Markets for the cheap and the squishy

A long-time Hong Kong Ex-Pat recommends: Stanley Market in Stanley Jade Market; Ladies Street; Temple Street; Fa Yuen Street and Bird Street all in Mognkok. Hollywood Road and Cat Street in SoHo for antiques and collectibles. The Wan Chai wet market for taking pictures of local life and seeing all of  the live chickens and fresh produce. [...]

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Hong Kong Tailors- A Well Deserved Reputation

No one should deny themselves getting clothes made for them, if only one time in your life. Looking at swatch books, discuss thread counts and then, being worked over like a S Class Mercedes with a top mechanic in Stuttgart is nothing short of heaven. It all started quite by accident with me, traveling with [...]

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Handmade Shoes-An IM Pei Recommendation

It used to amaze me that people would actually have shoes made. I mean there are great shoes off the rack, like Ferrigamo, Church, New and Lingwood, Crockett and Jones, JM Weston,  Tanino Crisci, Edward Jones, Berluti, Church and, my favorite, Alden. As my arches rose, so became my need for orthodics. This basically eliminated [...]

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Helena May-a Historic Women’s Club

Started over 90 years ago, this women’s club has evolved from a strictly British citizen ex-pat snooty club to a multi-cultural community active club-still with its well-deserved air of prestige. Its building is beautiful, activities varied with one of the largest english language libraries in Hong Kong. They also have guest rooms for visitors-which is [...]

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