|previous changes on
this website |
what's new in Hong Kong
||The top attraction in Hong
Kong (updated with new photos) more
Harbor at night
|| Decorated by a cruise
liner, eastern Victoria Harbor is beautiful.
|Top 5 things
|The page has been revamped
Star Ferry Pier
||A new version of the old
Star Ferry Pier. more
||Page updated. Added: driver's
license, electrical products, cell phones. more
||Bamboo scaffolding workers
at work disassembling a set outside a building. more
||Some jelly fish for your
aquarium? Quarry Bay has more than that. more
||Tram and signs more
||Venue of the Rugby Sevens
and many other events. more
Fire Dragon Dance
||A different kind of dragon
dance held annually. more
Bay Typhoon Shelter
||More photos added. more
||There is a new Terminal
2 at the Hong Kong airport. At this point very few airlines
are using it, but just give it time! (2007.3.12)
||Held in the morning of
Mar 4, 2007, there will be interruptions to traffic. In fact over
100 bus routes will be affected. So beware! The best bet for getting
to or from the airport is probably the Airport Express.
||The "grand central
junction" of neon signs and consumer electronics stores.
||The most widely celebrated
holiday in Hong Kong
||A quiet residential development
with limited fuel-powered vehicles more
||Housing in Hong Kong (updated)
||A bird sanctuary more
||Wild life found in Hong
||(updated) The island to
go for some nature and seafood. more
||Christmas in Hong Kong
Typhoons (updated) more
Kei Wan Typhoon Shelter
||See fishing boats in the
Shau Kei Wan Typhoon Shelter more
||A sample 6-hour DIY tour
of Hong Kong more
||North Point, a district
with an interesting building
||A sample 12-hour DIY tour
of Hong Kong more
Star Ferry Pier & Clock Tower
||History disappears fast
in Hong Kong
||A brief description.more
||apm - a shopping mall with
some new features more
||Some notable skyscrapers in Hong Kong
||A quiet spot with no lines at restaurants
|moving to Hong Kong
||Information on relocating to Hong Kong.
|Bruce Lee statue
||Want a picture with the martial arts
|Ap Liu Street
||A flea market and an electronics shopping
center rolled into one. more
|Causeway Bay Food Street
||A small strip of restaurants with somewhat
of an open feel in the busy Causeway Bay district. more
|Tsim Sha Tsui
||A main tourist district. See Hong Kong
Island skyline, shop, visit museums, ride the Star Ferry,... more...
|Victoria Harbor cruise
||Take in one of the most breathtaking
harbor view in a ferry, and watch a laser show at the same time!
||Hong Kong may not have Sam's or Wal-Mart,
when it comes to pet shops, there are streets known for having
many of them. more...
||Page updated with more photos and comments.
||A brief review. more...
||Smooth and rich, steamed egg custard
and steamed milk custard are among the favorites for the locals
when it comes to desserts. more...
|Causeway Bay Marina
||Luxury yachts and Chinese junks in
the middle of Hong Kong!
|harbor view hotels
||In many other travel locations, the
best hotel rooms you get may have a pool view or sea view. In
Hong Kong you can have harbor view! more...
||A big photo of Causway Bay at the
main crossroads. more...
||Six new photos in the new photo
gallery, including a spectaular view of the Hong Kong Island skyline
||New photos in the new photo gallery..
||A new Hong Kong photo gallery...
||A new exhibition center located
near the airport. more...
|End Product Delivery
||You'll see what I mean! more...
|Quarry Bay Park
||A park by the waterfront in the
eastern end of Hong Kong Island. more...
|Key Info Page
||Key information for your trip to
Hong Kong - packing, airlines, accommodations, top sights... more...
|Ching Ming festival
||A time to pay respects to those
who have passed beyond. more...
||Bamboo scaffoldings are used in
renovations and constructions often, like putting up a neon sign
or repainting of the outside wall of a skyscraper. more...
|A local favorite! more...
|Outlying Island Ferry
||Just took a nice picture of the ferry
pier at night and thought I would put it up. more...
