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If you’re visiting H.K. for a short time, this is one of the must-sees.

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Snatching the best seats on Star Ferry!

Aside from a walk on The Peak, taking a ride on the Star Ferry is another must while visiting Hong Kong. If you’re a tourist on a tight schedule, chances are you’ll only be able to take the ride once. When it’s time to board you need to know which seats will give you the […]

Big Buddha revisited!

I’ve only been to the big Buddha, one of Hong Kong‘s top tourist attractions once. The last time was after no sleep on January first several years ago and I found the place over-rated. Commonly referred to as “the big Buddha,” the official name is the Tian Tan Buddha Statue. The big Buddha is located […]

Optimize your visit to The Peak!

Since the last three days have been particularly clear, I decided to walk up to Victoria Peak, Hong Kong’s number one tourist destination. Normal people get there by taking a taxi, bus, minibus, or the famous Peak Tram, but I enjoy the exercise! I’ve been up here countless times already and it’s still a wonder […]

Harbor-front Observation Deck Reopens!

Closed for renovations for about a year, the harbor-front observation deck in Tsim Sha Tsui recently reopened. The structure is a one-story high elevated walkway located directly in front of the Cultural Center. It offers unobstructed views of Hong Kong Island’s breathtaking skyline directly across the harbor. I happened to be early to meet a […]

Avenue of the Stars & the Harborfront Promenade

One of my favorite scenic sections of Hong Kong, the waterfront promenade in Tsim Sha Tsui, finally reopened after a few years of renovations. The walk begins at the Star Ferry terminal, and continues towards Tsim Sha Tsui East. Strolling along the harbor you are treated to breathtaking views of the skyscrapers of Hong Kong […]

Temple Street Night Market

Last weekend I was showing around some friends and I took them to the Temple Street Night Market that begins in Jordan and ends in the Yaumatei neighborhood of Kowloon. The night market is a must for tourists. It’s easily accessible by taking the MTR to Jordan station and walking a few blocks west on […]

The MTR – H.K.’s Subway System

I’ve mentioned the MTR in several of my previous posts. The MTR (Mass Transit Railway,) is Hong Kong’s subway system that stretches to 53 stations and is used by over 2.4 million people each day. Every car is extremely clean, air-conditioned, well lit, and completely safe. They are likewise graffiti free, although they are occasionally […]