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Mini guide to shopping in Hong Kong

For variety and competitive consumerism, Hong Kong wins hands down. Local edibles, souvenirs, unusual gifts, period pieces – it is all well worth your conspicuous consumption.
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Where business travellers spend big

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According to a recent survey, London tops the list as the city where executives spend the most time, followed by Shanghai, Singapore, Beijing and Toronto.
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Hong Kong’s restaurant scene gets a taste of Spain

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Following the recent news that Catalonia has the world’s best restaurant, the spotlight on Spanish food has spread to Hong Kong with a spate of highly anticipated restaurant openings.
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Monkeying around in China

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The Baoxiang Temple, near the old caravan town of Shaxi, has been welcoming visitors for more than 100 years. The catch? Visitors are expected to help feed the clan of golden monkeys.


Female reverence at a Buddhist temple in China

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Blurring the line between sacred and profane, Shaxi locals prostrate before a one-of-a-kind replica of the female reproductive organ, praying for a smooth childbirth.


Tribal horse racing in Shangri-La

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Lonely Planet writer Shawn Low heads to the remote region of Yunnan, China, to observe an electric summer tradition that is part skill and part colourful showmanship.


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