A century-old maret building converted to a shopping center.
||Looking for a tucked away place to
stay? Check this out! more...
||A fairly new residential development
in Tseung Kwan O area. more...
|Dragon Boat Festival
||Dragon boat racing and dumpling eating.
||A favorite passtime for many locals.
||Something not too often seen live especially
with performers in full costume, but you can still see it. more...
||Bringing your pet to live with you
in Hong Kong? more...
|golf driving range
||Like to swing a few without having
to chase the little white ball or travel an hour just to get there?
||A great time of children playing with
Chinese lanterns en mass. [
|bean curd gelatin
||Commonly known as "tofu fa"
in Hong Kong, it is a popular dessert, and if you are visiting
Lamma Island, there
is a good place to try it.
[ MORE ]
||Just something else found in my soup...
||Don't freek out if you see this in
your soup... [
||A local favorite widely available at
street-side food stalls. Crunchy outside and soft inside ... [
|Souvenir and gift ideas
||Save shopping time by knowing ahead
of time what you can get as gifts and souvenirs. [
||An area popular for two things: horse
racing, residences. [
|top 10 sights
||Top 10 sights to see [
||One of Hong Kong's priced assets. [
||Interesting tidbits visitors may find
||A new section started on this website
to link to descriptions of the different areas in Hong Kong. [
||A diminishing trade not too often seen
any more. [
||Flowers, plants, pots, you name it,
they have it! [
||Lunch at a dim sum restaurant is one
thing you must not miss when visiting Hong Kong! [
||It may not be that big, but it still
has the magic! [
||Geocaches stashed in Hong Kong (geocaching
is a game involving the use of a GPS to locate objects hidden
by others and also to leave one for the next person). [new
item in link section]
||"Cha chaan tang" - the local
version of cafes, they are everywhere.
|Chinese Herbal Medicine
||An herbalist doctor can tell you what's
wrong with you just by feeling your pulse? [ more
||They certainly look different from
other shops! [ more
||A new page to tell you more about them!
|Hong Kong Central Library
||Quite new in Hong Kong is the Central
Library located in Causeway Bay. [ more
||It is the newer one of the two horse
racing courses in Hong Kong.
|What to do on Lamma
||Lamma Island is getting very popular
even among the locals. Here is a suggested itenierary
for a day on Lamma Island.
|What to do on Victoria
||Voted the most popular sight in Hong
Kong, here are a
few things to do there.
|Po Lam District
||Tseung Kwan O is one of the newly developed
residential areas. Po
Lam is where the MTR line terminates.
|Standard Chartered Marathon
||This annual event since 1997 has attracted
literally tens of thousands of participants. [
Cove is the largest reservior in Hong Kong. If you are a shutter
bug, definitely a place to kill some film - or digital memory.
gallery had a much needed face-lift and update.
||Written by WG, someone into good food,
the restaurant review column (titled hk.NOSH)
gives you some ideas on where to treat your taste buds.
|Tips for Travelers
||How to get some sleep on the plane
in the cattle class. Seats to avoid, etc. click
||Page on Lamma
Island updated with new pictures.
||Built for the convenience of residents
in the "Mid-Levels", the escalators
have become a tourist attraction.
||Download a free
screensaver of Hong Kong scenes found in this website (for
|Wan Chai Street Market
||A typical street
market where the locals shop.
|Roof-Top Lunch Party
||Roof-tops are a luxuary in Hong Kong.
Here are some people enjoying
their roof top.
|Food section enhanced
||Wondering what dishes you should order
at a Catonese restaurant in Hong Kong? Read
up on it!
||Going to the Victoria Peak? Ride the open
top buses to the Peak Tram station!
|Hong Kong Park
||Amidst the downtown business buildings, Hong
Kong Park is a nice place to get away.
||Here are some big photos : Parklane
(Nathan Road), statute
on Parklane, Ocean
|Chinese New Year 2004
market on Chinese New Year's Eve - Chinese New Year is the
holiday of the year for people in Hong Kong. It is a time for
family to get together. Kids are especially excited about it because
they get to wear new clothes plus recieving pocket money from
married adults in terms of red packets! Before the new year, there
are "flower markets" in many locations in the city. Taking a stroll
there is the thing to do especially on new year's eve. If you
want to see major crowds, it is a gauranteed satisfaction!
|More Video Clips!
in Central District - This year there are lots of decorations
in the Central District on Hong Kong Island. You can even pay
for a message to be displayed on the Christmas tree. Great way
to "pop the question" or just to surprise a friend!
