Monthly Archives: April 2016
Posted on April 27, 2016 by Toothpicker
A view of Hong Kong from the Peak trail
Every time I visit Hong Kong, I have to fit in either a day hike or take the ferry to the outlying islands to unwind and get away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
One of my favourite hikes is the Lung Fu [...]
Posted on April 20, 2016 by Toothpicker
The remains of the banyan wall trees on Bonham Road
Unsurprisingly, the image that is often associated with Hong Kong is its famous skyline and high-rise. Yet personally, I consider the city's banyan wall tress to be its most unique sight and heritage. In recent years, trees have become a hot topic in [...]
Posted on April 16, 2016 by Toothpicker
Believe it or not, but you don't have to travel to Japan to view sakura/cherry blossom! These photos of sakura were taken in London's Swiss Cottage!
I wasn't aware that the Camden Council had planted rows of cherry trees between the Swiss Cottage Library/leisure Centre and Hampstead theatre, so I was slightly in [...]
Posted on April 11, 2016 by Toothpicker
I have never been to The London Coffee festival at the Old Truman Brewery before, but I was curious to see what was on offer this year. As a coffee enthusiast, I can't seem to resist coffee-related activities, and one of my favourite is coffee cupping.
Since I wanted to avoid crowds [...]
Posted on April 4, 2016 by Toothpicker
The Peak leisure club – Zaha Hadid's competition winning-design in Hong Kong (1982-83), though the project was never realised
Like most people, the death of world-renowned British Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid came as a shock when I heard it on the radio one afternoon. Suddenly, memories came flooding back, as she was someone [...]