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.

As the up-and-coming hippest and hottest neighbourhood in the city, known by some as Hong Kong’s Brooklyn, Sham Shui Po is no longer just the go-to spot for textile or electronic shopping – it is becoming a haven for food and coffee lovers. In particular, there is an incredible array of new and revived cafés to visit. Whether you are looking for a quick pick-me-up, a space to work, or just a nice spot to relax and read a book, Sham Shui Po has something for everyone! Kokoni Pets can cool off on the concrete patio (© Kokoni) Relatively new…

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In the summer months, even thinking about hiking makes one sweat. So, people looking for a way to cool off while still enjoying the wonderful nature Hong Kong has to offer opt for water sports. One of the most popular water sports is wake surfing. Aboard a flat board, you will be pulled by a rope attached to a speedboat until you’ve built up enough momentum to surf the waves created by the boat’s wake. So if you’re ready for a fun way to spend an afternoon or morning enjoying the sea and sun, read on below about where to…

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Hong Kong is known for its beautiful hikes and scenic views, but sometimes that’s too much for your kids or parents (or even you!). So why not hop on a bike: single, tandem, rickshaw or with a basket for your furry kid, and get exploring on these bike trails suitable for the whole family! Whether it’s an especially flat, scenic trail or offers plenty of water and recharge points along the way, these family-friendly cycling routes will ensure everyone has a safe, enjoyable time. Sha Tin (Tai Wai) to Tai Po Shing Mun River (© Discover Hong Kong) Perhaps the…

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Sustainability is definitely a buzzword in recent times with both companies and individuals realizing the importance of changing their ways in the face of global warming and climate change. While taking big steps can be quite overwhelming, here are little ways that you as an individual can help reduce your carbon footprint while also having fun! Buying secondhand © Becca Mchaffie, Unsplash Perhaps one of the biggest contributors to our carbon footprint is fashion. The fashion industry produces 10% of all humanity’s carbon emissions, more than the aviation and freight transportation industries combined. And it is the second-largest consumer of…

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In Collaboration With Whiskers N PawsWhether your pet barks, meows or squeaks, Whiskers N Paws is a must-visit store whenever you hang-out near Ap Lei Chau. Whiskers N Paws is Hong Kong’s leading pet retail store and e-commerce platform, but what truly differentiates them is their ethos : animals first. If you’re looking for a large range of supplies for your pets, vetted products, tailored grooming services, yummy plant-based café or adoption amenities, Whiskers N Paws will be your favourite place to bring your companion for a stroll over the week-end. More than a pet store, a community Whiskers N…

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Are you looking for a fun weekend activity to do with your friends or family? Do you want to explore the hidden secrets of Hong Kong, from scenic views to beautiful beaches? If you’re wondering where to kayak in Hong Kong, look no further, we’ve got you covered. Whether you’re a beginner looking to rent a kayak for a few hours to explore the sea or an expert in search of an adventure into the sea caves, Hong Kong has it all, and here are the best spots to kayak this summer. Hong Kong Geopark — Sai Kung Camping and kayaking…

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Face masks are a must-have item in Hong Kong and we have found several local brands that design fashionable reusable and cloth masks to stand-out in the crowd and to stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, as face masks reduce the transmission of viral infection through droplets. Discover our selection of washable masks with unique patterns for women, men and children, but also using various fabric like silk, satin or even bamboo. The Kare Lab Triple layer cloth masks from The Kare Lab Hong Kong-based PPE and medical supplies’ manufacturer The Kare Lab proposes triple layer cloth face masks for adults and kids. A pocket…

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