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WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO IN HONG KONG: OUR GUIDE TO GETTING THE MOST OUT OF 2016 LONGINES #HKIR WEEK (PART 5)

Some like it hot, some like it hotter, and some years ago, the most popular restaurant for spicy Sichuan cuisine was the Red Pepper in Causeway Bay. It was certainly a favourite with those over for the International Races as … Continue reading

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YOUR FAST TRACK GUIDE TO GETTING THE MOST OUT OF HONG KONG DURING #HKIR WEEK (PART 3)

Like everywhere else in the world, Hong Kong has become far more health conscious with more and more health food stores opening up along with latest trend among restaurants being to serve organic foods- at one of these establishments recently, … Continue reading

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THE CHAMPAGNE BAR, THOSE CHAMPAGNE YEARS AND THE HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL RACES…

By Hans Ebert “I’m Avis and aaahhhm from Las Viiiiigas!” shrieked the singer before launching into something from Gladys Knight. It was your typical hotel lounge shtick, but when outnumbered by visiting mature L’il Abners who buy into average singers … Continue reading

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WHERE TO GO, WHAT TO DO IN HONG KONG: THE 2016 LONGINES HKIR TRAVEL GUIDE

For those making that annual pilgrimage for Longines Hong Kong International Races week in December, a few pointers, observations and writing through first hand experience, much schlepping around, and knowledge: Hong Kong today is no longer what it was. It’s … Continue reading

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RULES, REGULATIONS AND TRAVEL TIPS: HOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF HKIR WEEK (PART 10)

You Are What You Wear There are very few restaurants or even hotels in Hong Kong where dress codes come into play. Those that still cling on to these rules and “irregulations” are a few of those pukka private clubs … Continue reading

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SO YOU’RE COMING FOR THE HKIR AND WONDERING IF THERE’S LIFE AFTER THE CARBINE CLUB LUNCHEON…

It was Shane “Billy Idol” Dye who, around twelve years ago, started the trend of having many of those attending Hong Kong International Race Week meeting up at Al’s Diner in Lan Kwai Fong. Being a confirmed teetotaller, “Dysey” was … Continue reading

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