Jóusàhn, Hong Kong. How I’ve missed you

by Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Originally from France, The Peninsula Hong Kong’s Chef Concierge, Brian Edouard Faula, has worked in the industry for more than 20 years. Being a Concierge, he loves to think that he may have an impact on people’s lives “at a small scale” through being an ambassador and introducing Hong Kong to guests. Let’s travel to Hong Kong and explore it through Brian’s eyes…

Brian Edouard Faula.

It’s a rainy day but we want to explore, what we should do

Museums and Galleries: The Hong Kong Museum of History. Established in July 1975. Some of the Museum’s collections date back to the City Museum and Art Gallery founded in 1962 at the City Hall.

Night-time entertainment

  • Dragon-I (The Centrium, 60 Wyndham St, Central). Asia’s most creative and eclectic vision of lounge, dining and partying for the global glitterati.
  • Yojimbo (37 Pottinger Street Central, Hong Kong). Located in the heart of the nightlife precinct of Central, Hong Kong, Yojimbo transports guests to another world – the underground world of vibrant Japanese clubbing.

Key words or phrases for visitors to learn

jóusàhn – Good morning

m̀hgòi – Thank you

The best shopping and souvenirs to buy

  • PMQ (No.35 Aberdeen Street, Central). Former Hollywood Road Police Married Quarters. Transformed into a creative industries landmark named “PMQ”. New platform in Hong Kong’s creative industries.
  • SoHo / Stauton Street, Peel Street, Hollywood Road, Elgin Street. Elegant, exotic and hip, the neighbourhoods of SoHo and Sheung Wan are an eclectic blend of shopping experiences dominated by traditional Chinese beliefs and businesses.
  • Ladies Market (Tung Choi Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon). Over 100 stalls of toys, bargain clothing, accessories and souvenirs

A child-friendly thing to do or place to go

Ocean Park Hong Kong: It is a marine-life theme park featuring animals, thrill rides and shows. Popular attractions include the Sea Jelly Spectacular, The Abyss turbo drop, the Mine Train roller coaster and the show at Ocean Theatre. Guests can also dangle off a cliff on the floorless roller coaster.

Your best kept secret or favourite hidden treasure

Kowloon Walled City: A gritty yet charming part of town that remains a hidden gem to many tourists. Appreciate the remains of the former Walled City from Qing dynasty. Enjoy a rich slew of fascinating stories that arose out of the near-century-long political and legal vacuum of the Walled City.

The best way to get to the airport

Rolls-Royce Transfer, Taxi, Airport Express.

Best time of the year to visit

April or May.

Anything else we should know when visiting

Try one of the many hikes that Hong Kong has to offer.

 

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