I've said it before, but for such a high-rise city, Hong Kong is not exactly overflowing with choice when it comes to viewing the city from above. Yes, there are skyscrapers, and yes,...Read More »
Organisers are claiming a record turn out for last night's 25th anniversary commemoration of the Tia...
After the success of last week's Hong Kong in silhouette series, I t...
Dim sum. Is there anything that sums up Cantonese cuisine more than ...
I’d stayed the night, or what was left of it, in a cheap hotel somew...
Down with the old, up with the new. Such is the way in contemporary ...
The sport is called Jianzi (毽子). Most often seen being played by old folk in Chinese parks and public spaces, in its recreational form, it is a game of improbable behind-the-back shots and...Read More »
I don't make the effort to get up to Central often enough at night to take photos. But here's a shot of the Bank of China Tower that I took while putting my...Read More »
Whether you know them as cooked food centres, dai pai dongs (大牌檔) or still don't yet know them at all, the communal consumption of cheap and tasty Cantonese cuisine in the boisterous setting in which it is enjoyed best, has been part of the Hong Kong eating experience for over a century.
Formerly an open-air, street-side affair, the unashamedly no-nonsense dining that characterised the traditional dai pai dong has largely moved indoors these days. But rather than destroying the atmosphere for which they were renowned, the move to the relative cleanliness of the cooked food centre may well just have enhanced the experience.Read More »
It's July 1st, HKSAR Establishment Day. Better known as HKSAR Anti-Establishment Day. I'm still stuck in England so there will be no photos this time round. But here's one from a few years back. F@%k the Police, indeed! You can check out more of my Hong Kong People & Portraits in my galleries section. Enjoy!Read More »
Let's cut to the chase, when we talk about Hong Kong hill views, nothing beats Lion Rock. There are those that are taller. There are those that are closer to the "action". But for spectacular, 360° views, smack in the centre of everything,...Read More »
There are wartime tunnels all over Hong Kong. You wouldn't know it if you weren't looking, but I guess any tunnel worth the digging should strive to make itself at least a little tough to find. The Japanese were evidently pretty busy during their three...Read More »
Have you ever noticed, that when you start to notice something, you can help but notice the thing you noticed with increasing regularity? In China for instance, you may, after not such a long time in the country, notice a cute little toddler toddling about with what seems like ...Read More »
I spent the afternoon after my failure to negotiate the Erlian border crossing trying to forget about my predicament. There was nothing I could do but wait. I took a walk around Erlian town but found nothing but wide dusty roads stretching into the distance. The buildings were built big but seemingly oversize. It was a town of not much more than unpopulated space.Read More »
With the 25th anniversary of the events of May and June 1989 just past, , and all the talk that went with it, it seems an appropriate time to take a look at an account of those momentous few weeks from the vantage...Read More »
Ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Modern China has a history of elevating the carefully chosen everyman to hero, sometimes even mythic, status.
Think Wang Jinxi, better known as Iron Man Wang, the oil driller who became a symbol of proletarian perseverance in...Read More »