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3Novices:Six sure signs you’re caught in a tourist trap – and how not to fall for the hype

Definitions of what constitutes a tourist trap are as varied as the places themselves.
They’re said to be overhyped, expensive, tacky and lack authenticity, yet, despite long lines, Hong Kong’s Peak Tram is none of those things; nor is the Star Ferry plying Victoria Harbour.
A tourist trap can be a city (Prague), an attraction (Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco), a purpose-built resort (Cancun) or a cheap tuk-tuk ride that involves a detour to a gem shop. Many, including…
October 19, 2017 at 10:30AM http://ift.tt/2gQbpBB
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3Novices:Restaurant review: Hung Tong in Hung Hom – Chinese comfort food with a view

Hung Hom isn’t our normal stomping ground when it comes to restaurant reviews, but we were curious about what was being offered by the Kerry Hotel.
Of course, we are familiar with the sister properties: the Shangri-La in Tsim Sha Tsui and Admiralty, and the Hotel Jen, which has our favourite place serving Straits cuisine, Cafe Malacca. Because of this, we had high hopes for the Kerry Hotel’s Chinese restaurant, Hung Tong.

The restaurant is cosy and intimate, with a great view (we…
October 19, 2017 at 10:16AM http://ift.tt/2yxfhPE
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3Novices:Musical flair: celebrating Africa’s amazing and diverse heritage in music

From dundun drums and kora harps to ngoni guitars and ghaita flutes, Africa’s musical instrument heritage is as fascinating and diverse as the continent itself. The role of these and other instruments – some simple, others intricate – goes beyond the entertainment factor. Most of them play a fundamental role in local storytelling traditions, cultural rites and official ceremonies.
Mountains to mainstream
One instrument that speaks most to people’s imagination is the…
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3Novices:Hotel giant IHG launches wellness brand to woo China’s middle-class

Hotel giant InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has launched a new hotel brand in China that aims to help travellers “keep healthy” while they are on the road.
The debut of the EVEN hotel brand comes at a time when young, middle-class Chinese consumers are increasingly placing an importance on health and willing to spend more on healthy low-calorie food and staying fit. The brand had its start in the US.
“More Chinese desire for a healthier lifestyle, and the Chinese…
October 19, 2017 at 05:16AM http://ift.tt/2hOClBz
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3Novices:Hong Kong pre-owned luxury and premium fashion shopping just got easier with the arrival of eBay of vintage

When online vintage fashion retailer Vestiaire Collective decided to expand to Asia, little did it know how popular it would quickly become. Co-founder Fanny Moizant puts its rapid acceptance in Hong Kong down to price-conscious buyers and the access the French company’s trading platform gives to a wide range of vintage fashion and accessories.
Five favourite Hong Kong vintage clothing stores, and three online options too
Competition in the “re-commerce” space is likely to…
October 19, 2017 at 04:46AM http://ift.tt/2zjsgUu
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3Novices:Iron equals energy: how the nutrient can boost your vitality and keep tiredness at bay

Every now and then, my teenage boys acknowledge my nutrition education, admit that I might actually know something they don’t and ask me for advice. This week, they were complaining of being utterly exhausted, beaten up by the hours of forceful football practice. They found themselves doubting they possessed enough energy to finish all of that evening’s studying, let alone hit repeat the next day.
Four tips for losing weight, from adding vitamin B and omega 3 fats to your diet, to…
October 19, 2017 at 04:30AM http://ift.tt/2xPiSXq
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3Novices:Ten-minute workouts for busy Hongkongers that can be done anywhere, no equipment needed

We often get derailed in our exercise routines because we can’t fit the perfect workout into our day. We think we must go to a gym, or a certain class, or use a particular technique. And we end up doing nothing at all – but all that’s about to change.
According to the annual State of Obesity report, “Eighty per cent of American adults do not meet the government’s national physical activity recommendations for aerobic activity and muscle strengthening.” It…
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