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The Asian financial hub’s burgeoning art scene has welcomed a crop of avant-garde galleries. New-media artist Teddy Lo opened Input/Output, with tech-savvy installations such as a light display that channels data from the Hang Seng Index and New Y...
Orientation China can seem as impenetrable as it is imposing. Consider the numbers: it’s the world’s most populous nation (1.3 billion), where more than 100 cities have populations over a million. Fifty-six ethnic groups are spread across 22 wild...
It’s a freezing cold winter’s day, but that’s not stopping 10,000 men in the northern Japanese city of Konomiya from stripping down to nothing but a loincloth. With the snow flying, these adventurers—fueled by honor, not by hot sake (alcohol is no...
Eight centuries ago, Marco Polo anointed Hangzhou “the most splendid city in the world.” Today it’s one of China’s best-preserved destinations, thanks to the careful stewardship of its pagodas and pavilions, mountain-fringed West Lake, and terrace...
See our video collection of the World’s Best Holiday Light Displays. Let’s face it: most of the things we love about the winter holidays—the family gatherings, the parties and overindulgent meals, the giving and receiving of gifts—are also pretty...
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Inspired by years of collecting antiques and contemporary artwork in China, Wisconsin residents Brian and Jeanee Linden moved directly to the source and opened the Linden Centre in the southern province of Yunnan. Using a restored inn as a base, t...
Hullett House Restaurateur David Yeo has turned the colonial-era headquarters of the Marine Police into a hotel with 10 individually themed suites. Each has a terrace facing Central’s iconic skyline. Downstairs are five restaurants, ranging fr...
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Philadelphia: Pizzeria Stella Dinner for two $31. The Scene: A Naples-meets-NYC-style pizzeria from restaurateur Stephen Starr. The Dish: Pizza topped with clams, broccoli rabe, pancetta, and mozzarella. The Steal: Glasses of wine are $5.50, d...
Hotels/Resorts Cities Islands Spas Tour Operators Cruise Lines Airlines Car-Rentals Main Page Top Cities: Hong Kong SIGHTS There's always a new skyscraper to stare at (rig...
HONG KONG Causeway Bay A creative hub of café and consumer culture THE SCENE Neon-lit and dense with high-rises, Causeway Bay fuses the essences of New York, Hong Kong, and Tokyo into one bubbling urban stew, with teenage punks, media typ...
In Shanghai, Vivienne Tam finds not only antiques shops but plenty of inspiration too Canton-born designer Vivienne Tam has been making twice-yearly pilgrimages to Shanghai for more than two decades to find inspiration. "In the early 80's, the co...
If HBO ever remakes Green Acres, I will replace Eva Gabor. Despite living in a 19th-century farmhouse in upstate New York, I’m a city slicker at heart. Give me a great metropolis to explore, and I’m always ready to trade my barn jacket and mud bo...
Q: Do you have any tips for booking hard-to-get restaurant reservations in Europe? —Suzanne Mead, Greenwich, Conn. A: “Call at least one month in advance, but if the answer is ‘no,’ start negotiating: Offer alternative time slots and ask to be...