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September 27, 2012

MY HONG KONG – Meet the Judges

For Dim Sum & Then Some and Little Steps Asia’s, first ever My Hong Kong – Citywide Photo Contest, we’re asking you to reveal, “What is your Hong Kong?” by sharing your favourite photos, taken in and around the city. We’re sure the talent will be stellar and the competition fierce, so we’ve put together a distinguished Panel of Judges who know art, design and HK inside and out.  We can’t wait to see your smiles, snaps and style as you share Your Hong Kong, but first here’s a little insight into theirs…

My Hong KongAlia Eyres, CEO, Mother’s Choice
The one “must see” place I would recommend to HK visitors is…a ride on the iconic Star Ferry (where my parents first met!).
I never leave home without my…mobile phone, I hate being out of touch!
My favorite place to Play in Hong Kong is…Brickhouse, for tacos and cocktails with my girlfriends.
My favorite place to go on the weekends is…to the park for a walk with my dog and family, followed by a barbecue on our friends’ rooftop.
My necessary tech / social media indulgence is…I am embarrassed to admit, Facebook.  I am an addict.

My Hong KongAmy Seabolt, PR & Communications Director, Lane Crawford
The one “must see” place I would recommend to HK visitors is…the water…seeing HK from a boat is an amazing experience.
I never leave home without my…current obsession is my animal print Celine bag of which only 2 exist in Hong Kong…that and my daughter’s ‘potty bag’ as we’re in the middle of potty training.
My favorite place to Play in Hong Kong is…the beach – it makes the city so much more bearable.  I have a view of Deep Wave Bay from my office and when the sun is shining, it’s enough to put a smile on anyone’s face.
My favorite place to go on the weekends is…out to eat…Hong Kong is becoming a booming restaurant scene and I love to take advantage of it on the weekends, on the always/must list are Yardbird, Socialito, Nobu and BLT Steak.
My necessary tech / social media indulgence is…my logitech ipad keyboard.  It makes it completely unnecessary to travel with a computer for work now.

My Hong KongDavid Yeo, Founder, Aqua Restaurant Group
The one “must see” place I would recommend to HK visitors is… To sit on aqualuna, Hong Kong’s iconic junk, at 8pm right in the middle of Hong Kong harbor between Kowloon and Hong Kong on any evening when there is a laser show!
I never leave home without my…iPhone.
My favourite place to play in Hong Kong is…  anywhere where there is open space and clean air [ ok that’s going to be difficult .. :-(   ]
My favourite place to go on the weekends is… The Aberdeen Country Park (Stubbs Road side) where there are waterfalls, streams and great running treks!
My necessary tech / social media indulgence is…  None whatsoever!  They are too intrusive and voyeuristic for me.

My Hong KongDominic Purvis, Director – Sales & Marketing, Hotels & Restaurants, Swire Hotels
The one “must see” place I would recommend to HK visitors is… On a clear day – anywhere. When there’s no smog, everything seems so close you can touch it. Otherwise, walking along the ridge of Jardine’s Lookout with the city on one side and the country park on the other is extraordinary.
I never leave home without my… Plan to get from point A to point B under as much cover as possible. August in Hong Kong in a suit is no fun.
My favourite place to play in Hong Kong is… Café Gray, of course!
My favourite place to go on the weekends is… There was a secret rock pool in the New Territories we used to go to as kids, where you could dive in off the rocks above. Trouble is it’s so secret, I can’t find it any more…
My necessary tech / social media indulgence is… I would say Pinterest but I am becoming strangely obsessed with the Observatory app – how can HK have SO MANY thunderstorm warnings?

My Hong KongGrant Thatcher, Founder and Publisher, LUXE City Guides
The one “must see” place I would recommend to HK visitors is… Star Ferry at sunset
I never leave home without my… sense of humour.
My favorite place to Play in Hong Kong is… 001.
My favorite place to go on the weekends is… my garden.
My necessary tech / social media indulgence is… BBC iPlayer for the Best of Brit TV.

