HK Island, Hong Kong

Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance 2013 – Part 2

After yesterday's post about the dragon getting ready, it's time to show the dragon in full swing! The only problem with that is that there were too many people on Wun Sha road (and we had not queued up for hours), so once it was 9pm and the dragon was dancing, there was no way… Continue reading Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance 2013 – Part 2

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HK Island, Hong Kong

Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance 2013 – Part 1

Celebrating mid-autumn here in Hong Kong really is great - there are lots of beautiful lantern decorations everywhere and the choice of moon cakes is almost mind-blowing. But the most beautiful and amazing part of the celebrations is the Fire Dragon Dance in Tin Hau. It is only on three nights per year - this… Continue reading Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance 2013 – Part 1

HK Island, Hong Kong

Rising Moon sculpture for the Mid-Autumn Festival 2013

This year's highlight at the Lantern Wonderland in Victoria Park in Hong Kong is a sculpture called Rising Moon. You can already see it from quite a distance - it is a hemisphere that is about 10 metres in height and 20 meters in diameter that quickly changes colours (to produce different lunar phases), in… Continue reading Rising Moon sculpture for the Mid-Autumn Festival 2013

Hong Kong

Ghost Month in Hong Kong

Last week of one my regular hiking fellows commented that he won't join my next night hikes. I asked him why, and he said that the ghost month is coming up and he believes you should not be out in the wildlife at night time. The ghost month started yesterday (August 7, 2013), it falls… Continue reading Ghost Month in Hong Kong

HK Island, Hong Kong

Again: Hairy crab season in Hong Kong

Almost one year has passed since I wrote the post about hairy crab season in Hong Kong, and so it's time for this year's season. All over town you can see supermarkets stocked with special refrigerators to sell fresh hairy crabs that are still alive. Or if you go through the small streets in Central… Continue reading Again: Hairy crab season in Hong Kong