After hours

Institute members recommend their favourite ways to unwind

Lai Chi Wo


“Try a five-hour hike from Wu Kau Tang to Luk Keng. The route offers beautiful scenery featuring sky and sea, mangroves, pink rocks, fung shui woods, hollow trees and white-flowered vines. Along the way, visit the historic Hakka walled-villages that are part of Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark, and enjoy the scenic views of Double Haven (Yan Chau Tong) and Sha Tau Kok. As you walk through Lai Chi Wo, keep an eye out for restoration projects and guided tours that include traditional tea cake workshops and local delicacies.” – Barry Tam FCPA, Sole Proprietor of K.W. Tam & Co.

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky


“I enjoy listening to classical music and have a particular preference to the Romantic period. I do have a few favourite composers but I think Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s music always manages to find a special place in my heart as I had the fortune of playing a number of his works when I was in school. His Symphony No. 5 with its unmistakable recurring theme that runs through all of its four movements, which show different colours of the music, is simply a masterpiece. I strongly recommend listening to the fourth movement after a tough day at work!” – James Liu FCPA, Finance Director, IKEA at DFI Retail Group Holdings

Marie Kondo


“If you have things piling up at home and have no time to clean up because you’re busy with work or you just don’t know where to start, watch the reality TV show Tidying Up with Marie Kondo on Netflix for some inspiration. Marie Kondo is a tidying expert, named one of TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2015. In the series, she shows eight families how to transform messy homes into better, lovely environments with her organization skills. You will see that tidying is not just a physical activity but also a mental one that allows you to clear your mind and focus on what you actually need in your life, and whether things in your home ‘spark joy.’” – Amy Chan CPA, Senior Accountant, Shangri-la Asia Limited.

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