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

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

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

Lighting up the Night
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Lighting up the Night

Mid-Autumn Festival is a time of celebration in Hong Kong and one my kids adore. It is a time when the weather is (theoretically) cooling down, the moon is full overhead (and the photo above proves it!) and everyone enjoys the beauty of the lanterns. We partake of a trip to Victoria Park to see … Continue reading