Express - the first streaming video clip introduced is that
of the Airport Express train platform at the airport. More clips
will be introduced as we go.
|Beware of Stairs
- stairs in HK can be hazardous!
|Pacific Place Photos
- Pacific Place photos.
||Not "here here", but a page on bathrooms
in Hong Kong.
|If you had visited before, you would notice that
a major renovation has been done on this website recently. Hopefully
it is easier to navigate and also has better design.
this website | new in Hong
|Nov 25, 2009
Buy a Christmas tree from your neighborhood supermarket (their name starts with W). They're taking orders till Dec 5.
|Oct 17, 2008
Tai Lin, a 62-year-old consumer electronics store, liquidates.
|July 5, 2007
The Bird Park in Mongkok has reopened after some major
|July 1, 2007
The Hong Kong-Shenzhen Western Corridor is now open, linking the northwestern part
of Hong Kong with the Shekou area of Shenzhen, China.
To get there, you can take a bus at Yuen Long station of KCR
|June 16, 2007
The Bird Park will be closed for a few days for cleaning due to the H5N1 bird flu virus found in a shop.
|June 12, 2007
The Ngong Ping 360 cable car has been suspended indefinitely
after a serious accident in which one of the cars fell and crashed.
Fortunately no one was hurt since it was during a test run.
|Mar 3, 2007
||Held in the morning of Mar 4, 2007, the Standard
Chartered Marathon will cause interruptions to traffic. In fact
over 100 bus routes will be affected. So beware! The best bet
for getting to or from the airport is probably the Airport Express.
|Nov 12, 2006
||The 5 decade old Star Ferry pier in Central district
has been retired, replaced by a new one next to all the outlying
island ferry piers.
||If you are a donut lover, you would want to know
that Krispy Kreme is now in Hong Kong! (see
|Jul 25, 2006
||Oasis Hong Kong Airlines is the newest airline based
in Hong Kong. According to them they will offer budget air travel
to Europe and USA for a start. Operations will start in October
|Jun 19, 2006
||A major mayhem is averted when the bus-driver union
and the bus companies reached an agreement on wage increase.
|May 20, 2006
||The Hong Kong Wetland Park is now open.
|Mar 16, 2006
||Nowadays the longest running multi-media show across
the Victoria Harbour is a nightly event! more...
|Feb 7, 2006
||The 2006 Hong Kong Standard Chartered Marathon will
be held on Feb 12. [
|Sept 12, 2005
||The new Walt Disney theme park is open.
|Oct 23, 2004
||The KCR train route has been extended
from Hung Hom to Tsim Sha Tsui.
|Aug 8, 2004
||According to information from the Hong Kong Tourism
Board, the daily light
and laser show will end on Aug 31, but there are now three
show times daily.
|Feb 14, 2004
|| Nowadays, there is a daily light,
fireworks, and laser show that can be viewed from many different
locations. The best location, however, is on Kowloon side on the
waterfront. It starts at 8pm and lasts about 20 minutes.
|Dec 20, 2003
|| Another new subway line opens! This one will connect
those living in the northwest part of the New Territories to the
rest of civilization!
|June 9, 2003
||The U.S. Center for Disease Control removed the
travel advisory on Hong Kong. In general a lot fewer people wear
masks around now since the new SARS infections seem to be confined
in hospitals and have been below 5 cases a day for a while.
|May 8, 2003
||Hong Kong made world news recently with its SARS
outbreak. But the numbers have come down and they seem to have
a handle on it. But economy is in very bad shape - which, however,
means that there are lots of bargains to be had.