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- Driving through the Tsing Ma Bridge lower deck
- Disneyland Resort Line trains elsewhere on the MTR
- Riding the Guia Hill cable car in Macau
- Truck blocks tunnel after a 90 degree spin
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- Dummy railway track and overhead for training MTR staff
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Category Archives: Tourism
Walt Disney was known for his love of trains, which resulted in the ‘Disneyland Railroad’ being a feature of many Disney theme parks around the world – and Hong Kong Disneyland isn’t any different.
China is known for fakes – and even entire theme parks are not safe, if the Disneyland-style castle I saw was anything to go by.
For tourists to Hong Kong, shopping is usually high on the agenda. However recent developments across the border in Mainland China mean that for many shoppers, the trip across the border to Hong Kong is no longer needed – entire shopping centres have been cloned!
When westerners visit Chinese restaurants, the idea of a secret’ menu that only Chinese people get is a common one – and on my last visit to Hong Kong I finally encountered one, on the popular tourist island of Cheung Chau.
This blog has been online for over two years, and in that time I have received many emails from fellow railway enthusiasts asking me for advice regarding things to see and do during their upcoming visits to Hong Kong. As with any frequently asked question, after a while I had settled on a standard set of answers, which I’ve posted here.