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

Aberdeen Tin Hau Temple

I stopped counting how many Tin Hau temples I've already visited in Hong Kong - I've been to the obvious ones in Tin Hau, Yau Ma Tei, Stanley but there are several one. The last one that I can add to my 'visited' list is the one in Aberdeen. It's right at the end of… Continue reading Aberdeen Tin Hau Temple

HK Island, Outdoor Activity

Day hike: Wan Chai to Aberdeen

I've done this hike a few times at night, but never in daytime... so after walking along Bowen Road, we decided to continue uphill to Wan Chai Gap road and from there go down the Aberdeen Nature Trail to Aberdeen. It's a fairly short hike, around 6km, but a very scenic one. Here's a short… Continue reading Day hike: Wan Chai to Aberdeen

HK Island, Hong Kong, Outdoor Activity

Hiking: Wan Chai loop

A few Saturdays ago I joined the Hong Kong Hiking MeetUp group for a hike around Mount Cameron - it was an interesting hike, as I've never done the full loop before and it also included some bushwhacking. It was totally worth it. We started at the Hopewell Centre and walked up the steep slope… Continue reading Hiking: Wan Chai loop

HK Island, Outdoor Activity

Night hike: Wan Chai to Aberdeen

After weeks of laziness I'm back on the hiking trails - and I discovered a new night hike route that I really like (I should add it to my list of favourite night hikes). It runs from Wan Chai to Aberdeen via Bennett Hill and is short (6km), but fast. The hike starts at Hopewell… Continue reading Night hike: Wan Chai to Aberdeen

HK Island, Hong Kong

Treasure Hunt from Central to Aberdeen

I really enjoy exploring Hong Kong - not just the landscape and its country parks, but also the backstreets, alleyways and parts that are off the beaten track. One way to find out more about the history of the city, explore new areas and meet great people is to join one of the treasure hunts… Continue reading Treasure Hunt from Central to Aberdeen

Outlying Islands

Trip to Po Toi: Leaving Po Toi

We continued our visit to Po Toi with a number of pictures showing the green and lush vegetation on the island. There were trees and plants everywhere, a dense green jungle. Even the toilet sign disappeared in the forest around it. There were some massive trees with big trunks and lots of roots, which made… Continue reading Trip to Po Toi: Leaving Po Toi

Outlying Islands

Trip to Po Toi: Leaving Aberdeen

The previous weekend we hired a junk to go to Po Toi (which we had done previously and enjoyed very much, hence the repeat trip). We had asked a few friends and colleagues if they wanted to join, but as the weather did not look too promising, almost all pulled out. Nonetheless, Monica and Michael… Continue reading Trip to Po Toi: Leaving Aberdeen

HK Island, Hong Kong, Sightseeing

Jumbo Kingdom

I have to admit, I've not eaten here, but I've been to Aberdeen Harbour and have seen it. What is 'it'? 'It' is a famous floating restaurant called 'Jumbo Kingdom'. The first floating restaurants appeared in the typhoon shelter shortly after World War II. The longest established have been Sea Palace Floating Restaurant (here is… Continue reading Jumbo Kingdom

HK Island, Outdoor Activity

Hiking: Hong Kong Trail Stage 5

Stage 5 is one of the strenuous hikes. It is shorter than some of the other hikes with just 4,0km length, but because it goes up and down it is quite tiring. The starting point is at Wong Nei Chung Gap, next to the pink Park View houses. We started walking on the joint trail,… Continue reading Hiking: Hong Kong Trail Stage 5