"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page"
-St Augustine

Sunday, 24 April 2016

Kaiping Diaolou

Kaiping in Guangdong is quite close to Hong Kong, and they have the Diaolou which are world heritage sites.  These Diaolou are only some 80 years old, relatively young when compared to other world heritage sites, but they play a very important role in modern history of China which earn them the world heritage status. They are also closely related to Hong Kong too.

Kaiping has been the scene setting for a number of famous Hong Kong films, including Chow Yun Fat's "Let the Bullets Fly" and Tony Leung Chiu Wai's "The Grand Master".
 The Zili Village where 'Let the Bullets Fly' is shot.

The scene setting for Tony Leung's "The Grand Master", which is now open for visit.
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Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Meet for Free at Crowne Plaza Kowloon East (5*)!

The hotel offers one free meeting package (including 2 coffee breaks and 1 lunch) for every hotel room booked. Offer for meeting booked until 31 December 2016. Contact us if you are looking for a venue for your upcoming meetings!
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Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Hong Kong 36 hours

See what New York Times recommends if you have 36 hours in Hong Kong.


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Saturday, 12 March 2016

IFMTA 2016 Bangkok

We are glad to be appointed to handle the prestigious IFMTA 2016, to be held 18-19 November in Bangkok, Thailand. This is our second conference overseas managed by us in 2016.  IFMTA is a prestigious forum to discuss cutting edge technology on mobile applications and issues.  More details available from the forum website.

We look forward to IFMTA 2016!
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Sunday, 28 February 2016

Shanghai - The Big Melting Pot

Shanghai has been a big melting pot in China since the last century.  Modern skyscrapers and gothic pointed arch, baroque oval forms, Greek columns as well as classical Chinese green tile roof and pavilions fill the skyline.

Let's explore this beautiful city with the video.
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Wednesday, 16 September 2015

We are exhibiting at IMEX America!

For the second time, we are exhibiting at IMEX America 2015, Las Vegas.  We would love to meet with you if you are planning a visit there.  Please feel free to schedule an appointment with us.

See you in IMEX!
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Saturday, 9 May 2015

4th Workshop on Specialty Optical Fibers November 2015

Momentous Asia is proud to be appointed as registration office for WSOF 2015 Hong Kong, to be held in Hong Kong 4-6 November 2015. More details available from conference website.
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Vietnam: Revisit

It has been years since we visited Vietnam last time and we decided to go back this year, on a cruise ship "Silver Wind". We embark from Bangkok and from there to 3 ports in Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh City, Nha Trang and Danang.

We love to call Ho Chi Minh its old name 'Saigon'.  The skyline of the city has indeed changed a lot, with many more skyscrapers than before.  You'll see the city evolving: new buildings blend with the old, modern coffee shops amongst the traditional eateries, and there are more restaurants offering international cuisines.  However, the one thing which remains unchanged is the number of motorcycles: there are hundreds or thousands on the roads.  We are not sure how many people it is allowed to carry at a time, but we have seen four a couple of times, and some people said they have seen five!  The motorbike is not only used to carry people, it is also used as a truck and some use it to carry their pet dogs as well.  Amazing!

With hundreds of motorbikes zigzagging before you, it takes a lot of courage to cross the roads, but it does not border the locals.  They step out onto the roads without a look around. We also saw people walking along a flyover.  Out of curiosity we went up for a closer look. It is indeed a flyover for vehicles with no pedestrian walkway and these people are walking side by side with the sweeping traffic.  How we admire their courage!

There are a lot of activities on the streets.  Besides the food stores, people get together eating lunch boxes or having a beer, playing chess or cards.  Although Saigon is not as developed as other big cities like Hong Kong, it appears that the locals are happy and enjoying a cozy life: we spotted two ladies enjoying coffee in a verandah.

We then move on to Nha Trang, the famous beach resort.  We did not go to the beach but went to the market and the town to see how the locals are faring.  The local residential houses, probably with a strong French influence, looks cushy and comfortable and it would be very nice if we could have a house there.  The market sells very everything: meat, vegetables, fruits, side by side with food stores and shops selling handicrafts and utensils, a busy and lively market indeed.  The store owners are agressive too. They'll accept almost any currencies you have: Vietnamese Dong, USD, Euro and RMB!

We then sail to Danang, and from there we went on for a tour to Hoi An, a UNESCO site. It is a peaceful and charming ancient town, and the bright colour little houses is its lifeblood. It used to be a prosperous trading town where merchants from China, Japan, India and Europe came for various commercial activities.  The ground floors are the shops and the store keepers live on the second floor.  Today, most of the shops have turned into restaurants, cafes, souvenirs stores and art galleries.  A leisure stroll along the streets is very enjoyable.  Besides the streets and shops, there are also temples and old mansions which are worth visiting.

Time flies and our holiday also came to an end. The three Vietnamese cities are indeed thriving ones and we are sure there will be a lot of new discoveries next time when we visit them again.
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Friday, 24 April 2015

We are exhibiting at IMEX Frankfurt!

We are exhibiting at IMEX Frankfurt, 19-21 May 2015.  We will be present in two pavilions: The Hong Kong Pavilion (B350) and the BTL Pavilion (F277).

Make an appointment with us if you are visiting the trade show.  See you in Frankfurt!
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