18.9 C
Hong Kong
Wednesday, December 8, 2021
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...
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...
Sam Tung Uk Museum at Tsuen Wan | 荃灣三棟屋博物館
The Sam Tung Uk Museum, located at near Tsuen Wan MTR Station, was converted from a 200-year old Hakka walled village founded by a Chan clan who settled in Hong Kong in the 18th century. The clansmen acquired land along the seashore on which the village was built in 1786. According to the geomantic system of China, the site was...
Hakka Village at Lai Chi Wo in Double Heaven
Lai Chi Wo is a Hakka Village located at the west coast of Yan Chau Tong Marine Park. Most Hakka villages in Hong Kong were built on hillsides. Typically backing onto dense fung shui woods, these rural settlements have crop fields in the front to serve as sunning grounds and venues for village activities. Further up are ponds, where fish...
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...
Fish Ponds at Tai Sang Wai 大生圍魚塘
Tai Sang Wai is located at Southwest of Yuen Long at New Territories. The area is filled with hundreds of fish ponds. Here tourists can experience the time when Hong Kong was still a small fishing village hundreds of years ago. To get there, hikers need to get to Fairview Park, a private residential estate, by shuttlebus. And then follow...
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...
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....
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...
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...