Hong Kong Tours | Sha Chau Island Hong Kong, not a weekend getaway

Public restrooms in Hong Kong should be this quality and this design, eating at Lung King Heen - a very fond memory and burning joss sticks at Temples

 Some of our outlying islands

Some of our outlying islands

The little island in the background with the white "golf ball" on the hill is Sha Chau... the "golf ball" is a radar system for the airport by the way., I have had a quick skeg at the information on Wikipedia and I have decided that it does not quite meet the requirements of a weekend getaway. 

 The Restrooms at the Hotel Auberge

The Restrooms at the Hotel Auberge

Our Government really tries very hard to provide clean public restrooms in Hong Kong but it is and will continue to be a losing battle, we had 16 million visitors in 2003 and last year we had 49 million visitors and yet you very rarely see any new public restrooms and our ancient restrooms simply cannot cope with all that pee. 

I spend a lot of time in Hotels and I always make a point to locate and test the facilities and I have to say that the restrooms in the Auberge Hotel are quite lovely and if I was our Chief Executive I would immediately build hundreds of public restrooms based on this template... sadly that will never happen, places to pee are not that high on the Governments agenda. 

 Lung King Heen - a Three Star Michelin Restaurant

Lung King Heen - a Three Star Michelin Restaurant

Everyone should experience a "once in a lifetime meal" at one of the world's top restaurants and Lung King Heen fits the bill... I was lucky enough to eat there earlier this year. HUZZAH! 

 Sandalwood joss sticks smell great... 

Sandalwood joss sticks smell great... 

Incense or joss sticks are a part of everyday life in Hong Kong and there isn't a day goes by without my arriving home smelling primarily of sandalwood. Love it. 

 A stunning view of Yaumatei from the Ritz Carlton Hotel

A stunning view of Yaumatei from the Ritz Carlton Hotel

This image is primarily of Yaumatei District in Hong Kong and is taken from the lobby of the Ritz Carlton Hotel on the 103rd Floor of ICC in West Kowloon - see the 8 dodgy buildings down and to the right.. this was the shoreline before the reclamation started in the mid 1990's! 

 Hotel Art - the Luxe Manor Hotel

Hotel Art - the Luxe Manor Hotel

 The Kowloon Cricket Club, somewhat of an institution in Hong Kong

The Kowloon Cricket Club, somewhat of an institution in Hong Kong

I would love to be a member of the KCC, we go way back - in the mid to late 1980's me and the missus would play bingo there (really) and in the mid 2000's our youngest used to have school sports day here, unfortunately joining fee's and the like are way beyond what mere mortals can afford... a real throwback to more genteel colonial times

 The Novotel at Citygate is pretty good

The Novotel at Citygate is pretty good

The Novotel Citygate Hotel is not quite located at the airport but close enough and if you like shopping then you will love the fact the Hotel is in the Citygate Outlet Mall... whenever I have been there has always been a pretty decent lounge singer belting out old and sometimes unique songs. 

 Teddy loves Marmite

Teddy loves Marmite

It has been about 2 years since Teddy was on my site... he needs a bit of a wash but he just wanted to express his thanks for the Marmite I bought... Middlesbrough natives love Marmite. 

 What a splendid view from the Club Level of the Hotel Conrad

What a splendid view from the Club Level of the Hotel Conrad

You can get some wonderful views of Hong Kong from the Club Level of the Hotel Conrad, the afternoon food / drink buffet is not to shabby. 

 One of the lesser known MTR Stations

One of the lesser known MTR Stations

The only reason to visit Tai Wo Hau in Tsuen Wan is if you are a guest of the simply awful Panda Hotel and that's that. 


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Posted on July 19, 2013 .