The Tanka People (people who live on boats) may not exist as they used to in Hong Kong but there is still a thriving boat community. These small wooden boats are called Sampans. They are mostly used as water taxis but some provide other services. This one is the lunch sampan! There is a full kitchen on this boat and the guys serve up noodle soups and roast meats on rice! All you have to do is holla at him when he passes! Picture taken on our boat tour; Hong Kong by Sea.
This weekend we had the pleasure of touring the Van Der Lee family from the Netherlands around Hong Kong. Tom has just completed an MBA in Hong Kong and the whole family was in town to help him celebrate! Here they are in Statue Square park learning about the feng shui in the architecture. Well done Tom!
For a great view of the sea and Lantau Island check out the waterfront in Kennedy Town. You will also run into a lot of dogs as the waterfront is a very popular place to walk them.
CLICK HERE for a great time lapse video made by our guide Nathan.
Sørlandet is a 89 years old Norwegian heritage vessel and the world’s oldest fully rigged ship which is still in operation. Sørlandet relied on its sails for almost 90 percent of the time on its voyage to Hong Kong. Here for the Green Shipping Seminar which is on the 22nd of this month, it is open for public visits until the 30th of July at our own Maritime Museum!
This is a Pineapple Bun and it’s a Hello Hong Kong tour favourite. Guatenteed to give you an energy burst these buns have no pineapple in but take their name from the fact that the crunchy top of the bun resembles the outside of a Pineapple. The top part is a bit like a sugary biscuit and the bun underneath is soft and sweet! The ones from Tsui Wah are a personal favourite!