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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Kowloon, Neighbourhoods

Signs in Mongkok

I took some pictures of shop signs while walking through Mongkok and visiting the different markets. It always amazes me to see the sheer number of different signs - some in English, others in Chinese. All in bright colours trying to attract as much attention as possible. It's funny how there are always some areas… Continue reading Signs in Mongkok

Hong Kong, Kowloon, Neighbourhoods

Wet market in Mongkok

I just love the markets in Hong Kong, not just the open markets on the street, but the wet markets that exist in every quarter of the city. They are in a communal building, often without windows. The shops spread out on a number of different floors, and there is actually always a set order.… Continue reading Wet market in Mongkok

HK Island, Neighbourhoods

Strolling throuh Sheung Wan

One area that I really like in Hong Kong, is Sheung Wan. If I was not living in Discovery Bay, I might consider living in Sheung Wan, which is in the north-west of Hong Kong Island, between Central and Sai Ying Pun. Administratively, it is part of the Central and Western District. The name can… Continue reading Strolling throuh Sheung Wan