Arts, Exhibitions & Performances, HK Island

Art exhibition 2016: Botero

Finally, after visiting Tokyo and spending some time in Europe we're back in Hong Kong. Just in time to visit the nine monumental bronze sculptures by the Colombian master Fernando Botero that have been at the Hong Kong’s Central Harbourfront, since early June as part of SummerFest. I love Botero's works, his vuluptuous sculptures are… Continue reading Art exhibition 2016: Botero

HK Island, Restaurant Review

Review: Kaya Korean

Our favourite Korean restaurant on the island side is Han Ah Rum, but sometimes we are not in the mood of queuing up or booking in advance - and we also don't always want to grill our own BBQ. So in that case, we sometimes go to other Korean restaurants, like Kaya on the 9th… Continue reading Review: Kaya Korean

HK Island, Restaurant Review

Review: Godenya (revisited)

I was kind of contemplating whether to write about Godenya again - normally I only write once about a restaurant and then that's it - usually because I either don't go back there or I eat there a lot. But this time I am torn. I have been to Godenya in February, and I totally… Continue reading Review: Godenya (revisited)

Hong Kong, New Territories, Sightseeing

Tsz Shan Monastery

Tsz Shan Monastery - tucked away and hard to get to. Not just because of its location north of Tai Po Market, but also because you have to book in advance and the number of visitors each day is small. I had tried a few times to reserve tickets, but learnt the hard way that… Continue reading Tsz Shan Monastery

Outlying Islands, Sightseeing

Lamma Fisherfolk’s Village

This was on my bucket to-do list for a while, but only a short while. I had been on Lamma Island back in April when I first learnt about the Fisherfolk's Village, and now it is only May and I have already been there! So what is it? It is a folklore exhibition, showing how… Continue reading Lamma Fisherfolk’s Village

Arts, Exhibitions & Performances, New Territories

Art exhibition 2016: Claude Monet

Water lilies in Sha Tin? Sounds unlikely - well, not really. They are in Sha Tin, albeit only for a short amount of time, until July 11, 2016. The current temporary exhibition Claude Monet: The Spirit of Place is a highlight of this year's exhibitions in Hong Kong. Where else can you view 17 original… Continue reading Art exhibition 2016: Claude Monet

HK Island, Restaurant Review

Review: 298 Nikuya Room

Meat-lovers feast... that's probably the best way to describe our dinner at 298 Nikuya Room. The barbecue restaurant had been recommended to us, and we tried it on our weekly date night. It is a mix of Japanese and Korean cooking, that's why you will find kimchi next to wagyu meats on the menu. We… Continue reading Review: 298 Nikuya Room

Outlying Islands

Lamma Island revisited – this time with a toddler!

Now that we've been to Cheng Chau and enjoyed the little island, we decided to revisit Lamma. We had been a few times, but it had been quite a few years back (here is my first post about Lamma, which summarises the island nicely). This time, we went as a group of four - two… Continue reading Lamma Island revisited – this time with a toddler!

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