Shopping and Dimsum.
MTR is convenient But Expensive .....
Spent a good family cum business trip.
Your choice! If you want it then you can buy or secure it in Hong Kong.Shopping fans will go crazy! Don't expect the deep discounts on what is "real". If it is your first time (or traveling without a local) just expect to taken to a tourist trap. But, don't worry, its still all enjoyable.Food is everywhere. Range from low end to extremely (beyond...more
new pictures of Aberdeen on my latest hong kong soujournAberdeen was formerly a fishing village. Even though quite a few commercial towers and factories have been built in this district in recent years, Hong Kong Tsai still maintains the characteristics of a traditional fishing village. There are also boat-dwellers in the Aberdeen Bay, shuttling...more
Yummmmm! Hit the spot. After walking around for hours, the Pickled Pelican decor drew me into their bar. The food was tremendous. If you love crispy fries then you'll definitely be statisfied. Crazy but I craved crispy fries on this trek. They surpassed my expectations in total.This locaiton is much better than most Pub/Breweries. Give it a chance....more
I just visited Hong Kong for the first time and I found a Korean restaurant I think you may enjoy. The name of the place is Han Ah Rum Korean Restaurant. First of all, this is a reasonably priced restaurant, approximately 200 HKD for 2 people. The food is quite good, and the atmosphere is wonderful. They offer lunch specials, which includes 5...more
Hong Kong Brew House Basement in 21 D’Aguilar St is the home of Open Micevery Wednesday night.Show start at 8 Free drink for performers. Best food in town grate friendly atmosphere. Regular show are listed on the www.comedy.hk web site.You can see local comedian and international star in a very relax environment, best place in town, call 25225559...more
I highly recommend that people visiting Hong Kong should see the light show across Victoria Harbour from the Kowloon side of the habour. The best place to see the laser light show is from the harbour front close to the Star Ferry terminal.All the skyscrapers light up and flash to the sound of the music, its amazing sight and sound that I will never...more
Do not let the name of the place steer you wrong, this is not a questionable venue, but rather just a quiet, hidden place that only locals know. For for that part, even most of the locals do not know it exists!!The place does not have a sign, nor lights on the outside. That's part of the charm. From the outside, with dark curtains hanging in the...more
The center of Hong Kong has an extensive network of pedestrian bridges connecting buildings one floor above street level. This is an efficient and popular way of walking around downtown. Since you’re above the traffic, there is no waiting at corners for the light to change. It’s also an excellent way to stay dry if it happens to be raining. The...more
My sister told me about this amazing place she discovered while studying abroad in Hong Kong. It is a tea store that is adjacent to Hong Kong's Tea Wares Museum in Hong Kong Park, Central, Hong Kong. In addition to selling teas, they also provide a dine-in vegetarian dim-sum and offer tea classes weekly. My sister said it was a lovely place to sit...more
I've Been in and out of Landmark in Central since I was a kid as you can see here in the old picture. The Landmark is one of the world's most successful commercial complexes. The development consists of the 48 levels Gloucester Tower, the 47 levels Edinburgh Tower, and a five levels skylighted retail Atrium. The Landmark Atrium is home to the...more
Got a sudden chance to find a art gallery in Causeway Bay next to a small lane called Leighton Lane ... features art works and paintings by Hong Kong artists and reflecting the strong culture & characteristics of Hong Kong! can visit here to view art from paintings to sculptures. It also has good outdoor area....a place to enjoy solitary in...more
It seems like there was a period in HK's history when the government decided that it would counterbalance the territory's lush and colourful flora and fauna with a drab, grey, Stalinist approach to architecture. Luckily, this period did not last too long, and HK is endowed with a wealth of architectural styles and expressions, making it a...more
The most popular time to visit is from the middle of September to the end of February, when the weather is cooler. At its coolest (mid-December to February), the temperature averages 15C; at its warmest (late May to mid-September), it averages 27.7C. Humidity can get very high especially in summer and make you feel weary a lot quicker. Living there...more
Hong Kong, having been returned to China in 1997, enjoys a degree of freedom and democracy that is not otherwise seen in the PRC. There are, occasionally, protests against the government and against main actors in the complex state-business relationship that is the bedrock of HK society. When I was in HK in September 2010, there were a number of...more
