For years we have been wondering about the 70s-style "resort" that you can spot on Lantau Island's south coast when you are taking the ferry from Hong Kong. A bit of research and we discovered the poignant story of Sea Ranch, the Hong Kong luxury beach retreat that has been nearly abandoned for 20 years. Only accessible by ferry (or a very strenuous hike--read on for more about that!) On a beautiful early June day, we decided to try to have a look at the place for ourselves. We heard there were still a few people living in the complex and that was a private ferry running to the complex from nearby Cheung Chau island. Just as we reached Cheung Chau from Central, we saw the Sea Ranch ferry and hopped right on. No one seemed to mind, and soon we were chugging our way towards the mystery beach with its...

Those of you who've explored Hong Kong by day or night with our senior director Daniel Cheung know that he is the authority par excellence when it comes to Hong Kong mixology. With new craft cocktail bars opening, like, every five minutes, it can be hard to separate the good from the bad and ugly. Do check out Daniel's short list before you head out for your special evening. (Even better, book a cocktail crawl walk with Little Adventures and let Daniel introduce you himself to his pals behind Hong Kong's best bars.) Read on.   Hong Kong's Top 5 Cocktail Bars (curated by LAHK's Daniel Cheung)   1. Butler   Butler may be the most spectacular bar in Hong Kong--it certainly is the most discreet! They don't even have a website, but nevertheless their 20 seats are almost always filled with discerning clients who know that this is the place to experience Hong Kong's most sophisticated...

No, aren't going to send you for a Portuguese egg tart (although if you twist our arm, we think the hot from the oven one at Margaret's Pastel e Nata is the only one worth the calories).   Rather, we'd like to send you on some little Macau foodie adventures that you might not find on your own. Adventures that will also take you, serendipitously, to some local areas and streets well worth strolling! Read on.   Macau: Top 5 Foodie Treats from Little Adventures in Hong Kong   1. Nam Peng Cafe The first time we slipped into a wooden booth at this old school cha chaan teng coffee shop we almost cried--this place is like Hong Kong 50 years ago. Then we sank our teeth into their signature beignet like donut, the sa yong, and we were hooked for life. Try the egg sandwich with char siu bbq pork too!   2. Long Va Teahouse Before dim sum...

  What's the best way to get ready for a visit to Hong Kong (or remember a visit once you've returned home)? For our newest team host, Yvonne Teh, there can only be one answer to that question: Watch a Hong Kong movie! Yvonne actually met our founding director, Daisann McLane, 12 years ago, because of their shared love for Hong Kong movies. Yvonne at the time was writing film reviews online, and on her terrific blog. Eventually Yvonne's work took her to the South China Morning Post newspaper, where she became the film editor. Movies are a window into any great city, but Hong Kong is especially linked to cinema. For decades, tiny Hong Kong was the third largest motion picture industry in the world.  The image of Hong Kong, projected globally, has drawn countless visitors here (some, like Daisann, ended up staying for good). This week marks the beginning of the renowned...

  We were thrilled to be invited to speak at TEDxHongKong's recent forum "Edible Ideas". Little Adventures' team members Janice Leung Hayes and director/founder Daisann McLane dug deep into their idea box and came up with two terrific and very complimentary takes on the way that particular foods move in and out of different cultures and around the world. (Amazingly, Janice and Daisann didn't coordinate their talks--we are just tuned into the same channel. That's one of the things that makes our team such a fun and fascinating bunch of folks to work with!) Janice's talk followed the trail of the familiar Chinese egg roll around Asia and the world in all of its global manifestations--from the Australian fast food fave, the chiko roll, to the Philippine lumpia, the Vietnamese rice paper roll, and many others. Daisann's talk moved in the opposite direction: she looked at the way that Western industrial food like...

LandmarkSheepBlog Happy year of the Goat! Or Sheep! Or Ram! Or whatever! The Chinese character (羊) for the holiday's Zodiac symbol can mean any one of them. At Little Adventures in Hong Kong we have no problem with that--we're happy to have all our favorite Fuzzy Ruminant Animals around in Hong Kong for this Lunar New Year 2015. Every year Hong Kong’s stores, malls and shops bring on the major bling for Lunar New Year. We set out on mission to find the good, bad and the fugly of this year’s Ram-bunctious displays. Happy year of the Goat! Or Sheep! Or Ram! Or whatever! The Chinese character (羊) for the holiday's Zodiac symbol can mean any one of them. We have no problem with that--we're happy to have all our favorite Fuzzy Ruminant Animals around in Hong Kong for this Lunar New Year...