Carrie Lam condemns the violence of the protests

Carrie Lam condemns the violence of the protests

Convictions after the last protests

Hong Kong continues in a situation of instability that seems endless. The last fact has been the decision that Carrie Lam condemns the violence of the protests.

Recently, the head of the Hong Kong Government, Carrie Lam, has announced that she will condemn the violence. The recent protests against the law of extradition to China and against the authorities have caused this critical situation.

Lam made these statements at a press conference while a general strike was taking place during the past weekend. This revolution increasingly aggressive, is causing fear and uncertainty among the population.

In addition, she has said that the city is in a critical situation and the government is committed to maintaining the law and regaining the trust of all citizens.

The latest protests

The last demonstrations have taken place this morning, August 5. Unfortunately, the police have had to arrest more than 40 people after the violent clashes. The authorities have fired tear gas to disperse the protesters.

Certainly, the protests have caused the most serious political crisis in Hong Kong since returning to Chinese rule 22 years after having lived under British rule since 1842.

The Government firmly believes that Hong Kong is recovering and will once again be a territory of peace and tranquility. For this reason, Carrie Lam condemns the violence of the protests to stop the situation.

If you are thinking of traveling to Hong Kong, do not worry about the current situation as it is still a safe country.

Please, be in mind you will have to apply pre arrival registration for Hong Kong. Actually, it is a mandatory transaction to enter the country.

Protesters interrupted the train in Hong Kong

Protesters interrupt the train

Protesters interrupted the train station

Unfortunately, last Tuesday July 30th, hundreds of protesters interrupted the train service in Hong Kong. Protests against the controversial law of extradition to mainland China have increased and today there are more people participating.

When the first demonstrations began, the central government did not think that the protests would have such popularity and reach. Everything started three months ago with a series of demonstrations against the bill. The population considered that it could suppose the violation of the rights of those who were put on trial.

Nowadays, it has become a series of protests against the local government and its relationship with Beijing.

Certainly, there are daily demonstrations that have affected the shops and businesses of the city. Now, there are more police in the streets and sometimes made excessive use of force against protesters.

Tuesday, July 30th

Last Tuesday, the protesters blocked the train doors and oligiated hundreds of people to leave the stations. They announced that their intention was not to bother people, they want to attract the attention of the authorities.

After the latest demonstrations, the government has confirmed the existence of very dangerous and radical protestants. In other words, they claim that there are many aggressive people who are dedicated to attacking agents and destroying the city.

In conclusion, people will continue to demonstrate until the Carrie Lam Government withdraw the law issued.

We will continue to inform you about the news. Anyway, we want to assure you that if you travel to Hong Kong, you won’t have any problem or inconvenience. We only recommend you to apply for a Hong Kong tourist visa before your trip.

The consequences of clashes in Hong Kong

The consequences of clashes in Hong Kong

The clashes between police and protesters in Hong Kong

We inform you about the consequences of clashes in Hong Kong. Currently, at least 23 people have been injured after the clashes last Saturday, July 27 between police and protesters.

Certainly, initial protests against the controversial law of extradition to China have increased to provoke government reaction.

Saturday, 27th of July: the facts

The main stage of last Saturday was Yuen Long, in the north of the island of Hong Kong. In this place, members of the Chinese mafia ordered by the Police attacked to the protesters.

For this reason, the Civil Front for Human Rights have accused the Hong Kong authorities of employing these “thugs” since the 2014 Umbrella Revolution to stop the fight.

Subsequently, the Government issued a statement accusing protesters of violating the peace and the law. In addition, during the statement, they added that the police will take any action to stop the violent protesters.

An unstoppable fight

After last June 9, two months of struggle, Hong Kong has been the scene of numerous demonstrations. It all started when a million people gathered to demand the withdrawal of a bill that would allow all defendants to pass through the territory to mainland China.

The Government of Carrie Lam suspended the parliamentary process but did not withdraw the bill. For this reason, the demonstrations have continued and in addition, they are currently fighting for the resignation of the current leader.

On the other hand, Pekín has expressed its full support for the Government of Lam and has accused the United Kingdom and the United States of encouraging protests in Hong Kong.

Finally, the territory continues with the problems but fortunately this not affect to enter the country as a tourist. Thus, if you apply for a pre arrival registration for Hong Kong, you won’t have any problem.

The route from Hong Kong to Macao

The route from Hong Kong to Macao

Different options to travel

Firstly, if you travel to Hong Kong you must visit Macao. It is an essential city to stay, an easy and there is a relatively cheap route from Hong Kong. For this reason, the route from Hong Kong to Macao is mandatory.

Below, we recommend you 3 different options to travel from Hong Kong to Macao.

1. By ferry

You will find 4 ferry routes that offer a total of 141 departures a day. The 2 most important companies that perform them are TurboJet and Cotai Water.

The journey takes between 55 and 70 minutes, and costs between 115 and 175HKD. In addition, there are boats from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

2. On a guided tour

In case you do not have enough time to visit Macao, we recommend you to book an excursion or guided tour.

This option includes the pick-up at the Hong Kong hotel and travel by bus across the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao bridge.

During the tour, you stop at the Macao tower and the temple of A Ma, the most important in the Chinese city. Later, you can enjoy a buffet restaurant in one of the luxurious hotels of Macao, and in the afternoon you visit the ruins of San Pablo.

3. By car

Recently, they have built a macro infrastructure, bridge-tunnel, that unites both cities. The 55km Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge over the Pearl River connects HK, from Lantau Island, to Macau and Zhuhai.

We hope you take advantage of your trip and you can visit both territories. The last important thing is that you will need to apply for a Hong Kong visa registration. Do not forget it!

Enjoy your future trip!

The Moon Cake of Hong Kong

The Moon Cake of Hong Kong

A millenary tradition

In today’s article, we want to highlight the moon cake of Hong Kong recipe.

The story tells that the Chinese emperor made offerings and sacrifices to the moon on the 15th sun of the eighth moon of each year. For this reason, today millions of people celebrate this festivity.

Every year, they celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival, one of the most important festivities in Asia. Also, it is celebrated on the 15th sun of the 8 moon of each year. During these days, it is typical to eat moon cakes.

Please, see below our Moon Cake recipe for 8 people in 1 hour:

Ingredients:

  • 2 egg yolks
  • 100 gr of Flour
  • 28 ml of Olive oil
  • Half a spoonful of alkaline water
  • 430 gr of lotus seed paste
  • 70 gr of golden syrup

Procedure:

  1. Firstly, you should mix the golden syrup, alkaline water and olive oil in a large bowl. Then, add the flour little by little and knead until you get a consistent dough, let it rest for 90 minutes.
  2. You must heat the oven to 180 degrees. Meanwhile, re-pass the dough for flour and knead it. Then, divide the dough and the filling paste into small balls. Crush the balls into small discs.
  3. Next, cover the filling pasta balls with the dough discs and introduce the moon cakes in the oven for 10 minutes.
  4. Let the moon cakes rest for 25 minutes and paint the cakes with egg yolk and reinsert them in the oven for 15 minutes.
  5. Finally, let them cool down and the cakes are ready!

As you can see in this article, the moon cake of Hong Kong is a traditional recipe and easy to cook it.

Finally, if you have plan to visit the country, we recommend you come during the Mid-Autumn Festival. Therefore, do not forget to organize your trip well and apply for a pre arrival registration for Indian nationals.