Hong Kong

Dragon boat races 2014

The Tuen Ng Festival falls on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month - which is June 2 this year, a public holiday. Some celebrations will already start early, for instance the Dragon Boat Festival will be celebrated on Sunday June 1 in Discovery Bay and also in Tai O. But most of the… Continue reading Dragon boat races 2014

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Hong Kong, Outdoor Activity, Outlying Islands

Moontrekker 2013 is over

What a fantastic night this was - Moontrekker is so much more than just a race, it really is a big event that is built around a great team of organisers and volunteers and racers that participate for so many different reasons. There are those that want to beat last year's time, others who are… Continue reading Moontrekker 2013 is over

Hong Kong, Outdoor Activity, Outlying Islands

MoonTrekker 2013

It's the time of year again... the MoonTrekker event is coming up again (here's is last year's blog post about the event). I spent last Saturday supporting the organisers handing out the race kits and encouraging all the racers and hikers that they can do it. If you've not signed up - it's too late… Continue reading MoonTrekker 2013

Hong Kong, Outlying Islands

Dragon Boat Day in Discovery Bay

Today is a public holiday to celebrate the Qu Yuan, poet and statesman of the Chu kingdom during the Warring States period. He committed suicide by drowning in a river. People remember him in different ways, but the most common ones are the dragon boat races and rice dumplings. What is the origin of these… Continue reading Dragon Boat Day in Discovery Bay

Hong Kong

It’s almost time for the dragon boats

Tomorrow is the big race day for the Dragon boats, and the teams in Discovery Bay have been practising many Sundays in the Nim Shue Wan Bay next to our apartment block. The dragon boat races are held on Wednesday 12th June 2013, which is called Tuen Ng day and there will be several races… Continue reading It’s almost time for the dragon boats

Hong Kong, Outdoor Activity, Outlying Islands

Moontrekker 2012 is done and dusted

What a great night it was, but I am a little glad it is over now. It was a little tiring and exhausting, and while I know that it was even tougher for all the great hikers doing the 26km Moonlight and 40km Sunrise race, standing all night and pouring drinks, handing out bananas, answering… Continue reading Moontrekker 2012 is done and dusted

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Cross Harbour Race 2012

Another year gone - it's time for the cross-harbour swim again. It feels like I've just written about it, but it must have been a year ago already! This year the cross-harbor swim will be expanded to 1,800 participants this year. The route is slightly different this year: Swimmers will take to the water at… Continue reading Hong Kong Cross Harbour Race 2012