New Territories, Playground

Tuen Mun Playground

This has been on our to do list since the playground opened in Dec 2018... it is a new, first barrier-free play space for children in Hong Kong, which features water and sand play areas. What is a great idea, and should be available in many parks (but is not) has been realised in this… Continue reading Tuen Mun Playground

Indoor Playroom, New Territories

Playscope Indoor Playroom

This is a best kept secret - it is a bit far to reach (in Tai Wo) and most of the information about this playroom is in Cantonese. But it is so worth to visit! The playroom is run by the Playright organisation, and all they have in mind, is to make children play! As… Continue reading Playscope Indoor Playroom

New Territories, Outdoor Activity

Hong Kong Forest Adventures

Two words: Outdoor playground. It should be so easy, but unfortunately it is not that easy here in Hong Kong. There are not many places that you can let your kids explore the surroundings and just play at a playground that is flexible, lets them independently choose what they do and learn to take/manage risks.… Continue reading Hong Kong Forest Adventures

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

Arts, Exhibitions & Performances, New Territories

Art exhibition 2016: Claude Monet

Water lilies in Sha Tin? Sounds unlikely - well, not really. They are in Sha Tin, albeit only for a short amount of time, until July 11, 2016. The current temporary exhibition Claude Monet: The Spirit of Place is a highlight of this year's exhibitions in Hong Kong. Where else can you view 17 original… Continue reading Art exhibition 2016: Claude Monet

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

Hong Kong, New Territories

Tai Po Waterfront Park

Our main reason to visit Tai Po was to explore the Tai Po Waterfront Park. I became curious about this park after seeing images of the spiral lookout point and reading many nice things about this park on several blogs, including Rachel's blog Little Koo. We walked to the park from the railway museum via… Continue reading Tai Po Waterfront Park

Hong Kong, New Territories

Man Mo Temple in Tai Po

After the visit to the Hong Kong Railway Museum I walked over to the waterfront park - and on the way to the park, I passed an interesting temple, a Man Mo Temple. Don't confuse this with the Man Mo temple in Hong Kong (the famous one on Hollywood Road). The one on Tai Po… Continue reading Man Mo Temple in Tai Po

Hong Kong, New Territories

Hong Kong Railway Museum in Tai Po

Tai Po is an area that I hadn't explored much. It was long overdue! After reading this book about Hong Kong for kids, I decided to travel to Tai Po. My first stop was at the Hong Kong Railway Museum, which is located at the former KCR Tai Po Market Station. It opened in 1985… Continue reading Hong Kong Railway Museum in Tai Po

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