HK Island, Hong Kong

Hungry Ghost Festival 2015 in Tin Hau

I was going to continue writing about the reclamation and the changes to the ferry piers in Hong Kong, but this has to wait a little. Instead, I want to write about the hungry ghost festival.¬†Hungry ghosts are the restless spirits of people who did not have a funeral. According to traditional Chinese belief, the… Continue reading Hungry Ghost Festival 2015 in Tin Hau

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HK Island, Hong Kong

Aberdeen Tin Hau Temple

I stopped counting how many Tin Hau temples I've already visited in Hong Kong - I've been to the obvious ones in Tin Hau, Yau Ma Tei, Stanley but there are several one. The last one that I can add to my 'visited' list is the one in Aberdeen. It's right at the end of… Continue reading Aberdeen Tin Hau Temple

HK Island, Hong Kong

Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance 2013 – Part 2

After yesterday's post about the dragon getting ready, it's time to show the dragon in full swing! The only problem with that is that there were too many people on Wun Sha road (and we had not queued up for hours), so once it was 9pm and the dragon was dancing, there was no way… Continue reading Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance 2013 – Part 2

HK Island, Hong Kong

Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance 2013 – Part 1

Celebrating mid-autumn here in Hong Kong really is great - there are lots of beautiful lantern decorations everywhere and the choice of moon cakes is almost mind-blowing. But the most beautiful and amazing part of the celebrations is the Fire Dragon Dance in Tin Hau. It is only on three nights per year - this… Continue reading Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance 2013 – Part 1

HK Island, Hong Kong, Restaurant Review

Review: 0.5 Contemporary Japanese Cuisine

We've walked past this place in Tin Hau a number of times, it's the sister restaurant of a great Italian in Tin Hau - finally we decided to book a table for a Friday night with our friends Monica and Michael. 0.5 Contemporary Japanese Cuisine is a modern Japanese place, with a stark, modern design… Continue reading Review: 0.5 Contemporary Japanese Cuisine

Hong Kong

Hiking: Quarry Bay to Tin Hau night hike

Finally I've started to organise a few hikes on my own with the Hong Kong Hiking MeetUp group - and I decided to begin with some fairly easy night hikes in Quarry Bay (by the way, here is a post with some of my favourite nighttime hikes on Hong Kong Island). I wanted to arrange… Continue reading Hiking: Quarry Bay to Tin Hau night hike

Outlying Islands

Trip to Po Toi: In Po Toi

After we arrived in Po Toi we unpacked our cameras and headed to the temple to take the first pictures. I could not help myself, but to snap a picture of Monica and Patrick armed with their cameras and already eagerly taking the first pictures of the temple in Po Toi. The temple overlooks the… Continue reading Trip to Po Toi: In Po Toi