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# 2012-07-15 05:59:48, Hong Kong (& Macau) Stuff I went out for a spot of scuba yesterday with my usual fellow divers and was treated to what is probably one of the most stunning dives I have ever done in Hong Kong. The destination was East Dam in Sai Kung and despite a shaky start (it was bloody cold below 5 metres despite [...]
# 2012-07-11 15:07:25, Hong Kong (& Macau) Stuff Speaking of Wanchai Police Station and the fact that it will be redeveloped soon – it only has a Grade II listing which means it only needs to be ‘selectively’ preserved – then here are some other shots I took of the back of the building. Maybe not quite as aesthetically pleasing as the fron...
# 2012-07-11 01:42:20, Hong Kong (& Macau) Stuff A while back it was suggested (by Angus who has his own fascinating HK blog) I document some of the old Police Station turrets that appear on many of the police stations dotted around the territory. These things are everywhere and, to be honest, I was a bit baffled about their existence, partly because I [...]
# 2012-07-05 01:07:08, Hong Kong (& Macau) Stuff Not to be confused with a rather nice building in Tai Po where Denis Bray (R.I.P) used to live but actually a part of the old Tai Po Road – Shatin Heights Section – that affords (or at least used to) a nice view across the neighbouring valley over to Lion Rock. I took the [...]
# 2012-06-24 05:23:20, Hong Kong (& Macau) Stuff Well, I know that there are a few of these about but not sure how many (less than 5?). Anyway, here is a quickie from Boundary Street – the street that gets its Chinese and English names from the fact that it was where the original border was between British held Kowloon and Mainland China. [...]
# 2012-06-21 18:09:59, Hong Kong (& Macau) Stuff Following on from this post a couple of years back when it seems as though the makers of Enter the Dragon inadvertently captured a corner of Golden Harvest’s main studio building on camera, I’ve finally managed to grab an aerial photo – snapped in October of 1973 from a height of 1700′ – s...
# 2012-06-19 06:01:06, Hong Kong (& Macau) Stuff Time for another installment of good cheap DIY bus tours – this time we’re looking at a route that is already well-known amongst those who’ve made the effort to come and see some of the more popular things in the Tai Po area. The 64K route takes us up into the Lam Tsuen valley and [...]
# 2012-06-15 06:06:30, Hong Kong (& Macau) Stuff Anyone who visited Shatin’s New Town Plaza during the 90′s will probably remember that it was a vastly different place to today. Before it turned into the current edifice to Mainland consumerism it was a fairly ‘normal’ local mall. One thing that made it stand out (in terms of naffness or to...
# 2012-05-28 06:22:37, Hong Kong (& Macau) Stuff Whenever I visit Tsuen Wan I always feel the place has a bit of an identity crisis – part new town, part old market town and part industrial centre. It’s a bit of a mess I feel, and wandering around the ‘newer’ parts of town is often an exercise in problem solving as you attempt [...]
# 2012-05-21 03:58:07, Hong Kong (& Macau) Stuff I haven’t done much on shophouses for a while, but here is one I have been passing a lot recently since I have been a more frequent visitor to this part of HK Island. What makes this one a bit peculiar is not only the circular style of the front columns but something less obvious: [...]