Thursday, November 10, 2016

Exploring Hong Kong Island South: Nam Long Shan Cooked Food Center

Exploring Hong Kong Island South: Nam Long Shan Road Cooked Food Center. Two floors of hawker stalls in a building immediately between the new Wong Chuk Hang MTR Station and the Tai Wong Ye Temple. This building and its shops have been in existence from before the time that the site of the new MRT station was a housing complex of 10 residential blocks, now cleared to make way for the MTR line and its associated new development. While the MTR was going up, this building itself looked more like a construction site than restaurants. It has maintained a local reputation for good inexpensive food, especially its two Thai restaurants. It will be interesting to see if this location will be allowed to remain with its current tenants and local customers, or if it also will develop with more upscale chain food outlets and shops once the MTR station is fully operational. The MTR south Island Line is now scheduled to open in late December.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Kayak Fisherman in the Typhoon Shelter

Kayak Fisherman. I see this gentleman and his kayak in all kinds of weather throughout the year fishing in the Typhoon Shelter. Respect for his dedication and love of his pursuit. From the deck of Watermark, Aberdeen Typhoon Shelter, Hong Kong Island

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Aberdeen Channel at Sunset

Exploring Hong Kong Island South. Aberdeen Channel at sunset.
The Channel runs between the island of Ap Lei Chau on the left, and Aberdeen on Hong Kong Island on the right. It connects the Aberdeen South Typhoon Shelter, where our junk, Watermark, is moored, with the Aberdeen West Typhoon Shelter.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Exploring Hong Kong Island South, Aberdeen Channel

Exploring Hong Kong Island South. Aberdeen Channel at sunset. Tourist sampans at Aberdeen Promenade. The island of Ap Lei Chau is to the left, and Aberdeen on the right.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Exploring Hong Kong Island South - Wong Chuk Hang

Tai Wong Ye Temple in Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong Island South. From this afternoon's walkabout in the neighborhood. The temple was founded in 1901 when some fishermen found a statue of Tai Wong Ye in a canal, so they built the temple on the spot.  This neighborhood is immediately adjacent to our part of the Typhoon Shelter is known as Wong Chuk Hang.  A former industrialized area with old factory buildings and warehouses, many of them are now converted to art galleries and artist spaces.  With the arrival of its new MTR subway station, there is now an increasing number of high rise luxury condo and office towers as well.