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Hong Kong

Took a bit of time to get to grips with Hong Kong, but one I did, what a great place!

Hong Kong International Airport 香港國際機場 (HKG) and the Tian Tan Buddha

By on September 6, 2015 in Hong Kong with 0 Comments
Hong Kong International Airport 香港國際機場 (HKG) and the Tian Tan Buddha

Well, my time in Hong Kong has came to an end and it was time to head to the airport. Interestingly, it appears that is not only Singapore Changi (SIN) airport that does weird art but also Hong Kong International Airport 香港國際機場 (HKG), where I encountered a Budha’s head built out of tins of seafood. […]

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Date Day Restaurant 日溢中西美食, Hong Kong

By on September 5, 2015 in Hong Kong, Travel Tip with 0 Comments
Date Day Restaurant 日溢中西美食, Hong Kong

Trying to find somewhere to eat out, especially after you’ve had a long hard hot day exploring a city, can be tricky and in such circumstances I typically turn to either Foursquare or Google, to suggest a local dining place. My rules the eating when travelling are: Try to eat local – that is, find a local […]

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Hong Kong Tramway

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Hong Kong Tramway

One of the great delights of Hong Kong is their streetcar or tramways system. As with a lot of my trips I had approached Hong Kong knowing very little about the place. I shouldn’t be doing this, and to be honest, I don’t know why do it. But it seems to be something I consistently […]

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Man Mo Temple 文武廟, Hong Kong

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Man Mo Temple 文武廟, Hong Kong

“Man” means “Civil” and “Mo” means “Martial”, and the Man Mo Temple in Hong Kong is dedicated to the gods, King Man and Holy King Kwan, where Man is the God of Literature, and Mo the God of Martial Arts or War. Built in 1847 (27th Year of Emperor Daoguang, Qing Dynasty) the Man Mo Temple 文武廟 is […]

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Central-Mid-Levels Escalator and Walkway System 中環至半山自動扶梯系統, Hong Kong

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Central-Mid-Levels Escalator and Walkway System 中環至半山自動扶梯系統, Hong Kong

When I am travelling I every so often you just come across something that makes me stop in your tracks. And the Central-Mid-Levels Escalator and Walkway System 中環至半山自動扶梯 was one such thing. I didn’t think I would come across an outdoor escalator running up a hillside in a city, but I forgot that this was Hong […]

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Star Ferry 天星小輪 Harbour Cruise, Hong Kong – part 2 of 2

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Star Ferry 天星小輪 Harbour Cruise, Hong Kong – part 2 of 2

The Star Ferry 天星小輪 does not only offer a quick, cheap, and easy way to get across Hong Kong Harbour, but it also offers a great little cruise around the harbour so you can soak in the stunning skyline of Hong Kong. Besides admiring the skyline, it is also worth some time to have a look at […]

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Star Ferry Harbour Cruise 天星小輪, Hong Kong – part 1 of 2

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Star Ferry Harbour Cruise 天星小輪, Hong Kong – part 1 of 2

For me, there is something iconic about the Star Ferry 天星小輪 that crosses Hong Kong Harbour – and the weird thing is I have no idea why! I seem to be remembering them from the BBC news many many years ago. As part of my tour of Hong Kong, I had the opportunity to take a […]

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Murray House 美利樓, Hong Kong

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Murray House 美利樓, Hong Kong

Murray House 美利樓 is located down on the waterfront at Stanley, Hong Kong, and is one of Hong Kong’s oldest buildings, and was built in 1844 in the Central District as officers’ quarters at the Murray Barracks. It was moved to Stanley in 1998. When Murray House 美利樓 was moved detailed plans were drawn-up and all the […]

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Blake Pier at Stanley 赤柱卜公碼頭, Hong Kong

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Blake Pier at Stanley 赤柱卜公碼頭, Hong Kong

The history of Blake Pier 赤柱卜公碼頭 is somewhat confusing as it seems to have moved around Hong Kong a bit, and undergone some name changes. The pier was originally known as Pedder Wharf and was located on the waterfront facing Des Voeux Road Central. In 1900 the pier was renamed after Sir Henry Blake, the 12th […]

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Stanley Market 赤柱市集, Hong Kong

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Stanley Market 赤柱市集, Hong Kong

Stanley Market 赤柱市集 has lots of small shops selling odds and ends, clothing, souvenirs, etc. and is renowned in Hong Kong as the tourist destination for bargain hunters. Personally, I couldn’t see the attraction, and I couldn’t find any deals. One good thing about the market was that it was quite cool as the shop […]

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