Sunday, May 09, 2021

The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong & The Ritz-Carlton Spa

The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong & The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Hong Kong Named Five-Star Hotel & Five-Star Spa in Forbes Travel Guide's 2021 Star Awards

The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong & The Ritz-Carlton Spa
The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong & The Ritz-Carlton Spa

Forbes Travel Guide ("FTG"), the only global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas, today announced its 2021 Star Awards, presenting The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong with a new Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel award, and The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Hong Kong with a Five-Star spa award. The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong and The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Hong Kong will be featured with all of the Star Award winners on

"We're honored to be crowned with five stars by The Forbes Travel Guide. This signifies our hotel and spa are among the finest establishments in the world delivering guest service and experiences beyond expectations," said Pierre Perusset, General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong. "This achievement truly echoes our service philosophy – to provide the finest personal service and facilities for our guests. Our Ladies and Gentlemen will continue to focus on creating unique, memorable and personal experiences that stay with guests for life."

Forbes Travel Guide is the world-renowned authority in genuine Five-Star service, and The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong and The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Hong Kong are the latest additions to its illustrious annual Star Rating list. Properties were inspected prior to the pandemic and when regional restrictions allowed for the safe return of guests.

"These 2021 award winners are a testament to the resiliency of the hospitality industry," said Filip Boyen, CEO of Forbes Travel Guide. 

"During an unprecedented time, these top properties adapted to numerous adversities all while maintaining high service levels and ensuring the health security of their guests and staff."

He added, "We hope that these excellent properties will inspire travelers for when they are ready to venture out on their next trip."

PURE launches PURECAST - digital yoga and fitness content

PURE launches PURECAST – digital yoga and fitness content for everyone, everywhere – with free access for those in quarantine

PURE launches PURECAST – digital yoga and fitness content
Digital Yoga

With thousands of people across the globe being required to quarantine post-travel - and those returning to Hong Kong having to endure the longest 21-day hotel quarantine in the world - PURE Group, Hong Kong’s leading premium lifestyle brand, has unveiled its extensive digital content offering with PURECAST. 

Providing a range of free online yoga, fitness, meditation and wellness content that includes live-streamed and on-demand classes, the platform is the comprehensive solution for both local and international quarantiners, Hong Kongers and everyone across the globe – with a mission to help people lead a happy and healthy lifestyle. 

PURECAST is a pioneering English-Chinese digital content and service platform that extends PURE’s in-person group classes, private dance and Pilates sessions, online learning and workshops via live-streaming and on-demand services. With no geographical limitations, it allows access to anyone in regions where PURE 360 App is available. 

With over 220 yoga and group fitness live-streaming classes per week led by seasoned yoga, fitness and wellness experts who possess more than 15 years of experience from PURE, PURECAST is the free and user-friendly one-stop solution for 21-day hotel quarantiners to stay fit and keep motivated. Classes are live-streamed from PURE Yoga Starstreet Precinct and can be accessed thereafter for 5 days via the replay feature. 

For on-demand access, users can log-in to and browse the expansive range of yoga and fitness content. 

To take advantage of the special free trial, quarantiners need only submit details of their quarantine status, such as a government letter or a copy of their flight boarding pass. Once submitted, a link will be sent to their personal email giving them access to the PURECAST subscription and its library of classes in varied styles, levels and duration. Those in Hong Kong and around the world who are not quarantining can also access PURECAST. From today, anyone can sign up for a 7-day free trial to the streaming service, followed by a 14-day subscription for only HK$94 per week. 

Hong Kongers have had to cope with almost six months of fitness facility closures. Even though gyms are now open, PURE is working vigorously to bring quality workouts and yoga classes directly to one’s home so that it is widely accessible to everyone. As a leader in the fitness and yoga world, PURE recognises that exercise plays a critical role in uplifting the physical and mental health of a community and the fight against disease. 

Consequently, the Group is continuing to develop exciting ways to share physical, mental and wellness content through digital means, expanding online fitness classes and introducing professional yoga and fitness instructors to live-streaming and on-demand services. Visit to learn more. 

For FREE ACCESS to world-class yoga and fitness during mandatory quarantine visit : Sign up for 7-day trial or 14-day subscription, please visit: Providing Quarantiners with Nutritional Fuel Understanding how important nutrition is to maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle, nood food – the official food brand of the PURE Group – is offering a special quarantine offer now. Quarantiners can choose from an extensive variety of nutritious and delicious meals and snacks, all made with natural ingredients and without preservatives or additives. For details please visit:

The Leica Gallery Wetzlar presents Jacob Aue Sobol Arrivals and Departures

The Leica Gallery Wetzlar presents Jacob Aue Sobol Arrivals and Departures

From April 21 to June 27, 2021, the Leica Gallery Wetzlar is presenting Arrivals and Departures, an exhibition by the Danish photographer, Jacob Aue Sobol.
The Leica Gallery Wetzlar presents Jacob Aue Sobol Arrivals and Departures
© Jacob Aue Sobol (Photo Credit: Steve McCurry)

The Arrivals and Departures series by Danish photographer Jacob Aue Sobol (born 1976), was produced during his trip from Moscow to Beijing, on the Trans-Siberian Railway. However, there were virtually no opportunities to take pictures along the way, and the atmosphere on the train did not live up to Sobol's expectations. Consequently, he decided to spend a couple of days respectively in Moscow, Ulaanbaatar, and Beijing. He was inspired by many new impressions and photographed landscapes, street scenes, and, above all, people he met at the time. Sobol's motifs are powerful and emotional; his portraits, in particular, seem radical and direct. 

