Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year~~

We all wish you have a Happy New year. Have more fun in 2008! Wish you all have good time in this year. :) Hope to see you in Hong Kong. :)

Friday, December 28, 2007

Local Style Restaurant inside Municipal Services Building

This is the "in-house" version of Da Pai Dang.
They are inside the Cooked Food Markets of each Municipal Services Building, which is a public multifuncational area organized by the government. You can almost find more than one of such markets in each district. Normally, they are sharing with the wet market.

Here is a list of Cooked Food Markets:

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Shopping @ APM Millennium City

Another shopping mall in Hong Kong. Some of the shops in the mall operate till 2am, or even dawn.

You can enjoy shopping here, also you can have entertainment like cinema, karaoke and dining here.
The mall is located in Kwun Tong, which is a old district, however, you can walk across the MTR station to feel the typical Hong Kong old district at Yue Man Square. There are some stalls there selling street snacks like fish-ball, tou-fu-fa. Therefore, you can see the difference of modern and old Hong Kong in Kwun Tong.

Transportation: Exit A2, MTR Kwun Tong Station

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. :)

Here is a church band singing and playing with the public at Wan Chai. They are sharing the peaceful and glory message of Christmas to everyone there.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Cable Car [Latest news]

It was reported via media recently, the Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car is supposed to have trial run during these couple of weeks. If the trial run is smooth, the cable car will reopen at 31st December. Stay tuned.

Updated: In this afternoon (18th December). MTR announced that Ngong Ping 360 will be start to operate at 10am, 31st December, 2007.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Bird's Nest / Dried Seafood

Famous dried seafood and bird's nest can be found in Hong Kong.

Dried abalone 鮑片
Dried mushroom 冬菇
Dried scallop 元貝
Dried whelk 螺片
Fish maws 花膠
Nostoc 髮菜
Sea cucumber 海參

The above are famous Dried Seafood can be purchased in Hong Kong. Together with Bird's Nest.
The following link introduce some basic knowledge of Chinese Dried Seafood.

You can find some of the shops selling such products at Wing Lok Street, near Western Market. More of the shops can be found further at Des Voeus Road West, west to Wing Lok Steet. You can find road sign at Western Market.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Sport shoes street (Fa Yuen Street) Hong Kong

Sport shoes street (Fa Yuen Street, Mong Kok) is well known to Hong Kong citizens that there are quite a lot of shops selling sport shoes, sport fashions, hiking and camping equipments. Nearby is Ladies Street(Tung Choi Street) and the multi-storeys computer shopping centre.

Just a few minutes walk is Sai Yeung Choi Street where you can find a lot of electric shops selling lastest models of cell phones, digital cameras and other home appliances.

So, a whole day should be reserved for shopping, dining and walking around in Mong Kok.

Transportation: MTR Mong Kok Station, Exit E2.

Have a nice trip in Hong Kong!

Friday, November 30, 2007


Shenzhen is located at the north of Hong Kong. It is a mainland China city, which is classified as a special economic zone. It is a modernized city. Some visitors like to have a one day trip to Shenzhen. It is encourge to take Shenzhen Metro to ravel around the city.

Visa is necessary to go to mainland China. However, visa only for
Shenzhen can be apply at the immigration counter at Shenzhen. It is suggested to use MTR(KCR) to Lo Wu Station or Lok Ma Chau Station in order to enter mainland China. You can interchange
with Shenzhen Metro at both port.
Shenzhen is a big city. The metro cover most of the urban area, you can enjoy shopping, dining and entertainment by metro.
The design of Shenzhen metro is similar to Hong Kong MTR, so you can enjoy the journey there.

Yuan (RMB) (The currencies in mainland China) is suggest to use in Shenzhen, the rate to Hong Kong Dollar is 1 Hong Kong Dollar to 0.94 Yuan, it is recommanded to exchange Yuan in Hong Kong.

Detail of the Visa: Only for Shenzhen and 7 days. Apply at the Shenzhen custom counter at Lo Wu or Lok Ma Chau. Fee ($150) and photo is necessary for such Visa, also, your valid Passport is also needed. Operation Hour: 9am - 9pm. Hope you can enjoy a trip to Shenzhen.

(The information of visa are reference fro Yahoo! Knowledge, original version is in Chinese,

Useful Link:
Shenzhen Travel Guide -
Shenzhen Metro (Chinese) -

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Santa Claus is coming to Town

It is one month before Christmas, however, the city is full of joy. The Christmas decorations are ready to show in Tsim Sha Tsui and Causeway bay. More and more decorations will be ready for you to enjoy in the coming couple of weeks. Come and feel the joyful in the town. See you in Hong Kong this Christmas.

Most light decorations will be closed down after midnight, except Christmas Week and New Year Week.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Recycle Right

Hong Kong is running a recycling system in order to classify three major types of wastage. The government is educating people to throw those materials into the boxes with different colors.

- Blue for Paper
- Yellow for Aluminium Cans
- Brown for Plastic Bottles

It encourages people to classfiy the wastage to boxes of different color. This "three-color" boxes are located in various locations in the city. Besides the litter box, please try your best to classiffy those materials for recycling. Thanks very much.

This is a promotion video abut Recycling produced by The government.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Miniatures Exhibition - Hong Kong Treasures

Joseph had visited this exhibition a few days ago.

The exhibition shows some models of Hong Kong scenic spots, however, those are mostly spots with historical memory. It is worth to visit, because Hong Kong is a city of life, but old stuff are not keeping well. Non government organization are very indeed to keep the historical information of the city.

This is a good chance for everybody to revisit and remember those good day in our daily life.

This is a typical scene of old style apartment. This may currently exist in some old district.

This is the entrance of the old Wan Chai Market, it is going to be demolish, so there is a banner of protest of the new market arrange there.

This is an old-style hair-dressing stall located at open area.

This is a pawn shop in Wan Chai, also the interior view (left).

The lower picture is the actually view of that pawn shop.

Exhibition Name: Miniatures Exhibition - HK Treasures

Location, 1/F, Devon House, Taikoo Place

Transport: Exit A, MTR Quarry Bay Station

Opening Hours: 8am - 9pm, till 30th November, 2007

Monday, November 26, 2007

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Ngong Ping 360 Reopen around the end of 2007.

Ngong Ping 360 is a new cable car service(serviced since Sept 2006) linking up Tung Chung Town Centre and Ngong Ping on Lantau Island. The service will reopen around the end of 2007. (source: Making the announcement at a news conference on 18 September 2007, MTRCorporation Chairman Dr Raymond Ch'ien)

Yesterday, I went for a tour to Ngong Ping Villiage and the Giant Buddha. Since the cable car service is still suspended, so I took the bus route no.23 at Tung Chung MTR station. The time spent on the journey is about one hour. (compared to 25 minutes on cable car).

The locations of Giant Buddha and Ngong Ping Village are just 5 minutes walk from the bus terminus at Ngong Ping. I spent about 2 hours at Ngong Ping. I enjoyed the fresh air and nice scene at Ngong Ping. Finally, I returned to Tung Chung CityGate Outlets for shopping.

Left: Ngong Ping Villiage. Right: cable car cabinet.

Left: on the way to Giant Buddha. Right: Great views on the cabinet.

Left: Cable car station at Ngong Ping. Right: At the entrance to Giant Buddha.

Left: shop decorations at Ngong Ping Villiage. Right: Cabe cars in maintenance.

Left: Chinese candies. Right: Giant Buddha.

Left: Cable cars in maintenance. Right: Sunset at Ngong Ping Villiage.