Category Hong Kong

The End of Our Time in Hong Kong

Well.  this trip is over. We have had a very pleasant time and enjoyed some great scenery and some wonderful sights  during our time in Hong Kong. Yesterday, we had a leisurely day doing some final shopping. We caught the MTR to the eastern End of the island, after adding some value to our very […]

Hong Kong Highlights

There are so many things to do in Hong Kong. One of them is to catch up with new technology and I visited the Golden Shopping Centre in Sham Shui Po to see what would be on offer. Located diagonally opposite exit C2 from the MTR station,the basement and first floor of this nondescript building […]

A Day on Cheng Chau

One of the things I like about Hong Kong is that when you get just a few blocks out of the main tourist area, you find yourself immersed in a very Chinese environment that is quite different from the world in which we Westerners come from. Yesterday, we went to the little island of Cheng […]

A Tour of Hong Kong Island

On Saturday, we took a tour of Hong Kong Island. It was really a tour that first time visitors would do, but we haven’t seen many of the places on the tour for some years and it suited us to see them again without having to exert a lot of effort. The weather is still […]

Hong Kong Markets

We are spending the next seven days in Hong Kong. We arrived at Hong Kong airport at 5.30 pm yesterday and than caught the airport express train into Kowloon and a shuttle bus to our hotel. All in all, we were checked in to our hotel and in our room by about 6.45 pm. It […]

Five Days in Hong Kong

On our way home from Japan and from visiting David, we stopped into Hong Kong for a few days for a  break. I think that this is one of the world’s most exciting cities, although Jill finds the crowded streets and especially the touts around the Star Ferry Terminal at Kowloon to be bothersome. More […]

Stopover in Hong Kong

We left Melbourne. at 11.00 pm on Sunday night feeling very sorry for the people who were delayed on a flght to Auckland. They were mostly business people who would have been looking forward to a sleep before starting work there on Monday morning. Their flight, scheduled to leave at 7.30 pm, was now not […]

Shopping in Hong Kong

Jill and I went on a surprise trip to Hong Kong (for Jill) during the week of December 5 – 12. We had not been there since the change of government from the British in 1997. On the surface, this new / special region of China looks very much to be as it was, although […]