Just a little bit of a mistranslation at a Pizza shop, the stained glass windows at the Standard Chartered Bank headquarters and finding one hour love hotels in Mongkok
For many expats living in the "Mid - Levels" is de rigueur and it is not hard to understand why although these days many apartments do NOT have a harbour view, just another view of the much larger apartment block in front of them!
There are exceptions and if you live at the top of this block you will have amazing views and the amenities are quite spiffy as well.
I will refrain from lapsing into bad puns and one liners suffice to say it should have read Tid Bits... stop tittering I say!
This just gives more credence to the fact that money is the religion in Hong Kong
Like Japan, love hotels are a fact of life here and for the most part they cater to normal folk just looking for a bit of privacy, this advertising in Mongkok is a bit over the top, most places (and you can find them in every district) are much more discreet.
The supermarket market is dominated by the Park n Shop and Wellcome chains, each has sub brands like International and pricing varies according to brand and location.
Whether they admit it or not the 2 supermarket companies run a cartel and they have run off many competitors over the years and everyone knows they collude on price.. this is why normal folk (including us!) have to put up with outrageous prices for basic food products.
What we need is for Walmart, Tesco or Aldi to start opening up supermarkets here, of course it will never happen, the owners of the supermarkets have way too much clout and our Government panders to their every whim.
Not quite an excavation of Roman ruins but interesting enough, the Kowloon Walled City Park near the Lok Fu MTR Station
This image was taken a few months back but it is quite normal, a few days a week a large queue of mainly Mainland Chinese Tourists suddenly appears outside Cartier on Canton Road in TST, Kowloon.
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