HK Island, Outdoor Activity

Urban getaway: South Bay Beach

Probably everyone knows of or has been to Repulse Bay Beach - but what many people don't know is that there are two quieter beaches close by. One is Middle Bay Beach and the other one is South Bay Beach. What I like about these beaches is that they are much quieter, the water is… Continue reading Urban getaway: South Bay Beach

HK Island, Indoor Playroom

Planet J Kids Indoor Playroom

One of the newer indoor playrooms in Hong Kong is inside the shopping mall Windsor House in Causeway Bay. It is called Planet J Kids and is located on Floor 13. On the one hand this is very convenient in the heart of the shopping district, but of course, on the other hand this means… Continue reading Planet J Kids Indoor Playroom

HK Island, Neighbourhoods, Outdoor Activity

Urban getaway: Repulse Bay

Repulse Bay is such a great escape from the hustle and bustle of hectic Hong Kong. It is just on the South Side, so not actually far away - and if you go early on a weekend morning, it is not too crowded to enjoy. We usually arrive by 9am and leave by 11am when… Continue reading Urban getaway: Repulse Bay

Outlying Islands

Cheung Chau Island

I can't believe that Cheung Chau is one of the places I've never been before - I had been so many times to Lamma, Peng Chau and even Po Toi (which is further away and smaller). Anyway, it seems that whenever I had plans to Cheung Chau, the weather changed or it was a public… Continue reading Cheung Chau Island

HK Island, Hong Kong

Urban getaway: Chung Hom Kok Beach

Sometimes it takes five years and longer to discover a really great spot - in this case, it's a beach. Chung Hom Kok is one of the prettiest and most relaxing beaches in Hong Kong, and it is actually not too far away from our home (compared to some of the beaches around Sai Kung!).… Continue reading Urban getaway: Chung Hom Kok Beach

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

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