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Macau: the city built on casinos

Macau is an odd city – for foreign tourists the main lure is the mix of Portuguese and Chinese culture, but for the majority of Hong Kong people it is all about the casinos.

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Hong Kong Disneyland: not what I expected?

Another place I visited during my not-so-recent holiday was Hong Kong Disneyland: you don’t even need to leave the carpark to realise this theme park is a bit different…

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A ride on the Ngong Ping 360 cable car

Ngong Ping 360 is the cable car in Hong Kong that links Tung Chung to the Tian Tan Buddha, located high atop on Lantau Island.

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Victoria Peak (and the tram to the top)

I mentioned Victoria Peak in passing in a recent post about places to see the Hong Kong skyline: but how do you actually get up there? It turns out you have a few options: the Peak Tram is just one of them.

Only part way up the hill
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