Hong Kong – Day Four

No food report – No Food Report – There will be NO FOOD REPORT!

Even though part of the thrill of being in Hong Kong is feasting there will be no update on our feasting activities – today.

Today was a thrill as this morning was spent with the stupendous Nury Vittachi –  a wonderful man who writes great words, and especially in his kids’ books. His comedy-crime novel series The Feng Shui Detective is well known here in Hong Kong. It must be. My cousin’s children were rather impressed that we were chit chatting with Nury this morning. We spent an hour or so catching up on our individual news since our meeting in Singapore at last year’s AFCC. And a bit of planning and plotting too! Wonderful to find Nury here.

Nury Vittachi

with Nury Vittachi

See – still no mention of Dim Sum or the foods we are dining on today!

Hong Kong Museum of History

Hong Kong Museum of History

Next stop on this slightly overcast and a little bit steamy Saturday was the Hong Kong Museum of History (thank you Mio, thank you Mio, thank you Mio for telling us about this place). I adored our walk through here and took gazillions of photos … and discovered these exhibits. To most people these are simply clocks, “nice clocks” many will say, but to me they are rather special. They do more than tell the time. This is history … family history because this alarm clock originated with the Chiap Hua Clocks and Watches Ltd – a family company. This alarm clock was a winner in the 1961 design competition of Chinese Manufacturers’ Association. Clever relatives!

Chiap Hua Alarm Clock

Chiap Hua Alarm Clock

More museum photos of some of the exhibits and halls.

After Museum visiting it was time to continue shopping … lots of shopping. The Aussie dollar is very, very good and we instantly found our favourite street where Bini was able to snaffle a leather shoulder bag at the same shop where I bought my computer bag last year, and of course a few clothing items and a few other ‘essential’ purchases too.

We are powering along through Hong Kong travelling the MTR and walking the roads to places we know. This is wonderful fun!

And see … no report on food!

 

4 Responses to Hong Kong – Day Four

  1. Great post. But what did you eat?? 😉

    jen storer April 21, 2013 at 9:52 am Reply
    • Mine was braised chicken chinese style (I think) – Yummy!

      Chris Cheng April 23, 2013 at 8:59 pm Reply
  2. I’m with Jen. What did you eat. Give the people what they want, tell us all about the FOOD. Unless you have a dark secret (HK McDonalds).

    Marco Del Grande April 21, 2013 at 1:18 pm Reply
    • no dark secret … at least not for this day!
      The evening meal was simply Chinese fast food – in a restaurant of course the name of which i can’t type!
      but wait till you see Tuesday’s gastronomic feast!

      Chris Cheng April 23, 2013 at 8:58 pm Reply

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