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Saturday, January 25, 2020
The Bun Scrambling Competition (搶包山) at Cheung Chau Island has been one of the most representative traditional festive events in Hong Kong, which is also the highlight of the weeklong event Cheung Chau Bun Festival (包山嘉年華). Participants first stand at the bottom of the conical bun tower and then scramble up to get as many buns as possible within 3 minutes....
Sheung Pak Nai, Ha Pak Nai 上白泥,下白泥
Pak Nai, subdivided into Sheung Pak Nai and Ha Pak Nai, is one of the best places to view sunset in Hong Kong. Facing Deep Bay (a.k.a. Shenzhen Wan), Pak Nai is covered by wetland and there are hundreds of rafts floating on the bay raising oysters and scallops. Sea creatures are kept in these sheltered areas until they grow up...
Feng Shui of IFC at Hong Kong
Believe it or not, inside these most luxurious financial buildings are the most well-educated and smartest people in the world, but they are also the people believing in Feng Shui most deeply in the global Chinese society. Every element of the construction and office layout was built with the best Feng Shui principles, which are supposed to affect the owner's...
Lion Rock seen from Lei Yue Mun | 鯉魚門望獅子山
Lion Rock Hill is a symbolic hill to Hong Kong people. There is a popular song and TV series called “Below the Lion Rock” made in 1970s, when Hong Kong was one of the Four Asian Tigers and the city maintained exceptionally high growth rates. The song “Below the Lion Rock” written by Wong Jim, is appreciating the hardworking spirit...
Old and New Green Island Lighthouses 新舊青洲燈塔
Situated on Green Island, a short distance off the west coast of Hong Kong Island, the Green Island Lighthouse Compound comprises two lighthouses, a former European quarters and a former keeper's house. Both Green Island Lighthouses have served thousands of vessels approaching Hong Kong from the west for many decades and have thus played an important role in Hong...
Pavilion Rain Shelter at Lion Rock Hill
On the old hiking trails, there are a few rain shelters made of wood. These pavilion shelters were built in 1970s and renovated in 1990s for hikers to take a rest and stay away from stormy weather on the wild trails. The rain shelter in the picture is located on the Lion Rock Old Trail, which was once the hub connecting...
Sunset at Victoria Harbor seen from Braemar Hill 寶馬山觀維維日落
Braemar Hill, named after a Scottish village, is mainly a residential area between North Point and Quarry Bay in Hong Kong Island. Part of the hill is within the Tai Tam Country Park (Quarry Bay Extension), near Wilson Trail Stage 2 and Hong Kong Trail Stage 5. It is considered as an upper-class neighborhood area since 1960s. Near the hilltop,...
Hong Kong Satellite Earth Station
Standing at Cape D'Aguilar Marine Reserve (鶴咀海岸保護區), people can see Stanley Peninsula / Chek Chue (赤柱半島) just a few miles a away and the "radar stations" on top of the hill quite stand out from the background. This is actually AsiaSat's Stanley Earth Station. Six antennas serve as a backup system to the Tai Po Earth Station in New Territories....
Ma On Shan (馬鞍山) is the 4th highest peak (702 metres) in Hong Kong. Together with Hunch Backs (牛押山), Ma On Shan gets its Chinese name from the saddle-shaped passes, known to hikers as the "head saddle" (The Ma On Shan main peak) and "end saddle" (the Hunch Backs). The northeastern slopes to the peak of Ma On Shan is...
Ships at Victoria Harbour, Deep Water Ports at Hong Kong | 維港深水港
Victoria Harbor, located between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon Peninsula, provides a natural shelter and deep waters (30-40m) for all types of vessels. Watching hundreds of ships coming and leaving on Victoria Harbor reminds people of what this modern city has suffered 170 years ago. Back in 1842, the Qing navy was defeated by the British Royal Navy in the First...

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