HK Island, Hong Kong

Walk from Tamar to Sheung Wan

Now with a baby and a stroller, I'm trying to navigate my way around Hong Kong. And let me tell you, it is not easy. There are too many steps, narrow aisles and uneven pavements everywhere. It is not fun to take a stroller out. However, I am making an effort to find some routes… Continue reading Walk from Tamar to Sheung Wan

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Arts, Exhibitions & Performances, HK Island, Hong Kong

Artwork at the Sai Ying Pun MTR Station

The Island line was extended to the East at the end of 2014, with Sai Ying Pun station being the final one to be opened in March 2015 (here's a recap of the opening). I have travelled there are few times now and I find it a very interesting station. Not only do you have… Continue reading Artwork at the Sai Ying Pun MTR Station

Arts, Exhibitions & Performances, HK Island, Hong Kong

Architecture exhibition: William Lim at ArtisTree

One of my favourite locations to visit in Hong Kong's art world is the ArtisTree space at the One Island East complex. It is an open space with lots of different exhibitions throughout the year - with the majority being related to architecture. The shows I've seen so far include Frank Gehry (2011), Reveal (2014),… Continue reading Architecture exhibition: William Lim at ArtisTree

HK Island, Hong Kong

Hungry Ghost Festival 2015 in Tin Hau

I was going to continue writing about the reclamation and the changes to the ferry piers in Hong Kong, but this has to wait a little. Instead, I want to write about the hungry ghost festival. Hungry ghosts are the restless spirits of people who did not have a funeral. According to traditional Chinese belief, the… Continue reading Hungry Ghost Festival 2015 in Tin Hau

HK Island, Hong Kong

Big Wave Bay or Tai Long Wan

Big Wave Bay (or Tai Long Wan) is one of the top beaches in Hong Kong and it gets very crowded during the weekend. That's because it's a great spot to relax, swim and even surf. Yes, you have read correctly: this is one of the few beaches where you can surf. In fact, it… Continue reading Big Wave Bay or Tai Long Wan

HK Island, Hong Kong, Outdoor Activity

Hiking: Dragon’s Back (revisited)

Yes, this is the most famous hike of Hong Kong: the Dragon's Back. The “Dragon” got its name from the trail’s ups and downs between Shek O Peak and Wan Cham Shan. I'm sure everyone has heard of it or done it before... and I have done it numerous times, in summer and winter, in… Continue reading Hiking: Dragon’s Back (revisited)

HK Island, Hong Kong, Kowloon, New Territories, Outdoor Activity, Outlying Islands

Book tip: Hong Kong for Kids

I discovered great titles at the Hong Kong Public Library - one of them is "Hong Kong for Kids - A Parent's Guide". It is by Cindy Miller Stephens and she wrote it after she noticed that there was no such guide around, and she kept asking friends and mums about some recommendations on what to… Continue reading Book tip: Hong Kong for Kids

HK Island, Hong Kong

Hong Kong Maritime Museum: Made in Hong Kong

I've been visiting the Maritime Museum several times since it moved to the very convenient central location next to the Star Ferry. I really enjoy their exhibition - and I had fun visiting their current special exhibition called 'Made in Hong Kong'. This exhibition is all about what makes Hong Kong unique - and it… Continue reading Hong Kong Maritime Museum: Made in Hong Kong

HK Island, Hong Kong

Bowrington Road Market: Durian, jackfruit and other fruits

It's that time of the year again... the markets are full with the king of the fruit: Durian. You either love or hate it. Walking through the narrow roads of the Bowrington Road Market in Wan Chai, there were boxes next to boxes of Durian fruit. And my pictures are misleading, there were lots of… Continue reading Bowrington Road Market: Durian, jackfruit and other fruits