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
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.
Old colonial buildings are rare in Hong Kong.. this one is next to the wholesale fruit market in Yaumatei
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.
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.
These 2 ferries are on the TST to Wanchai route and worth a trip whilst you are here
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.
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.
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
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