Neighbourhoods, Outlying Islands

Ferry ride from Discovery Bay

After all the rain last week, the sun was finally trying to fight its way back. We took a ferry from Discovery Bay to Central and as it was the first dry day, we sat outside on the top deck. Armed with our cameras we took pictures of the ferry leaving Discovery Bay. The ferry… Continue reading Ferry ride from Discovery Bay

Kowloon, Neighbourhoods, Sightseeing

Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple

Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple is located in Wong Tai Sin in Kowloon, next to the MTR station. The name is a combination of the organisation (Sik Sik Yuen) who run the temple and the Wong Tai Sin, who is commemorated at the temple. Wong Tai Sin was born in the 4th century… Continue reading Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple

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

Hong Kong, Neighbourhoods, Outlying Islands

Discovery Bay Plaza North

I've not been posting much about Discovery Bay as such, but as you can guess, I've been busy exploring other corners of Hong Kong. A few days ago I finally managed to get to the other end of Discovery Bay (it's not that far, 10 mins on the bus from the plaza or a 45… Continue reading Discovery Bay Plaza North

Kowloon, Neighbourhoods, Sightseeing

Bird market in Mong kok

Next to the Flower Market is the Bird Market. It is called the Yuen Po Street Bird Garden and hence you can guess the location, it’s on Yuen Po Street. This charming Chinese-style garden is the favoured gathering place of Hong Kong's songbird owners, who carry their beloved pets around in intricately carved cages. Here… Continue reading Bird market in Mong kok

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