Dynasty Paradise signature Xiao Long Bao

Paradise Dynasty eight colours of Xiao Long Bao

For many weeks I evaded Causeway Bay but in the end I was persuaded to try Xiao Long Bao at Paradise Dynasty. It took me surprisingly long especially because Causeway Bay was only 15 minutes from my place in Sai Ying Pun. So what took me so long to try Paradise Dynasty’s signature dish? Dynasty’s […]

Happy Valley skyline

My favourite Hong Kong skyline photos

The awe-inspiring Hong Kong skyline is the most exhilarating feature that makes this city so different than any other place I have been to. Over the years I have taken, and lost, many photos which is one of the reasons why I started my blog. Hong Kong has many amazing faces but here are my top […]

The big Buddha of Tsz Shan Monastery

Tsz Shan Monastery in Hong Kong

Tsz Shan is a Chinese Buddhist monastery that practices the Dharma preached by Sakyamuni Buddha. Mr. Li Ka-shing, the richest man in Asia, started the Tsz Shan Monastery project in 2003 and to date has donated over HK$1.7 billion to this institute of Buddhist studies. Completed in 2013, the centrepiece of the monastery is the 76 […]

The Beer Bay crew

The best kept secret in Hong Kong

The Beer Bay at Central pier 3 is was the best kept secret in Hong Kong. I am not sure if it is a coincidence that this unassuming bar is next to Discovery Bay because it is not hard to find. Beer Bay is an unpretentious al fresco place without a website but with the […]

Escalator heaven in Lee Theatre Plaze in Causeway Bay

Escalators in Hong Kong

Escalators in Hong Kong? For some it may not be the most exciting subject but my interest in escalators started when I moved to Hong Kong. People seem to love them here. Life in Hong Kong would be completely different and impossible without escalators. In fact, Hong Kong would be the fittest city on the planet if […]

Queen's Road Central Thin Building

The thinnest building on Queen’s Road Central

Where Queen’s Road Central bends towards Sheung Wan is one of the thinnest buildings in Hong Kong. Only recently I noticed how narrow this building really is. I haven not measured it but it is not wider than 3 meters, probably closer to 2 meters. I am talking about the dark building in the middle of this […]

Western Street in Sai Ying Pun

Sunday at Western Street

What is happening at Western Street? Nothing much today, which makes it so great. As you can see from the photo it is ordinary day. In fact it will never make it on the front cover of a luxury travel magazine. Locals pushing garbage uphill, the Hong Kong skyline, panoramic peak views, the ding ding (tram), the hedonistic lifestyle […]

Former Central Police Station in Hong Kong

The Former Central Police Station in Hong Kong

There are several areas on Wyndham Street with a panoramic view over the former Central Police Station and Mid-Levels in Hong Kong. I took this photo while waiting on the 6th floor at the Parekh House, an office building in Central. It is not the first time I have seen this view but the low […]

Admiralty skyline with the Conrad hotel at Pacific Place

The Admiralty skyline

The Admiralty skyline, or it is better to say the urban landscape of Hong Kong, is an ongoing source of inspiration. I posted skyline photos before but if you love perspective and grids as much as I do this city offers endless photogenic opportunities. Visit the rooftop of the Asia Society in Hong Kong, which has the […]

The fun begins at Ocean Park

Armageddon at Ocean Park

More than 10 years it has taken me to finally visit Ocean Park in Hong Kong. The prospect of large crowds and lines of people waiting have stopped me from going. I know. It is a bad excuse because I really love aquaria; for hours on end I can watch fish gliding around in an aquarium. Do not ask me […]

Kam Shan Country Park wild monkeys

The Three Monkeys at Kam Shan Country Park

Kam Shan Park, or Monkey Hill to most Hong Kong locals, is famous for its macaques. I have only seen these three in the wild but apparently there are about 1,800 macaques in the park. According to Wikipedia the macaques are likely to be descendants of monkeys released by pet owners in the 1920s. Wild macaques […]

