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Thursday, September 16, 2021
Ventilation Building of Kowloon Station | 九龍站空調機樓
The weird building looks like a transformer far away. When I first came across this weird building near West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade, I thought it was the entrance of the undersea tunnel across the Victoria Harbor. But there was no traffic near the tunnel, so I know my answer was wrong. Today, I finally found out that my answer was half...
Coastal Heritiera Forest and White-flowered Derris 銀葉古林和白花魚藤
The mudflat east of Lai Chi Wo Village is situated in an intertidal zone. Regularly submerged in water, the mud here is soft and wet. However, it is still drier than the seaside mudflats at low tide, and a few plant species can survive here. Coastal Heritiera is one of them. Coastal Heritiera is very rare in Hong Kong, but...
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...
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...
Hong Kong Heritage Walks
Three Hong Kong Travel Apps There are a number of free apps that can help travelers navigate around Hong Kong. If you're visiting Hong Kong for just a short time, these mobile apps can make the most out of your stay by showing you spots and shops that are worth visiting. Smartgagets have truly become essential tools in a traveler’s life....
USS Boxer LHD-4 at Victoria Harbor Hong Kong | 水陸兩棲突擊艦USS Boxer(LHD4)
Once in a while, Hong Kong people have a chance to take a close look at grand naval vessels in the world-famous Victoria Harbor. Most of the times, these warships come to Hong Kong routinely just to restock their supplies or for regular maintenance. Their stopover usually bring a lot of business to the bars and clubs at Lan Kwai...
Hong Kong Dragon Boat at Tuen Ng Festival | 香港端午節龍舟嘉年華
The fun and excitement Chinese people are enjoying today at Tuen Ng Festival actually originates from a tragedy that occurred 2000 years ago. Qu Yuan, a Chinese poet, who lived in the State of Chu (around 300 BCE), committed suicide in Miluo river (in today's Hunan Province) as a form of protest against the corruption of the era and...
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...
Hong Kong people call these double-decker trams "Dingding" (叮叮), which was named after the double bell ring the trams use to warn pedestrians of their approach. The tram system connects Shau Kei Wan in the east and Kennedy Town in the west of Hong Kong Island. From 1904 when the tramway began its operation till today, it has been one...
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...