HK Island, Hong Kong

The Old Wan Chai Market

I was never aware of the old Wan Chai market - I only know the new one. I had no idea where the old one was or how it looked like... when in fact I had walked past it numerous times. It is still visible, the front has remained and has been integrated into a… Continue reading The Old Wan Chai Market

HK Island, Hong Kong, Restaurant Review

Review: Mizuki

I have a new favourite Japanese restaurant: Mizuki in Wan Chai. We found it on Openrice and just went one evening... and two days later we went back again. It's that good. It's tucked away on Thomson Street on the second floor of Mirage Tower. The restaurant is small, about 10 tables and one sushi… Continue reading Review: Mizuki

HK Island, Hong Kong

Star Street Refuse Collection Point

Not sure if this will be my first and last post about a refuse collection point... but the one in Star Street is quite eye-catching. It is definitely not your usual refuse collection building. It might have been in the past, but not since the Swire Group worked with a group of teenagers to create… Continue reading Star Street Refuse Collection Point

HK Island, Outdoor Activity

Day hike: Wan Chai to Aberdeen

I've done this hike a few times at night, but never in daytime... so after walking along Bowen Road, we decided to continue uphill to Wan Chai Gap road and from there go down the Aberdeen Nature Trail to Aberdeen. It's a fairly short hike, around 6km, but a very scenic one. Here's a short… Continue reading Day hike: Wan Chai to Aberdeen

HK Island, Hong Kong

Walk along Bowen Road

We spent the first day of 2015 walking around Wan Chai - it was such a beautiful day. I can't believe we had 20 degrees and sunshine at lunchtime, while it was cold and snowing in most parts of Europe. We were sweating and staying in the shade, trying to be careful not to get… Continue reading Walk along Bowen Road

HK Island, Hong Kong

Hong Kong Marching Band Contest 2014

What to do if you've been to numerous concerts and exhibitions across Hong Kong? You try something different. That's what we did - we went to see the Hong Kong Marching Band Contest this Saturday (Dec 27) at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium in Wan Chai. This might not be your usual cup of tea, but… Continue reading Hong Kong Marching Band Contest 2014

HK Island, Hong Kong

Review: The Cupping Room in Wan Chai

Wondering where to go for a Sunday breakfast? Check out the new 'The Cupping Room' in Wan Chai, which opened recently on 32 Swatow Street (that's opposite the Southern Playground in one of the side streets between the Wan Chai Markets and The Pawn). Now we finally have an alternative to the amazing, but often… Continue reading Review: The Cupping Room in Wan Chai

HK Island, Hong Kong, Restaurant Review

Review: Quick dumpling fix

This is one of the cheapest dumpling places in Hong Kong - and it is part of a chain. I don't know the English name, but I can recognise the shop name and look. There is one on the way home on Wan Chai Road, which is a quick stop for me - I usually… Continue reading Review: Quick dumpling fix

HK Island, Hong Kong, Restaurant Review

Review: Kanizen

This is one of the restaurants (similar to YOUKA) that I've been walking past for so many times without realising it is a restaurant! Kanizen on Thomson Road in Wan Chai. The dark windows and discreet sliding doors make this restaurant hard to spot - but once you open the door you know immediately what… Continue reading Review: Kanizen