Closely cropped, the images convey a familiarity and often intimate closeness with his new friends. For the photographer, the journey through Russia, Mongolia, and China was also a journey to his own self. At the same time, Sobol sees the motifs as an invitation to the viewer to consider the images as a reflection of one's own feelings.

For Sobol's expressive, high-contrast black and white imagery, revealed in his landscape motifs and portraits, the Leica M Monochrom, which he used for the first time in 2012, turned out to be the perfect travel companion. The photographer effortlessly succeeded in continuing to produce his unique, raw aesthetics, but now in digital format.

Current information on the opening hours of the exhibition “Arrivals and Departures" can be found on the Leica homepage:
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Sunday, April 25, 2021

見證兩個世界級城巿的變遷 1950年代攝影作品展

見證兩個世界級城巿的變遷 1950年代攝影作品展

見證兩個世界級城巿的變遷  1950年代攝影作品展
Witness the changes of two world-class cities 1950s photography exhibition

信和集團(「集團」)與黃廷方慈善基金共同舉辦1950年代攝影作品展:《瑪喬麗.多格特鏡頭下的新加坡 李福志鏡頭下的香港》,展覽由歷史遺珍攝影基金會策劃,並獲新加坡駐港領事館支持,將於2021年4月1日(星期四)至2021年5月30日(星期日)在信和廣場開放予公眾參觀。


見證兩個世界級城巿的變遷  1950年代攝影作品展
Witness the changes of two world-class cities 1950s photography exhibition

是次展覽更能凸顯兩地文化交流,我們希望透過展示兩個城巿於1950年代拍攝的照片,展現彼此在藝術、文化和歷史背景的相似之處,從而激發更多教育及文化交流機會,進一步拉近兩個城巿之間的關係。」 信和集團集團總經理暨黃廷方慈善基金董事黃敏華女士表示:「這次歷史照片展覽對信和集團和黃廷方慈善基金意義重大,我們的祖父黃廷方先生於1960年代在新加坡創立家族事業,50年前把業務擴展到香港,並創辦信和集團。我們希望透過這次展覽,分享亞洲這兩個世界一流城巿的共同歷史與傳承,亦很高興藉此為社會及公眾提供充實並具教育意義的活動。

見證兩個世界級城巿的變遷  1950年代攝影作品展
Witness the changes of two world-class cities 1950s photography exhibition

這些紀實照片將帶領大家踏上時光之旅,呈現東西融合﹑傳統與現代結合的城市面貌,讓我們重拾往來香港及新加坡旅遊的熱情。」 是次展覽將分別呈獻早期女性攝影師瑪喬麗.多格特(Marjorie Doggett)鏡頭下,1954至1957年的新加坡城市面貌,以及自學成師的攝影師李福志於同期攝下的香港街景及當代車輛。照片將帶領參觀者穿越時光隧道,了解香港和新加坡兩地於1950年代的共同歷史回憶。 

見證兩個世界級城巿的變遷  1950年代攝影作品展
Witness the changes of two world-class cities 1950s photography exhibition

瑪喬麗.多格特和李 福志的照片均攝於超過半世紀前,呈現出1950年代新加坡及香港的景色,見證了兩地經濟轉型的關鍵時期。參觀者將透過這些照片看出當時的歷史背景及建築特色,從50年代德輔道、中環和軒尼詩道的街頭面貌,到當年長洲海傍、元朗平原稻米種植及客家村落等新界鄉郊風情。與此同時,參觀者亦能從瑪喬麗.多格特的照片中認識1950年代的新加坡面貌,包括當時紅燈碼頭拱道下的富麗敦大廈、萊佛士書院、新加坡河兩傍的特色倉庫,以及哥烈碼頭的十九世紀建築物。

見證兩個世界級城巿的變遷  1950年代攝影作品展
Witness the changes of two world-class cities 1950s photography exhibition

照片中不少地標都見證著兩地的歷史性時刻,令作品更顯彌足珍貴。 是次展覽由攝影師及攝影歷史專家艾思滔(Edward Stokes)策劃,他對二十世紀中期的亞洲照片甚有研究,擅於用文字描述每位攝影師的生平故事及時代背景,為每張照片賦予故事。2019年,艾思滔與歷史遺珍攝影基金會及新加坡NUS Press共同出版了攝影書集《Marjorie Doggett's Singapore》,展示了大量多格特當時從未曝光的照片。

同年,艾思滔亦與新加坡富麗敦酒店及新加坡舊國會大廈藝術之家合作舉辦攝影展覽,向大眾呈獻多格特的代表作。 展覽策展人及歷史遺珍攝影基金會創辦人艾思滔先生表示:「2019年於新加坡舉辦的展覽十分成功,我很榮幸能把展覽帶到香港,再次呈獻瑪喬麗.多格特的作品,同時加入李福志的作品,呈現兩地城市面貌的鮮明對比,並透過他們緊密連繫又極富感染力的故事,紀念兩位已故攝影師。」 展覽期間亦設一系列免費教育導賞團供公眾及學校登記參與,將介紹兩地的歷史、建築風格、著名建築物及城市面貌變遷。


HSBC Women's World Championship set for April return

HSBC Women's World Championship set for April return

HSBC Women's World Championship set for April return

Defending champion Sung-hyun Park and World No.1 Jin-young Ko have confirmed on International Women's Day that they will head what is set to be a star-studded field when the HSBC Women's World Championship returns to Sentosa Golf Club, Singapore from 29 April to 2 May this year. Joining them in the elite field will be fellow South Korean and two-time winner of the tournament Inbee Park, major winner Danielle Kang from the U.S. and five-time LPGA Tour winner, Minjee Lee of Australia. 

