Geek’s Alert – Civil Engineering Practices in Hong Kong

Pedestrian crossing in Hong Kong

Geek’s Alert! This nerdy post comes from my own observation of civil engineering practices in Hong Kong during my visit to this metropolitan city in May 2016. I wouldn’t lie that I’m ecstatic to observe and write about interesting practices in HK. In case you wonder, I am a civil engineer, graduated and worked in Singapore. My fascination to the industry is mainly directed towards the construction methods and infrastructures. In the last job I held, my projects were mostly infrastructure ones, especially roads and drains. So I used to pay much attention… Read More

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5 Easily Accessible Michelin Street Foods To Try in Hong Kong

In the late of 2015, Hong Kong Michelin Guide released their 2016 Guides, which includes a list of 23 Street Food stalls recommendation, in addition to the usual Michelin Star restaurants. The appearance of Street Food section is the first time in history. The full list may be found here. I have compiled a list of 5 easily accessible Michelin’s Street Food stalls in Hong Kong. I have personally visited these 5 stalls in my latest trip to Hong Kong and found them pretty delectable, affordable and accessible.

Hong Kong: Garden of Stars Instead of Avenue of Stars, Australia Dairy Co, Departure from Hong Kong International Airport

Hong Kong movies are no stranger in our family. During our childhood, my grandparents and parents love to watch HK movies on TV, VCDs, DVDs, cable, you name it. Jackie Chan, Bruce Lee, Andy Lau, Stephen Chow, Donnie Yen are some movie stars that we adore. My sister has seen photos from my mother’s previous trip to Hong Kong and was intrigued with Avenue of Stars. On our second day in HK, we went to the place that was supposed to be Avenue of Stars, but the place was closed for construction. We… Read More

Hong Kong: Kadoorie Farm, McDonald’s Next, Food Hunting, Garden of Stars

The end of our HK trip has been fast approaching. On our second last day, we wanted to eat a lot, especially our must-eat food. We took MTR to Jordan to visit the infamous Australian Dairy Co breakfast. But what we saw made us step back a little. The queue was insane. We were pretty hungry so we decided to come back another time. Nearby, there is Block 18 Doggie’s Noodle, one of the Michelin-starred street food. We gave it a try. The shop was empty, we were the only customer at that time…. Read More

Hong Kong: The Peak by Bus, Peak Circle Walk, Bubba Gump, Dorsett Tsuen Wan

Lin Heung Tea House (160-164 Wellington Street, Central) is one of the more popular and must-visit dimsum places in Hong Kong. Fortunately for us, it is about 1.2 km away from our hotel at Best Western Harbour View , so we decided to walk instead of taking public transport. The restaurant is one of the oldest establishment in HK, it is always crowded. We waited to be seated, but the staff signaled to us to choose our own seat. So we chose one of the round table, which was a sharing table. The… Read More

Hong Kong: Lamma Island, Flower Market, Yuen Po Street Bird Garden, Ladies’ Market, Temple Street Night Market

I am a huge fan of local eating places, where you can get the nation’s local cuisines, at a fraction of price compared to cafes or high-end restaurants. In Singapore, cheap local cuisines can be found at hawker centers. In Indonesia, it can be a warung, or simply rumah makan (means: eating place). In Hong Kong, cha chaan teng fits the description, at least for me. So one of my food quests in HK is: to eat at many popular cha chaan tengs. My other food quests involve Michelin-starred street foods, cat cafe, and McDonald’s Next;… Read More

Hong Kong: Lantau Island The Big Buddha, Po Lin Monastery, Wisdom Path; Tai O, Symphony of Lights

When you are in Hong Kong, eating dimsum is highly recommended, if not compulsory. I have read from Miss TamChiak about a dimsum place called Saam Hui Yaat, which is just a few blocks from my hotel at Best Western Harbour View Hotel in Sai Ying Pun. We kicked off our first morning in HK with breakfast at this place. I don’t speak Cantonese so I basically used body language 🙂 We were greeted and seated by an old man, he gave us 2 tea bowls, a kettle of tea for drinking, and a bowl… Read More

Hong Kong: Airport to Hotel, Check in Best Western Harbour View Hotel, Dinner McDonald’s

Our first day in Hong Kong was quite short because we landed in the evening, and we spent some time in the airport running some errands such as getting sim card, buying octopus card, and finding the bus stop for S1 bus. I have compiled the guides on things to do upon your arrival at HK airport to make your arrival smooth. Based on Google Maps, the best way to travel from airport to my hotel at Best Western Harbour View Hotel in Sai Ying Pun is by taking direct bus A10, which cost $48. However,… Read More

7 Essential Guides to Arriving in Hong Kong International Airport

If you are a first timer arriving in Hong Kong at the Hong Kong International Airport, and you haven’t done any research prior to arriving, it could be daunting. Therefore, based on my visit to HK in May 2016, I put up 7 essential guides to make your first day smooth.

6 Days Hong Kong Trip Overview (10-15 May 2016) – Itinerary & Cost

Hong Kong Skyline May 2016

My visit to Hong Kong in May 2016 was the third time for me. In June 2010, my aunt’s family, my cousin, my parents, my siblings and I went to Macau and Hong Kong but we didn’t visit so many places. We visited only 2 places in Hong Kong: The Peak and Disneyland. My aunt led the way and we just followed along. The ambitious me felt like I didn’t taste the real Hong Kong. Therefore, 8 months later, in Feb 2011, I went to HK for my second visit with my… Read More