Ghetto at the Center of the World
3 October 2011 | Media
In Ghetto at the Center of the World Hong Kong-based academic Gordon Mathews analyses a single building ghetto. It’s probably the world’s best example of ‘low-end globalization’ and all crammed into a 17-storey building on Nathan Rd in the Tsim Sha Tsui district of Ko...
Hong Kong to London – views along the way
5 March 2011 | The rest
Sometimes flights offer fantastic views from start to finish, like QF 127 on Monday 28 February 2011, a Qantas 747 heading from Hong Kong to London. First of all we took off heading west and then circled round east to fly directly over Victoria Harbour, the rapidly na...
Hotels – cheap & expensive, good & bad
21 June 2010 | Living
Last week I was in Macau speaking at a hotel conference, most of the conference was numbers and business, but my talk was light relief, hotels I’ve loved and hated, whether they were cheap – the Chhaya Hotel in Battambang, Cambodia in 2005 was US$4 and just fine. Cli...
20 June 2010 | Places
No matter how many times you go there there’s always something new. On my way to and from Macau last week I had three nights in Hong Kong – on Lamma Island, in Central and in Kowloon. Of course one thing never seems to change in Hong Kong, the Star Ferry still shuttle...
Flights of 2008
20 December 2008 | Transport
I'm running through my travel lists of 2008. I've started with some interesting hotels I stayed at in 2008 and my best music experiences for the year. Today I'm moving on to interesting flights.
During 2008 in London I saw the play (a solo performance by Vaness...