Michael and Stephanie both work for the New York subway. They were AMAZED at how clean and cool and efficient Hong Kong’s MTR (Mass Transit Railway) is. Opened in 1979 the MTR has 152 stations, has a 99.9% on-time rate, is incredibly cheap, immaculately clean and beautifully air-conditioned. That might explain why over 5 million journeys are made on it every day!
Annie (far right) bought a Hello Hong Kong tour in a charity auction which we had donated to earlier this year. When her friends Tamsin and Michelle were in town this week she cashed in her voucher and off we went. Here we are with Tommy in his amazing antique jade shop where Annie bought a Pi Yao, a Chinese mythological creature which will bring money into her home!
Jeff might come from the USA but he eats like he is a local Hong Konger! Here is in chowing down on some chickens feet cooked in delicious black bean sauce! If you fancy a nibble yourself come on one of our food tours and we’ll introduce you to our feathered friends.
This might look like something that you would wash your dishes with but its actually black moss, a type of seaweed that is commonly eaten with oysters in Hong Kong. Its especially popular to eat at Chinese New Year and other special occasions because its cantonese name sounds very similar to the cantonese word for ‘get rich’!
Sunday is the only day of the week that all of the domestic helpers get off work so we call it maid day in Hong Kong. Visit any public space on maid day and you will see hundreds upon hundreds of Philippino and Indonesian ladies (the two biggest expat groups in HK) sitting out eating and playing cards in what looks like a cardboard city.