One of the more meaningful things I did months before leaving my previous position in Hong Kong and moving to Macau was introducing e_ting the wonderful woman behind the Island East Markets concept to the team at Swire to sponsor the venue and subsequently putting Miele in touch with her to anchor sponsor the event. I’m so glad it’s all become a reality!
I’m so impressed and inspired by how hard she’s worked to make this all happen! I’m happy to have contributed in a good karmic way!
Although Macau is so close to Hong Kong, commuting the other way just hasn’t been as often than when I was working full time. And I only finally made it out there last Sunday in the rainy weather. It was well worth the trip as there was a Singaporean popup Plussixfive that served amazing rendang baos with achar!! I’ve never had that combination before, but this Singaporean food fusion was lovely. And so delish.
There was also homemade chwee kueh – not quite like at Tiong Bahru market, and also Laksa, but I would recommend to save all room for the rendang baos.
Island East Markets is going on every Sunday until 16 December. A good place to shop for artisanal different Christmas gifts, so go on down!
If you’re taking the MTR, go to Quarry Bay, exit A. And when you’re done at the little market and feeling for a drink, head up to Sugar, the rooftop bar @ East Hong Kong, a 10 min walk away with stunning harbour views.
And a random plug for an old video I commissioned earlier this year as I handheld the HK Poly U students through their media briefs for Swire Hotels. One of my favourites for EAST Hong Kong.