I mean really, would you eat this prehistoric "thing"

The old pumping station in Yaumatei, why you should shop at Fortress if you are a visitor looking for camera's and the like and i Square, one of our better malls

 

 Exactly   how   do you eat this thing? 

Exactly how do you eat this thing? 

Even at this size, this flying lizardy thing looks scary but no doubt it has some sort of medicinal value...perhaps you grind it up and put it in your tea, perhaps you add a dash of salt and a bit of soy sauce and chew slowly or you simply put it between 2 slices of slightly buttered bread for the ultimate sandwich.... disgusting. 

 Front on view of the old pumping station

Front on view of the old pumping station

 Upstairs

Upstairs

 The sign

The sign

 Location, location. location

Location, location. location

 Looks good in black and white as well

Looks good in black and white as well

Old colonial buildings are rare in Hong Kong.. this one is next to the wholesale fruit market in Yaumatei

 Not the cheapest but it is reliable and you will not get ripped off

Not the cheapest but it is reliable and you will not get ripped off

Many visitors to Hong Kong like to buy camera's and for some reason end up on Nathan Road where they promptly get ripped off by the worlds best scam artists and this is despite all the negative publicity on the net. 

If you are looking for a camera or gadget then simply shop at Fortress, they have been around for over 30 years and have branches all over the city - they are not the cheapest but they have a huge range, helpful English speaking staff and are utterly reliable. 

 i Square shopping mall in TST, Kowloon

i Square shopping mall in TST, Kowloon

Ok, it has the obligatory Chow Tai Fook but it is not as touristy as you think, it has an HMV, a Marks & Spencer, some decent restaurants, a cinema etc so that makes it ok in my book and it sits right on top of TST MTR Station. 

 The iconic Star Ferry

The iconic Star Ferry

These 2 ferries are on the TST to Wanchai route and worth a trip whilst you are here

 Stormy Peak

Stormy Peak

I am lucky enough to be at the Peak almost daily and so get to see all sorts of weather conditions, my most memorable experience... being up there when the no. 9 Typhoon signal was up in July 2012. It  can be very eerie watching storm clouds rolling in. 

 a view of the "true" Peak

a view of the "true" Peak

There is no chance of standing on the top of the Peak (shown above) even at my spot we are about 350 ft below the actual Peak, shame really.

 One of the original 1980 stations

One of the original 1980 stations

Sham Shui Po is one of our older, less developed districts and famous for the Golden Computer Arcade.. it also has some dodgy markets, a very old tomb and lots of shops selling clothing accessories


I do personal walking tours around Hong Kong, I am on the streets every day and I have a somewhat interesting perspective of this wonderful city I have called my home for 37 years. My private walking tours are perfect for visitors who want a detailed overview of Hong Kong prior to exploring on their own and for people who are only here for a day or two who want to make the most of their limited time here.

Many clients book me for their first full day in Hong Kong, they get to see the best that Hong Kong has to offer + a crash course on our wonderful public transport system and then they go exploring for the rest of their stay armed with step by step instructions and recommendations from me....

I am available at very short notice, I get many last minute bookings and may well be available even if you arrive in Hong Kong without making plans! so please check my calendar, if it says I am free then I am available to do a tour!! Simply send me a message for a prompt reply

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Posted on July 14, 2013 .