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Cheung Chau Bun Scrambling Competition Now Accepting Applications

Cheung Chau’s iconic Bun Scrambling Competition, where participants climb giant bun-covered bamboo towers and scramble to grab as many buns as they can, is now officially accepting applications. Here’s everything you need to know. Every year in May, thousands descend on the tiny island of Cheung Chau for the annual Bun Festival. The week-long festivities include massive prosperity buns, colourful displays of …

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New Art Gallery Inspires Creativity in Hong Kong’s “Third Culture” Kids

Within the different pockets that make up Hong Kong’s unique society, are a unique group of people who either aren’t ethnically Chinese but grew up in Hong Kong, or ethnically Chinese but studied abroad or in an international school. These are Hong Kong’s “Third Culture Kids” (TCKs) and they are influenced by multiple cultures. Inspired by her own multicultural upbringing, Hong Kong artist …

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Inside The Mills – Hong Kong’s Former Cotton Mill Turned Arts Hub

After five years of careful renovation, a former textile factory in Tsuen Wan has finally reopened as The Mills. Built during the 1950s and 1960s, the three buildings (known as Mills 4, 5, and 6) once housed the King of Hong Kong’s cotton yarn business – Nan Fung Textiles – during the city’s manufacturing boom. Today, the defunct mills have …

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Hong Kong’s Famous Historic Dim Sum Restaurant Faces Closure

Editor’s note: It appears that Lin Heung Tea House will not be closing down after all. Instead, its existing senior staff will be taking over the business. The historic institution will be closed for one day on February 28th, then reopen under a new name – Lin Heung Cafe – and resume business on March 1st. This isn’t the first time …

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