If you intend to visit Hong Kong, do note that the typhoon season is between May and November. If the typhoon is serious, there will be anouncements and everybody is supposed to return home (i.e. curfew). During such a situation, there will be lots of people rushing especially taking transport such as sub-way, buses etc (so do take note).During the...more
If you are planning on going up The Peak, watch the weather. When low cloud surrounds Hong Kong Island it makes visibility almost nil in places. The higher you go the worse it is. This photo was taken from my first apartment which was only half way up The Peak. My first 4 days in Hong Kong were like this but when it cleared, it was fantastic. If...more
A lot of electrical appliance shops which signs saying 'tax-free' are tourist traps. You simply don't pay tax for such products in Hong Kong. They tend to overcharge you, pursuade you to buy something you don't want in the first place, make you wait for a long time (usaually after payment) to make you budge. Go to shop at well-known chain stores...more
Beware of the local markets as most are targetting tourists. You will have to negociate hard because they know that tourists are not aware of local prices. Start very very very low because vendors will start with astronomical prices each times you ask.Also beware of pick pockets in Kowloon on the other side of the bay, Kowloon feels like it is 10...more
If taxi-ing from the mainland to the Island or vice versa you should ask for the route via the Kowloon. Going via the Cross Harbour Tunnel (unless it is closer to your destination) incurs an additional charge for the drivers return. Taxis with their flags covered with a Hong Kong or Kowloon sign signal that they intend to return to their original...more
Luggage and bags:
Take a big case and pack it with only what is absolutely necessary. then knock yourself out...shop! shop! shop! If you are going to get anything made, be sure you check into that when you arrive to give time for the garment to be made and tried on.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Good walking shoes - you will do a lot of walking in Hong Kong. In summer pack light cotton clothing, the humidity will get to you. If you have a small fold up umbrella, also pack that for sun or rain.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Really you can get anything in Hong Kong. Watson's stores carry most things you will need in the toiletries side. SaSa is great for cosmetics and perfume. Medical services are excellent should you need it.
Photo Equipment: Processing is fairly inexpensive in Hong Kong.
I don't think that there is anything particularly historical or important about this church, I just thought that it was a cool blend of Western religion with Chinese architecture. It is a large Episcopalian/Anglican church done with jade green roofs and red brick, like a traditional Chinese palace. It's something to photograph when you're in the...more
The gate that leads to the great Tian Tan Buddha is a spectacular sight, not least because of the surrounding green hills and the Buddha that towers overhead. There are many traditional statues of the 12 divine generals, each of whom represents a different time of day and a different part of the Chinese zodiac. The statues are in the Chinese style...more
Ngong Ping Village is the site of the Tian Tan Buddha and a monastery. Under normal circumstances, it is accessible by a cable car that goes from Lantau Subway station up the mountain. When I visited, however, the cable car was under repair and I had to take a taxi up from the station to the site. The village is picturesque in that it has a number...more
Lantau Trail - The Lantau Trail (Chinese: 鳳凰徑), opened on 4 December, 1984, is a long-distance footpath on Lantau Island in the New Territories of Hong Kong. The 70 km trail is circular, starting and finishing in Mui Wo. The Lantau Trail has good visitor facilities along the way, and the route is well marked. There are...more
The Hong Kong stadium was redeveloped from the old Government Stadium and was reopened in March 1994. It is a multipurpose venue, designed to host a variety of sporting and entertainment events. The Stadium can accommodate a maximum of 46,000 spectators depending on the event. One of the annual events is the Rugby Seven’s.more
Hi, I've been there together with my mom and sister last year and it was one of the best trip I had. The place was really great although there are only a few people there that knows how to speak English. We took an accommodation and tour package because we really don't want to get lost in the place. The tour package already took care of everything...more
visit the Hong Kong Museum of History. Check their website for the day when you don't have to pay any entrance fee. I suggest you go there and take their free tour. You'll be amazed at how they tell their history in a really fun way. It's good for all ages. please visit http://pinas-et-al.blogspot.com/search/label/Hong%20Kong and...more
Although I had often wandered through the streets of American “Chinatowns”, I never got the true sense of the Chinese fish market until I walked through some of the streets in Hong Kong. So many different types of seafood lined the streets, in an intricate pattern of colors, sizes and shapes of fish. There were holding tanks for the crustaceans and...more