Recognised as one of the premier golf events in Asia, the HSBC Women's World Championship marks a welcome return for professional women's golf to Singapore and the Asia-Pacific region after its one-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Sung-hyun Park's 'Namdalla' fan club now boasts over 11,000 members worldwide. Translated from Korean to English, 'Namdalla' means 'I am different' and that is certainly the case for this self-taught player with one of the most admired swings in the game. 

She has been a trailblazer since arriving on the LPGA Tour in 2017, claiming the first of her two majors at the US Women's Open together with the LPGA Tour's Rookie of the Year and Player of the Year awards in her debut year. Cool, calm and collected, she returns to Sentosa ranked No.11 in the world and will be keen to add to her tally of seven LPGA Tour wins.* "I'm excited to be coming back to Singapore to defend my HSBC Women's World Championship title. 

It was an exciting final day in 2019 and I managed to put in a strong fourth round to take the championship. The HSBC Women's World Championship is one of my favourite events on Tour and we are all very grateful to HSBC and the Singapore Tourism Board for all their efforts in ensuring this year's tournament takes place. I had immense support out on course in 2019 so I'm looking forward to getting back out there and playing my best golf," said Sung-hyun Park. Jin-young Ko will be looking to find the same form that propelled her to the top spot in the world rankings in her last full season on tour. Combining raw talent with consistency, she made no less than 12 top-10 finishes in 2019, including four wins and two majors.

Tying for third at the HSBC Women's World Championship, the 25-year old will surely be backing herself to claim the top prize in 2021. Champion in 2015 and 2017 and LPGA Hall of Famer, Inbee Park needs little introduction. With 20 LPGA Tour wins under her belt, seven majors and an Olympic gold medal, she knows better than anyone what it takes to win and will be one to watch on the Tanjong Course. Danielle Kang returns to Singapore having come ever so close in 2018, before having to settle for tied-second place behind compatriot and friend Michelle Wie. Currently ranked fifth in the world, she too will see this as an opportunity to build on her five LPGA Tour victories to date.

And while Minjee Lee might not have the home club entourage that usually follows her from Western Australia to Singapore each year, a second place finish in 2019 will be all the encouragement she needs to go one better this year. With safety restrictions set to remain in place until after the tournament, HSBC Women's World Championship 2021 will be a limited attendance event. Prioritising the safety of players, officials and corporate guests, organisers are working with the Singapore Tourism Board and relevant authorities to finalise health and safety protocols for every aspect of the tournament, including adhering to prevailing safe management measures (SMMs) pre and post-event.

Despite the challenges brought about by the pandemic, fans will still be able to look forward to the intense competition and thrilling action that the tournament has become known for over the years. Speaking about the return of the tournament to the city state, Tony Cripps, HSBC CEO, Singapore, said: "The HSBC Women's World Championship is our flagship event in women's golf and we are thrilled to have recently announced our ongoing commitment as title partner of the event. Hosting this tournament in one of HSBC's most important international hubs showcases our firm commitment to Singapore and women in sport. As the world celebrates International Women's Day on 8 March, we are truly proud of how HSBC Women's World Championship has opened up a word of opportunity for women and girls.

For the past 14 years we have brought world-class golf to Singapore through our support of 'Asia's Major' with the long-term aim of inspiring the next generation of talent in the region. We succeed together and we are enormously proud of what we have achieved with our partners and look forward to many more years of collaboration and opportunity." Mr Keith Tan, Chief Executive, Singapore Tourism Board, said: "The HSBC Women's World Championship is one of the key highlights of Singapore's major sporting calendar that has gained a huge following locally and around the world. We are pleased to work with the organisers to welcome the world's best golfers back to compete on our shores safely. The return of the event to Singapore is a strong testament to Singapore's attractiveness as a leading business and leisure destination, as we gradually resume activities in line with the public health situation and prevailing travel polices."

Lauded as the World's Best Golf Club at the 2019 World Golf Awards and the world's first golf club to join the UN's Sports for Climate Action Initiative, Andrew Johnston, General Manager of Sentosa Golf Club, said: "We are very happy to be welcoming the players back to Sentosa Golf Club and we can't wait to watch them compete again on the The Tanjong. With some modifications and as the course continues to mature, the players will notice some difference from when they last played and I'm confident The Tanjong will once again provide a true test of golf. The tournament was greatly missed last year, so we look forward to seeing the world's best women golfers return to our fairways again this year." Speaking on behalf of the tournament organiser, Grant Slack, EVP & Managing Director, Golf Events at IMG added: "We're delighted to announce the return of the HSBC Women's World Championship. Over the years the tournament has grown to be one of the stand-out events in Asia and I know how disappointed we all were not to be able to host the Championship in 2020 when COVID-19 stopped play so this is exciting news and an event we all anticipate eagerly. I'd like to express our gratitude to all our partners for the unwavering support they have shown over the past year and a particular thanks to our title sponsor HSBC, as well as Sentosa Golf Club and Singapore Tourism Board. We look forward to another successful edition of the tournament this year."

