Outlying Islands, Sightseeing

Visit to the Big Buddha

The kids have never been to the Tian Tan Buddha in Lantau Island, and we figured it might be a nice day out for the whole family - so off we went! I had been a few times, but the last times must have been in 2011/2012, and I wasn't sure how much the surroundings… Continue reading Visit to the Big Buddha

Kowloon, Sightseeing

Hong Kong Science Museum

The Hong Kong Science Museum is an all-time favourite with my kids - despite the fact that some areas could do with an overhaul! But the good thing is that the museum keeps updating and changing, without actually closing its doors. The museum has four floors filled with exhibits, and lots of buttons to press… Continue reading Hong Kong Science Museum

HK Island, Outdoor Activity

Urban getaway: Deep Water Bay

Deep Water Bay is not the most beautiful beach in Hong Kong - but it is so easy to reach. It is just on the other side of the Aberdeen tunnel, and takes less than 15 minutes to reach from Causeway Bay. Minibus 40 is a quick and good option, otherwise taxis will take you… Continue reading Urban getaway: Deep Water Bay

HK Island, Neighbourhoods, Sightseeing

Exploring Stanley

We love to go to Stanley on the weekend - we usually go there in the afternoon, take the kids and just stroll down the water promenade. We start by walking through the market, but usually we do not buy anything (except if we are looking for Chinese New Year costumes for the kids) and… Continue reading Exploring Stanley

Kowloon, Neighbourhoods, Sightseeing

Signal Hill Signal Tower

Just when I thought I had seen almost everything in Tsim Sha Tsui, I read about the Signal Hill Signal Tower and realised that I have no idea where it is. The Signal Tower sits in a small park and its entrance is at Minden Row. It is very close to the Middle Road Children's… Continue reading Signal Hill Signal Tower

Indoor Playroom, New Territories

Playscope Indoor Playroom

This is a best kept secret - it is a bit far to reach (in Tai Wo) and most of the information about this playroom is in Cantonese. But it is so worth to visit! The playroom is run by the Playright organisation, and all they have in mind, is to make children play! As… Continue reading Playscope Indoor Playroom

Malaysia

Family guide: 72 hours in Penang

It was our first time to Penang and we did not know what to expect, but we were blown away by the sheer beauty of this island. It has such lush green vegetation, plentiful fruits and spices, lots of quiet corners to explore - and on the other hand, bustling Georgetown with its Chinese/Indian/Malay mix.… Continue reading Family guide: 72 hours in Penang