HK Island, Neighbourhoods, Outdoor Activity

Urban getaway: Repulse Bay

Repulse Bay is such a great escape from the hustle and bustle of hectic Hong Kong. It is just on the South Side, so not actually far away - and if you go early on a weekend morning, it is not too crowded to enjoy. We usually arrive by 9am and leave by 11am when… Continue reading Urban getaway: Repulse Bay

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HK Island, Neighbourhoods

Military cemetery in Stanley

The second time I visited Stanley I also explored the Stanley military cemetery, which is a bit further down the street, slightly off the beaten track. Stanley Military Cemetery is located near St. Stephen Bay in Stanley, Hong Kong. It is the only military cemetery (aside from the bigger Hong Kong Happy Valley Cemetery) of the… Continue reading Military cemetery in Stanley

HK Island, Neighbourhoods

Murray House in Stanley

Murray House is a Victoria-era building in Stanley - and similar to the Blake Pier, it originally stood in Central. It was built in 1846 as officers' quarters of the Murray Barracks. The building was relocated to the south of Hong Kong Island during the 2000s. Architecture Murray House was one of the oldest surviving… Continue reading Murray House in Stanley

HK Island, Neighbourhoods

Stroll: Street market in Central

We also strolled through a market area in Central last weekend – it’s similar to the one we saw in Mong Kok, but this time it’s less crowded. There are far fewer people here, shopping for the weekend. We noticed that there are all kind of shops. Starting from real physical shops selling all king… Continue reading Stroll: Street market in Central