HK Island, Outdoor Activity

Urban getaway: Deep Water Bay

Deep Water Bay is not the most beautiful beach in Hong Kong - but it is so easy to reach. It is just on the other side of the Aberdeen tunnel, and takes less than 15 minutes to reach from Causeway Bay. Minibus 40 is a quick and good option, otherwise taxis will take you… Continue reading Urban getaway: Deep Water Bay

Kowloon, Sightseeing

Hong Kong Science Museum

The Hong Kong Science Museum is an all-time favourite with my kids - despite the fact that some areas could do with an overhaul! But the good thing is that the museum keeps updating and changing, without actually closing its doors. The museum has four floors filled with exhibits, and lots of buttons to press… Continue reading Hong Kong Science Museum

Outlying Islands, Sightseeing

Visit to the Big Buddha

We took the MTR to Tung Chung and then the cable car to the top. We went during the week, so there was not a queue, and we decided to take the standard cabin - so that the kids can enjoy the view, but won't be afraid of the see-through floor of the Crystal Cabin.… Continue reading Visit to the Big Buddha

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

Kowloon, Neighbourhoods, Sightseeing

Signal Hill Signal Tower

Just when I thought I had seen almost everything in Tsim Sha Tsui, I read about the Signal Hill Signal Tower and realised that I have no idea where it is. The Signal Tower sits in a small park and its entrance is at Minden Row. It is very close to the Middle Road Children's… Continue reading Signal Hill Signal Tower

HK Island, Neighbourhoods, Sightseeing

Exploring Stanley

We love to go to Stanley on the weekend - we usually go there in the afternoon, take the kids and just stroll down the water promenade. We start by walking through the market, but usually we do not buy anything (except if we are looking for Chinese New Year costumes for the kids) and… Continue reading Exploring Stanley

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

Outdoor Activity, Outlying Islands

Ark Eden in Mui Wo

We've been to Mui Wo several times in the past, but we've never been to Ark Eden. This is an outdoor camp, in the mountains of Lantau. Actually, not sure if I should call it a camp - it is much more than that. The team running it does much more than taking out city… Continue reading Ark Eden in Mui Wo

HK Island, Kowloon, Sightseeing

Star Ferry Harbour Tour

This is quite fun for kids - you get to ride on a special Star Ferry (the 'Shining Star') across the Harbour for about an hour. You can side inside in the cool a/c room or outside at the front or back, and watch Hong Kong Island and Kowloon go past you. We're great fans… Continue reading Star Ferry Harbour Tour

Arts, Exhibitions & Performances, HK Island, Sightseeing

City Gallery Museum

City Gallery is an exhibition centre about the planning and development of Hong Kong. It is located at Edinburgh Place in Central - and I only stumbled upon it by sheer luck. We went to see a photography exhibition at the City Hall and that's when we noticed the City Gallery next door. It is… Continue reading City Gallery Museum