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5 mistakes to avoid when planning a trip to Hong Kong

5 mistakes to avoid when planning a trip to Hong Kong A trip to Hong Kong is a simple and easy trip. For many people, it is a transit tour, it is something they have might have might not planned. It is, however, something special! Expectations are created, but often plans are not made. And Hong Kong is a big city and, more than that, an intense city with many things to do. And therefore, planning is critical. After almost 4 years of writing about the city and following tourists’ doubts about planning a trip, there are “mistakes” that are repeated. Having said that, we must remember there is no right and wrong in travel, but we hope these tips can help you enjoy Hong Kong a lot more! Traveling by a checklist You’ll find thousands of suggestions for things to do in Hong Kong, both here on th...

Top 3 things to do for Christmas 2019 in Hong Kong – Hopaloop Hong Kong

2019 Christmas in Hong Kong – Top 3 things to do We won’t let the cancellation of your favorite holiday event dull your holiday spirit! There’s nothing like the Hong Kong skyline decked up during holiday time with plenty of indoor and outdoor activities to get you in the holiday spirit. To HongKongers, the lit-up decorations adorning the skyscrapers across the city is more like an official kick off to the holiday season frenzy. If you are coming for a short getaway or planning to spend the season in the city this winter, read on for our “must do” things to check off your bucket list when you’re in Hong Kong during the holidays. Let’s start with our favorite! Feathered Ascent at the Lee Tung Avenue A holiday special “Feathered Ascent” is displayed at the Lee Tu...

Beat the Summer Heat at the Hoegaarden Summerfest 2019 at Central Harbourfront

Beat the Summer Heat at the Hoegaarden Summerfest 2019 at Central Harbourfront. Hong Kong is gearing up to a summerfest with authentic Belgian wheat beer brand Hoegaarden and its unique “Gaarden” concept. This year, for the second time, Hoegaarden links up with local handicraft platform Think of a Style and Central Venue Management (CVM) to bring back the Gaarden at the iconic “Think of a Market @SummerFest” – marking the city’s largest handicraft marketplace. Get ready to visit the Central Harbourfront from 23rd to 25th August for the ultimate summer experience. The “gaarden” will be filled with art, design and creative vibes with nature and sustainability at the heart of its campaign. Hosted by CVM, SummerFest at Central Harbourfront offers a variety of summer activitie...

RISEConf – Bridging Gaps with Technology

RISEConf – Bridging Gaps with Technology The business environment is facing a huge challenge in finding viable business cases for startups to thrive and there is a pressing need to have exceptional technology for the investors to believe in those startups. On the other hand, with the tech cold war looming in, it is quite evident that China’s domination on areas like 5G networking will be formidable. Recently, there is a trend of tech companies looking out for their own interests. Investors from South East Asia are not too comfortable with China. The skill sets and the ecosystem don’t meet the expectations while they look for Hong Kong as an alternative. In Hong Kong, however, Prop-tech and Fin tech are soaring new heights. Brokers and Real Estate investors are in for any ...

RISE 2019 Hong Kong – How Six Degrees of Separation Comes True Here

RISE 2019 Hong Kong – How Six Degrees of Separation Comes True Here RISE is recognized as one of the biggest tech conferences in this part of the world and thanks to its ingenuity year in and year out, it always emerges as the best. Why should you attend? Starting things up You can see young startups rising from grassroots to glory at ALPHA and tuning in to their dream destination where they meet thousands of potential investors and leads. The PITCH competition is another noteworthy and customary event that lets our attention shift towards the future rather than on the tech cold war that’s happening. Meet the coolest people Apart from the ocean of opportunities to network, RISE gives you a platform to have a conversation with some of the coolest people in tech! You get to hear Marco ...

Top 5 Hong Kong’s off-beaten places to visit – Hopaloop

A list that can beat a “top-10-things-to-do-in-Hong-Kong” This city is one of the most dazzlingly energetic places in the world complemented by the most serene of country parks and nature trails. Here are five of Hong Kong’s off-beaten places to visit from Hopaloop. Sheung Wan Right next to the hustle bustle of Central lies its perfect antidote called Sheung Wan. It is a booming location in Hong Kong that is a living relic with its vivid mix of East and West. It is a melange of cultures in one friendly neighborhood. From chic cafes to art galleries, hidden bars to antiques and all kinds of unusually exhilarating combination of shops are nestled down under a contrasting colonial Vs modern  architecture. The oldest standing Western Market shows the cultural disposition that...

