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An Insider’s Perspective on Dragon Boat Racing

Dragon Boat Racing There is no sport more colorful, more exciting, more laden with culture and tradition than dragon boat racing. Imagine thumping drums, deafening chants, and billowing flags – these all accompany this adrenaline-packed sport at every race. Contrary to popular belief, dragon boat races aren’t only held on Tuen Ng Festival. The racing season in Hong Kong actually lasts from early April to late November, until the weather gets a little too cold for an entire day out in open water. Don’t assume that teams get to rest over the chillier months. The city’s dragon boaters take advantage of the winter months to gain the upper hand over their competitors. There’s no other way to win than continue ...

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The Fire Dragon Dance: Tai Hang’s Mid-Autumn Spectacle 2018

Aside from being Hong Kong’s cradle for countless culinary ventures, Tai Hang is also home to one of the city’s most spectacular festivities– the annual Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance. This Mid-Autumn Festival, treat yourself to a dazzling display of fire and fury, where around 300 people parade a 67-meter-long dragon lined with sticks of incense from head to tail, enshrouding the neighborhood in a warm, smoky glow. How the fire dragon dance began Legend has it that this 138-year-old tradition began when Tai Hang was struck with three consecutive disasters a few days before the Mid-Autumn Festival in the 19th century. Still a small Hakka village at the time, Tai Hang was hit by a typhoon, which swept away ...

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Central Graham Street Market – March 2015

If you’ve been on our Central & Sheung Wan Foodie Tour from March 2012 to March 2014, you would probably remember this sign. 31st March, 2015 was the last day of business of this 70-year-old noodle shop in the Graham Street Market due to urban redevelopment. All revenue on the last two days of business was donated to charity. We hope this noodle shop will be able to find a new location and reopen soon.

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