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

10 Great Things about living in Hong Kong
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10 Great Things about living in Hong Kong

I’ve been feeling quite homesick of late for Sydney. Rather than wallow in all the problems living in Hong Kong makes one face I figured I would twist things around and look at the good stuff. There are a lot of great things about Hong Kong and often with the dilemmas of life we forget … Continue reading

Exploring Chi Lin Nunnery
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Exploring Chi Lin Nunnery

Adjoining Nan Lian Garden is Chi Lin Nunnery. Like the buildings in Nan Lian Garden the structures in the Nunnery are built without nails using traditional Tang Dynasty design. These buildings are relatively recent, constructed in the 1990’s however their styling is quite unique. Public access around the nunnery is limited to the ponds, temples and hallways … Continue reading

A walk through Nan Lian Garden
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A walk through Nan Lian Garden

Hidden in Diamond Hill, Nan Lian is a large garden that tries to emulate the Tang Dynasty. It is a good place to exercise your camera with or simply enjoy the serenity of a manicured Chinese garden. Each tree, rock and structure is situated with a reason and purpose. For someone like me who appreciates nature and … Continue reading

Hong Kong Wetland Park
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Hong Kong Wetland Park

People back in Oz often tell me they could never live in Hong Kong because it has nowhere to explore, no natural environments to escape to. I kind of hope through this blog I am changing that impression as I show that even this small densely populated metropolis does indeed have a natural environment worth … Continue reading

Take a Peak at what’s hovering on The Peak
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Take a Peak at what’s hovering on The Peak

Hong Kong is heating up as Summer arrives with full force. With it come some interesting changes in the scenery when I go walking… of the creepy crawly kind. The Peak is a wonderful tourist attraction with some utterly breathtaking views of the city skyline and Kowloon to be had, but did you know there are … 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