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My Hong Kong: a city guide

Insiders reveal what to see in the city—and where to wind down—during a hectic week

by Gareth Harris  |  21 March 2017
My Hong Kong: a city guide
Lynn Fung (Image: © Liang Yi Museum)

Lynn Fung: Director of the Liang Yi Museum

My favourite place to switch off in Hong Kong is … on the hiking trails.
The art world in Hong Kong is different because … it is still developing. It’s exciting to be somewhere where art fairs like Art Central are sprouting up, and you can watch them evolve and develop before your eyes, year after year.
The best place for an after-party in Hong Kong is … Ten Feet Tall, the cosy massage parlour in the heart of Central, open till 1am.
Living here makes me feel … lucky.
My top tip for surviving Art Basel Hong Kong week is … don’t say yes to every invitation.
Art fairs are important because … they bring together people of different backgrounds, with different interests, in a space where you are encouraged to ask questions. Also, apart from the week leading up to Christmas, when else can you start drinking champagne at 11am and it’s totally normal?
I last cooked for … someone who doesn’t eat dairy, red meat, shellfish or herbs. Not easy.
I last watched (film/theatre/box set) … Nocturnal Animals, the wonderful second film of Tom Ford.

Alan Lau: Collector

Alan Lau © Ho-Yin Ching

My favourite place to switch off in Hong Kong is … Eslite Bookstore.
The art world in Hong Kong is different because … together with mainland China, we have the most sought-after collector group in the world.
The best place for an after-party in Hong Kong is … Duddell’s, in Central, operated by the serial restaurateur Alan Lo.
Living here makes me feel … that we (both museums and private collectors) have a responsibility to build a collection that reflects the unique development in our region.
My top tip for surviving Art Basel Hong Kong week is … get a Hong Kong milk tea and “condensed milk on bread” at the ground-floor café of the convention centre.
Art fairs are important because … Art Basel Hong Kong brings everyone to town, and to the biggest parties of the year!
I last cooked for … no one. (Why cook when you can eat out?)
I last watched (film/theatre/box set) … La La Land. Love it.

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