Tag: hong kong

PMQ: Championing Culture and Creativity

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Occupying thousands of square feet in Hong Kong’s Soho area is PMQ a new creative cultural hub. PMQ used to be the site of the police married quarters, a space where junior police officers from the mainland would house their families. In the early 2000s, long after the premise had been vacated from its original function, the space faced an uncertain fate.

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Read More Hong Kong

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Spotted in Pacific Coffee this morning: a corner shelf full of preloved books. The books are part of a city–wide sharing initiative, known also a ‘book floating‘.

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Introducing the AlphaSphere

Today I had the privilege of meeting Adam Place, founder and inventor of the AlphaSphere, a new type of instrument. Rather than explain what the AlphaSphere is, just watch this video. It will blow your mind and make you want to demo, if not own one.

Random Observations About Hong Kong

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1) Because space is hard to come by and many people live in incredibly small flats, there’s a strong culture of dining out for most meals. There are more than 10,000 restaurants – which means even if you ate a different one everyday it would take you nearly 10 years to try them all. And that’s assuming that none closed down or any new ones opened.

2) Pineapple buns in Hong Kong are just like tiger bread in the UK. Neither contain their namesake.

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A Change of Scenery

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For the next few months I’m taking a break from London and will be working in Hong Kong. It sounds insane to say that I’m taking a break from London only to move to a city just as populous, however, Wikipedia has informed me that London is the 23rd biggest city in the world whereas Hong Kong ranks 30th. So I guess that’s something. A few less people.

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