet’s Guide

    There is no place quite like Hong Kong. This eastern oasis boasts a remarkable density of restaurants, ranging from little known hole-in-the-wall jewels to top Michelin-starred establishments where reservations must be made weeks in advance. Hong Kong’s unique position as an independently governed city-state within China has allowed it to develop a distinct culture, cuisine, […]

    Is Hong Kong the New Tech Hub of China?

    By now, it’s more-or-less inevitable that China will become Asia’s next major tech hub. With a bigger workforce than anywhere else on Earth, the country is currently being fought over by many of tech’s giants, hoping to secure a slice of this emerging mega-market. But where is this coming tech explosion going to take place? […]

    The evolution of tennis technology [infographic]

    The rules of tennis may have changed little over the years but few other sports have been as dramatically impacted by the advancement of technology as tennis. With the Australian Open coming to a close this week we thought it might be a good time to take a look at all the ways technology has […]