hkvibes : archive from 2008 April - Part 2

Archive for April 2008

Easter egg: there’s a map on hkvibes

Accordingly with the naming tradition for hidden features inside a software, I’m glad to officially reveal an easter egg on hkvibes.com! To access the clickable map of Hong Kong without leaving the Hong Kong blog, just enter the following URL: http://hkvibes.com/map/ More features to be added in the next month.. In particular, I’m still thinking […]

Macau: St Paul’s cathedral ruins

On the other side of the Pearl River Delta, 40 minutes boat away from Hong Kong, is Macau, the well-known former Portuguese settlement retrocessed in 1999, two years after Hong Kong, and still benefiting from a high degree of autonomy (”One country, two systems”). Apart from casinos, tourists can admire the ruins of St Paul’s […]

Aberdeen and Chihiro

When taking the above shot an evening in Aberdeen (south coast of Hong Kong Island), the similarities with Chihiro’s enlightened boat seemed obvious (see picture below). These boats host two floating restaurants, one of them being the largest in the world (Jumbo floating restaurant, see website here). I bet the view on Aberdeen harbour is […]

A Better Tomorrow

I had never heard about this movie before prior to my arrival in Hong Kong, I bought the VCD because the movie director was by John Woo.. and I discovered a pure masterpiece. A Better Tomorrow stars three huge actors (Chow Yun Fat, Ti Lung and Leslie Cheung) performing at their best in a story […]

Gome

Comparable to Fortress and Citicall is Gome, another common brand for electronic good in Hong Kong (with now outlets in China). Their corporate website can be found here. Gome has comparable prices to its main competitors, ie 2/3 of the prices in France for example. Not surprisingly, outlets can be found all around Hong Kong, […]

Crispy buns with butter and milk

Another good food you can order in cha chan tans is lai yao chu tsai bao (pmp), ie crispy buns with butter and milk. This good snack is served at Tsui Wah, famous restaurant located both in Central (just next to Lan Kwai Fong) and Causeway Bay. Not sure whether it’s a typical Hong Kong […]

People on Argyle Street

The crossroads between Argyle Street and Nathan Road in Mong Kok is rather impressive both by day and by night. I would tend to compare it to the famous Shibuya crossing in Tokyo. Here is a picture taken at the crossroads between Argyle Street and Sai Yeung Choi Street South, ie really close to Nathan […]

Better feel the vibes!

Some changes here at the Hong Kong blog with a new design. The screenshot below will remind the posterity what was the very first design of hkvibes.com, and the screenshot above is a screenshot of the current post INCLUDING this very screenshot (I let you find the trick.. :).

Beijing: the Great Wall

This week, “Elsewhere in Asia” will show you the Great Wall! The picture above was taken from Badaling, one of the most visited sections of the Great Wall. As can be seen on this picture, the slope is rather steep and sometimes quite slippery. When crowded, I do believe that if one people falls down […]

Barefoot rickshaw drivers

Quickshot taken out of an old picture of Hong Kong depicting a rickshaw driver one century and a half ago. Today, rickshaw drivers have completely disappeared of Hong Kong, replaced by an ever-moving army of red cabs riding along HK streets 24h a day.

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