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

Events & Festivals, Outlying Islands

Discovery Bay Dragon Boat Day 2013

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 Discovery Bay Dragon Boat Day 2013

Events & Festivals, Outlying Islands

Discovery Bay Dragon Boat Day 2012

This weekend is the weekend of the dragon boat races, and there are races here on Lantau Island too. In fact, we've even got two race days here in Discovery Bay and the whole plaza and beach was packed with people. The weather could have been better, but at least it was not raining all… Continue reading Discovery Bay Dragon Boat Day 2012