Rocks and Ruins on Tung Ping Chau
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Rocks and Ruins on Tung Ping Chau

Tung Ping Chau is a small but fascinating island possibly as far away from Hong Kong as you can get without leaving Hong Kong. It is literally a few kilometres from Shenzhen and the Chinese Mainland, which is easily visible from much of the island. That’s China across the water… but I’m standing in Hong … Continue reading

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The hunt for an 800 year old tomb … in Hong Kong

Coming from a country where humans only arrived around 1280 AD (approximately 700 years ago), anything that dates back further than that is always mesmerising. In Hong Kong, where urban renewal takes on an accelerated pace and the old rarely survives the onslaught of the new, the possibility of seeing something dating back to before … Continue reading

A stroll through Kowloon Walled City Park
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A stroll through Kowloon Walled City Park

One of the surprising things about Hong Kong is how interesting some of the parks are. I’ve mentioned Kowloon Walled City Park before, but it never ceases to amaze me when I go to the park how much of an incredibly seedy and disturbing history it once had. Yet now, it is a paradise full … Continue reading

The hidden (Modern) history of Sai Ying Pun – Part 2
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The hidden (Modern) history of Sai Ying Pun – Part 2

Earlier in the week I took you on a stroll through the University of Hong Kong and a couple of its hidden historical buildings. Continuing on from there, we then took to the streets of Sai Ying Pun and uncovered a few more surprises. I’ve been walking the streets of Sai Ying Pun for a … Continue reading

The hidden (Modern) history of Sai Ying Pun – Part 1 – University of Hong Kong
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The hidden (Modern) history of Sai Ying Pun – Part 1 – University of Hong Kong

In the 5 years I have lived in Hong Kong I have seen the fast paced change of the city. I have seen beautiful old buildings reduced to rubble to make way for urban renewal and it had left me wondering how much of Hong Kong’s historical architecture is being lost through this process. Along … Continue reading