Madness and mayhem at the Apple Store at IFC Mall

Lizards at the Peak, Hong Kong, Emergency Services vehicles in Hong Kong and the woman on the bus.

About 800 people lining up inside and outside the Apple Store at IFC Mall in Central, Hong Kong - waiting to take delivery of the new IPhone 6

Then I spot what is really going on - people collecting phones they ordered online and then reselling them to traders at a huge profit who then sell them to desperate buyers from Mainland China!

Mainland Chinese guys had suitcases full of the new phone, essentially they paid Hong Kong residents a large sum for their phone as soon as they came out of the store and then more than doubled the price and sold them to Mainland Chinese customers - all of this took place within 1 minute's walk of the Apple store!

Naked unabashed capitalism - Hong Kong has always been about free trade so this is no surprise to see but you have to question why someone would pay 2 1/2 times the price for an expensive phone which will be easy to buy here in a couple of weeks once the initial rush has died down... and just to stress that the guys selling the phones and the people buying them were all Mainland Chinese.

...and back to the real world, I have never seen a lizard like this in Hong Kong.. very neat.

The unsung hero's of Hong Kong - our firemen do a magnificent job

The woman on the bus - the always jam packed Bus No. 23

Bill and Jan relaxing at the spot at the Peak, Hong Kong.


I do private 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 38 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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All images taken with a Sony RX 1r camera - it produces amazing images!

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 If you are stuck for something to do, contact me, I take last minute bookings

If you are stuck for something to do, contact me, I take last minute bookings



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Posted on September 21, 2014 and filed under Spiders, Snakes + Bugs.