My Hong KongHarald Husum, President, Appaman Inc.
The one “must see” place I would recommend to HK visitors is… The Peak. And Maks Noodles!
I never leave home without my… dog Partyhat.
My favorite place to Play in Hong Kong is… Sheung Wan.
My favorite place to go on the weekends is…Early morning, take the ferry, pick up some pastries and sweet coffee and read in Kowloon Park.
My necessary tech / social media indulgence is…My Iphone and Ipad for Facetime with my kids. And I like to keep myself updated on my family in Norway via Facebook.

My Hong KongHoward T D Bilton, Chairman, Sovereign Art Foundation
The one “must see” place I would recommend to HK visitors is…Felix Bar at The Peninsula.
I never leave home without my… Clothes.
My favorite place to Play in Hong Kong is… My House.
My favorite place to go on the weekends is…Koh Samui.
My necessary tech / social media indulgence is…My Blackberry.

My Hong KongJoanna Hotung,  Founder, KG Group and Hong Kong Juvenile Diabetes Association
The one “must see” place I would recommend to HK visitors is… walking along Hollywood Road exploring the antiques shops and restaurants.
I never leave home without my… sunglasses.
My favorite place to Play in Hong Kong is… Tai Long Wan, approached from the sea.
My favorite place to go on the weekends is… home in Clearwater Bay.
My necessary tech / social media indulgence is… my Blackberry.

My Hong KongMarc-david Nathan, KEE Relations Director, KEE Private Members Club
The one “must see” place I would recommend to HK visitors is…Bonnie Gokson’s SEVVA unique insight of the island and its architecture.
I never leave home without my…iPad & the phones.
My favourite place to play in Hong Kong is…Surprise Surprise: KEE CLUB-undoubtedly.
My favourite place to go on the weekends is…the Sea.
My necessary tech / social media indulgence is…at the moment, FLIPBOARD & HIPSTAMATIC.

My Hong KongMandy d’Abo, Founder + Director, The Cat Street Gallery + The Space
The one “must see” place I would recommend to HK visitors is…Man Mo Temple on Hollywood Road, built in the 1840′s.,, incredible sight – giant incense coils hanging from the ceiling, imparting a fragrant, smoky haze – these are purchased by patrons seeking fulfillment of their wishes, such as good health or a successful business deal, and can burn as long as three weeks.
I never leave home without my…‘dog and bone’ – phone.
My favorite place to Play in Hong Kong is…KEE Club.
My favorite place to go on the weekends is… Hike or junk to Tai Long Wan, pristine white beach and glorious sparkling sea and catching waves.
My necessary tech / social media indulgence is… Pinterest

My Hong KongMichelle Lai, Founder, MISCHA
The one “must see” place I would recommend to HK visitors is… a view from the Peak.
I never leave home without my… sunglasses.
My favourite place to play in Hong Kong is…a great restaurant/bar like Yardbird or Sushi Kuu and then see where the night takes you.
My favourite place to go on the weekends is… to the beach.
My necessary tech / social media indulgence is… iPhone obviously!

My Hong KongSu-Mei Thompson, CEO, The Women’s Foundation
The one “must see” place I would recommend to HK visitors is… The China Club.
I never leave home without my… Phone and Sunblock.
My favorite place to play in Hong Kong is…Sai Kung Country Park.
My favorite place to go on the weekends is…Plateau @ Grand Hyatt for the seafood BBQ brunch.
My necessary tech / social media indulgence is… Escapist travel blogs like Mr & Mrs Smith…one day!

My Hong KongTiffany Pinkstone, Director, The Sovereign Art Foundation
The one “must see” place I would recommend to HK visitors is… Our beautiful skyline.
I never leave home without my…Blackberry.
My favorite place to Play in Hong Kong is…Ocean Park.
My favorite place to go on the weekends is…Sai Kung.
My necessary tech indulgence is…Constant internet access.

My Hong KongYana Peel, CEO (Chief Eternal Optimist), Intelligence Squared Group
The one “must see” place I would recommend to HK visitors is…Para/Site Art Space.
I never leave home without my…conscience.
My favourite place to Play in Hong Kong is…Asia Art Archive by day, Boujis by night.
My favourite place to go on the weekends is…
Tai Long Wan.
My necessary tech / social media indulgence is…hootsuite (on my iPhone 5).



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