Having relocated back to HK for a little over a year now, I have to say… I am rediscovering Hong Kong’s beauty. Growing up in Hong Kong, like most kids of my generation, I didn’t get to enjoy much outdoorsy activities due to heavy schoolwork. Now that I am a working adult, I am even more so experiencing the never-stopping pace of the big city. As much as I love the city’s hustle and bustle, I yearn for tranquility and peace from time to time.
Recently I joined a few friends and also some of our Garagers to go on hikes around the city. To my surprise, I can actually get away from the concrete jungle and find myself on an isolated beach or forest in just a train/ferry ride away! It is not only a great way to get some exercise but also to get closer to the nature and take in the stunning scenery.
Clearwater Bay[/caption] In fact, the natural landscape in Hong Kong is equally breathtaking (if not more) than the “iconic” Victoria Harbour skyline..! If you ever get tired of the city buzz, put hiking excursions in your weekend plans! Rediscover Hong Kong and at the same time rejuvenate your body and soul!
Sai Kung[/caption] p.s. Need motivation? Reward yourself with a nice seafood meal and a couple beer after a long hike! ;) ~ MK
As part of our #BeTheChange series, we sit down and discuss how people and business have evolved, with change-makers in our Garage Community.
This week, we sit down with Michelle Hong, co-founder of Rooftop Republic, a social enterprise on a mission to introduce the joys of urban farming to the city folk of Hong Kong.
Rooftop Republic has been part of the Garage Community since 2018, and they have a rooftop farm on the terrace of our Wan Chai Lockhart space.
It was great to catch up with Michelle over sustainability, social entrepreneurship, and the joys of growing your own food.
The advent of user-friendly e-commerce tools has made starting your own small business easier than ever.
With so many people embarking on their entrepreneurial journey, we thought we’d give you a reminder on how to support small, local business owners.
We encourage everyone to be conscious consumers - whether this means voting with your dollar for locally farmed vegetables, or writing a positive review for the indie coffee shop in your neighbourhood.
Here are a few ideas to get started:
As part of our focus on growth, we asked the Garage Community what areas they would like they spend more time developing. It was very clear that you all wanted to dedicate more time to your mental and physical health!
Considering that Hong Kongers have some of the longest working hours in the world, it’s important to carve out some time for yourself.
Here is a comprehensive wellbeing toolkit with guides, recommendations, and resources for bettering your mind and body.
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