Arts, Exhibitions & Performances, HK Island

Art exhibition 2016: Botero

Finally, after visiting Tokyo and spending some time in Europe we're back in Hong Kong. Just in time to visit the nine monumental bronze sculptures by the Colombian master Fernando Botero that have been at the Hong Kong’s Central Harbourfront, since early June as part of SummerFest. I love Botero's works, his vuluptuous sculptures are… Continue reading Art exhibition 2016: Botero

Hong Kong, New Territories, Sightseeing

Tsz Shan Monastery

Tsz Shan Monastery - tucked away and hard to get to. Not just because of its location north of Tai Po Market, but also because you have to book in advance and the number of visitors each day is small. I had tried a few times to reserve tickets, but learnt the hard way that… Continue reading Tsz Shan Monastery

Outlying Islands, Sightseeing

Lamma Fisherfolk’s Village

This was on my bucket to-do list for a while, but only a short while. I had been on Lamma Island back in April when I first learnt about the Fisherfolk's Village, and now it is only May and I have already been there! So what is it? It is a folklore exhibition, showing how… Continue reading Lamma Fisherfolk’s Village

Arts, Exhibitions & Performances, New Territories

Art exhibition 2016: Claude Monet

Water lilies in Sha Tin? Sounds unlikely - well, not really. They are in Sha Tin, albeit only for a short amount of time, until July 11, 2016. The current temporary exhibition Claude Monet: The Spirit of Place is a highlight of this year's exhibitions in Hong Kong. Where else can you view 17 original… Continue reading Art exhibition 2016: Claude Monet

HK Island, Outdoor Activity

Hiking: Around Violet Hill

Yes, I've been hitting the trail and exploring our surroundings. This time, a combination of the Wong Nai Chung Gap history trail, the Tsz Lo Lan Shan Path that runs around Violet Hill and the Tai Tam reservoir. This is a nice hike of roughly 13km, but apart from the steps up to the Wan… Continue reading Hiking: Around Violet Hill

HK Island, Outdoor Activity

Hiking: Wong Nai Chung Gap Trail

There are still so many hikes that I have not explored, one of them was the Wong Nai Chung Gap trail that had been on my list for a long time. I never realised how close it is to Parkview and how easy it is to get to (you can just start/finish at the petrol stations… Continue reading Hiking: Wong Nai Chung Gap Trail

Arts, Exhibitions & Performances, HK Island, Hong Kong

My highlights from Art Basel in Hong Kong 2016

I was contemplating whether or not to write this post - there are so many Art Basel in Hong Kong articles out there already, and I am a week late. But then everyone has different views and opinions. My take is that it is a great opportunity to see so many great masters of the… Continue reading My highlights from Art Basel in Hong Kong 2016