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

Arts, Exhibitions & Performances, Events & Festivals, HK Island

Exquisite Christmas miniatures at Times Square

I love the Christmas decorations across Hong Kong, every shopping mall tries to outdo the others - and this time one of my and my children's favourites is the Exquisite Christmas exhibition at Hong Kong Times Square. It is free of charge, runs from 10am to 10pm until January 1, 2019 and is a beautiful… Continue reading Exquisite Christmas miniatures at Times Square

Events & Festivals, New Territories, Sightseeing

Hong Kong Disneyland in the run-up to Christmas

Christmas is magical, and so is Hong Kong Disneyland at Christmas time. We went a couple of days ago, and the kids loved it. In fact, we all enjoyed the decorations, which are just marvellous. There are also plenty of happenings to make the visit even more memorable: (1) Fake snow. Yes it is Hong… Continue reading Hong Kong Disneyland in the run-up to Christmas