HK Island, Sightseeing

Secret Rooftop Garden at the Wan Chai Ferry Pier

Technically this is not a secret, but practically it does not seem to be known much. The Wan Chai Ferry Pier has three levels – the first floor is the entry point to the Star Ferry to Tsim Sha Tsui and the Star Ferry Harbour Tour. On the second floor is a Japanese Sushi restaurant… Continue reading Secret Rooftop Garden at the Wan Chai Ferry Pier

HK Island, Kowloon, Sightseeing

The iconic Star Ferry

It is in every guide book, and with every reason. The Star Ferry is a fantastic way to travel across the harbour from Kowloon to Hong Kong Island and vice versa. My kids love it and so do I. The Star Ferry has been running for more than hundred years.Up to 1978 when the Cross-Harbour… Continue reading The iconic Star Ferry

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, Sightseeing

First visit to Tai Kwun (Part 2): Prison Yard

After exploring the Parade Ground, it was time to head up through the Barracks Block and enter the Prison Yard, where the Victoria Prison was once located. This was the first and longest-running prison to date in Hong Kong, it opened in 1841 and is said to be the first western building constructed of durable… Continue reading First visit to Tai Kwun (Part 2): Prison Yard

HK Island, Sightseeing

First visit to Tai Kwun (Part 1): Parade Ground

Tai Kwun means big police station - and it is also the most recent heritage site that opened on May 28, 2018 in Hong Kong. The Tai Kwun Centre for Heritage and Arts is in the heart of the City, on Hollywood Road, and it has been a building site for many years, after the… Continue reading First visit to Tai Kwun (Part 1): Parade Ground

Arts, Exhibitions & Performances, HK Island

Exhibition: The dinosaurs are loose at the IFC

There is currently a dinosaur exhibition at the IFC shopping mall in Central, which is called Meet the T.Rex until June 27, 2018. This is worth visiting if you have a toddler that needs to be occupied for 30-45 minutes and is interested in dinosaurs. The focus is on the Tyrannosaurus Rex and there is… Continue reading Exhibition: The dinosaurs are loose at the IFC

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

HK Island, Restaurant Review

Review: Lady M cakes

Lady M has an outlet in the IFC (and several others, including Harbour City in Ocean Terminal, Fashion Wallk in Causeway Bay, New Town Plaza in Sha Tin), which is always very busy. There is only a small sit-in section and often a long queue. Lady M is known for its signature Mille-Crepes Cake, which combines… Continue reading Review: Lady M cakes

HK Island, Restaurant Review

Review: Metropol Restaurant

I had been to the Metropol Restaurant in Admiralty many years ago, but I felt it was just average, so I haven't been back for a long time. A few weeks ago, we were out in Hong Kong Park on a sunny Saturday morning and suddenly were in the mood of Dim Sum. So we… Continue reading Review: Metropol Restaurant

HK Island, Restaurant Review

Review: Chautari

This visit has been so long overdue... every time I visit the Queen Street Cooked Food Market in Sheung Wan I end up going to ABC Kitchen (which is great and unique), but while eating, I am intrigued by the smells coming from the Indian and Nepalese restaurant next door. The little restaurant, Chautari, is always very… Continue reading Review: Chautari