When P&O ocean liner the RMS Canton sailed into Victoria Harbour in 1947, it marked the resumption of passenger services from Britain after the war.
Directed by Lewis Gilbert, the movie tells the real-life tale of Steven Ragan, a drifter who was stuck sailing between Hong Kong and Macau.
Seat Sitters, Fresh Flight are just some of the companies selling reusable and disposable seat covers, with face masks and wipes thrown in for good measure.
Hongkongers who wished to travel to the Island of the Gods in the 1930s would have had to sail there, a voyage that took just over a week. Those without the time or money to go made do with lectures given by those who had recently returned.
In the 1950s, A-list actors travelled between Hong Kong and Macau aboard now-retired steamliners, albeit some purely thanks to the magic of the movies.
Lonely Planet, Fodor’s, Bradt, et al, are making a suitable case for travel-inspired locked-down reading.
Hundreds of ships around the world are floating offshore, in quarantine or otherwise indisposed.
In 1921, plans for a property where each room would have its own bathroom with ‘modern plumbing’ were drawn up. It eventually opened, in 1928, as The Peninsula.
French soldier Xovier de Maistre invented the niche literary genre while confined to his room for six weeks.
One of the world’s first purpose-built luxury cruise ships, the Stella also carried writer Evelyn Waugh around the Mediterranean.
The 130-day voyage carried 400 passengers from New York to New York via various ports, and all but two made the journey home.
The heritage property, which was demolished in 1982, would have celebrated its centenary this year.
It took the successful crews more than three months to reach their destination, where they received heroes welcomes.
The former MS Stockholm is expected to be retired after an eventful, storied 72 years at sea.
Hong Kong welcomed its first Boeing 747 flight, a Pan Am, on April 11, 1970. When a Singaporean flew on one of the revolutionary wide-body jets a few weeks later, it was headline news in the Southeast Asian country.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was an unusually well-travelled man, although few of his explorations have been published.
When Van Lear Black landed in Hong Kong, on a stopover from London to Tokyo in 1930, he was said to be the world’s most widely travelled air passenger.
Nostalgia for its striking birdcage design is born from a contrast to its ugly sister, the Grand Lisboa, next door.
The Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel namechecks Angelina Jolie, Ryan Phillippe and Brooke Shields as sak yant recipients.
On December 25, 1946, three aircraft crashed trying to locate Shanghai’s Lunghwa Airport in thick fog. It closed to airlines in 1966 and has been redeveloped into art galleries, museums and upmarket hotels.
In Asia, the ones to watch out include the Capella Bangkok – finally – and Six Senses’ property near Jaipur
The 10-minute, 28 US cent trip across Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour features in Lonely Planet’s new book Amazing Boat Journeys alongside Yangtze, Mekong and Nile river cruises and sailing around the Galapagos islands.
Murderer, 75, who terrorised Asia in 1970s remains behind bars in Nepal.
A two-bed cabin for the 36-hour voyage will set you back just under US$64,000.
These days the popular route can be covered in less than 90 minutes, and with the Vietnamese destination growing in popularity, there are now more than 30 flights operating between the two cities.
First opened in 1985, the ‘legendary’ Zhaolong Hotel was named after the father of Hong Kong shipping tycoon Pao Yue-kong.
The BOAC Argonaut had pressurised cabins, allowing it to operate at twice the speed and altitude of its comparatively cumbersome counterparts.
The 35-night voyage starts and ends in Darwin and, at US$17,000 per person, does not come cheap.
Arrival to hark back to days before aviation took off in Hong Kong, when elegant cruise ships, such as the Asama Maru and her two sister ships, made front-pages news.
Norwegian has added Ushuaia, in Patagonia, to its network, allowing a journey from world’s most northerly international airport, in Svalbard, to its most southerly. Hongkongers can turn this into a round-the-world journey.