Good friends and associates were invited for dinner with Ronald Kam, owner of Yung Kee Restaurant in Hong Kong famous for its delicious roast goose and other authentic delicacies. Nicole Wong from Nicole’s Kitchen, Roger Teow from Bank of China, IT specialist TK Tan were some of the invited guests. This was the first Connect CHT in Hong Kong where specially invited friends exchanged thoughts and ideas from Malaysian politics to the definition of good food. It was indeed a successful and memorable evening.
好友与合作伙伴受邀与香港镛记掌门人甘琨礼共进晚餐，镛记是以驰名中外的烧鹅及香港风味美食见称。这场晚餐盛会的座上宾还有来自 Nicole’s Kitchen 的创办人黄婉秋，中国银行的 Roger Teow，科技专家 TK. Tan 等。这也是 Connect CHT 首次在香港与友人们共同分享从美食到政治的想法和课题，共度一个难忘又有意义的夜晚。
Cathay Pacific Airways unveiled its new Business Class Lounge at The Pier in Hong Kong International Airport recently after a comprehensive refurbishment. The luxurious lounge is now larger with seating for 550 people.
The Pier Business Class Lounge is divided into “fast” and “slow” lanes where The Food Hall and The Noodle Bar are located in the “fast” lane. This is where passengers can find an array of food and beverages such as coffee and noodles.
There is also a Tea House especially for those craving a soothing drink amidst a tranquil environment while the slow lane is where passengers can put their feet up in the lounge seating equipped with built-in reading lamp and side tables.
Passengers can freshen up in one of the 14 shower suites and a relaxation room for a calm and stress-free experience in order to wind-down and refresh themselves.
Hong Kong Museum of History has taken on an exciting challenge – one that has not only attracted the young hearts of little children in Hong Kong but has also charmed adult and kids alike worldwide with adorable designs and features.
We are, of course, talking about toys. Partnering with Hong Kong Toys Council and the Toys Manufacturers’ Association of Hong Kong, the exhibition weaves through the evolution of toys in the past century and the way industrialists revolutionalise and guaranteed the good quality of items ‘Made in Hong Kong’.
One of the most popular parts of the exhibition features a play area to encourage the importance of play and also the meaning of toys. The exhibits present ways on how entertainment came in various forms including animation, comics, cinema and television, and trends which influence the production of toys. Hong Kong has played a prominent role in the evolution of toys and gone beyond just fun and play.
Talk to anyone that has visited Hong Kong before and most will tell you with confidence how one should go about visiting the island. Not to mention, there are plenty of information on the world wide web providing visitors with comprehensive to-do lists and how to go around doing it. In an attempt to bring readers beyond the normal and expected route, we have chosen a few interesting spot for those who would prefer a touch a elegance, class and style.
The Art of Collecting
Hong Kong has a long history of playing the middle man between East and West, hence making this a treasure island for collectors of arts and antiques especially Chinese artefacts. These highly sought-after items continue to see auction houses around the world hammering new record prices every now and then. Hollywood Road and its surrounding areas have historically been the hunting ground for many of such unique piecesand continue to be a popular area for new discoveries. A note of caution to those who may have stumbled across a good art deal, which more than likely be forged or copied artwork professionally crafted to look just like the real deal. Be prepared to make a purchase with the absolute knowledge of the artwork and mindful that you can always go away and do a little research before coming back with an offer.
Pearl Lam Galleries in Pedder Building nearby is a respected art gallery that plays a vital role in promoting Chinese and Asian contemporary art. This unique gallery is committed to encouraging cross cultural exchange and stimulating international dialogues. A few other art galleries are also located in the same building. Another interesting art gallery to visit is none other than the Opera Gallery on Wyndham Street. With a headquarter based in Paris, this well-established international chain of galleries, is one of the leading dealers in modern and contemporary art.
Once hailed as ‘one of the eleven great hotels in the world’, Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong evokes the grandeur and class of an era long past. Today, the iconic hotel is a sterling example of the world-renowned Oriental heritage and hospitality and it stands at the epitome of contemporary luxury.
Interesting facts about Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
• It was the very first hotel in Asia to have a bath in every guestroom
• It was the tallest building in Hong Kong upon its completion in 1963
• The hotel almost always makes an appearance in international best hotels lists
Celebrating its 50th anniversary in October 2013, Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong saw the likes of international superstars, dignitaries and society guests come together to toast the grand dame. Among the VIPs at the glamorous gala were Dame Helen Mirren, Maggie Cheung, Bryan Ferry, Vivienne Tam, and Karen Mok.
‘This iconic hotel has long been in the heart and hearts of the Hong Kong people, and we are delighted that so many guests could join us to celebrate this momentous occasion,’ said Jonas Schuermann, Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong’s General Manager and Area Vice President of Operations.