Category Archives: Asia

The Australia Dairy Company

 The Australia Dairy Company was founded in 1970 in the Hong Kong suburb of Jordan and has established itself as something of an icon in the island’s budget dining scene.  Despite the name, the restaurant’s only Antipodean connection is the … Continue reading

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Japan: Beer, bowing and bewilderment

Is there a more ludicrous statement than the airplane pilot telling you to “sit back, relax and enjoy the flight”? Enjoy? Unless you are one of the fortunate few with the means to make the fabled left turn when entering … Continue reading

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Shanghai Stories

Deng Xiaping, the historical leader of China responsible for many of the economic reforms that have led to the explosion in the country’s growth famously said: “Not only should we push up the economy, we should also create a good … Continue reading

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A Cautionary Tale

Insurance companies. Tossers aren’t they? Slippery, mendacious, faceless behemoths who are quick enough to take your premiums but equally quick to wriggle out of their obligations should you be unfortunate enough to need to claim. All, arguably, valid statements but … Continue reading

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A Gwei Lo in Hong Kong

It’s almost certainly a cliché to write that Hong Kong is a city of contrasts but it’s true so I’m going to write it anyway. It’s a city where east meets west, colonial past meets financial hub, Chinese proverb meets … Continue reading

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