So you don't want to break the bank but you also don't want to sleep in a bedroom the size of a shoebox. Hong Kong can be a heartbreaker for hotel prices but you can find good deals if you know where to look. We do.
We've picked five of the best Hong Kong hotels for under $200 and that doesn't mean three star motels stuck out in the middle of nowhere. For less than $200 you can get your hands on a five star, you can even find a bed inside a very decent boutique hotel in the swanky surrounds of Central. Still too pricey? There's even a couple of stays for around $150.
See our Hong Kong hotels for under $200 for more.
While it's been here less than ten years, the Wynn Macau is actually one of the older casinos in Macau. Along with the Sands it was the first of the Las Vegas exports to the city, bringing with it high rollers, grand design and the same sweeping curve architecture that graces the strip in Vegas.
It's been dwarfed in recent years by the warehouse like Venetian and resort styled City of Dreams casino out on the Cotai Strip, but it's still got an edge in the style stakes. The faux Oriental designs may not be high art but they are classy when compared to the singing gondoliers of the Venetian, and with just a handful of shops and no shows there are fewer frills here than in other casinos.
With the opening of the seriously luxury Wynn Encore Tower find out why now is great time to pay a visit to the Wynn Macau.
This is a city that marches on its stomach. With kitchens you couldn't swing a cat in and long working hours Hong Kongers eat out more than any other nation in the world. And with so little time on their hands eating often involves something they can shovel into quickly or that can be carried on a stick.
There are some delicious snacks on offer, from satay battered fish balls to flaky egg tarts washed down with silk stocking tea. But there is also plenty of more adventurous food out there and we aren't just talking chicken feet.
Read our top ten Hong Kong snacks to find out about the evils of stinky tofu.
Hong Kong doesn't make it on to many backpackers must visit list. It has a reputation as being the city that will shatter your credit card into a thousand pieces and send you backpacking home broke.
It's a reputation that's not completely undeserved thanks to pricey hotel rates, but if you can get over the inflated bed prices then this is a very cheap city. You can find fantastic food for less than $5 a day, the temples, the beaches and the jaw dropping cityscapes and sky line are free and flights in and out are a bargain.
Take a look at our backpackers guide to Hong Kong for tips on how to get the most out of the city for less.
We're about to usher in the Chinese New Year of the Horse (the wooden horse to be specific) on January 31st and it promises to be a cracker. Peering into the star charts the experts are claiming the year of the horse will bring bags of energy and enthusiasm. The horse is bold and boisterous so it should be a fortuitous year for those willing to take on a challenge or embark on an adventure.
The Chinese zodiac is based on 12 animal signs, each is linked to the year you were born, and each year the prevailing animal sign is said to dictate what happens in the year ahead. For most, 2014 looks to be a good one, but each sign is individual.
Read our Chinese New Year horoscopes 2014 to find out what the year of the horse holds for your sign or, if you don't know which sign you are, check our Chinese zodiac page which matches your year of birth to your sign.
Ran out of luck in the public auction for the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens? Travelling in from abroad but can't get your hands on a ticket? Don't panic.
The hype around Hong Kong Sevens tickets is not overblown. The tickets fly off the shelves every year with subscriptions to the balloted tickets usually running at 10 applications for each ticket. But while the tournaments popularity can't be denied getting hold of a ticket is not quite the 'chasing the end of the rainbow' task it is sometimes made out to be.
Even at the last minute there are ticket options available and not all of them need to cost you your credit card. Read our guide to Hong Kong Rugby Sevens tickets to find out the best option for you.
Once a little known holiday outside of China, Chinese New Year has been growing in stature around the world. From major parades through Trafalgar Square that attract thousands to smaller gatherings in Warsaw, Windhoek and every other corner of the world, Chinese celebrations have become more prominent.
It's a cracking celebration. Expect dragon dances, fireworks and more fireworks. But what if you want to wish someone a happy Chinese New Year or drop a greeting card into a neighbours mailbox? Take a look at our Chinese New Year greetings page, which explains the best greetings to use and in which language as well as how to write out a Chinese New Year greeting card correctly.
With western New Year in the bag and 2014 underway Hong Kongers are beginning their preparations for Chinese New Year. The Year of the Horse falls on January 31st and sees Hong Kongers shut up shop and spend three days at home swapping presents and eating too much.
The city has a pretty well tried and tested celebration schedule for Chinese New Year with a huge parade, a barrage of fireworks and dragon dances through the city's streets. It's not to be missed. Below you'll find our guides to Chinese New Year; the traditions, the festivities and the horoscopes.
Even in a country that seems to throw a taller or wider or shiner skyscraper by the hour the Guangzhou Circle has made headlines. Eschewing the standard style of building up to instead build round, the Guangzhou Circle is a 138 metre tall skyscraper with a 50m hole in the middle clad in gold. It looks like a doughnut dipped in custard.
Set on the Pearl River in the booming southern city of Guangzhou, the Guangzhou Circle is the most recent addition to China's list of show stopping skyscrapers. Designed to flaunt the country's new found wealth, and in this case house a plastics stock market, the Circle has attracted as much criticism as it has praise.
Read more about the Guangzhou Circle in our complete profile.
It's the city's biggest sporting event and, perhaps more importantly, its biggest party. You may just have ticked off the New Year but with limited tickets now is the time to start planning your Hong Kong Sevens visit.
Kicking off the three day tournament on the 28th of March the Hong Kong Sevens is the highlight of the World Seven Series, with teams from around the globe battling it out on the rugby pitch. It attracts huge crowds from both home and abroad who come to enjoy the rugby and the tournament's carnival spirit.
Below you'll find everything you need to know about the tournament -from tickets to pubs.