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Discover the charms of Wang Chau island. I used to be quite ignorant of Hong Kong geography, particularly in relation to some of the islands scattered in the waters around the territory.

Discover the charms of Wang Chau island

So when a friend mentioned something about Ung Kong Islands (罋缸群島) a few years ago, I thought he was talking about a tourist destination in mainland China. Well, it was quite embarrassing when he informed me that the islands were not in China, but right here in waters off the New Territories. I finally made a trip to the area and tried to learn more about the place. The Ung Kong Islands, located in the southeast of Sai Kung, is composed of four major islands — Wang Chau, Basalt Island, Bluff Island and Town Island — as well as many other small islets. Wang Chau is the smallest amongst the four key islands. Dubbed as one of the famous “Four Sea Arches”, the sea cave is spacious enough for a small boat to go through when the sea is calm.

If you are an adventurer like me, you wouldn’t let go of the opportunity to swim through it. HKFP Lens: Restored and coloured images of Hong Kong in the late 1800s. A series of historical pictures of Hong Kong featuring the Central Praya, Pedder Street and the waterfront have been restored by Chris Whitehouse.

HKFP Lens: Restored and coloured images of Hong Kong in the late 1800s

Central Praya, 1896. Photo: Chris Whitehouse. The original images were taken by the English photographer John Thomson between 1869 and 1871. Waterfront, 1869. Photo: Chris Whitehouse. Pedder Street, 1871. The Wellcome Trust released the images into the public domain. Pedder Street & Clock Tower from Pedder Wharf, 1869.

Mounted prints are now on sale at the Hong Kong Maritime Museum Gift Shop at the Star Ferry, Central. The surreal mania of China's Kowloon Walled City. Craft supplies: 10 Shopping Places Every Craft Lover in Hong Kong Should Know! 27 August 2015 If you don't know where to buy craft supplies in Hong Kong, I hope the list below will help you find what you need.

Craft supplies: 10 Shopping Places Every Craft Lover in Hong Kong Should Know!

In most of my posts I try to give you shops recommendations, but I have realized it would be great to summarize all these shopping places in one post. So here we are: I have gathered below my top 10 places to buy craft supplies in Hong Kong! 1. Sham Shui Po This is my number one place for craft supplies shopping. 2. 503 Nathan Road, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon It is one of the largest stationery store in Hong Kong with 5 floors full of arts and crafts items. 3. 3/F, Lockhart Center, 301 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong Similar to CN square but with maybe a slightly smaller selection of art supplies: paper, pens, paint, brushes and so on. Hong Kong sample clothing stores HK shopping bargains discount outlet shops. Being located at the foot of the world’s foremost clothing producer has its benefits.

Hong Kong sample clothing stores HK shopping bargains discount outlet shops

While shopping in Hong Kong offers a cornucopia of brands, there are even more choices tucked away on side streets around the city. In fact, almost every major neighborhood in Hong Kong has some sort of store selling factory samples at a fraction of their normal retail price. If you derive pleasure from uncovering hidden treasures, then sample store hunting is for you! Let’s get the definition of a sample store straight. I’m not talking about outlet stores that feature one brand, or the stock from one chain. Hong Kong doesn’t have someplace like New York’s Century 21, which is a whole department store filled with discounted brand name goods. Brands I’ve spotted include contemporary names such as Ed Hardy, Dsquared, and Neighborhood, in addition to dozens of more blue-blood labels.

Secret Foods That Could Help You Survive A Disaster… Edible Weeds! - GrowingSmart.HK. Why would we want to eat weeds?

Secret Foods That Could Help You Survive A Disaster… Edible Weeds! - GrowingSmart.HK

Usually farmers and gardeners are spending time and money trying to get rid of them. But that’s short-sighted. Weeds are often full of vitality and incredibly health-giving. Unfortunately, weeds are often completely overlooked as a food source, which is a loss to both our health and our medicine cupboards. Foraging wild wood sorrel with flowers. Recently on our garden-farm, we had a visit from our friend and chinese herbalist expert: Wanda. But if you can be sure that you know your weeds and that they are from a reliable, organic source… you’re in for a treat! Wild Wood Sorrel. 香港格價網

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Peng Chau. Les copains d'abord. Green Peng Chau Association : Ancient History. Neolithic Era of Peng Chau Peng Chau has a history that is long and glorious and great biological diversity.

Green Peng Chau Association : Ancient History

Peng Chau was shaped like a dumb-bell. (After government reclamation work it now looks more like a horseshore.) Because of the shelter from hills on almost four sides and two natural sheltered bays, the island has long provided a work and rest spot for travelers. Unexpectedly the island has an extremely rich fresh water source, so it's been inhabited since the neolithic period. Tang - Song Dynasties in Peng Chau The Hong Kong government does not have any record of Peng Chau history, so the present narration is mainly from some books, cultural relics and the residents' oral history.

Qing Dynasty History of Peng Chau During the Qing Dynasty, Peng Chau already was a hub of development, and became the principal supply station for neighbouring islands and a prominent supply stopover spot for trading ships. Hong Kong Observatory. Welcome to the Crossroads Foundation — Crossroads Global Distrib. HK Clubbing. HK Space Museum.

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