Partners of the HSBC Women's World Championship that have committed to the 2021 edition are: Rolex, Fairmont Singapore & Swissôtel The Stamford, Lexus, Singapore Airlines, Under Armour, ECCO, Epson, PengWine, Ice Mountain, 100PLUS and Aon. The 2019 HSBC Women's World Championship was won by Sung-hyun Park who joined a list of champions that includes Michelle Wie, Inbee Park, Paula Creamer, Karrie Webb, Ai Miyazato and Lorena Ochoa.

For more information on the HSBC Women's World Championship 2021 and all the latest news, visit the tournament website at

Leica D-Lux 7 Street Kit

Leica D-Lux 7 Street Kit: The perfect choice for spontaneous street photography

Leica D-Lux 7 Street Kit: The perfect choice for spontaneous street photography
Leica D-Lux 7 Street Kit

The black-finish variant of the Leica D-Lux 7 is now also available as part of a Street Kit, whereby the compact allrounder is complemented by a handgrip, additional black paracord camera strap by COOPH, and a spare battery. The light-weight set is an ideal choice for travel and street photography alike. For ultimate spontaneity and convenience, the lens is protected by an auto lens cap with an ingenious opening mechanism – which means that the photographer no longer has to remove the lens cover prior to shooting.

The Leica D-Lux 7 featured in the Street Kit offers the same technical specifications, multi-faceted functions, and intuitive operating concept that distinguish the serially produced model. Equipped with the light-sensitive zoom lens Leica DC Vario-Summilux 10.9–34 f/1.7–2.8 ASPH. (Equivalent to 24-75mm in the 35mm format) and a Four Thirds sensor, the high-performance compact camera delivers outstanding image quality in all shooting situations.

Features such as touchscreen operation, Bluetooth technology, or in-camera charging via the USB port make the Leica D-Lux 7 an extremely flexible camera which gives the photographer a great deal of freedom, and the ability to capture the decisive moment. Thanks to the straightforward connection with the Leica FOTOS app, the Leica D-Lux 7 can be operated remotely via smartphone; the app also enables the fast and direct transfer of images to iOS and Android devices.

The images can then either be instantly shared on social media platforms or edited beforehand. The Leica D-Lux 7 Street Kit is immediately available at specialist stores as of now for HKD$12,000.

Sunday, April 18, 2021

在Pirata Group以免費無限暢飲Drinks on Us享受久違的微醺晚上

Drinks on Us

Drinks on Us
Drinks on Us

為慶祝晚餐時段回歸,Pirata Group帶來前所未有體驗。由2月18日至2月28日的周日至週四,只需於晚餐時段預訂嚐味餐單,即可免費升級無限暢飲”Drinks on Us”。而午餐時段的免費無限暢飲”Drinks on Us”亦同時繼續,只要在周一至周四預訂午餐套餐,即可享受免費暢飲的樂趣。 

午餐”Drinks on Us”:周一至周四午餐套餐 晚餐”Drinks on Us”:周日至周四晚餐嚐味套餐新一年,就到Pirata Group以美食和美酒送舊迎新!

徠卡Q2「Daniel Craig x Greg Williams」聯名相機: 獨家打造奢華特別版

Daniel Craig x Greg Williams

Daniel Craig x Greg Williams
Daniel Craig x Greg Williams

徠卡相機公司發佈了一款特別版相機——徠卡Q2 「Daniel Craig x Greg Williams」限量聯名相機。該相機由屢獲殊榮的演員丹尼爾·克雷格(Daniel Craig)和英國著名攝影師格雷格·威廉姆斯(Greg Williams)攜手參與設計,後者因擅長以紀實風格捕捉荷里活的經典瞬間而備受讚譽。Greg Williams從Daniel Craig飾演第一部007電影開始就為他拍攝照片,創作了一系列幕後花絮、創作特輯,以及眾多Daniel Craig的電影海報。

Daniel Craig和Greg Williams都十分熱愛攝影,且都是徠卡品牌的忠實粉絲,本次合作可謂是水到渠成。 Daniel Craig說:「對於我來說,Q2是一部完美的相機,它不需要任何的改進。能有機會與徠卡以及我的朋友Greg Williams一起創造出這部不凡的相機,我倍感榮幸。」 Greg Williams說:「在拍攝《新鐵金剛智破皇家賭場》﹙Casino Royale)時,我和Daniel Craig因為對相機的共同熱愛一拍即合。Daniel拍攝了許多美麗的照片,眼光獨到;而對我來說,徠卡Q2相機仿佛是我的一部分——我的頸上永遠掛著一部。

能與Daniel和徠卡團隊合作推出這款限量版Q2相機,對我來說意義非凡。」 徠卡Q2「Daniel Craig x Greg Williams」聯名相機在技術參數上與常規版徠卡Q2相機相同,獨特而優雅的設計則有別於常規版。黑金兩色為這款相機奠定了基調,機身和鏡頭上所有的刻印都鑲有金漆。相機的名稱和限量序號首次以激光刻印在了相機顯示屏的玻璃蓋下。另一個顯著的改變是徠卡標誌:機身上的徠卡圓點標誌史無前例地由傳統的紅底白字變成了黑底金字,令徠卡Q2 「Daniel Craig x Greg Williams」聯名相機極具辨識度。 相機背帶由高品質植物染色的納帕皮革制成,背帶上印有徠卡標誌,以鍍金的金屬圈與相機連接。

機身上則採用相同材質的優雅菱格紋皮革作為飾皮。每套相機和配件都裝在特別設計的翻蓋式禮品盒當中,禮品盒上亦印有金色字體,並飾以黑色絲綢裡襯。徠卡Q2 「Daniel Craig x Greg Williams」聯名相機即日起於各地徠卡門店及授權經銷網絡發售,全球限量750套,建議零售價為港幣$57,800元正。 

