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.

Whether it’s too hot for hiking or you’re looking for a new activity that works out your entire body, look no further – indoor rock climbing and bouldering is going to be your newest hobby! No matter your fitness level, there are routes and courses for everyone, and with the growing popularity, there is definitely one near you. So grab a friend and check out this comprehensive list of climbing and bouldering gyms in Hong Kong! Hong Kong Island Attic V Climbing Gym — Wong Chuk Hang Open since 2015, Attic V is one of the popular gyms for beginners…

Read More

We’ve all heard their names and aspired to eventually stay there, but what exactly makes a five-star hotel five-star-worthy? Whether it’s their luxurious silky bedsheets, incredible views, outstanding facilities or mouthwatering food, a five-star hotel in Hong Kong just has something extra that is worth shelling out the cash for. So read on to find out what makes each of these hotels some of the best luxury lodging, not just in Hong Kong, but in the world! 5-Star Hotels in Hong Kong Island Island Shangri-La Island Shangri-La’s French restaurant, Petrus Super convenient location – check! Lush pampering at the spa…

Read More

The hustle and bustle of Hong Kong makes it one of the most exciting places in the world – you are never sure what you will find. This is particularly true in the markets. Antiques, flowers, clothes, branded sneakers, hidden gems for the home, traditional foodstuffs, and more. With everything under the sun available, and never knowing if you’re getting a good price, it can be hard to navigate the flea markets. First thing to remember is to always bargain. Even if it’s a little, you never know what you can save. So here’s your guide to the best flea markets…

Read More

In the sultry heat of Hong Kong, all one wants is to jump into cool water, enjoying slow lazy laps. We are lucky that we have a number of natural pools and waterfalls, and several building complexes and clubs have their own pools. But if you don’t have access to these, don’t worry! There are over 20 public swimming pools scattered across Hong Kong, that you can visit for a very affordable price. On weekdays, rates are HK$17, and on weekends, they are HK$19, unless you are eligible for the concessionary or free rate (aged above 60, below 13, students…

Read More

Its October! Alongside all things fall, like pumpkin spice lattes, cosy sweaters and hiking season, it means it’s almost time for Halloween. While the pandemic may have tamped down celebrations last year, this year, we are getting back at it! If you are looking for the most innovative, attractive or frightening costumes, we have it all. With this comprehensive list, you can all types of costumes for yourself, your kids or your pets. From Squid Game to Money Heist costumes, or classic cosplays like vampires, pirates or nuns, we’ve got you covered. Pottinger Street Climb Pottinger Street to browse a…

Read More

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,…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More