Kowloon, Sightseeing

Hong Kong Science Museum

The Hong Kong Science Museum is an all-time favourite with my kids - despite the fact that some areas could do with an overhaul! But the good thing is that the museum keeps updating and changing, without actually closing its doors. The museum has four floors filled with exhibits, and lots of buttons to press… Continue reading Hong Kong Science Museum

Outlying Islands, Sightseeing

Visit to the Big Buddha

We took the MTR to Tung Chung and then the cable car to the top. We went during the week, so there was not a queue, and we decided to take the standard cabin - so that the kids can enjoy the view, but won't be afraid of the see-through floor of the Crystal Cabin.… Continue reading Visit to the Big Buddha

Kowloon, Neighbourhoods, Sightseeing

Signal Hill Signal Tower

Just when I thought I had seen almost everything in Tsim Sha Tsui, I read about the Signal Hill Signal Tower and realised that I have no idea where it is. The Signal Tower sits in a small park and its entrance is at Minden Row. It is very close to the Middle Road Children's… Continue reading Signal Hill Signal Tower

HK Island, Neighbourhoods, Sightseeing

Exploring Stanley

We love to go to Stanley on the weekend - we usually go there in the afternoon, take the kids and just stroll down the water promenade. We start by walking through the market, but usually we do not buy anything (except if we are looking for Chinese New Year costumes for the kids) and… Continue reading Exploring Stanley

HK Island, Sightseeing

Secret Rooftop Garden at the Wan Chai Ferry Pier

Technically this is not a secret, but practically it does not seem to be known much. The Wan Chai Ferry Pier has three levels – the first floor is the entry point to the Star Ferry to Tsim Sha Tsui and the Star Ferry Harbour Tour. On the second floor is an event location and the… Continue reading Secret Rooftop Garden at the Wan Chai Ferry Pier

HK Island, Kowloon, Sightseeing

Star Ferry Harbour Tour

This is quite fun for kids - you get to ride on a special Star Ferry (the 'Shining Star') across the Harbour for about an hour. You can side inside in the cool a/c room or outside at the front or back, and watch Hong Kong Island and Kowloon go past you. We're great fans… Continue reading Star Ferry Harbour Tour

Arts, Exhibitions & Performances, HK Island, Sightseeing

City Gallery Museum

City Gallery is an exhibition centre about the planning and development of Hong Kong. It is located at Edinburgh Place in Central - and I only stumbled upon it by sheer luck. We went to see a photography exhibition at the City Hall and that's when we noticed the City Gallery next door. It is… Continue reading City Gallery Museum

HK Island, Sightseeing

First visit to Tai Kwun (Part 2): Prison Yard

After exploring the Parade Ground, it was time to head up through the Barracks Block and enter the Prison Yard, where the Victoria Prison was once located. This was the first and longest-running prison to date in Hong Kong, it opened in 1841 and is said to be the first western building constructed of durable… Continue reading First visit to Tai Kwun (Part 2): Prison Yard

HK Island, Sightseeing

First visit to Tai Kwun (Part 1): Parade Ground

Tai Kwun means big police station - and it is also the most recent heritage site that opened on May 28, 2018 in Hong Kong. The Tai Kwun Centre for Heritage and Arts is in the heart of the City, on Hollywood Road, and it has been a building site for many years, after the… Continue reading First visit to Tai Kwun (Part 1): Parade Ground