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從斯萊戈(Sligo)這個絕美城鎮上演的現代愛爾蘭愛情故事,到生氣蓬勃的馬德里發生的離奇銀行劫案, 從熱門劇集整理出一系列必遊景點,讓喜愛旅遊的人加入願望清單,等到疫情穩定後再遊覽一番。 南韓首爾 煲劇的港人都熱愛韓劇 。熱門 Webtoon(數碼漫畫平台)之前推出過一部韓劇,劇情描述在某個平行時空裡,有一款應用程式可偵測到附近對自己有好感的人。這部韓劇吸引了全球一眾劇迷,許多網絡觀眾已引頸期盼下一季的推出。

如同大部分現代韓劇,首爾也是這部影集的主要場景,搶眼的摩天大廈勾勒出迷人的都會景致,首都首爾現在已成為全球熱門景點。想探索首爾成為各大影劇拍攝地點的原因,來此一遊絕對不會讓您失望,這裡多姿多采的景點和活動定會令人興奮不已。 住宿推薦: Hotel28 Myeongdong(明洞 28 酒店)是所有劇迷必住的酒店,每層樓都經過精心設計,並展示了許多受電影啟發的藝術作品。這間坐落在明洞市中心的豪華精品旅館設有各式雅緻舒適的客房,毗鄰熱鬧的購物區和必遊景點,能讓旅客感受首爾的年輕氣息。

美國加利福尼亞州蒙特雷 加州蒙特雷除了因為成為史坦貝克筆下的小說場景而著名,最近也因為在一部熱門劇集中而爆紅,劇集出現一段沿著鬼斧神工的太平洋海岸拍攝的風景道路,也在當地的原始海灘取景,成為劇中的慢跑場景。蒙特雷位於加州繁華的中部海岸,距離三藩市以南約兩小時車程。在這齣講述一名殺人犯撼動富裕社區的劇集中,蒙特雷就是故事場景。劇集中美得令人屏息的背景,在現實世界中也同樣令人嘆為觀止。

在 1 號公路的地標大蘇爾大橋(Big Sur bridge)上駕駛,或沿著漁人碼頭悠閒漫步,順便欣賞附近的海獅與水獺,景色美到令人窒息。 住宿推薦: 如果想體驗劇集主角的奢華生活,Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa(蒙特利廣場酒店及水療中心)提供世界級服務,蒙特利灣的優美景致與劇集出現的風景片段如出一轍,酒店旅客甚至可享有專屬的私人海灘。蒙特雷當地的文化遺產定會讓遊客陶醉不已,只要步行一小段路,就能抵達罐頭廠街(Cannery Row),在這條閒適恬靜的海邊街道可感受到豐富的歷史文化。 

 西班牙馬德里 西班牙首都以精美大道和修剪整齊的花園而廣為人知,現在也成為某些劇迷的指標景點,因為西班牙皇家造幣廠(Royal Mint of Spain)就位於馬德里。這部劇集的粉絲對精心策劃的銀行搶案劇情著迷不已,更想在疫情穩定後親身遊覽西班牙皇家造幣廠,並在造幣廠的常設展 Museo Casa de la Moneda 中一窺其歷史淵源。但造幣廠正面卻和劇迷的想像有所落差,因為這部熱門劇集實際上用了西班牙國家研究委員會(CSIC)總部當作造幣廠外觀場景。 住宿推薦: 相信不少劇迷都會對西班牙高等科學研究委員會(CSIC)十分熟悉,從這裡步行一小段距離就能抵達Barceló Emperatriz(巴塞羅帝國酒店)。

這間酒店富麗堂皇,設有充滿時尚品味的客房及現代化裝潢設計。酒店位於馬德里繁華的薩拉曼卡市區核心地帶,19 世紀大道的兩旁林立著各種高級餐廳和設計師精品店,別具特色。 德國柏林 德國柏林也出現在最近的熱門電視劇集之中。這齣劇集中,主角與保守的宗教文化格格不入,更深受奉旨成婚之苦,最後逃到柏林,這裡的都會文化和音樂表演都令她著迷不已。劇集大部分取景自柏林十字山區(Kreuzberg),這裡二手店鋪和愜意的咖啡館林立,但也有一幕精彩場景將鏡頭帶到更西邊,也就是歷史著名的熱門游泳景點萬湖(Wannsee Lake)。 

 住宿推薦: Berlin Base Apartments 位於十字山區,看過影集的人絕對能夠立刻認出這個區域,因為這裡到處都是色彩繽紛、綠樹成蔭的街道,公寓提供品味非凡的客房,並設有舒適宜人的陽台,讓房客能夠在探索城市一天後好好放鬆。熱門景點格爾利茨公園就距離公寓幾分鐘路程,這裡有座兒童農場,也附設一些運動和足球場地,因而成為當地居民的休閒好去處。 英國西蒙茲亞特(Symonds Yat) 寂靜村莊西蒙茲亞特坐落於威爾斯邊界附近的赫里福德郡,最近因為成為一部喜劇影集的取景地而聲名大噪,這部劇集講述一群青少年在高中的青春期生活。

