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Thank you Langham! We love the book!

In Corporate Publishing - Books,Travel & Food,Uncategorized on July 17, 2012 by KSA Asia Tagged: , ,

A big congrats to Langham Hospitality Group’s Sherona, Floria and Fiona on a lovely book which celebrates the 147th anniversary of the Langham London. We enjoyed the read – as well as the modern fonts and sleek illustrations! Great job to the team and what a fun way to celebrate tradition with a modern twist. KSA raises a cup of ‘afternoon tea’ to you!

Did you know that the Langham London was the first grand hotel in history to serve afternoon tea?

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Sailing the Fragrant Harbour on aqualuna

In Travel & Food,Uncategorized,WOM on July 12, 2012 by KSA Asia Tagged: , , , , ,

Starting July 3rd, Aqua Group launched their aqualuna traditional Chinese junk boat “Harbour Discovery Tour” which KSA was privileged to give a go on a perfect blue sky day.

From 12pm to 5pm each Tuesday and Friday, guests are welcome to board the iconic boat in Tsim Sha Tsui, Central, Wanchai and Hunghom — all for a day pass rate of HK$100.

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aqualuna in all its glory with the HKCEC in the background, which also happens to be where the next stop on the “Harbour Discovery Tour” is at the tip, where visitors can visit Bauhinia Square…

Here is some background information about the iconic boat:

“Aqualuna was meticulously hand built over an 18 month period by a veteran shipbuilder using the most traditional of Chinese boat building methods – all handcrafted using wood. The result is a beautiful 28-metre traditional red mast junk which offers its guests 1,500 square feet of indoor and outdoor entertainment space split over two finely crafted wooden decks.

“Aqualuna’s name (Cheung Po Tsai) is after the famous Cheung Chau island pirate who terrorised the waters of the South China Sea at the turn of the century, adds to the legendary link with the area.”

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A sampan in the water – traditional transportation still used to this day to link up the hundreds of boats and island surrounding the territory.

Braving the heat, about 15 journalists enjoyed the tour while sipping lovely cooling drinks. While on the boat, the author of the “Harbour Discovery Tour” guidebook provided running commentary on historical tidbits together with the must see sights about town.

While the trip was very peaceful and tranquil — so why not top that off with some afternoon tea? It was only a hop and a skip before we ended up at the award winning boutique hotel, Hullet House in their lovely mural room. The selection of teas was diverse – try out the rose tea. What was very apparent was that love and care the pastry chef put into making the delectable creations! Yummy!

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Divine inspiration! Gorgeous cakes for all paired with beautiful tea. Hitting the spot after sailing through Hong Kong’s iconic Fragrant Harbour!

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KSA Asia lunch with our sister company, Sinclair Communications!

In Travel & Food,Uncategorized on October 20, 2011 by KSA Asia

Yet another great KSA Asia lunch with the Sinclair Communications team!

Demolishing yet another table of fab food at the Shanghainese shop down the road from their office.

If you are looking to join a young fresh boutique PR firm, number one question: do you eat? For those interested to join email: team@sinclairasia.com

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KSA Asia welcomes back 20th Marco Polo Oktoberfest!!!

In Travel & Food,Uncategorized on October 18, 2011 by KSA Asia

It is the 20th year of celebrating Oktoberfest at the legendary Marco Polo hotel! What is more iconic than hotelier GM, Mark Heywood sporting his traditional Lederhosen and red ginham shirt!

KSA Asia loves the exciting times filled with dirndls and lederhosen! So pull up a bench and scarf down some sausages and make sure to show up early to get your hands on the festival’s favourite – crackling pork knuckle!

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A kind and joyful server dishing up some of the yummiest food in town – red cabbage, potatoe gratin and our favourite, sausages! Can’t beat the hearty German food as Hong Kong’s weather cools down.

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The German Oompah band lining their stomachs before their 2nd of 22 performances to celebrate 20 years at the Marco Polo hotel! KSA Asia raises our stein to you: Prost!

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Another Legco Visit — oooohs and ahhhhs….

In Uncategorized on August 29, 2011 by KSA Asia Tagged: , ,

Anticipating a mammoth move into their purpose built complex at Tamar, Legco is ready for the challenge. But this does not stop KSA Asia from yet another nostalgic visit to the former Supreme Court building.

Today, we had the privilege to chat with Julie Chan – who kindly spoke to us about her 13 years on the job as senior security assistant. We then were lead around on her own tour of the building.

More than that, we extend a warm KSA thank you to the many dedicated folks in Legco who have shared with us with their past experiences, continuing passion and future expectations.

It is not a farewell, but a hello to the new, united and modern Tamar Complex.

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HK Doyen – David Akers-Jones

In Corporate Publishing - Books,Interview,Uncategorized on June 1, 2011 by KSA Asia Tagged: , ,

Another day in the life of KSA – we visited Hong Kong doyen, Sir David Akers-Jones to speak about his thoughts on Hong Kong history, transportation, New Territories, heritage, the civil service and of course – his views on the future of what is to come!

A grand visit with an old friend — great opinions, fantastical insights and colourful recounts of an ever evolving Hong Kong.

KSA with HK Doyen, Sir David Akers-Jones who remembers a 'grey' HK with a landscape of low-rises when he first arrived in the 50's.... "The smell of the Star Ferry is still the same today."

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Asia’s pre-eminent Art Fair – ART HK 11

In Uncategorized on May 29, 2011 by KSA Asia

KSA visited ART HK 11 on May 27 and 28. It was our second time to the show and it continues to be an eye-opening experience. Make sure you wear comfortable shoes as the venue is huge and you need to do a lot of walking.


ART HK 11, Asia’s pre-eminent Art Fair and one of the most eagerly anticipated events on the international art calendar returns to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, where 260 galleries from 38 countries will come together to offer the largest display of contemporary art ever seen in Hong Kong.

From 26th – 29th May, ART HK 11 will present works from modern masters such as Picasso through to important contemporary artists such as Takashi Murakami and Damien Hirst, offering visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves in the very best and most extensive showcase of modern and contemporary art in Asia.

With prices ranging from HK$8,000 to HK$80M, ART HK provides the perfect opportunity to build your collection whether you are buying your first art work or are an established collector looking to invest in your next masterpiece.