Finding Hidden Gems in Little India, Singapore

A couple of weeks ago, Hayley and I happened to have an overnight lay over in Singapore on the way back from our holiday from Timor-Leste. Singapore is a country which we had visited quite a few times in the last few years, so we did wonder what else we could do. We decided to stay…

Celebrating Mid-Autumn Festival On South Lantau Trail – Part 2

Last year Hayley and I celebrated the Mid-Autumn Festival with some of our friends by climbing up one of a rivers in New Territories. This year to make it romantic, we decided to hit the trail at the South Lantau Island, which is one of the most remote areas of Hong Kong. We literately saw…

Afternoon Fika at FINDS

Earlier this month, Hayley treated me to an afternoon fika in a Scandinavian cafe called FINDS in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong. I was told  the name stands for Finland, Iceland, Norway, Denmark and Sweden.  Fika is a Swedish word that means going for a coffee in a social setting. These days, you can have…

Lunar New Year Night Hike & Blogger Meets Blogger

Traditionally Hong Kong has firework display on the second day of Lunar New Year. As one can imagine, this is a very popular event amongst the locals and tourists alike, and often the habour front gets really packed.

‘Twas the Night before Chinese New Year

Hayley and I had an entertaining evening to rework a famous festive poem ” ‘Twas the night before Christmas” into ” ‘Twas the night before Chinese New Year”. Enjoy and happy new year! P.S. As a challenge, I would like to see you to rework this poem and adapt it into your own Chinese New…

Celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival

Last week was the Mid-Autumn Festival, which was celebrated across many countries in Asia (such as Hong Kong, Taiwan, China and Vietnam). It was a time of catching up with family and friends to celebrate a good harvest. This year Hayley’s parents visited us in Hong Kong after their holiday in China. So, we took…

The Ghost Festival In Hong Kong

Last month, it was the Ghost Festival in Hong Kong If there’s something strange in your neigbourhood, Who you going to call, Ghostbusters If there’s something weird and don’t look good, Who you going to call, Ghostbusters So the Ghostbusters were called out and visited the Ghost Festival celebration at Shek Kip Mei. What is…

My cousin-nephew’s 100 day birthday

A couple of weeks ago, it was my cousin-nephew’s 100 day birthday.  So the family followed the Chinese tradition and had a 100 day birthday party (百日宴) on the Saturday night. Traditionally, the 100 day birthday symbolises longevity for the child. It is also the way to “officially” introduce the child to the family and friend….

A day of lions & minions

July 1st is Hong Kong SAR establishment day and marking the day when Hong Kong was given back to China. This year marks the 18th anniversary since the British left on June 30th 1997. A colourful lion dance After a morning of relaxing / “hea” (see Phil’s previous post for a definition of hea), we decided…

Dragon Boat Festival in Sai Kung

So after Phil’s blog posts I thought it was about time that I said “hello”. It’s Hayley here. Together Phil and I have lots of adventures, but on the day of the dragon boat festival we decided to have our own separate adventures. Phil went out coastering (see previous post), whilst I had a more…