這部必追劇集中有大量場景都在此地拍攝,包括威河谷地(Wye Valley)的廣闊無垠的樹林景色和蜿蜒的威河(River Wye)風景。這座風景如畫的村莊適合漫步觀景甚至是遊船河,沿途可看到一座座美麗的房屋和小酒館。解除旅遊禁令時,西蒙茲亞特能提供各式玩樂活動,是個老少咸宜的好去處。 住宿推薦: Ye Old Ferrie Inn(老渡輪旅館)坐落在恬靜的威河河畔,這間別具一格的 15 世紀酒館設有明亮寬敞的客房,旅客更可飽覽河畔絕美景致。遊客有豐富的活動選擇,可以沿河川划獨木舟、在離酒館不遠的小徑漫步賞景,附近還可以騎馬。 

 愛爾蘭斯萊戈郡 這部講述一對愛爾蘭悲劇戀人故事的暢銷小說翻拍成劇集,首播當週就吸引數百萬名觀眾串流播放。故事發生在愛爾蘭斯萊戈郡,全劇結合了當地美麗的景致,觀眾可以看到斯萊戈郡的海灘以及綠草如茵的鄉村風光,也難怪大家會將愛爾蘭列入必遊景點清單。除了觀賞這部介紹斯萊戈郡美的劇集外,也推薦大家親身到當地探索美麗景致,這裡散發著濃厚的中世紀氣息,例如可以參觀斯萊戈修道院(Sligo Abbey),並欣賞雕刻精美的陵墓與 15 世紀的祭壇。 住宿推薦: Down Yonder Boutique B&B 位於斯萊戈郡的心臟地帶,駕車一小段路程就能到達斯達(Streedagh Point)、提靈街(Teeling Street)、聖約翰大教堂(St John the Evangelist Church)和 Killoran’s Pub 等刻集中出現的標誌性景點。這間典雅別緻的旅館適合想到鄉村充電的旅客,並可盡情探索斯萊戈郡和周遭風景如畫的地區。 *由 委託進行的研究,對過去 12 個月內曾因商務旅行或休閒旅遊,且未來 12 個月內計畫出遊(若/一旦旅遊限制解除後)的成年人進行樣本調查。

共有來自 28 個市場的 20,934 位受訪者(美國 999 位、加拿大 496 位、墨西哥 497 位、哥倫比亞 997 位、巴西 999 位、阿根廷 499 位、澳洲 995 位、紐西蘭 499 位、西班牙 999 位、意大利 996 位、法國 996 位、英國 999 位、德國 996 位、荷蘭 498 位、丹麥 499 位、瑞典 499 位、克羅地亞 498 位、俄國 1,001 位、以色列 498 位、印度 997 位、中國 994 位、香港 499 位、泰國 497 位、新加坡 496 位、台灣 499 位、南韓 997 位、越南 500 位、日本 995 位)。受訪者於 2020 年 7 月完成線上意見調查。

Qatar Airways Offer Passengers Touch-Free In-flight Entertainment

Qatar Airways to Become the First Global Airline to Offer Passengers 100% Touch-Free 'Zero-Touch' In-flight Entertainment Technology

Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways is pleased to soon become the first global airline to offer passengers 100 percent Zero-Touch technology for its award-winning Oryx One in-flight entertainment system across the A350 fleet as part of the airline's latest COVID-19 safety measures. 

The Zero-Touch technology, introduced in partnership with the Thales AVANT IFE system, will enable A350 passengers to pair their personal electronic devices (PEDs) with their seat-back IFE screen by connecting to 'Oryxcomms' Wi-Fi and simply scanning a QR code displayed on the screen. They can then use their PEDs to navigate and enjoy more than 4,000 options on offer through the airline's award-winning Oryx One in-flight entertainment system, limiting the frequency of on board surface contact and providing greater peace of mind throughout the duration of their journey. 

Qatar Airways is also set to become the first airline in Europe and the Middle East and North Africa region to offer passengers in Business and Economy the option to pair their personal Bluetooth headphones with the on-board seatback IFE system in all cabins on the Boeing 787-9 fleet. 

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: "As an industry leader in the fight against COVID-19 and the first global airline to recently achieve a 5-Star rating in the coveted Skytrax Airline Safety Rating, Qatar Airways is committed to ensuring the highest standards of safety and hygiene on board its aircraft at all times.

"The introduction of the state-of-the-art Zero-Touch technology, and enabling passengers to use their personal Bluetooth headset on board is an important step in taking our already rigorous and stringent COVID-19 precautions to another level, limiting passenger surface contact and preventing any possible spread of infection on board.

"We hope it provides yet further assurance of the safety of air travel, as well as offering passengers on board increased confidence that they are enjoying the most consistently advanced customer experience available in the sky."

Qatar Airways recently became the first global airline in the world to achieve the prestigious 5-Star COVID-19 Airline Safety Rating by international air transport rating organisation, Skytrax. This follows HIA's recent success as the first airport in the Middle East and Asia to be awarded a Skytrax 5-Star COVID-19 Airport Safety Rating. These recognitions provides assurance to passengers across the world that airline health and safety standards are subject to the highest possible standards of professional, independent scrutiny and assessment. For full details of all the measures that have been implemented onboard and in HIA, please visit

The national carrier of the State of Qatar continues to rebuild its network, which currently stands at over 130 destinations. With more frequencies being added to key hubs, Qatar Airways offers unrivalled connectivity to passengers, making it easy for them to change their travel dates or destination if they need to.

