Weekly Photo Challenge: Shine ( Through Clouds )

This week’s photo challenge is Shine.

This is another view from Kowloon Bay, on the Eastern side of Kowloon, Hong Kong.

The sun has set but still sending some of its colorful rays up, shining through the clouds.

4998141599_4162679a23_o It is a spectacular view of the Hong Kong Island with the beautiful streaks of clouds and high rises as the background. In the foreground are some coastal rocks.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Shine ( on the Anglers )

This week’s photo challenge is Shine.

Do you mind the sun shining hard on you when you are fishing?

Not at all, I suppose.2752390781_41532c2f8c_o

The sun reflected from the sea as if it was a mirror of gold.

These anglers have got their caps on or holding their umbrellas. It won’t deter them from their fishing.

Picture taken in the water front of Hong Kong.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Local ( Kowloon Bay )

This week’s photo challenge is Local.

The harbour of Hong Kong can be viewed from many vantage points, but tourists stick to touristy places on either side of the city area of Hong Kong.

Here is a view from the seaside promenade of Kowloon Bay in Kowloon.img_6955-3

It was a typical Summer night when people will come out to the seaside, taking a rest and gazing towards the Hong Kong Island side.

Some residents may play their guitar and sing their songs too.

Just across the bay is the newly built Cruise Terminal and in the backround are the buildings on the Island.

A typical Summer’s night!

Rain, Rain, Go Away

We used to have relatively dry and pleasant days in October.

The climate change has changed things, quite a few typhoons are coming even in October.

We just missed the typhoon Sakira which was tracking from East to West towards Hainan Island.

Yesterday it brought torrential rain, with over 100mm in many places.

Here is a picture taken from the local Standard newspaper to whom credit is acknowledged.



It shows a roadway completely flooded, with a lone yellow Mini Bus deep in the water.

Today, so far, we are spared from the rain.

We don’t know what is installed for us tomorrow when another super typhoon will head towards Hong Kong. It is predicted that the typhoon will make its landfall within 100km of Hong Kong.

Some newspaper forecast there will be a direct hit!

Weekly photo Challenge: Local ( Sai Kung )

This week’s photo challenge is Local.

One of the places I visit several times a year is known as Sai Kung on the Eastern side of the New Territories of Hong Kong.cimg2974

My photos will not do the place justice, as I concentrate my photos on scenery instead of people and street live which are all the more interesting.cimg2975

This is a small fishing town.  Recently, it has become more popular with locals and tourists as a getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city.

It is well known for its seafood and many seafood restaurants line the seafront forming a Seafood Street. Some sampans for selling live fishes and shrimps / lobsters are berthed against the seawalls. It is fun watching them selling the sea creatures.dscf2070

Besides seafood, visitors can charter boats for snorkeling, scuba diving or just swimming at the beaches at the nearby islands. My photo show some of the distant view of islands.dscf2063

There are several piers there where you can embark / disembark on boats which bring you to some of the nearby islands. One of my pictures shows the pier.dscf2068

You can easily spend more than half a day out there!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Local ( Stanley)

This week’s photo challenge is Local.

Of all the local places, there is a special place in my heart – Stanley on Hong Kong island, especially the Stanley Market.dscf2082a

It was a cozy little seaside village by the sea when I first visited it.

There was a quiet cemetery nearby as well.dscf2087

Things changed dramatically in the last decade or so, turning it into a touristy area.dscf2103

An old building of masonry construction, known as the Rodney Block, was dismantled, relocated and re-assembled there.dscf2093

A pier of Victorian construction was also relocated to the seaside as a pier for public uses.dscf2097

The whole seaside was turned into a promenade, offering a good vintage point to gaze out to the sea.

Many bars, pubs as well as arts and gifts shops are established there.dscf2096

The Stanley Market is still there, it is the place not to be missed by both locals and tourists.

This is not the same Stanley I have always on my mind; but who could resist the big wheels of time turning?