Category Archives: Everyday Life

What lies beneath the surface of life in Hong Kong?

‘The Queen Was Here’ plaque at Hung Hom station

A few years ago I visited Hung Hom station, and found a curious plaque in a forgotten corner of the concourse, the text on it stating “This plaque was unveiled by Her Majesty The Queen on 5th Mary 1975 to […]

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Looking back at Hong Kong’s pig trains

One of Hong Kong’s most infamous stench was that of the pig trains, leaving a stinky trail as they made their way from mainland China along the Kowloon Canton Railway to Hung Hom, to feed a local population hungry for […]

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Macau’s exclave in Mainland China

I knew Macau had a long history of land reclamation, which reached a peak when the islands of Taipa and Coloane were joined together to form the single island of Cotai. But the part of Macau I recently discovered is […]

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Beijing’s dead end expressway

On my trip out to the Great Wall of China by train, I found something downright bizarre while staring out of the carriage window – a multi-lane expressway that terminated suddenly ended at a field of trees. So what gives? […]

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Soy milk confusion in Hong Kong

Unlike my previous visit to Hong Kong when I was searching for cow milk, this time around I was on the hunt for soy milk. At a nearby supermarket I found a wide selection. From around the world. Including Australian […]

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