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Thursday, July 9, 2020
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...
Hong Kong is the "city of protests" with a average of 10 protests a day. TST, Chater Garden, Mong Kok and Victoria Park are protest hotspots. If you have a chance to visit these places, you will very likely run into crowds venting their concerns. But the atmosphere was different from May 2 to June 9, when thousands of people...
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...
Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance at Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival
It is said that a few days before the Mid-Autumn Festival in 1880, a typhoon hit the Tai Hang Village (大坑村) and then a python entered the Hakka village and ate their livestock. The next morning, the python disappeared, but a plague came afterwards and killed a few people. A soothsayer said the python was the son of the Sea...
Bird View of High Island Reservoir at Sai Kung | 西貢萬宜水庫鳥瞰圖
As we all know, Hong Kong was a British colony for more than 100 years. Before it was transferred back to China, its strategic role as the portal between the western and eastern economy and ideology was valued by both China and Britain. Therefore, geopolitics is the top concern in every decision made in such a small territory. Hong Kong...
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...
Coastline Trekking at Town Island (Fo Tau Fan Chau)
Every year, there are many trail running events in Hong Kong, such as Oxfam Trailwalker on Maclehose Trails and Raleigh Challenge on Wilson Trails, in which hikers run for 70-100 km within a limited time for fundraising. Another challenging activity that some local Hong Kong outdoor fans love to try is trekking around the coastlines. The local term for it is...
Aeronautical lights and airplane landing at Hong Kong Airport | 香港機場航空導航燈
Want to get the closest look at airplanes taking off and landing in Hong Kong? Exit at Tung Chung MTR, take bus S52 and get off at the last stops (Aircraft Maintenance Area) at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA). Now you can fully experience one of the most efficient and busiest airports in the world. Enjoy the sunset and, get...
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....
The Heart Sutra on The Wisdom Path on Lantau Island | 心經簡林
The Heart Sutra is the best known Mahayana sutra. At 260 words, it summarizes the essence of the thoughts of Buddha and the secret of the universe and life. The Heart Sutra explains the philosophy of "emptiness". When one acquires the wisdom of "emptiness", he will realize the relationship between the physical world and mental world. The physical world is...