A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was named 'World's Best Airline' by the 2019 World Airline Awards, managed by Skytrax. It was also named 'Best Airline in the Middle East', 'World's Best Business Class', and 'Best Business Class Seat', in recognition of its ground-breaking Business Class experience, Qsuite. The Qsuite seat layout is a 1-2-1 configuration, providing passengers with the most spacious, fully private, comfortable and social distanced Business Class product in the sky. Qsuite is available on flights to more than 45 destinations including Johannesburg, Kuala Lumpur, London and Singapore. It is the only airline to have been awarded the coveted 'Skytrax Airline of the Year' title, which is recognised as the pinnacle of excellence in the airline industry, five times.

Oryx One, Qatar Airways' in-flight entertainment system offers passengers up to 4,000 entertainment options from the latest blockbuster movies, TV box sets, music, games and much more. Passengers can also stay in touch with their friends and family around the world by using the award-winning airline's on-board Wi-Fi and GSM service.

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Pirata Group's New Restaurant - TMK Rap & Rolls

TMK Rap & Rolls

TMK Rap & Rolls
TMK Rap & Rolls

TMK Rap & Rolls 正式於灣仔開幕 Hip Hop文化碰撞日式美饌 Pirata Group帶來第二間手卷店 一直帶來高質素的美饌配以親民不做作的飲食體驗,Pirata Group再次送上驚喜。繼旗下以手卷和清酒為主軸的TMK Punk and Rolls外再為TMK此品牌多添一員,同樣以音樂結合美食,TMK Rap & Rolls正式在灣仔星街小區面世,為城中帶來最新潮的用餐熱點。 TMK Rap & Rolls令人目不暇給的裝潢是Pirata Group第一個由內部室內設計團隊一手一腳打造的項目。餐廳洋溢著Hip Hop文化和活力,並參照了其在音樂史上的黃金時期。


以四十個復古音箱組成的牆身、進場時耳目一新的霓虹燈、以80年代在布朗克斯派發的傳單和偶像例如Grandmaster Flash,Public Enemy和LL Cool J為藍本的插圖、壽司櫃檯旁飾有超過500盒懷舊和特別訂製的卡式錄音帶牆、餐廳中央的雲石清酒長枱等等,每處都是視覺盛宴。這種矚目的風格進一步延伸至室外,由Elsa Jeandedieu Studio創作的壁畫以經典Hip Hop巨星The Notorious B.I.G.和Salt-N-Pepa配搭歌詞覆蓋整個餐廳外牆,令人歎為觀止。 一輪視覺享受後,TMK Rap & Rolls以精緻日式美饌滿足味蕾。

新餐廳沿用TMK的傳統,把經典日本手卷以嶄新方式詮釋,而菜式亦巧妙地以Hip Hop命名。熱門手卷不論是經典軟殻蟹和油甘魚配番茄,或是TMK獨家的吞拿魚熱狗、烤帶子和三文魚玉米餅等,都令人垂涎三尺。除了TMK招牌手卷,日本料理當然少不了新鮮刺身和壽司,TMK Rap & Rolls更帶來以近年大熱的夏威夷魚生飯為基礎的料理,如West Coast—以醬腌三文魚、牛油果、炸豆腐等配上椰菜沙律的「碗料理」,加上小食、炸物和分享餐點,不管是獨自一人或與三五知己都能盡興。店內亦提供「Fat Beats」嚐味餐單(每位HKD348),為想一嚐多種滋味的老饕而設。 

TMK Rap & Rolls是Pirata Group首間在2021年亮相的新成員,集團將會在上半年推出多四家新餐廳,包括在堅尼地城迎來第六間意大利麵餐廳Pici及在赤柱推出全新意大利式烘焙Pane e Latte。於上環的TMK Punk & Rolls則繼續於周日晚上1700起和周末1130起營業。



Following the announcement of "We Are All Warriors - The Basquiat Auction," Christie's 20th/21st Century Art department is proud to unveil another important masterpiece that will be offered at auction in Asia this spring: Potted Chrysanthemums by Sanyu.

Potted Chrysanthemums

This still-life is the largest floral painting by the artist to feature pink blossoms set against vibrant blue branches and is one of the few important late-period still life works still held in private hands, making it exceedingly rare. Within Sanyu's oeuvre, there are only five paintings that depict delicate pink chrysanthemums offset against peacock blue branches and leaves.

Among them, Potted Chrysanthemums is the largest of the five, and the work exemplifies Sanyu's ability to evoke colours inspired by Eastern culture.

Early works by Sanyu focus on the exploration of form, while later works display a bolder investigation of colour. Potted Chrysanthemums is thus a stunning example of Sanyu's mastery of colour, and the expressive potential of hue.

Building upon the world auction records for Sanyu's portrait, still-life and animal-subject paintings achieved over the past three consecutive seasons in Hong Kong, Christie's once again presents a museum-quality masterpiece to international collectors.

These results testify to clients' trust in Christie's expertise - unrivalled in the current international marketplace - and widespread confidence in the global market for modern and contemporary art, as Christie's strives to deliver only the highest quality works to the global collecting audience.

The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong Easter Program 2021

The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong Easter Program 2021

The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong Easter Program 2021
The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong Easter Program 2021

The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong is rolling out a series of Easter festivities. Highlights include Surprise Golden Eggs with a chance to win a tour at The Highest Chocolate Factory, family-friendly staycation and wellness packages, as well as eggciting dining events and takeaways.

