How To Hong Kong: An Illustrated Travel Journal by Lena SinHow To Hong Kong: An Illustrated Travel Journal by Lena Sin

How To Hong Kong: An Illustrated Travel Journal

byLena Sin

Hardcover | February 7, 2017

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In this joyful travel sketchbook, Hong Kong is captured through the hearts of a writer and an artist. From the winding, incense-filled streets of Sheung Wan to the pandemonium of a wet market in North Point to the sleepy island backwater of Tai O, Lena Sin and Nicholas Tay take you on a wonder-filled journey that shines a light on the softer, more romantic side of this chaotic city.Filled with tales of growing up in Hong Kong, Lena weaves personal anecdotes and conversations with locals into richly illustrated watercolours and photographs by herself and her artist husband Nicholas. The result is an intimate portrait of a city that is at once vibrant and energetic as well as charming and nostalgic.
Lena Sin is a journalist who was born and raised in Hong Kong. However, her first love was always art and she spends much of her time illustrating in watercolour, often while downing copious amounts of milk tea. She is a two-time Jack Webster Award nominee for her journalism. She lives in Vancouver. Nicholas Tay studied illustr...
Title:How To Hong Kong: An Illustrated Travel JournalFormat:HardcoverDimensions:124 pages, 8.71 × 5.64 × 0.64 inPublished:February 7, 2017Publisher:Blacksmith BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9881376572

ISBN - 13:9789881376572

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delightful and useful I loved this book. I spent a few rainy afternoon immersed in it, and I felt like I'd traveled beyond my armchair. It is beautifully illustrated. The writing is elegant and evocative, but not tedious. Overall, it's an immersive read. At the same time, it is incredibly useful as a guidebook, with chapters highlighting different neighbourhoods and things to do in each. This book will take you off the beaten path and allow you to experience Hong Kong in a delightful and refreshing way.
Date published: 2017-06-01

Table of Contents

Introduction. Go Slow in Sheung Wan. Go Modern in Central. Merge East and West in Wan Chai. Shop till You Drop in Causeway Bay . Find Magic in Stanley. Step Back in Time in Tai O. Be a Local in North Point