Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Ping Shan Heritage Trail 屏山文物徑 01/11/2010

Today, we go to the first heritage trail in Hong Kong-Pin Shan Heritage Trail which is opened in 12 December. Ping Shan is one of the historial district in Hong Kong. Tang clan is the 5 big clans in the New Territories. The buildings and construction is in the good condition untill now. The heritage trail is about one kilometer, it meanders through Hang Mei Tsuen, Hang Tau Tsuen and Sheung Cheung Wai. Along the trail, there is the clear signpost for the visitor to easy to understand the way of the trail.Also, the is some exhibition boards show in the buildings, therefore visitors can easyily understand the tranditional real life of the residents. So, every year, the trail attract a lot of visitor to explor the history about Hong Kong and Tang clan. Also, it attracts the teachers and students to have a history leason in the Ping Shan.

Let's start the trip form the Tsui Shing Lau Pagoda. This is the only one of ancient pagoda in Hong Kong. According to the Tang pedigree, the pagoda is over 600 years. The site and the shape of the pagoda is  designed because of FengShui. They aimed to protect the villagers and bless them get the honor in the public examination.

Sheung Cheung Wai is the houses of the Tang clan, it was over 200 years.

Yeung Hau Temple is one of the six temple which deity to the Hau Wong. However, nobody knows the actually time of building this temple, but we believe that it has over hundred years ago. The structure of the temple is simple, there is only 3 rooms, they are deity the Hau Wong, To Tei and Kam Fa respectively.  In 2002, the temple has repair comprehensively.

Old well is next the Sheung Cheung Wai and Yeung Hau Temple. It build by the old Tang villagers. This is the major water source to the villiagers.

Shrine of the Earth God dedicated to To Tei Kung. The villagers believe it can protect them and they will use the stone to represent the god.

Tang Ancestral Hall is the main hall of Tang clan. It is over 700 years old. The structure and decoration of the building is magnificent. In 2001, The hall was declared a monument.

Yu Kiu Ancestral Hall is another hall of Tang clan. In the old days, apart from serving the hall as an ancestral hall, it is the hall for teaching the childern. In 2001, The hall was declared a monument.

Kun Ting Study Hall has two ways to use, first for teaching purpose, second for ancestral worship. As Tang clan villagers want more young people to get honor through the public examination, therefore, they build a lot of multi purpose hall for the villagers.

Hung Shing Temple was built by the Tang clan. Hung Shing is widely worshipped, particularly by fishermen and people whose livelihood depend largely on the sea.

Ching Shu Hin is next to the Kun Ting Study Hall, therefore, it is used as the guest room to welcome the guest.

At the end of the trail, there is the Ping Shan Tang Clan Gallery cum Heritage Trail Visitor Centre which is the old Ping Shan Police Station. In 2002, the government change it as a gallery and visitor centre to provide more information about Ping Shan to the visitors.

How to get there?
West Rail Line Tin Shui Wai Station
Opening Hours:
Tsui Sing Lau Pagoda
Open daily 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. & 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed on Tuesdays, New Year's Day, the first three days of the Chinese New Year, Christmas Day and Boxing Day 
Tang Ancestral Hall
Open daily 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. & 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed on the first three days of the Chinese New Year.
Yu Kiu Ancestral Hall
Open daily 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. & 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed on the first three days of the Chinese New Year
Ping Shan Tang Clan Gallery cum Heritage Trail Visitors Centre
Open Daily 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed on Mondays (except Public Holidays) and the first two days of the Chinese New Year

By Bonnie Ko

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

The Peak 26/10/2010

The Peak is most famous and popular attraction in Hong Kong. The Peak is landmark of Hong Kong. Someone say that “if you visit Hong Kong, you never go to The Peak.” You actually haven’t visit Hong Kong yet. Why The Peak is so famous? It is because you can see the whole view of Victoria Harbor and the Central. In The Peak, there is famous museum—Madame Tussauds Hong Kong.


Every time go to The Peak, you have different experience. It is not a lie. I had went to The Peak several time, the wide view of Central and Victoria Harbor is different and shocking me every time. Even though heavy fog is annoying and disturbing your mood, while you see the view on The Peak, your mood will come back. Fog is adding a mysterious and romantic feeling. If you have time, you must go to Sky Terrace. On Sky Terrace, you can see 360-degree panoramic view across the Hong Kong.

