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

Outlying Islands, Sightseeing

5 Tips: Hong Kong Disneyland with a toddler

Disneyland is a little bit further away from where we live, compared to Ocean Park, but it is also a great day out - we just have to pack and plan a little in advance, to make the most out of the visit. Here are a few of my tips to make the visit as… Continue reading 5 Tips: Hong Kong Disneyland with a toddler

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

New Territories, Sightseeing

Revisited: Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery in Sha Tin

It has been almost five years since I've last visited the Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery, so it was due for a revisit. This time, I took Lina along and therefore I decided to walk up in cool January rather than humid April (like last time). I knew that the path to the monastery is hidden… Continue reading Revisited: Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery in Sha Tin

HK Island, Sightseeing

The new Wan Chai Ferry Pier (third generation)

Hong Kong is a fast-paced city. Shops and restaurants open and close daily, offices relocate (can you believe that our office moved to four locations in four years?!), buildings get torn down and rebuilt. It is almost a wonder that any historic buildings are left... granted, there are not many but a few, such as… Continue reading The new Wan Chai Ferry Pier (third generation)

HK Island, Sightseeing

Tin Hau Temple with Kuan Yin Statue in Repulse Bay

I can't really believe I've never noticed the big and colourful temple at the East end of the big beach at Repulse Bay... but fact is, I did. The temple is dedicated to the goddess of the sea: Tin Hau. There is no main hall (at least not one that I could recognise, the main… Continue reading Tin Hau Temple with Kuan Yin Statue in Repulse Bay

Events & Festivals, Kowloon, Sightseeing

Chinese New Year 2015: Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple

I have already written about this popular temple in Kowloon here, but as we visited it again during the time of Chinese New Year, it was a feast for photographers. There were so many worshippers and the temple was beautifully decorated. All animals of the zodiac are lined up at the entrance, they are all… Continue reading Chinese New Year 2015: Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple