Category Archives: Tourism

A look at the tourist side of things you expect from Hong Kong.

Recreating Hong Kong scenes in Lego

Over the years I’ve stumbled upon a number of Hong Kong scenes recreated in Lego. Back in 2010 this collection of Lego scenes from the “Lego Architects – Features of Hong Kong” competition was on display at the Hong Kong […]

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All aboard the Hong Kong Disneyland Railroad

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.

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Another Chinese copycat Disneyland castle

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.

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Hong Kong shopping centre clones in Mainland China

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!

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The ‘secret’ Chinese restaurant menu

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.

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