How to get there:
1) Take MTR to Hong Kong Station F Exit, Ground floor of IFC Mall, take route 1 minibus
2) Take MTR to Hong Kong Station A1 Exit, Exchange Square, take route 15 Route
3) Take MTR to Admiralty station B Exit, walk along Queensway, then turn to Garden Road, walk
    along Garden Road, you can see Peak Tram Station on the side of the road

Point to notes
1) In sunny day, The Peak are located at high sun exposure place, Visitors should bring along
    sunblock such as sun screen lotion, umbrellas or hats etc;
2) In Autumn or winter, visitors should take a jacket. It is because there is quite cold.


Monday, 25 October 2010

Apliu Street 鴨寮街 23/10/2010

 I went to Apliu Street on Saturday. It was crowed and the weather was hot in the afternoon. Apliu Street looks like a big flea market. Visitors could buy electrical equipments such as mobile phones, audios and lights. Also, we found there were second hand books and CDs. Therefore Apliu Street is famous for ‘geek shopping’.

The Chinese name of Apliu Street is meaning of ‘the duck cage’. Many years ago Apliu Street was a village that people would farm.


In the surrounding area of  Apliu Street, there is a Golden Shopping Arcade. It is famous for selling computers and related equipments.

Also, there are lots of shops selling street snacks. It tasted nice and it is popular for both tourists and local people.


  • MTR Sham Shui Po Station → Exit A2 or C2
By Joanne

Friday, 22 October 2010

20101022 -Dialogue in the Dark

Today, I visited this place. In fact, they spread all over the world over 26 countries and 150 cities.
As the program is focus on your personal feeling, therefore, I would not discover what I had do during the program.

However, you will get a lot after joined this program. It is another way to know more about Honf Kong.

If you want to know more, please visit

By Freda

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Ma Wan Park 馬灣公園 17/10/2010

In Hong Kong, there is a new attractions for the local residents and forign visitors which is open on 1 July 2007 - Ma Wan Park. Ma Wan Park is a nature garden with love, art, leaning. So, it attracts a lot families, couple, and artists come and visit the park.

Before you go to the park, you have walk through a short trip. Along the trip, you can see the is many distinctive featured small shops, such as small restaurants with unique decoration and bakery with small gift. Also, you will see some hawkers are selling some dried seafoods and nuts. Only walk through these shops, I have spent an hour!! It's really attractive.

After 15 minuts walk (actually I have spent an hour), you will arrive Ma Wan Park. In the entrance, there is a big shell infront of you (taller than two people). Next to this huge shell, there is a setted plant of that day. Remember take a beautiful picture to keep the good momery of that day.

Ok now, let explor the park.The first attractions in the park which is the Rainbow Wall.  14 wall paintings with 7 rainbow colors-red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. The pictures are deliverying the message of beauty and love to make the visitors have enjoyment and reflection after the appreciation.

Then you may go to the Sweet Garden with your girl/boy friend to take a beautiful picture because thereis one of the famous attraction for the couple to take the marriage pictures. Around the Sweet Garden, there are many colorful flowers and plants. They create a sweet and full of love atmosphere.

Near the morden park, there is a old village - Ma Wan Village. In old days, there is one of the customsStation was used by Kowlonn Customs in Manchu Dynasty. But now, there is just few of people still living there. So, when you walk pass the village you will feel so silent and hear the sounds come from the house very clearly.

At night, you must go to the Ma Wan Beach. It is because you can see a beautiful sun set in the beach. And when the sky became dark and if you feel hungry, there is some featured restaurants besides the beach. You can enjoy your delicious dinner and have a good view of the Ching Ma Bridge.

1. Tuen Wan West Station--> Park Island Ferry Pier

2. Central Pier No.2--> Park Island Ferry Pier

Resource the official website of Ma Wan Park: Ma Wan Park


Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Pottinger Street 砵甸乍街 17/10/2010

In Hong Kong, most of the street made of concrete. But Central has a street made of granite stone. It was originally on the slope between Queen's Road Central and Hollywood Road. The street called Pottinger Street. The name come the first Governor of Hong Kong, Henry Pttinger. It also called Stone Slabs Street.
There are a numerous shop on both side of the stone slabs. The shop's products will be changed on each occasion.
The road made of granite stone give me the old-fashioned feeling. The shop's product is very interesting.
The shop’s products are very interesting. Maybe the Halloweed getting close, a lot of shops are selling the cosplay clothes and the Halloweed decorations. The Halloweed is coming, come here to get the favourite thing to welcome Halloweed.

How to get there:
Pottinger Street can be accessed by walking within 15 minutes walking distance from the Hong Kong MTR station. Hong Kong Station Exit C à Walk along the Connaught Road by south west à turn right walk to Des Voeux Road about 86meterà then arrive Pottinger Street

Point to note:
1) Pottinger Street is very scraggly. Don't wear high heel shoes. Wear sport shoes is more convenience.

By Hei