Parks, Play Grounds and Sitting-out Areas in Tai Po – The Yuen Chau Tsai Park

We started our visit to the Yuen Chau Tsai Park from Fu Shin Estate and the Yuen Shin Park. As mentioned at the end of the post we did on the Yuen Shin Park, “It is, in fact, part of a much larger picture, and this will be explored in the next part of thisContinue reading “Parks, Play Grounds and Sitting-out Areas in Tai Po – The Yuen Chau Tsai Park”

Clouds – Some of the Most Beautiful Things in Creation

A Photo Essay When we walk in the hills and amongst nature, it is easy to miss some of the most beautiful things around us. This happens, especially, when we are concentrating on something in particular, trees, or flowers, insects or birds. Very often we forget to look at what is above us, the clouds,Continue reading “Clouds – Some of the Most Beautiful Things in Creation”

Parks, Play Grounds and Sitting-out Areas in Tai Po – The Yuen Shin Park

The Yuen Shin Park is a pleasant area in which to spend some time relaxing amongst the trees and flowers. It is accessible from both On Po Lane and Fu Shin Estate where you will find restaurants, fast food outlets and convenience stores. I chose to start from the On Po Lane end. The parkContinue reading “Parks, Play Grounds and Sitting-out Areas in Tai Po – The Yuen Shin Park”

Parks, Play Grounds and Sitting-out Areas in Tai Po – The Tai Po Old Market Playground

Situated off the Tai Po Tai Wo Road the Tai Po Old Market Playground is a small park and sitting out area which has been beautifully laid out  by the Culture and Leisure Services Department. Although, officially designated a playground, the sitting out area and the playground itself are separate. This is a wonderful areaContinue reading “Parks, Play Grounds and Sitting-out Areas in Tai Po – The Tai Po Old Market Playground”

Places of Interest: The Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden

I don’t recall how many times I have visited the Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden, but every time I have done so I have seen something new. To say that it is well worth a visit is an understatement. To get there take the 64K bus from either the Tai Po Hui KMB Terminus orContinue reading “Places of Interest: The Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden”

Fanling to Hong Lok Yuen – 5.3K!

This is a pleasant walk suitable for people of all ages. It passes by some very old village houses which are still inhabited, and there are farms and commercial gardens that produce both flowers and veggies. To get to the start of the walk take the MTR to Fanling Station and look for Exit A.Continue reading “Fanling to Hong Lok Yuen – 5.3K!”

Hong Kong’s Dark History – Part Four: The Death of Innocence

This part covers the post war industrialisation of Japan and its subsequent effects on Hong Kong. I also discuss my memories of sitting in discussions with my Dad, Charles (Chucky) McConnell Sloan, and his friends at the Police Recreation Club. Following the Second World War the Allies had two choices with regard to the futureContinue reading “Hong Kong’s Dark History – Part Four: The Death of Innocence”

Rock Climbing with Allen on Black’s Link

It is said that men do not mature as quickly as women, and this is probably true. When I started researching my files for material for these posts I started to relive many of my adventures, and the fact that I would like to experience them again, even at my present age, probably means thatContinue reading “Rock Climbing with Allen on Black’s Link”

Hong Kong’s Dark History Part Three – Discussions with Mum

When I was a child, like all children, I went through an inquisitive phase and no drawer or cabinet was safe from my prying eyes and hands. I recall looking up in awe at my father’s Masonic regalia as it hung in his closet, ready for his next meeting, wondering what possible occasion might requireContinue reading “Hong Kong’s Dark History Part Three – Discussions with Mum”