Author: Kopal Manglik

Born in New Delhi, brought up in Hong Kong, and having lived in New York, city life is in Kopal's blood. You can find her exploring her beloved city. Whether it's the latest sustainable fashion store, or the cutest new coffee shop, she loves finding the hidden secrets of Hong Kong. In her free time, Kopal is a active advocate for animal welfare and adoption, and she runs a Facebook and Instagram page, @adoptdontshop.hk.

When you think about Hong Kong, along with the iconic skyline, beautiful waters and mouthwatering food, “expensive” might be a word that comes up! But fear not, if you are travelling on a budget, you still have access to affordable housing – hostels. Hong Kong hostels might not be as well-known as their more expensive counterparts, but with ideal central locations, great amenities and high levels of safety and cleanliness, they make a great option for short or long-term accommodation. Similar to those seen in Europe and other parts of the world, they consist of room shares, usually with bunkbeds,…

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Our pets are definitely part of the family, so why shouldn’t they also get to go on our vacations? While travelling with dogs or cats is not easy, we can definitely still pamper them in our very own Hong Kong. So whether it’s your favourite feline or your darling doggo, grab their toys and food and head over to one of our favourite pet-friendly hotels for a staycation specially catering to your four-legged friend! Eaton HK Pets are extremely welcome at Eaton HK (© Eaton) Your furry friend is welcome at this Jordan dog-friendly hotel. With cool décor and ambience…

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There are a number of natural hidden wonders amongst the concrete jungle that is Hong Kong. Waterfalls are perhaps the most picturesque and calming of them. With Hong Kong’s green, lush hills and tropical weather, you will find waterfalls in almost all parts of the city, from the islands to the New Territories. Here are some of our favourites! Little Hawaii Waterfall, Tseung Kwan O Little Hawaii Waterfall is an idyllic spot (© Hong Kong Hikers) One of the easiest hikes in the city you can take to reach a waterfall, this well-paved 4km trail is popular with kids and…

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If you are travelling or even just busy at work, you are always worried about your furry friends. But worry no more! Pet sitters across Hong Kong provide and care for your pet as their own. From walking, to feeding to playing, these amazing home visit caretakers and boarding services will make sure your best friends are happy, healthy and loved while you’re not around. They might even be a little reluctant to come home! So for your peace of mind, here is a list of the best pet care services in Hong Kong. Home Visit Caretakers If you’d rather…

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Need an easy, conveniently located and affordable place to crash for the night? Check out Hong Kong’s capsule hotels! Originating in Osaka, Japan, capsule hotels usually offer small chambers with enough space for a one- or two-person bed and some basic necessities, such as air conditioning and power sockets. Bathrooms and other extra services, like lounges, snack bars, entertainment and even storage are often communal or outside the room. This makes capsule hotels the ideal space to stay overnight if you’re strapped for cash or even unique long-term accommodation. This trend has travelled around the world, and here is your…

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We’ve all been on staycations, and even seacations , but if you are looking for something truly unique and memorable, you have to check out houseboats! A one-of-a-kind luxury experience, where the amenities and décor of five star hotels meet the cosy, intimate experience of an AirBnB, staycationing on a houseboat is the next new way to holiday. So whether you are looking to celebrate a birthday in style, or just enjoy some peace and quiet out on the sea, here is the ultimate list of houseboat rentals in Hong Kong for you to book your next vacation! Vintage | British-style…

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Hong Kong and scuba diving might not exactly be synonymous, but you will be surprised by the beautiful dive spots you can find in Hong Kong! Delving into Hong Kong’s waters might not be as iconic as Philippines or Maldives, but you will find a number of interesting sights from great corals to aquatic life and even some mysterious shipwrecks! Read on to find out everything you need to know about scuba diving in Hong Kong. What is scuba diving? Many people are not aware that the term Scuba is actually an acronym, standing for Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus. It…

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Hong Kong is known for its food scene and with the rise of Instagram, any and everyone has become a food-ographer. But if you’ve already tapped out all the regular photogenic joints, don’t worry, we have your back – it’s time to get exploring the New Territories and outlying islands, and we’ve also mentioned some photo-worthy spots on Hong Kong island. From cheerful pastel palettes at Café Library to moody vintage themes at love letter-inspired lounge Dear Lilly, check out our list of the best Instagrammable restaurants in Hong Kong. Café Library by Espuma — Fusion/Western, Sha Tin   Café…

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If you are visiting with family or just looking for a fun day out in Hong Kong, theme parks are the tried and tested way to have a great outing. While Hong Kong is a tiny place, there are a number of different amusement parks and attractions to suit everyone’s fancy! Whether you are five and love your Disney princesses or are looking for a thrill ride, there will be something in Hong Kong for you. So check out this list of our favourite theme parks and themed attractions in Hong Kong and let us know if you go in…

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There are many animal lovers in Hong Kong but due to small apartments and crazy busy lifestyles, not many people are able to adopt a pet. Enter – cat cafés! A great opportunity for cat enthusiasts meet, pet and give scritches to cats while enjoying a nice coffee and a snack, or even a full meal if they are hungry. Most cafés are also very supportive of local cat shelters and adoptions, so it’s a way to give back to the community. So if you’re a local or tourist cat lover, here is your ultimate list to cat cafés around…

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