Category Archives: Everyday Life

What lies beneath the surface of life in Hong Kong?

Visiting Tai Lei – Peng Chau’s boring little brother

Peng Chau is a small outlying island of Hong Kong, known for its temples, island lifestyle and fresh seafood. It is also connected to the even smaller island of Tai Lei, which is home to the ugly and boring things … Continue reading

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Extending the Ma On Shan line from 4 to 8 car trains

Since the Ma On Shan line opened in December 2004 it has operated as a branch line in the New Territories of Hong Kong, connecting to the rest of the network at Tai Wai station. But nothing stays still in … Continue reading

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Digital art by Josef Bsharah – inspired by Hong Kong?

I recently came across the digital artwork created by Josef Bsharah and thought to myself – I swear this is a photo of the streets of Hong Kong.


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Hong Kong’s casino ships

The residents of Hong Kong love gambling, but there are is only one legal outlet – horse racing. The most common workaround for those wanting high stakes thrills is a short ferry trip to the casinos of Macau, but there is another one – boarding a casino ship bound for international waters.
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Dummy railway track and overhead for training MTR staff

Hong Kong is a busy city and any issue with the rail network that serves it causes massive delays. For this reason heaving well trained staff is critical, but there is one problem – it can’t be safely carried out when trains are running. For this reason a number of short pieces of dummy railway track and overhead have been built across Hong Kong, allow this training to be carried out without danger.

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