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Hong Kong City Guide In Commemoration of Queen Elizabeth II
Wednesday, September 14th, 2022
After reigning Great Britain for 70 years, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II passed away last week at the age of 96, leaving her as the..
CNY Explainer: Why are there so many deep-fried snacks, and how do I tell them apart?
Tuesday, February 9th, 2021
Following up on our guide on Chinese New Year cakes and puddings, we now present to you our explainer on the more elusive CNY festive..
Why do Chinese families stick to a vegetarian diet on Lunar New Year?
Tuesday, January 26th, 2021
When it comes to eating in Chinese culture, the usual thinking is the more abundant and the more luxurious, the better. Strangely, though, for the..
What is Hong Kong damp cold?
The Loop HK Staff
Tuesday, January 12th, 2021
Hong Kong winters are said to be even worse than that in cold countries, and many believe "damp cold" to be the culprit. A popular..
Why do HKers say winter solstice is more important than Chinese New Year?
Monday, December 14th, 2020
In Chinese, there's a popular saying that goes, "winter solstice is more important than Chinese New Year" (冬大過年 dong digh gwor neen). But how could..
Why do people go hiking on Chung Yeung Festival?
Tuesday, October 20th, 2020
Chung Yeung Festival, which falls on the ninth day of the ninth month every year in the Chinese calendar, is a traditional holiday meant for..