Hong Kong, Kowloon

Kowloon markets: birds, flowers, fish, jade and fruits

Given that I've posted about birds yesterday, let's continue today with another post about birds. But let's tie it in with a visit to the other side, which is Kowloon. If you only have a short time in Hong Kong do try and fit in a visit to Kowloon - it's so vibrant and interesting.… Continue reading Kowloon markets: birds, flowers, fish, jade and fruits

Hong Kong, Kowloon

Support the City of Darkness

I had written about the City of Darkness before, but it is time to revisit the Kowloon Walled City. Not in a literal sense, but visually. Last week, The Wall Street Journal released the short documentary City of Imagination: Kowloon Walled City, 20 Years Later. But they are not the only ones revisiting Kowloon Walled… Continue reading Support the City of Darkness

Hong Kong, Kowloon

YMCA Indoor Rock Climbing Wall

Last week we went for a team building exercise and visited the YMCA Indoor Climbing Wall in Tsim Tsa Tsui in Kowloon. I've never been to the YMCA before and I've never been climbing. So it was quite an experience! We booked an introduction session for eight team members and had three hours to learn… Continue reading YMCA Indoor Rock Climbing Wall

Arts, Exhibitions & Performances, HK Island, Hong Kong, Kowloon

Building M+ / The Architecture Collection

The M+ museum (M+ stands for museum and mroe) will showcase visual culture that spans local 20th and 21st century art, design and architecture from China, Asia and beyond. At the M+ exhibition at the ArtisTree I visited a preview of the museum's growing collection of architectural models, drawings, renderings and photographs. It included original… Continue reading Building M+ / The Architecture Collection

Arts, Exhibitions & Performances, HK Island, Hong Kong, Kowloon

Building M+ / The Winning Design

After yesterday's post about the M+ competition, it's time to reveal the winning design. If you don't know this already,Herzog & de Meuron and TFP Farrells were chosen unanimously. The proposed building, which will feature a large, horizontal platform and a thin slab tower, was praised for its simplicity and clean design. Perhaps the design’s… Continue reading Building M+ / The Winning Design

Arts, Exhibitions & Performances, HK Island, Hong Kong, Kowloon

Building M+ / The Competition

Last Sunday was the final day of the Mobile M+ exhibition at ArtisTree in Tai Koo. The exhibition showcased the six proposals that made it to the final stages of the international competition for Hong Kong's new, multidisciplinary museum for visual culture. It featured the winning entry and also some of the future exhibits. M+… Continue reading Building M+ / The Competition

Hong Kong, Kowloon

Beads everywhere… in Sham Shui Po

Sham Shui Po is not just a great place for foodies or for people looking for cheap electronics... but actually for DIYs of all kind. It has tons of shops selling fabrics (here's another interesting posts about crafty little shops in Sham Shui Po at Ira's blog) buttons and also beads. I wish I had… Continue reading Beads everywhere… in Sham Shui Po

Kowloon

Food in Sham Shui Po

Walking through Sham Shui Po is a foodies mecca - there are so many different things to try here, it's incredible. Even without eating a breakfast in the morning I did not manage to try all those tasty things around me! There were lots of shops selling bbq meat - of course, char siu is… Continue reading Food in Sham Shui Po

Hong Kong, Kowloon

Hong Kong Foodie Tour in Sham Shui Po

I've been lucky once... and I've been lucky twice. A few months ago I went on my first Foodie Tour around Central and Sheung Wan and I really enjoyed it. Now, a few days ago, I went on my second Foodie Tour around Sham Shui Po and really enjoyed it too! This time Silvana from… Continue reading Hong Kong Foodie Tour in Sham Shui Po

Hong Kong, Kowloon

Photography: Walking through Sham Shui Po

A few weekends ago I was strolling through Sham Shui Po - an area that I'm not familiar with. It is really interesting, with lots of old shops and stores, lots of street and flea markets and many local people. There were not many tourists in the area when I was walking through the streets.… Continue reading Photography: Walking through Sham Shui Po