Security at the Art Basel After Party

The best of Art Basel is not the art

Once a year Hong Kong is the epicentre of the arts. It is a much needed cultural boost for a city that is not known for its artistic activities. Art Basel is the annual highlight when suddenly every Hong Kong local is an art lover. While the number of visitors to galleries are typically underwhelming […]

Bird's eye view over Hong Kong

Victoria Peak in Hong Kong

So far I refrained myself to post pictures of the Victoria Peak in Hong Kong because there are already so many photos available. Then again without the most famous landmark I would offer an incomplete picture of Hong Kong on this blog. Victoria Peak is slightly higher than the ICC skyscraper but it is not the highest peak, that is Tai Mo […]

The Peak Galleria Hong Kong

The Peak Galleria on Hong Kong island

The Peak Galleria in Hong Kong is an architectural disaster. If Hong Kong had not enough shops, the Peak Galleria offers more shopping opportunities for those who want to take it to another peak level. There is nothing wrong with commercialisation but there was really no need to put together such a monstrous complex on Hong Kong’s finest picturesque […]

Sheung Wan harbourfront

Hong Kong at daybreak

My favourite time is Hong Kong at daybreak, at 6am when the city is in an equilibrium and slows down for a few hours. The pier next to the Macau Ferry Terminal in Sheung Wan offers an unobstructed view over Victoria Harbour and Kowloon side. The early morning haze softens the harsh contours of Hong […]

Sunset at Lamma Island

The great escape to Lamma Island

Take a short ferry ride from Central in Hong Hong and you end up at Lamma Island, the third largest island with around 6,000+ villagers. To put that number in context. The Citibank Plaza building on Hong Kong island has a capacity of 10,000 office workers. What I love about Hong Kong is its colourful history. How Lamma got its name […]

Kadoorie botanic garden

Kadoorie botanic garden – hidden jewel in Hong Kong

Kadoorie botanic garden in Lam Tsuen, Tai Po, is one of Hong Kong’s little known green secrets with organic farming terraces, botanic gardens with cobbled paths, pavilions, bridges, waterfalls, picnic spots, and native forest to the summit of the mountain, Kwun Yum Shan, at over 1800ft above sea level. What I really like about Kadoorie botanic garden, […]

The Tai O village comeback

Tai O Village used to be a thriving fishing community on the western side of Lantau Island. Previously known as Tanka because the Tankas – the boat people – are an ethnic group who lived on junks in the coastal areas of Southern China. The stilt houses on the water are still the main attraction […]

Mid Autumn Festival in Victoria Park

Mid-Autumn Festival in Victoria Park

Mid-Autumn Festival in Victoria Park is one of the annual celebrations when it seems everyone has decided simultaneously to gather in one place in Hong Kong. On a normal day Hong Kong is crowded enough. During the Mid-Autumn season the horde of people is insane. I should have gotten used by the concretion of residents, but […]

Connaught Road Central footbridge

A new perspective of Connaught Road Central

The Connaught Road Central bridge to the IFC was never a place I considered as a significance place in Hong Kong. I use the bridge almost everyday but never stood still to admire it. I was on my way to a meeting in the IFC building. To avoid the crowd I decided to take the right […]

The dome of the Hong Kong Space Museum

Hong Kong Space Museum

The Hong Kong Space Museum is one of my favourite landmarks still standing in Hong Kong. This magnificent building is only a few minutes walk from the Star Ferry pier in Tsim Sha Tsui (TST). The museum stands out because nowadays curved lines are a rarity and straight lines have taken over Hong Kong’s skyline. Most interestingly is […]

Hong Kong Museum Of Art Entrance

Who designed the Hong Kong Museum of Art?

The Hong Kong Museum of Art sits between the Hong Kong Space Museum and Hong Kong Cultural Centre on Tsim Tsa Tsui’s harbour front. I have visited the Hong Kong Museum of Art several times. To my surprise Hong Kong classic or contemporary art was completely missing. Ok, that was not entirely true. There were a few sticky-taped calligraphy pieces […]