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7 Reasons to Visit Hong Kong Now

Hong Kong has flourished for more than 150 years as a gateway between East and West. As one of the world’s most expensive, fast-paced, and elegant …

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White diamond sells for $30m at Hong Kong auction

A white diamond the size of a small egg has been sold for $30.6m (£19m) at an auction in Hong Kong.<p>Two phone bidders competed for the 118-carat white diamond from Africa in six minutes of measured bidding until one dropped out in the Sotheby's jewellery auction on Monday night.<p>The biannual sale in …

Cities Without Ground: A Guide to Hong Kong's Elevated Walkways

As a city, Hong Kong doesn't have it easy; impossibly dense and smothered by unsympathetic hilly terrain, the gymnastics that it performs to survive …

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Secrets of Hong Kong cuisine revealed

HONG KONG -- Somewhere between the braised bamboo piths stuffed with bird's nest and the pigeon in Shaoxing wine sauce served with its head attached, I realize that all the Chinatown meals in the world haven't prepared me for my customized culinary tour of Hong Kong.<p>"You think you know Chinese …

Hong Kong: Asia’s new art capital

It's 2 p.m. on a Saturday. A crowd of people swarms Gloucester Road as a racket emanates from the windows of a Hong Kong police station. I'm in a 2-by-2 1/2-metre concrete cell along with five other people. At one end is a latrine; at the other, scripted on the wall above Chinese characters, a sign …

Motorino Hong Kong: Off to a Decent Start

Motorino Hong Kong<p>14 Shelley Street, Soho, Hong Kong (Map); +852 2801 6881; motorinopizza.com/hongkong <b><br>Pizza type:</b> Neapolitan<b><br>Oven type:</b> Gas and wood-burning<b><br>The Skinny:</b> Great toppings are let down by the crust, at various times soggy or burnt.<b><br>Price:</b>The cheapest pizza is the Marinara at HK$98 (about …