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Thursday, February 9, 2023
Lighthouse at Lei Yue Mun | 鯉魚門燈塔
If  you go boating a lot in Hong Kong, you will hear the name "Lei Yue Mun" quite often. It is a narrow channel located at the east end of Victoria Harbor between Kowloon and Hong Kong Island. But normally, when local people say "Lei Yue Mun", they usually refer to the seafood market on the north side of...
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...
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...
Periodic Table of Chemical Elements and Lake Ad Excellentiam 香港中文大學聯合理科實驗樓(元素週期表)和未圓湖
Among the 8 universities in Hong Kong, The Chinese University of Hong Kong has the most beautiful campus. Lake Ad Excellentiam at Chung Chi College is only 2 mins walk from University MTR Station and almost every weekend, there are couples taking their wedding pictures around the lake. Half way up the hill stands the Run Run Shaw Science Building with many colorful...
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...
Fog in Spring (Lohas Park seen from Lei Yue Mun) 香港春霧 (從鯉魚門看日出康城)
In spring, Hong Kong is quite humid. At this time of year, cold air from north gradually recedes and warm air comes in from the sea. However, water near the coast is still very cold, which cools down the air near the ground. Water vapor may condense into tiny water droplets and reduce the visibility near the horizon. We...
Fishponds at Yuen Long seen from Ah Kai Shan 丫髻山
Ah Kai Shan is located at Yuen Long, northwest of New Territories. With an altitude of 121m, Ah Kai Shan separates Yuen Long Industrial Estate and Tin Shui Wai New Town. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hj7CXUkc5_Y Video by Joseph Fung Standing on top of the hill, hikers can see hundreds of fishponds around Nam Sang Wai, Mai Po Nature Reserve and Shenzhen in China. There are lots of...
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....
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...
Sunset at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA)
When the sun is setting and the darkness is falling, it is the moment that people go home. We take it for granted until one day we realize it is not true for some people. But if we look at life as a whole, everyone is all "going home", the place where we will stay with our beloved ones forever. (In...