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

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HK Island, Kowloon, Sightseeing

The iconic Star Ferry

It is in every guide book, and with every reason. The Star Ferry is a fantastic way to travel across the harbour from Kowloon to Hong Kong Island and vice versa. My kids love it and so do I. The Star Ferry has been running for more than hundred years.Up to 1978 when the Cross-Harbour… Continue reading The iconic Star Ferry

Hong Kong, Kowloon

Sky100 Observation Deck at the ICC

I can't believe that it really took me this long to make it up to the highest building in Hong Kong: the ICC in West Kowloon. The International Commerce Centre has 108 stories, is 484 metres tall and was completed in 2010, shortly before I arrived in Hong Kong. It currently is the world's ninth… Continue reading Sky100 Observation Deck at the ICC

Hong Kong, Kowloon

Mei Ho House

While we were in Kowloon, visiting the Hong Kong Housing Authority Exhibition Centre, we decided to visit the Mei Ho House too. Bama has written about it here and ever since then I wanted to visit it too. The house is closely linked to the history of public housing estates in Hong Kong, as this… Continue reading Mei Ho House

Hong Kong, Kowloon

Hong Kong Housing Authority Exhibition Centre

Yes, it is raining ... and what to do in all this rain? Visit museums! So knowing that I have been to many museums and exhibitions on HK Island already, I decided to explore the other side and we went to Kowloon. There is a small exhibition that documents the development of public housing in… Continue reading Hong Kong Housing Authority Exhibition Centre

Arts, Exhibitions & Performances, Hong Kong, Kowloon

Hong Kong Museum of Art is now closed

The Hong Kong Museum of Art used to be one of my 'hangout' places, at least on grey and rainy days. It was always easy to get to, just a hop away on the star ferry. Now unfortunately this is not possible anymore. The iconic (but also quite ugly) building will be closed for the… Continue reading Hong Kong Museum of Art is now closed

Hong Kong, Kowloon

Hong Kong Museum of History: The Rise of the Celestial Empire

The Rise of the Celestial Empire is another great exhibition that follows in the foot steps of the Tsarskoye Selo exhibition, and transports visitors back in time. This time, it is the golden age of the Han dynasty. The show features a display of 162 ancient artefacts and relics, which showcase the economic growth and… Continue reading Hong Kong Museum of History: The Rise of the Celestial Empire