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Time Out Hong Kong

A fortnight magazine about events in film, theater, fashion, literature and all other artistic events happening, eat out and night out in Hong Kong

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Best Kept Secrets Unveiled

  • Jan 19, 2011
Time Out is a great publication originally from the UK. It has since published a fortnightly magazine in some 40 cities or so. In the U.S., namely San Francisco, L.A., Las Vegas, Chicago, New York, Boston & Miami. In Canada, Toronto and Vancouver are being covered. In Asia, Tokyo, Kyoto, Shanghai, Singapore, Bangkok and Hong Kong. And, many more in European cities...

The beauty of this magazine is that it is constantly updating the events and eat-outs in each city. Reviews on restaurants, especially the new-comers, are a welcome. Musicals and other art exhibitions are also highlighted in this compact and light weight magazine. 

The first thing I'd do if I'm in a new city is to look out for Time Out (not the book but the magazine!) in the city I'm in. For now, Time Out Hong Kong hasn't failed me. It kept me looking out for new places to dine and also the kind of prices I'm expected to folk out. Other than that, there are also tips on what to order. All that for the price of HK$18 (about US$2.40) a copy. When I moved over to Hong Kong, I'm planning on a full year subscription (HK$234 which is about US$1.20 per issue; that's peanuts for a good evening out!). 

Interestingly, Time Out also recommends some of the best classical and rock music in the city. There are features on upcoming movies and some of the hidden spots within each city. It calls for interesting reads and finds in Hong Kong. I'm sure you'll find some interesting delights in your city too.

I highly recommend this magazine to anyone who's adventurous and look forward to trying out new places and new tastes. It is simply one of the best magazines around. For those who might want to have a sample of the actual magazine before venturing out of your house to get a copy of it, you may find them online in these locations:


Time Out is a magazine that make free and easy traveling not only easy but also exciting. You don't need a guide in a new city and you will still be able to find some treasures. All you need is a bookstore that carries Time Out! (And possibly an Amex or Visa Platinum card would be best, LOL)

{As for William (Woopak_the_thrill), this is a must for you when you get to Hong Kong!}

Best Kept Secrets Unveiled

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January 19, 2011
cool write up, Sharrie! I think I may have seen this in one of those Asian stores...
January 19, 2011
You should check out the websites for some cool places to go both in HK and Frisco! :D
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I'm a traveler at heart & have been nicknamed Travel Queen by friends & colleagues alike. Traveling has been my life passion for the last decade or so. As we enter a new decade, I'm excited … more
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