From June 2012

Shanghai Museum of Glass

Two weeks ago when I was in Shanghai, a rainy afternoon provided me with an opportunity to visit a unique museum quite unlike anything you would expect to find in China’s capital of commerce. Built in a re-purposed factory in the little-known Baoshan District, Shanghai Museum of Glass (SHMOG – 上海玻璃美术馆) was opened in spring 2011 and is based around the theme of glass as both art and science. Read more

Shanghai vs Taipei Xiaolongbao

A recent article published by CNNGo on ‘40 Taiwanese foods we can’t live without‘ garnered over 90,000 Facebook likes and many passionate comments within a few days of being published, proving that if there’s one thing you can count on throughout Asia, it’s that people really like their food. I’d go as far as to say they’re even territorial about who makes what best so it can be a touchy topic of conversation! Read more

Lei Yue Mun Passage

On the east side of Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong lies a short channel known as Lei Yue Mun (鯉魚門 or Lye Moon Passage) which separates Kowloon and Hong Kong Island, providing access to the South China Sea. Having looked out the window of my office on the Hong Kong Island side at it every day for the past year I decided to explore what lies opposite in Yau Tong (油塘). Read more

Summer Fridays

The company I work for has a generous ‘Summer Fridays’ policy which, as you may have guessed, allows us to leave work early on Fridays during the summer. Since the view out my window in Quarry Bay is so nice I took the opportunity today to shoot a short time-lapse film of it (using Frameographer on my iPad). It’s been the hottest day of the year so far in Hong Kong – a sweltering 34°C

Wasteful Watsons Water

Bottled water has never been an environmentally friendly way of consuming our most precious necessity but it’s convenience has people buying it in enormous quantities every day, especially in countries where you can’t drink what comes out of the tap you’re often left with little other choice. Read more