Lan Kwai Fong

Tyler Brule lights up the crowd

Tyler Brûlé, editor-in-chief of global affairs magazine Monocle. Photo: SCMP Pictures

I’d never heard of Salon No 10 before, but that’s hardly surprising since Lan Kwai Fong – which as an area seems to move inexorably south – is not my habitat. Salon No 10 lurks behind a solid uninviting door on the ground floor at Number 10 Arbuthnot Road.

Wednesday, 29 May, 2013, 12:00am

Restaurants targeted by officials in raid on 'Rat Alley' in Lan Kwai Fong

Diners welcomed by restaurant owners in Wing Wah Lane.

Up to 10 officers were involved in the raid on Wednesday that saw three restaurants closed down for the night in Wing Wah Lane - a short alley that extends off D'Aguilar Street and which got its nickname because of the rodents that used to inhabit it. A spokesman said the department had received several complaints recently about obstruction caused by tables and seats placed outside the restaurants.

3 Mar 2013 - 5:14am 1 comment

Bogus monks' nightly pub crawl with begging bowls

A bogus Buddhist monk, an all-too-familiar sight in Hong Kong these days, holds out his begging bowl to a drinker in Lan Kwai Fong. An influx of 'monks' from the mainland on tourist visas has led to calls for tighter immigration rules. Photo: Paul Yeung

In Lan Kwai Fong on Friday, a monk dressed in an orange robe was seen begging for alms by tapping men on the shoulder. 

24 Feb 2013 - 5:02am 1 comment

Fun and health mix in Lan Kwai Fong

Crowds at the Lan Kwai Fong Carnival, 12 November, 2011. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Mr Lan Kwai Fong Allan Zeman’s redeveloped New California Tower in Lan Kwai Fong is scheduled to open a year from today, on September 10, 2013, with a mix of lifestyle (for which read gyms) restaurants, clubs and bars.

11 Sep 2012 - 12:05pm

Film review: stale cocktails all round in Lan Kwai Fong sex romp

Trendy Hongkongers party the night away in a scene from director Wilson Chin's Lan Kwai Fong 2. Photo: SMP

Wilson Chin Kwok-wai's Lan Kwai Fong 2 delivers absurd drama and lazy sub-plots in a failed attempt to redeem himself from last year's theatrical misrepresentation of Hong Kong's infamous party district.

26 Aug 2012 - 5:19am

Night shift in Lan Kwai Fong as locals give the street a new look

Wilson Chin

With the heart of Lan Kwai Fong under reconstruction, there's an undeniable shift happening in the city's most well-known clubbing hotspot and a new, raunchy film has transferred this trend on to the silver screen.

26 Aug 2012 - 5:18am

Pin-ups watch you dine in the Strip House

Pin-ups watch you dine in the Strip House

5/F, Grand Progress Building, 15-16 Lan Kwai Fong, Central

Tel: 2521 8638

Open: Monday-Saturday noon-3pm, 6.30pm-10.30pm (Friday and Saturday until 11pm)

Cuisine: New York-style steakhouse

Price: HK$700, not including drinks or the 10 per cent service charge.

23 Aug 2012 - 9:18am

Police deny triads are on the rise in Lan Kwai Fong

A police insider has rejected a media report that the entertainment district of Lan Kwai Fong has become a hotbed of triad activity, with recent triad-linked arrests in the area put down to a fight rather than gangster activities.

29 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

A fresh take on an old Chinese story

London-born Jamie Higgins has been in Hong Kong for 22 years. Previously synonymous with Lan Kwai Fong, where he managed the hip Post 97 and Mecca/Club 97, he later worked with the Epicurean Group restaurant chain, set up Jaa Bar with colleagues Ann Tsang and Andrea Boston, and has recently partnered with Shizh Hoi Ping to open The Monogamous Chinese restaurant.

5 Jul 2012 - 12:00am



4/F Ho Lee Commercial Building, 38-44 D'Aguilar Street, Central. Tel: 2804 6611. Worth a repeat visit for a vibe that invites lingering, but stick to the classic cocktails. Recommended: the mojitos (HK$80) were a treat.

Angel's Share

5 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Falling price of waste paper hits scavengers

While Europe's leaders struggle with bailouts, bankruptcies and a possibly failing currency, the fallout is being felt by the poorest on the streets of Hong Kong.

The army of elderly people who collect waste paper to eke out a meagre existence faces a financial battering as the price of what the rich world throws away in the form of packaging slumps.

24 Jun 2012 - 12:00am


Alfie's by Kee

M18-19, M/F Prince's Building, 10 Chater Road, Central. Tel: 2530 4422. With its dark wood, dimmed lights and leather lounges to sink into, Alfie's more than matches the Dunhill boys' club aesthetic. Recommended: Pimm's by Kee and the lemon grass martini.

Angel's Share

21 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Spiked drink scam victim undergoes hypnosis

A businessman who had HK$43,000 stolen from his bank accounts after his drink was apparently spiked on a night out in Hong Kong has undergone hypnosis to dredge up memories of his ordeal.

17 Jun 2012 - 12:00am


G/F, 35 D'Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central Tel: 2868 3448

14 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Why local is the new global

It's the age of the internet revival: Facebook, Groupon and LinkedIn have raised vast sums in splashy initial public offerings. The net has gone mobile with the boom in smartphones. Sites such as Amazon and Google have evolved into highly profitable firms.

28 May 2012 - 12:00am