The Noon-Day Gun!!

18th june

On todays tour I took Jake to visit the old Marine Police Headquarters building. This is him with a 6 pounder Hotchkiss cannon which used to be fired at exactly 12 noon everyday as a way of indicating the time to the boats in the harbour. The gun is more commonly known as the ‘noon-day gun’. A working 3 pounder version of it can be found in Sai Wan Ho at the new Marine Police headquarters.

Health tips for Football fans!!

Hong Kong’s government reminds football fans to stay health conscious whilst watching the World Cup. A spokesman for the Department of Health said that even though some football fans love crispy snacks (such as potato chips and fried food), sugary drinks and alcoholic beverages while watching the matches, it is important to maintain healthy eating, get sufficient sleep, refrain from using tobacco, as well as avoid alcohol consumption. Some great tips are attached – I actually can’t decide which one I like the most!

The Gigantic bouquet gift!!

In Hong Kong it is customary to gift a gigantic bouquet of flowers to the owners of a business when it opens. On yesterdays tour with Holly and Briget we were lucky enough to stumble across the opening on a shop in Sheung Wan. We also had some VERY good roast suckling pig!

Hai’s Private Bespoke tour!

This is Hai from California. He is staying in Mong Kok – the most densely populated district on the planet! It was all a bit too frantic for him so we headed away from the crowds and down to Stanley for an ice-cream on the promenade. Stanley was actually the first administrative capital of Hong Kong before it was moved to Central. Its now a lovely seaside town where you can kick back and relax in many of the waterfront bars and restaurants.

Adventurous Kate reviews the food tour

We received this wonderful review from travel blogger Adventurous Kate: ‘I had the pleasure of joining my friend Laura on one of her Hong Kong food tours! (Friends who run food tours are the best kinds of friends, am I right?) For four hours, we were stuffed with everything from dim sum to noodle soup to egg tarts. My favorite part? The roasted pork, soft and as sweet as candy. I’ll be talking more about the tour later, but if you’re coming to Hong Kong soon, check out — I had a great time and highly recommend it!’