Having missing out on Christmas, New Year and Lunar New Year in London for the first time in my adult life, I have been vacating in Hong Kong for the past 2 months and stayed in the rural countryside in north eastern Tai Po (New Territories), close to the border of China and the infamous national parks and stunning sea views, it is (luckily) my ancestral home.
What do you know about Hong Kong? Everyone knows Hong Kong is a mountainous, full of skyscrapers, densely populated, fast paced environment, the food, shopping, the culture, the best public transport in the world and many more. I’ve witnessed an amazing transition of the city since my last visit to HK as a tourist, there are more luxury apartments being built to cater wealthy residents, more luxury stores being opened, more Chinese shoppers from the Mainland China, soaring prices and rent in properties and commercial premises. It is fast becoming the richest city in the world.
I believe you have seen the typical views of the touristic city on websites, travel catalogues and magazines such as above, taken at The Peak overlooking the Victoria Harbour and Kowloon. Below are selections of the rare and beautiful scenic places I’ve visited.
Sam Mun Tsai – Dividing the upper class and working class (I dislike using the term ‘dividing the rich and poor’), it’s an old fishing village with prestine sea water on the promenade overlooking the newly build gated community, Beverley Hills villas.
Sam Mun Tsai – The typical fisherman’s village houses, although small but they have the best sea view.
Tai Mei Tuk – or Plover Cove known for its natural beauty spot, world’s first man-made sea dam/reservoir, a popular tourist attraction for cycling, watersport, hiking in nearby mountain as well as fishing.
Sam Mun Tsai – Floating village at sunset.
Shek O – Another popular beach community favoured by westerners for surfing, located in east Hong Kong Island, I adore this Cornwall-like terrace houses.
Stay tuned for part 2.
Kit Lee, Style Slicker