Hong Kong, Kowloon

Yau Ma Tei: Shanghai Street

Shanghai Street runs through Jordan, Yau Ma Tei and Mong Kok - and it was once a very busy street in Kowloon. Back in the early twentieth century, Nathan Road was just a quick way to get to the countryside. The real action was on Shanghai Street where shops served thousands of people who lived… Continue reading Yau Ma Tei: Shanghai Street

Hong Kong, Kowloon

Yau Ma Tei: West of Nathan Road (Tin Hau Temple, Police Station, Jade Market, Wholesale Fruit Market, Red Brick Building)

After exploring the East side of Nathan Road, I continued my walk along the West side - going up to Yau Ma Tei station. This is an area that I had explored a couple of times. It starts with the Tin Hau Temple Complex, which used to be located on the waterfront. It was founded… Continue reading Yau Ma Tei: West of Nathan Road (Tin Hau Temple, Police Station, Jade Market, Wholesale Fruit Market, Red Brick Building)

Hong Kong, Kowloon

Yau Ma Tei: East of Jordan Station (Gun Club Hill Barracks, Kowloon Union Church and Land’s Tribunal)

Normally I walk around the West area of Nathan road - but this time I explored the East area. Starting from Jordan MTR station, which is in the heart of Yau Ma Tei I walked south-east, to Austin Road. From there it was only a few footsteps to the Jordan Path, that runs between the… Continue reading Yau Ma Tei: East of Jordan Station (Gun Club Hill Barracks, Kowloon Union Church and Land’s Tribunal)

Hong Kong, Kowloon

I supported the City of Darkness Book

Finally, the big day has arrived - the Kickstarter project about the Kowloon Walled City came to fruition. 20 years after its demolition photographers Greg Girard and Ian Lambot published a new edition of their book “City of Darkness,” the most comprehensive publication on the place to date. The reprint marks the 20th anniversary of… Continue reading I supported the City of Darkness Book

Hong Kong, New Territories, Outdoor Activity

Hiking: Lion Rock

I thought I'd knew most hiking routes by now - but because I've still not finished the MacLehose trail there are still some parts of Kowloon that I need to explore. One of these parts is Lion Rock, which is in a country park that has the same name: Lion Rock Country Park. The hike… Continue reading Hiking: Lion Rock