hkvibes : category Misc - Part 2

Posts from category 'Misc'

Why subscribing to the RSS feed is important

The above video, courtesy of the commoncraft crew, is a  clear and comprehensive explanation of what RSS is. In short, RSS allows you to keep on being updated without having to check the website everyday. By clicking on the big orange button on the right, you will bookmark a RSS feed and add it to […]

Buses and bicycles

China may be famous for bicycles, Hong Kong is now rather famous for buses and their ongoing traffic from side of the city to the other. This picture was taken in Causeway Bay and I quite like the image of the bicycle in the middle of motorized engines. Two means of transportation are missing here […]

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! To access the clickable map of Hong Kong without leaving the Hong Kong blog, just enter the following URL: More features to be added in the next month.. In particular, I’m still thinking […]

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 […]

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, and the screenshot above is a screenshot of the current post INCLUDING this very screenshot (I let you find the trick.. :).

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.

At night, Hong Kong’s sky is not dark

.. and this is not really a surprise given the amount of electriciy used to power those huge lights on top of the buildings. One quickly gets used to walking in Hong Kong by midnight when the sky is rather brown and coloured than black. This is a striking difference with Beijing for example, where, […]

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