Tag Archives: Hong Kong
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 May 10, 2015 by Toothpicker
A giant pig in Mui Wo by Smile maker Hong Kong
It is interesting to see Hong Kong's street art scene evolving over the last few years (you can read my previous entry from last year here). Compare to city like London, it is still in its infancy, but it is certainly more [...]
Posted on May 8, 2015 by Toothpicker
I have been using Instagram on and off for a while now, but on this trip to Asia, I decided to use Instagram as the main social media outlet. It has been fun, but also slightly addictive.
I think Hong Kong is a beguiling city to be photographed; and during my stay, I [...]
Posted on May 6, 2015 by Toothpicker
PMQ's Staunton Street entrance
Back in 2010, I visited the disused Grade 3 listed former Hollywood Road Police Married Quarters, which was temporarily transformed into an arts and design hub by deTour (part of The Business of design week). Built in 1951 as housing or dormitory for Chinese rank and file police officers [...]
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Posted on April 28, 2015 by Toothpicker
Foo Tak building in Wan Chai
Sometimes I am surprised by readers' responses to my blog entries. My previous entry on Hong Kong's secondhand bookstores have generated more responses than I expected, so I gathered that people are still interested in independent/secondhand booksellers.
What astonishes me about Hong Kong is that it has [...]
Posted on April 22, 2015 by Toothpicker
While in Hong Kong, two major culture festivals were taking place, so I took the opportunity to attend the Hong Kong Arts Festival, where I saw a China and Hong Kong collaborative play 'The Crowd' and listened to traditional Korean music reinterpreted by contemporary groups Jeong Ga Ak Hoe & Su:m.
However, as [...]
Posted on April 4, 2015 by Toothpicker
Silver Mine Bay, Mui Wo
So far this year, I have only hiked twice, yet both took place in the rain and mist... first in Surrey and then in Hong Kong!
Spring is probably not the best time to visit Hong Kong as the weather is humid, damp, foggy and unpredictable. After the fog [...]
Posted on March 27, 2015 by Toothpicker
The alluring appeal of Gilbert & George...
I arrived in Hong Kong in the midst of the Art Basel weekend, and ART was the hottest topic in town. From a city that was once nicknamed 'cultural desert', Hong Kong has come a long way to become the new art hub of Asia. But [...]
Posted on September 29, 2014 by Toothpicker
Hong Kong's future is depicted in the photo above... foggy & unclear
Originally I was going to publish further posts on the London design festival, but what has been happening in Hong Kong has prompted me to write about the city where I consider as my second home.
I was shocked and saddened by [...]