hkvibes : category City

Posts from category 'City'

Best forex shops in Hong Kong

Located in Sheung Wan, Cleverly Street is a wall named street. There you can find forex shops to convert your money in HKD or the other way round. It’s a kind of fierce and direct competition between sellers: don’t hesitate to ask for rates at all the shops in the street and then choose the […]

Clean and spacious MTR

Contrary to Paris’ MTR, in Hong Kong the whole platform is protected by glass and automated doors (ok it’s also available on Paris’ 14th line, but in Hong Kong it’s just everywhere like that :). On this picture you don’t see a lot of people and it is misleading: like everywhere else, the MTR is […]

IFC by night

Another look at the IFC, by night, from the tram line. As you can see, Hong Kong’s sky is not dark and believe me, this is not due to the camera :). In this picture you can also see the Mandarin Oriental, sadly famous for being the hotel from which Leslie Cheung committed suicide by […]

Sai Yeung Choi Street South

A picture is worth a thousand lights. Sai Yeung Choi Street South is the vibrant heart and soul of Mong Kok. One week westwards from Tung Choi Street, Sai Yeung Choi Street is full of shops, from clothes to electronic good and restaurants. Don’t be surprised to find stored upstairs too: the street is literally […]

Stinky tofu, Mong Kok

Still in Mong Kok (see last coverage about this unique district in Hong Kong): the “stinky tofu” shops on Sai Yeung Choi Street South. Now don’t misunderstand the name gwailos usually give to these shops: despite a strong odor, one can still find eatable food in it. If it’s your first day in Hong Kong, […]

Welcome to the Ladies’ Market, Mong Kok!

A must-see place in Mong Kok, the Ladies’ Market is located on Tung Choi street. Known as a place for cheap fakes, the Ladies’ Market usually attracts a lot of tourists, but also Chinese. When walking along the stands, you will hear some “fake watches sir!” or “jeans sir!” or any possible thing that could […]

Central area

Central is a real nice area with tons of skyscrapers and people walking everywhere. By a cloudy afternoon though, skyscrapers appear to be a little darker than usual. To my view, the picture above is only a few pixels away from Batman’s Gotham City.

Nice reflection in skyscraper

The good thing with glass-dressed skyscrapers is that they make it possible to reflect the surrounding buildings in a rather neat way. Here is a picture taken in Sheung Wan and showing the road’s opposite side building. You can notice how clean the skyscraper is, thanks to armies of Southeast Asia workers spending their days […]

Star Ferry Pier, Central

Right in front of the IFC is Central’s Star Ferry Pier. Here you’ll find boats for TST of course (the famous Star Ferry) but also for HK islands (Lamma Island, Cheung Chau, Lantau etc.) and Macao (the pier is slightly more westwards in Sheung Wan). Above one of the ferry piers is a rather special […]

The ICC is growing up

Meant to be taller than the famous IFC 2, Hong Kong’s International Commerce Center is slowly taking shape. The shot above was taken in April 2008 and the final tower should look like below. The ICC is the real start of the “skyscraperization” of Tsim Sha Tsui.. in ten years maybe, I wouldn’t be surprised […]

keep looking »
  • RSS feed

    Subscribe to RSS feed
  • Enter your email address:

  • Have your word is all about sharing ideas, spots and all kind of good stuff about Hong Kong. Do feel free to comment on posts or even ask for guest posting!

    We would also be pleased to have your feedback on the website: our contact form is only one click away.

  • Archives