13 Dec, 2013 in HK Places
Kun Ting Study Hall - Ping Shan - Yuen Long  - Hong Kong (23)

Just next to the Tang and Yu Kiu ancestral halls, down the Ping Shan heritage trail in Yuen Long at Hong Kong’s new territories, is the Kun Tung Study Hall, the last stop on the trail. It’s a gorgeous study hall where students prepared for the Chinese imperial civil service exam, dating back to 1870. […]

9 Dec, 2013 in HK Places
Tang Ancestral Hall - Ping Shan - Yuen Long  - Hong Kong (4)

Scattered along the Ping Shan Heritage Trail in the new territories in Hong Kong are historical buildings dating back as far as 700 year. For a city considered to have no history, seeing something that’s 700 years old up and standing is quite extraordinary. The Tang Ancestral Hall is an impressive historical building built by […]

28 Oct, 2013 in HK Places
Wan Chai Tour Hong Kong (3)

On a beautiful rainy day I took a visitor to Hong Kong to see the Hong Kong Victoria Harbor, starting at Wan Chai, taking the Star Ferry across the harbor to the Tsim Sha Tsui side, and then back again. Since a typhoon was approaching the city, the skies were especially beautiful, with …

28 Sep, 2013 in HK Places
Cheung Chau - HK (11)

Cheung Chau has a special charm. Every time I visit this little island – one of Hong Kong’s many outlying islands – I discover something new, and every time it’s a very pleasant and relaxing retreat.   These photos captured on my mobile show a bit more of the local life on the …

28 May, 2013 in HK Places
The Excelsior Hotel - Causeway Bay - Hong Kong (2)

Hong Kong’s been running a few terrific arts events recently. The Hong Kong Contemporary 2013 was held in the Excelsior Hotel at Causeway Bay which I have never been to before but have always wanted to because of their TToT 37th floor rooftop terrace overlooking the Victoria Harbour. Though I must say the way they […]

29 Oct, 2011 in HK Places
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Since I live on the far eastern side of Hong Kong close to Sai Kung, I don’t travel to HK island very often. When I do, it usually isn’t around night time or early morning, so I only very rarely get to see the busy crowded streets of central Hong Kong empty.   …

8 Oct, 2011 in HK Places
Western Market - Sheung Wan - HK Island (1).JPG

Down Des Voeux Road crossing Hong Kong Island’s Central area towards Sheung Wan is an old indoor market dating back to the days of old Hong Kong – Western Market. The northern part that remains a shopping area today was constructed a bit later in 1906. It’s a good tourist stop in Sheung …

25 Aug, 2011 in HK Events
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Every year, during July, we get the same kind of debate surrounding the Hong Kong “international” book fair – should pseudo models be allowed to sell and promote their books on the fair. Every year, during July, I decide to have a peek at the fair hoping to find a gorgeous pseudo model to criticize, […]

18 Jul, 2011 in HK Culture & Life
Complaint Choir of Hong Kong

#HKProblems trend started by @HKProblems is freaking fantastic. Every time I read one of those tweets I can’t help but smile and hope someone’s documenting those pearls of wisdom.   Searching back in the last week, here are some of the wonderful Hong Kong problems we all love to complain about : …

24 Mar, 2011 in HK Events
HK Flower Exhibition - Victoria Park -2106.JPG

Three years in a row, they should hand out special persistence awards. During the first few weeks of March Hong Kong held its annual flower exhibition at Victoria Park. I was there in 2009, then again in 2010, and now revisited the exhibition again in 2011 and I still find it to be quite charming. […]

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