Easter Surprises from The Highest Chocolate Factory (March 22 - April 6, 2021)

The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong knows best when it comes to celebrations and surprises. Celebrate this Easter with Surprise Golden Eggs, filled with delicious marshmallows and chocolates, and a chance to win a fun-filled adventure at The Highest Chocolate Factory on April 11, 2021, Sunday. · 

Easter Family Staycation (April 2-6, 2021)

Enjoy a joyful Easter getaway with your family above the clouds, a sumptuous breakfast buffet, as well as a bottle of bubbles on the house. Exclusive STEM Workshops by Techbob Academy incorporating robotics and cross-curricular learning are available at a supplement to shape your little ones' tech-driven and innovative mindsets. 

Wellness for The Fambam (April 1-30, 2021) Planning activities for your little ones this Easter? The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Hong Kong is all you need. Ease your body and mind with body massages for the parents, while the professional fitness trainers will keep your children entertained with an interactive junior fitness session, which improves coordination, muscle strength and flexibility. 

STEM Workshops by Techbob Academy (April 2-6, 2021) Available only from April 2 to 6, 2021 at the spacious function venues of the Hotel, little guests are invited to take on an adventurous journey with tailored workshops by Techbob Academy incorporating robotics and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) learning approach. 

Easter Perfect Roast (March 26 – April 6, 2021) What’s better than spending the Easter holiday with friends and family? Order the sumptuous Easter Perfect Roast with roasted lamb shoulder, spring chicken or ribeye cooked to perfection, complemented by generous portions of side dishes and desserts for an awesome Easter feast at home.

Easter Pastries and Confectionery Items (March 22 - April 6, 2021)

The talented Pastry team of The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong has meticulously prepared a series of eggstraordinary pastries and confectionery items, featuring the Surprise Golden Egg which does not only include marshmallows and chocolates, but also a chance to win a tour at The Highest Chocolate Factory.

Easter Dining Events (April 2-6, 2021) 

 Ozone Eggstra-ordinary Ultimate Brunch

 Tosca di Angelo Four-course Easter Lunch and Five-course Easter Dinner 

Café 103 Art of Italian - Afternoon Tea in collaboration with Pomellato 

The Lounge & Bar Easter Superfood Afternoon Tea with dessert live station.

Monday, April 05, 2021


PIRATA GROUP WELCOMES EASTER WITH FIVE DAYS OF EGG-CELLENT FEASTING Guests Are Invited to Enjoy Bubbly Brunch and Dunch Menus Across the Group’s Restaurants, 2-6 April 2020

Pirata Group restaurants

With the coming of Easter, guests are invited to celebrate abundance at Pirata Group restaurants. From 2 to 6 April, Good Friday all the way through to Easter Tuesday, expect indulgent Brunch and Dunch (Pirata Group’s signature late-afternoon feast) menus paired with our new free-flowing Champagne on top of your regular free-flow should you desire. 

天朗氣清,惠風和暢。隨著復活節的到來,Pirata Group邀請大家在其下餐廳慶祝春日盛放。在4月2日至6日,星期五至星期二沉醉在早午餐(Brunch)和Pirata Group的招牌午晚餐—Dunch中,並配上集團赫赫有名的暢飲或升級至全新的香檳暢飲。 以各式各樣的滋味體驗,和三五知己在這個長假期,刻上快樂和希望。

Sunday, April 04, 2021

Zuma Hong Kong餐饗禮遇迎接春日及復活節

Zuma Hong Kong


中環城中人氣餐飲地標 Zuma Hong Kong,這個名字大家一定不會陌生。為迎接復活節及長假期,餐廳精心呈獻多款春日菜式,以時令高級食材喚醒味蕾。此外,Zuma更推出復活節早午餐,準備以豐盛饗宴為你填滿長假期。如打算與摯愛好友於週末犒賞勞碌的一星期,剛回歸的Yashoku夜食絕對能為你帶來一個愜意十足的微醺晚上,好好放鬆心情。 

春日美饌 Zuma行政總廚Oscar Luzon de Arcos嚴選頂級時令食材,打造全新春日菜式,盡顯餐廳馳名的現代和式居酒屋的風格。重點菜式包括:口感清新細膩的薄切金目鯛刺身伴幼露筍(港幣 295元)和惹味微辛的山椒燒西班牙紅蝦(港幣 260元)。 甜品方面,亞洲甜品總廚Eddy Lee迎來酸甜馨香的藍莓南瓜蛋糕配啤梨雪糕(港幣130元)及香濃柔滑的果仁朱古力咖啡暖布甸配北海道牛奶雪糕(港幣148元)。 

 復活節限定早午餐 人氣極高的Zuma早午餐一直擁有神秘吸引力,由4月 2至 4日復活節假期間,餐廳將帶來歡樂變奏,食客可任點時令壽司、刺身、天婦羅、沙律同爐端燒,每位食客更包含一客主菜及復活節限定及造型可愛的朱古力搭配招牌朱古力流心蛋糕和北海道牛乳芝士蛋糕。期間,食客可享用源源不絕的 Ruinart 香檳、葡萄酒和啤酒。Zuma亦特意延長復活節早午餐用餐時間至3小時,讓食客可盡情享受樂聚天倫的美好時光。 

 Zuma重新推出Yashoku夜食 剛重新推出的Yashoku夜食將逢每週六的晚上7時開始,提供2.5小時無限量暢飲香檳、清酒及啤酒,菜式包羅多款開胃日式前菜、小食、刺食、壽司及招牌料理,每位食客更可享用兩份餐廳熱門菜式作主菜和精緻日式甜點。在高雅型格的環境下,與知己一同把杯盡情放鬆,品嚐美食,屬新常態下的小確幸。