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The Hong Kong Symphony of Lights

The Symphony of Lights sound and light show is the largest permanent light show in the world and is one of the ‘must sees’ for visitors to Hong Kong. Held every night at 8pm, the best place to view the show is from the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront on Kowloon. If you’re staying on Hong […]

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Ten things to do in Macau

I’m honored to present a special guest post by Stefanie Michaels a.k.a. Adventure Girl. Thank you for sharing your tips Stef! Ten Things to do in Macau 1. Adventure enthusiasts – Jump of the 10th tallest building in Macau: the Macau Tower. The freefall lasts 10 seconds! Don’t worry – you’re harnessed for the 700 […]

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Opulent gastronomy in Shanghai

A special guest post by @agentcikay one of Malaysia’s top food bloggers. My latest Velvet Escape experience was in Shanghai recently, where I had the pleasure of dining at The Whampoa Club. This restaurant  is an opulent setting for Jereme Leung’s modern interpretations of traditional Shanghainese cuisine. Contemporary Chinese or Chinese Fusion are the other names […]

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Hong Kong’s spectacular skyline

Hong Kong (Island) has arguably one of the most spectacular city skylines in the world. The high density of skyscrapers crammed into a small strip of land on the northern edge of Hong Kong Island is a phenomenal sight. There are many ways to enjoy the views of the skyline. One way is to head for […]

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A world of inspiration: His First Flight

This second edition of ‘A world of inspiration‘ is a contribution from Tammie Dooley, a Midwest-based explorer, photographer and writer. Tammie’s story is simple yet compelling, with a profound insight that applies to all of us. His First Flight Upon boarding the plane we discover our window seat taken. My son John and I are […]

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