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

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

HK Island, Restaurant Review

Review: 298 Nikuya Room

Meat-lovers feast... that's probably the best way to describe our dinner at 298 Nikuya Room. The barbecue restaurant had been recommended to us, and we tried it on our weekly date night. It is a mix of Japanese and Korean cooking, that's why you will find kimchi next to wagyu meats on the menu. We… Continue reading Review: 298 Nikuya Room

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

HK Island, Hong Kong

Urban getaway: Chung Hom Kok Beach

Sometimes it takes five years and longer to discover a really great spot - in this case, it's a beach. Chung Hom Kok is one of the prettiest and most relaxing beaches in Hong Kong, and it is actually not too far away from our home (compared to some of the beaches around Sai Kung!).… Continue reading Urban getaway: Chung Hom Kok Beach

HK Island, Hong Kong

Walk along the Aberdeen Waterfront

Aberdeen is one of the places that I am just not familiar with. I have been there on several occasions, but I still feel that I do not much about this place. Usually we go hiking from Wan Chai to the Aberdeen reservoirs and walk downhill, pass the Aberdeen Tin Hau temple, and grab a bite… Continue reading Walk along the Aberdeen Waterfront

HK Island, Hong Kong

Another Walk Along the Hong Kong Waterfront

I just love walking along the Victoria Harbour - there is always so much to see and discover, especially on nice, clear, blue-sky days like we had a few in February this year. Usually I walk along the Hong Kong Island side of the harbour, just because that's where we live. That's also more convenient… Continue reading Another Walk Along the Hong Kong Waterfront