Murakami Vs Murakami – Contemporary Exhibition launches in Tai Kwun

  Murakami Vs Murakami – Contemporary Exhibition, a first of its kind exhibition of the Japanese artist Takashi Murakami brings to Hong Kong a breath taking cultural phenomenon right in the middle of the city. The exhibition offers a glimpse into the world of Japan’s most celebrated artist who is the charioteer of the superflat art movement. Murakami hails from Tokyo, Japan and well known for his work in sustainable art in post-war Japan. Murakami’s art uses a variety of media like motifs inspired by Japanese culture and sculptures. This comprehensive survey exhibition features more than 60 paintings and sculptures in an immersive setting here in Hong Kong. His work depicts deep rooted tradition, following a dreamy pop art style that is flawlessly married to classic contemporary...

A Surreal Glimpse of Hong Kong – Art Exhibition

  It is Art season here in Hong Kong and we know that Hongkongers are spoilt for choices when it comes to artsy indulgences. This year, Hopaloop decided to take things one by one 🙂 There is real beauty to taking both life and art slowly. We will be featuring a select 5 artists this season encouraging you, our readers to enjoy the rare luxury of appreciating Art for what it really is.  About the artist – Urmila Menon Urmila Menon is a self-taught Indian Artist living in Hong Kong. She is mainly an urban sketcher and owner of the line of custom made home décor products, ColorID. She does her urban sketching through both traditional and digital mediums. As an urban sketcher she captures the surroundings one sketch at a time, on location. She tries and captures memories, feelings an...

Vegan and Confused? – Best Vegan/Vegetarian Restaurants in Hong Kong – Hopaloop

Are you a vegetarian aspiring to be a vegan? a strict vegan? a not-so-vegan who wants to try the impossible? are you someone who is striving to make better lifestyle choices that would help you avoid animal cruelty? are you Vegan and Confused? Then this list is totally for all of you! Here are some of the Best Vegan Restaurants in Hong Kong you should try! Grassroots Pantry                             Address: 108 Hollywood Rd., Sheung Wan, Contact: 2873-3353 Review: Gourmet plant-based, small portions but fusion at its best. Website: grassrootspantry.com Ambience: Cozy   Chi Lin Vegetarian Some mouth-watering vegetarian delicacies from Chi Lin Nunnery’s restaurant Address: Long Men Lou, Nan Lian Garden, 60 Fu...

Third Belt and Road Summit Hong Kong – Highlights and Pictures

The third Belt and Road Summit was held in Hong Kong, jointly organised by HKSAR and HKTDC on 28th June 2018 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The theme for this year’s summit was “Collaborate for Success”. The summit saw 70 government officials, business leaders and representatives of international organisations from Hong Kong, Chinese mainland and around the world to share their insights.  It also served as a platform to explore collaboration opportunities. Key highlights from the event: Over 70 government official from across the world were invited Hong Kong and Georgia signed a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) at the summit Hong Kong enterprises including the CLP Group and HPA Ltd. signed MoUs with a number of Thai companies during the summit A unique milk ...

Interview with Mr. Stephen Wong – Green Finance through the BRI

Hopaloop attended the Belt and Road Summit 2018 at the HKCEC. Green Finance in BRI is one of the most discussed topics of the summit. An exclusive interview with Mr. Stephen Wong, the deputy Executive Director and Head of Public Policy Institute Our Hong Kong Foundation. Hopaloop: What’s your take on Green Development and Hong Kong’s role in it as part of the Belt and Road Initiative? Mr. Wong: Green development is a revolution which is happening faster than digital revolution. The idea of polluting and fixing later on is clearly not working and aggressive steps needs to be taken to prevent pollution. Green bonds are a major tool to finance the financing gaps and Hong Kong is an emerging market in that front. Hong Kong is also one of the leading financial centres with a unique ...

“Contemporary” gets a new home in Hong Kong at Tai Kwun

Contemporary gets a new home in Hong Kong at Tai Kwun. The recently opened centre for heritage and arts that piques the interest of every Hongkonger and tourist alike. It is aimed at cultivating knowledge of contemporary art, performance art and the rich history and heritage amongst the communities. The revitalisation project has been led by The Hong Kong Jockey Club in partnership with the Government of the Hong Kong SAR. Tai Kwun is the trading name of the Jockey Club CPS Limited, the not-for-profit operator set up by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust to manage the revitalised site. What does Tai Kwun mean? “Tai Kwun” in Chinese means “big station”. This colloquial name was used by police officers and the public to refer to the former Central Police Statio...

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