Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Tung Ping Chau 東平洲 25/09/2010

Today, I am not going to any shopping centers or restaurant, but I am going to have fun with the nature and camping at Tung Ping Chau Marine Park with my friends. Tung Ping Chau is the island on the northeastern water of Hong Kong. It is the fourth marine park in Hong Kong. Tung Ping Chau Marine Park has health and rich coastal ecosystem in Hong Kong. Also the park has the special and unique geological features. So, it become a good scenic spot and attracts many local and foreign visitors.

As there are only two ferry schedule for the passengers, so we toke the earlier ferry schedule to go to Tung Ping Chau. Along the ferry trip, we can see the beautiful sea view and breathe the fresh air.
The beautiful view along the ferry trip.

That's our destination - Tung Ping Chau. The shape of the island is very flat. That's why call Tung Ping Chau.

After getting off the ferry, there are few stores near the ferry dock. You can taste the delicious seafood and have a tea time with the beautiful sea view. If you want to stay one more day in Tung Ping Chau, but you don’t any preparation? Don’t worry! You can rent canvas bed for the night. It just cost $25 per person!!

Along the island, there are few attractive points for the visits to explore and take memorable photos as there are many peculiar rocks. The shape of the rock is formed by the long term wave and the such as Kang Lau Shek, Lan Kwo Shui and Lung Lok Shui.

After about 10 minus walk from the ferry dock, we arrived to the Kang Lau Shek. It’s really interesting place. The name of Kang Lau Shek is because there are two big squarish stones are stand out of the island. Looking it in far away, it seems there is two securities are standing and garrisoning the island.

After pass through Kang Lau Shek, the next scenic spot is Lan Kwo Shui. From the word of Lan Kwo Shui can you guess the how the meaning form? That is because the visitors can walk pass the area of Lan Kwo Shui only when on the ebb and the stones are emersed.
Then, welcome to the Lung Lok Shui. You can see there is a long stone, form the far ways, it seems a dragon is going to dive into sea.

In evening, what a beautiful seaset I have ever seen.
At night, here becomes a magical place, full of stars in the sky.

How to get there:
Unverisity Station--->Ma Liu Shiu Ferry Dock

By Bonnie Ko

Inspiration Lake 迪欣湖 3/10/2010

The Inspiration Lake has area of about 30 hectares. There is largest artificial lake in Hong Kong.

Moreover, Inspiration Lake has a lot of facilities, such as jogging trail, boat center and children playground etc.

Also, have an arboretum for visitors to admire the flower. The arboretum has more than 4,800 nos. of trees and 430,000 nos shrubs.

In Hong Kong, there is a magical land. On this magical land, there is famous and popular theme park Disneyland. But at this land also have an unknown park — Inspiration Lake.

In Inspiration Lake, there are without noisy and annoying. Everyone can take a rest in a premium yet relaxed environment.

I can feel air in the park is different than city. It’s really. You can go to there to try it. Although Inspiration Lake is highly sun exposure place, there is cool wind blowing from the lake.
I feel very comfortable when I walked along jogging trail emanating from boat center and extending around the lake. The park had planted a lot of flowers and trees. Moreover, there is featured with water cascade, water jets, aquatic plants and aesthetical edge.

I saw young couple taking wedding photography. I think they choose the right place, the place is very beautiful.
If you go to Disneyland, you must come here to enjoy the Nature

How to get there:
1)By walking within 15 minutes walking distance from the Disneyland Resort Station
2)Take bus(No. R8)to Inspiration Lake from Disneyland Resort Station or Lantau Link Toll Plaza.
Point to note:
1)Inspiration Lake will be close in someday, check the schedule from: nbsp;Hong Kong Disneyland
2)Inspiration Lake / Inspiration Lake Recreation Centre have a convenience shop, pick up a quick snack or drink, even get a roll of film. You can find everything you need for your recreational outing.
3)In true, Inspiration Lake / Inspiration Lake Recreation Centre are located at high sun exposure place. Visitors should bring along sunblock such as sun screen lotion, umbrellas or hats etc;
4)For return, if you want to back to Disneyland Resort Station, you must be careful. There are two stops in Inspiration Lake. One is back to Disneyland Resort Station, the other one is going to Lantau Link Toll Plaza.

   For the departures from the Lantau Link Toll Plaza towards the Disneyland Resort Station, the bus fare is $7, for the departures from the Inspiration Lake towards the Disneyland Resort Station, the bus fare is $3.

By Hei