HK Island, Outdoor Activity

Urban getaway: South Bay Beach

Probably everyone knows of or has been to Repulse Bay Beach - but what many people don't know is that there are two quieter beaches close by. One is Middle Bay Beach and the other one is South Bay Beach. What I like about these beaches is that they are much quieter, the water is… Continue reading Urban getaway: South Bay Beach

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HK Island, Indoor Playroom

Secret (and free) playroom at Lee Gardens Two

+++ UPDATE August 2018: This is CLOSED as Lee Gardens are preparing a new kids zone on the third floor - so watch this space for an update +++ Lee Gardens Two is geared towards kids - lots of stores there are selling children's clothes, books, toys and accessories and there are two free play… Continue reading Secret (and free) playroom at Lee Gardens Two

HK Island, Sightseeing

Secret Rooftop Garden at the Wan Chai Ferry Pier

Technically this is not a secret, but practically it does not seem to be known much. The Wan Chai Ferry Pier has three levels – the first floor is the entry point to the Star Ferry to Tsim Sha Tsui and the Star Ferry Harbour Tour. On the second floor is a Japanese Sushi restaurant… Continue reading Secret Rooftop Garden at the Wan Chai Ferry Pier

HK Island, Indoor Playroom

Review: Planet J Kids Indoor Playroom

One of the newer indoor playrooms in Hong Kong is inside the shopping mall Windsor House in Causeway Bay. It is called Planet J Kids and is located on Floor 13. On the one hand this is very convenient in the heart of the shopping district, but of course, on the other hand this means… Continue reading Review: Planet J Kids Indoor Playroom

HK Island, Sightseeing

First visit to Tai Kwun (Part 2): Prison Yard

After exploring the Parade Ground, it was time to head up through the Barracks Block and enter the Prison Yard, where the Victoria Prison was once located. This was the first and longest-running prison to date in Hong Kong, it opened in 1841 and is said to be the first western building constructed of durable… Continue reading First visit to Tai Kwun (Part 2): Prison Yard