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3Novices:Why China’s friendship with Portugal is signified by Luís de Camões, a poet exiled three times by his motherland

Across town from the palatial hotels and casinos on Macau’s Cotai Strip is a quiet park that offers clues to a time long before the city became a gambling mecca.
Camões Garden is located opposite St Anthony’s Church. In it is the home of the late wealthy Portuguese merchant Manuel Pereira, which now hosts art exhibitions.
Macau-based author on his love affair with art history
The park is named after Luís de Camões, who it is believed also lived at the site. But…
July 20, 2018 at 03:46PM https://ift.tt/2LaDOn9
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3Novices:Hong Kong stars reveal that the elixir of beauty is more than skin deep – Beauté à la française

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Their luminous beauty and absolute femininity evoke the Beauté à la française of French women, with their amazing skin and air of effortless elegance.  This “Beauté à la française”, as captured in Lancôme’s Absolue Collection which combines rare and precious Lancôme Rose with a regenerative power, reveals the absolute femininity of a woman at any time and age.  Both Teresa and Louisa, two…
July 20, 2018 at 01:22PM https://ift.tt/2Lv6jM0
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3Novices:Seven vegan, dairy-free icy treats to help beat the heat this summer

If you count yourself among the growing numbers of people choosing plant-based diets, you don’t have to miss out on one of the best things about summer ice cream. We sampled seven vegan icy treats to beat the heat here in Hong Kong.

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Tea salon Flamingo Bloom opened its third store at IFC Mall in Central this month and launched its Naked Zero milkshakes (HK$43) made with almond milk. They come in four flavours: Bronze, which is bananas with organic cacao powder, Violet, a…
July 20, 2018 at 10:18AM https://ift.tt/2uRBjv0
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3Novices:CINDY CHAO The Art Jewel’s debut at Masterpiece London a resounding success

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The only Asian high jeweller present at Masterpiece London, Cindy Chao The Art Jewel bedazzled collectors with its 2018 collection of Black Label Masterpieces.  And at its first outing at the celebrated art fair set within the grounds of the historic Royal Hospital Chelsea, the magnificent Peony Brooch was honoured with an “Outstanding Exhibit” award bestowed by the Masterpiece 2018 Awards Committee.

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July 20, 2018 at 09:09AM https://ift.tt/2L8iajJ
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3Novices:Shenzhen luxury hotel offers cultural, seaside getaway in modern Chinese metropolis

What is it? Shenzhen is a city of surprises. The western side of China’s first and most spectacularly successful special economic zone (SEZ) makes for a relaxing seaside staycation only an hour from Hong Kong. The Hilton Shenzhen Shekou Nanhai is a glimpse of yesteryear amid the glittering tomorrow for which Shenzhen is famous. Many hotels strive to find a single unique selling point, but this one has many.
For a start, it comprises two self-contained buildings: a 323-room main building,…
July 20, 2018 at 08:30AM https://ift.tt/2uPCbQS
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3Novices:How traditional Chinese knife therapy dao liao massaged my sore muscles and gave me an energy boost

Frenchman Xavier Garnier had spent 20 years immersing himself in China’s ancient culture when he discovered dao liao, or knife therapy, a 2,500-year-old philosophy that taps into the energies of ying and yang.
In 2011 he took the therapy to France, then to Portugal. Now he has collaborated with the Mandarin Oriental in Hong Kong’s Central district to offer spa guests the knife treatment – apparently the first time it has been available in the city.
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July 20, 2018 at 06:31AM https://ift.tt/2LmF99W
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3Novices:Cycle tour start-up’s companion service for independent travellers in China reaps dividends by offering the personal touch

Good food, friends, new experiences and interaction with local people: these are the ingredients for a worthwhile holiday, according to Bi Sheng, founder of a young Chinese online travel company called Bikego.
And it would seem he is not alone – domestic Chinese tourists are no longer content to take the traditional tour bus approach, with 97 per cent of them choosing to travel independently in 2017, according to a report conducted by Mafengwo Travel Research Centre and China Tourism…
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