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

Events & Festivals, Kowloon, Sightseeing

Chinese New Year 2015: Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple

I have already written about this popular temple in Kowloon here, but as we visited it again during the time of Chinese New Year, it was a feast for photographers. There were so many worshippers and the temple was beautifully decorated. All animals of the zodiac are lined up at the entrance, they are all… Continue reading Chinese New Year 2015: Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple

Events & Festivals

Chinese New Year 2015: Year of the Wood Goat

On February 19 the year of the horse will change and it will be the year of the goat, the year of the sheep or the year of the ram! The Chinese character can represent all three, but according to this article on CNN, Isaac Yue, who teaches Chinese mythology at the University of Hong… Continue reading Chinese New Year 2015: Year of the Wood Goat

Events & Festivals

Chinese New Year 2014: Victoria Flower Market

One of the key traditions to welcome the Chinese New Year (CNY) is to clean your home and decorate it with flowers. Orchids, tangerine/kumquat trees and plum/cherry blossoms are very popular (see my previous blog post about the CNY flower traditions). Last Sunday I visited the flower market in Victoria Park, which is open from… Continue reading Chinese New Year 2014: Victoria Flower Market

Events & Festivals, Outlying Islands

Discovery Bay Dragon Boat Day 2013

Today is a public holiday to celebrate the Qu Yuan, poet and statesman of the Chu kingdom during the Warring States period. He committed suicide by drowning in a river. People remember him in different ways, but the most common ones are the dragon boat races and rice dumplings. What is the origin of these… Continue reading Discovery Bay Dragon Boat Day 2013