16 May 2011

Book giveaway: Explore Macau

2016-11-24T01:14:24+08:00May 16th, 2011|book giveaway, new books|0 Comments

Walking is the best way to get to know any city, and Macau — the former Portuguese colony returned to China in 1999 — is made for walking. Only seven miles square, one can easily walk from the Border Gate to the A-Ma Temple at the tip of Macau in a day. Todd Crowell's new guidebook describes eight walking routes [...]

26 October 2009

Return to Macau

2016-11-24T01:14:42+08:00October 26th, 2009|authors, china, new books|0 Comments

The first time I visited Macau was to find a smuggler. Nothing as exciting as opium, gold or indentured coolies, three Macau exports before it became a gambling emporium, of course. No, my flat mate in Hong Kong wanted to bring his treasured Burmese cats into Hong Kong and he could not abide being separated from them for the six-month [...]

2 January 2008

New book: The Man Who Owned All the Opium in Hong Kong

2016-11-24T01:14:51+08:00January 2nd, 2008|hong kong, new books|0 Comments

Scandal and corruption, drugs and pirates, triads and flower boats; the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong and the Communist takeover of Canton. Peter Hui was there. He knew everybody and saw everything. This is the real story of Hong Kong, told with the rich flavours of the street. If Peter had been only a little bit different he could have [...]