HK Island, Outdoor Activity

Hiking: Wong Nai Chung Gap Trail

There are still so many hikes that I have not explored, one of them was the Wong Nai Chung Gap trail that had been on my list for a long time. I never realised how close it is to Parkview and how easy it is to get to (you can just start/finish at the petrol stations… Continue reading Hiking: Wong Nai Chung Gap Trail

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HK Island, Hong Kong

TramOramic Tour

I was recently invited on a sightseeing trip of a very different style - not on a bus or boat, but on a tram. Hong Kong Tramways has just launched the TramOramic Tour, which is a 1-hour sightseeing journey aboard a unique 1920s style tram with authentic tales of local life. A few days ago… Continue reading TramOramic Tour

Hong Kong

Fung Fai Terraces in Happy Valley

The other day I ventured out and about in Happy Valley and realised that there is a small private street that I never noticed. It is tucked away behind the Sanatorium hospital, just to the right of Celeste Court. I decided to walk uphill, it is just a short slope. There are just a few… Continue reading Fung Fai Terraces in Happy Valley

HK Island, Hong Kong, Restaurant Review

Review: Dim Sum The Art of Chinese Tidbits

Dim Sum restaurants are at almost every corner, here in Hong Kong. But not all of them are good. So they come and go - but some stay. One of these places is "Dim Sum The Art of Chinese Tidbits" (yes, that's the full name) in Happy Valley. It has been around for many years… Continue reading Review: Dim Sum The Art of Chinese Tidbits

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Racing Museum

I thought I had seen it all, but I clearly had not - there are still a few museums on my to do list (especially after reading the Hong Kong guide for kids). One of the museums I never knew existed was the Hong Kong Racing Museum. As the name implies, it is in Happy… Continue reading Hong Kong Racing Museum

HK Island, Hong Kong

Tam Kung Temple in Happy Valley

After I discovered the Pak Tai Temple in Wan Chai, I made another discovery: the Tam Kung Temple at Blue Pool Road. This temple sits above the main road and you have to climb several stairs to reach it. It is dwarfed by the surrounding skyscrapers (including a car park) and almost forgotten by the… Continue reading Tam Kung Temple in Happy Valley

Hong Kong

Happy Valley revisited

Ok, today is the day that everyone writes about flowers, hearts and love - so let's skip that. I'd rather talk about winners and losers, horses and riders, beers and burgers. Can you guess what my topic for today is? It is Happy Valley, the famous race course in the heart of Hong Kong. It… Continue reading Happy Valley revisited