It’s Our Time Now

So you consider yourself a bit of a music buff, a festival fan, a man-about-the-dancefloor, and with good reason. You’ve travelled the world to attend, front row and all, the world’s best music concerts and events, from muddy farm fields in the English countryside, and the beaches of Singapore, to the free love best found in the streets of Berlin.


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Time to Turn Off

It’s possible you don’t know much about the origins of floatation therapy. Using a sensory deprivation tank (which sounds like the swimming pool at Guantanamo), neuropsychiatrist John C. Lilly pioneered today’s modern float tank concept as part of his research into sensory deprivation back in the 1950s.


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Formula E Comes to the Kong

Formula E, the world’s first all-electric racing series, may be in its infancy, having only started in 2012, but that doesn’t mean it lacks all the glam of its big fossil fuel-powered siblings, and next month’s race (October 8-9) in Hong Kong promises to be the cumulative party of the year for motorheads and earth huggers alike.


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The Orient-Express of the Andes

We’re sure you’d agree there’s something bloody civilized about train travel. Of course we’re not talking about the nightly mosh pit that is Admiralty MTR, or that stint through India you did as a saucer-eyed backpacker;


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Make the most of these lingering summer weekends with these innovative free-flow he-brunches, perfect for a spot of male bonding or perhaps some day-time romancing.


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The Next Generation of Junking

We all remember our first junk; the anticipating of making new friends, plastic cups of warm Tanduay rum and coke under a basking sun; perilous leaps from the top deck, the inevitable accidents on slippery timber, the early pass outs, and the serenity of the final cruise as night descended.


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Creature Comforts

Here’s a handy fact. The term ‘comfort food’ can be traced back to 1966 when that sturdy foundation of the Fourth Estate, the Palm Beach Post, spoke of the foods we turn to when we’re stressed.


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The West is the Best

You might have noticed that the journey west on the Hong Kong Island tramline is becoming increasingly interesting. Perhaps you too have stopped in at the cafes of High Street, the galleries of lower Sai Ying Pun, or even popped down to Kennedy Town for brunch on the waterfront.


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Don’t Wait, Take Action

Wondering why your average-looking neighbour has a sexy new house guest’ every Saturday night while you’re home watching Game of Thrones solo? Vancouver-based dating coach and founder of Absolute Ability Tony D gives us his tips on how to be a better player of the dating game.


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The Sound of Silence

Throughout history man has sought silence for various reasons. Hermits retreat from the world in search of solace, holy men – and not just monks with pattern baldness – have taken mauna or vows of silence for centuries in order to get closer to their gods, and even Pythagoras imposed a strict rule of silence on his disciples.


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Good Things Come to Those Who Seek

You’d have to live in a remote village on the Chinese border not to notice the leaps and bounds the Hong Kong cocktail scene has made these past few years.


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The Digital Wallet that’s Smarter than You

Let us paint a fairly common picture for you; you’re out entertaining clients and just as the bill arrives you realise you’ve forgotten your corporate card, guaranteeing hours of bureaucratic wrestling in the days to come.


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Travel without Leaving Home

There are many good reasons to travel, especially during the summer months when Hong Kong becomes a steam room and Asia’s beaches (and their beauties) beckon like tiki bar-lined mirages.


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Be What You Drink

So we get it; you’re going for that young, dynamic man-of-the-world look, and why not? If there’s something the lovelies love, it’s a man who knows what he wants, who exudes confidence, who talks the talk, and who defines himself through every facet of his being, from his bespoke suit and on-trend hair, through to his extensive knowledge of Spanish pickup lines, and his kitsch-is-cool Knight Rider ring tone.


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Know Thy Rum

When it comes to Manila, we’re sure thoughts of sizzling temperatures, polluted air, overcrowded streets, and infuriating traffic jams that make every destination so close yet so far, burst to mind. However, we assure you, change is afoot.


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Know Thy Rum

Hong Kong is a city that doesn’t like to do things by halves and the result is we can come across a little showy, a little arrogant, a little cliché. Look at the wine scene for example; you’ve got guys peddling very average drops at sky-rocket prices, and sommeliers and chefs making up the pairings as they go along, so long as the bottom line keeps the investors happy.


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Know Thy Rum

You might have noticed Hong Kong is in the midst of a newly-forged love affair with rum. This year’s RumFest, held at Mahalo, was packed with bartenders and barflies alike, looking to hone their knowledge on this timeless spirit and the many soul-soothing concoctions it can complement.


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Hong Kong is notorious for its fast-paced and stressful lifestyle, which gives us gents every reason to sneak over to Macau for a spot of he-pampering. From anti-aging facials that make you look as young as you feel to aromatic body massages conducted by a bevy of well-trained beauties, here’s our favourite spa treatments in the Vegas of the East.


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More than Meets the Eye

You might not know this but the humble jerry can was created by the Germans in 1939, just before the outbreak of WWII. Originally named Wehrmacht Kanister and available in four colours, each designated for a different liquid – diesel, petrol, kerosene and water – they were quickly redubbed by the British after their favourite nickname for German soldiers.


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Glamping Comes to Bali

Many of us grew up camping. Whether it was with our dads, the scouts, school friends, or that weird uncle that let you finish his beers, these were special moments when we could leave the city behind and commune with nature, if only for a wee while.


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Because it’s Not Too Late

Ok, so you might not want to talk about this touchy topic, but that doesn’t make it go away – some of you, some of us, might be losing our hair. It’s a perfectly natural process (unless you’ve been standing too close to the microwave) yet there is still a certain degree of social stigma attached to male baldness.


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Asia’s First Stock Market Bar

When the Wolf of Wall Street, the ‘dramography’ of stock broker Jordan Belfort, hit the big screen in Hong Kong, we’re sure there were plenty of black suit-wearing gents (and quite a number of talented ladies) high-fiving themselves all the way to the popcorn counter.


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She Is At Your Fingertips

A recent report found that Hong Kong singles are the most desperate in the world. According to the South China Morning Post, Hong Kong users of dating app Coffee Meets Bagel log on more often than users anywhere else in the world. Whether you’re looking for a fling or finality, dating apps just might be the ticket. Here’s out pick of the top online cupids.


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Food Finds Balance

Our feelings on Hong Kong’s dining scene – we’re talking the reality, far from the glitzy opening parties and flowery press releases – have been well documented here.


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Pass the Pastrami

We’ve all seen them, those television shows that follow “celebrity chefs” around the streets of Manhattan looking for the most iconic, the most monstrous, the most endearing culinary classics.


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Take the Show with You

We’re sure you’d be impressed to know that the first projector, named The Magic Lantern, was developed in the 17th century by Christiaan Huygens.


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Become a Rock God

We all know that if there’s any profession that’s going to have you on your back and straddled like a prize-winning racehorse, it’s a rock and roll musician.


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Time for Some Self Love

We know your idea of a detox might be sticking to spritzers during the week or perhaps replacing your martini olives with lemon twists to cut down on sodium, but sometimes we need to take things to the next level, to really flush out the toxins of urban living.


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Keep it In-House

You may not know it but the history of the humble cocktail – the original mind, not frozen drinks topped with a rainforest garnish – is far less illustrious than you might imagine. In 1600s England, under King William of Orange, most people died of water-borne pathogens.


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In-Ear Headphones

With our hectic schedules and long working hours, portable music seems to be the easiest entertainment we can get during our everyday commute, and as such, the quality of sound is of utmost importance. Here’s our pick of the high-performance in-ear headphones every audiophile should be packing.


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