Category Archives: Tourism

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

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.

Sampans moored to the seawall at Cheung Chau Continue reading

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Railfan’s guide to Hong Kong

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.

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The seedy side of Temple Street

When you list the big tourist attractions of Hong Kong, a few places come to mind: Victoria Peak, the Big Buddha and the Star Ferry. The Temple Street Night Market in Yau Ma Tei is another, but the tourist guidebooks usually leave out the seedy side…

No street prostitutes around tonight: the police are everywhere around Temple Street Continue reading

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Railway museums aren’t just for railfans

Of the railway museums that I have visited in Australia, the vast majority of them are only patronised by railway enthusiasts looking at the pretty trains. By comparison, the Hong Kong Railway Museum at Tai Po is rather different. So what else do they have to see?

Doesn't every little girl want her wedding photos to be in front of an EMD G12 diesel-electric locomotive? Continue reading

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