Pui O Beach, Hong Kong: Kitesurfer’s Go-to Place in Summer

Kitesurfing during the hot summer season under southwesterly wind in Hong Kong has really limited options. It has to be either Lung Kwu Tan, or Pui O Beach. While Lung Kwu Tan might be too far for many city residents, Pui O is a good alternative given its much cleaner and longer beach, friendly facilities,…

Shui Hau Wan, Hong Kong: A Beach HK Kitesurfers Can’t Live Without

Shui Hau Wan, or Shui Hau Beach, is a beach almost exclusively for the city’s kitesurfers to gather when east wind prevails every year from October to February. The beach is fun sized: its widest measurement is shy of 1 kilometer. However, you’ll be amazed to see how many kites this small beach can fit. Because of its flat water…

Lung Kwu Tan, Hong Kong: An Alternative Kitesurfing Spot in Summer

In summer when prevailing wind becomes north west or south west, kitesurfers in Hong Kong have to give up Shui Hau Wan, their favourite autumn/winter spot, to resort to either Pui O Beach, another beach in Lantau, or Lung Kwu Tan, a beach in the remote Teun Mun District of Hong Kong. Lung Kwu Tan, or…

Hong Kong: Sharp Peak Rehike

Of the multitude of trails I’ve been to in Hong Kong, I found Sharp Peak the best combination of difficulty, length and scenery. As I am about to do the two day Routeburn Hike in New Zealand in a week, I was craving for some warm-up before the trip. I immediately thought of Sharp Peak,…

Sai Kung, Hong Kong: Cliff Diving

This place, hidden from the bustle and hustle of Hong Kong, undocumented from many local hiking guide books, is allegedly the “only place” where people can dive the cliff for FREE. On May 1, 2010, Alex Batts, one of my friends from Canada, decided to celebrate his birthday by diving from the top of the cliff…

Hong Kong: Nan Lian Garden and Chi Lin Nunnery

If you are living close to Diamond Hill and you want to find a good place to chill, Nan Lian Garden would be a nice choice. Situated 5 minutes’ walk away from the Diamond Hill MTR station, the garden features wooden constructions of Tang Dynasty’s style, hills and waters, lotus pond, and a nunnery. The…

Hong Kong: Indian Food in Chungking Mansions

I’ve been really craving for some legit Indian food for a while. Very fortunate to have a good Indian friend Akash, who was brought up in Tanzania, but reared by his parents both from India. Suppressed by the heavy school work, we went out, during the final period of school, to Chungking mansions, the place most known…

Hong Kong: Sharp Peak Hike

One of the advantages of being an avid hiker in Hong Kong is that you never fail to find a trail to entertain, or, challenge yourself. If you find the Dragon’s Back is too easy (but its scenery is definitely one of the most breathtaking), or if you consider the Lion Rock Peak not challenging enough,…

Hong Kong: High Junk Peak Hike

It’s funny that I had the wrong impression that somewhere along the trail people can spot HKUST. This’s why I kept looking for my school and never could find it during the whole hike. Back to the topic, today I was planning to hike alone, but I happened to meet two guys who later on…

Hong Kong: Australia Dairy Co. in Jordon

Energy drained from Christmas Eve, I slept all the way till almost 1 o’clock in the afternoon, and joined the Dim Sum lunch with Lilian and Ryan at the Tasteful Kitchen in Hung Hau. After that we poked around the temple street, and managed to walked to the near-by highly-recommended foodie called Australia Dairy Co….

Hong Kong: Lion Rock Peak Hike

A popular song in Hong Kong originally sung by Roman Tam is named “Under the Lion Rock” (獅子山下), the song indicates the spirit of the Hong Kong people. Residents in HK are referred to people who live under the Lion Rock. I have been wondering the reason for a while, but today I finally got to…

Mr. Wong’s @ Yau Ma Tei

[update] To my sadness, this Cha Chann Teng had been closed for a while… [end of update] Lily has been talking about the Mr. Wong’s restaurant (more like a Cha Chann Teng) for a while. I looked for the name of the restaurant on openrice (a dominant searching engine for foodies in hk) but I…