SPD4459 Destination in Central and Western District 情陷中西區 \^( O O)^/

Thursday, November 6, 2014

SPD4459 Destination - Sai Ying Pun Community Complex Community Hall

Sai Ying Pun Community Complex Community Hall is located at Sai Ying Pun, 2nd High Street. It was known as the old mental hospital before. The local neighborhood called this building as High Street haunted house. Only the original building facade was retained, demonstrating its stone walls and corridors of marijuana, and was listed as a historic building in Hong Kong.

Unique architectural design of the old mental hospital and it had 3-storey. After the reconstruction, the Sai Ying Pun Community Complex hall has 9 storeys.There are magnificent granite facades, peripheral features vaulted corridor and thick retaining walls, and covered with Chinese tiles pitched roof. The building have10 original nurse bedrooms, 12 workers' dormitory room, nurse office, laboratory, office and storage facilities required.

For the history, the building was built in 1892 and became the former government public hostel for foreign nurses.
In 1940, East Wing completely constructed.
In 1941, The hostel converted mental hospital. During the 
the period of vacancy that happened when Japanese was occupying Hong Kong, this hostel was rumored to be used as an execution ground. After the period of vacancy, it became a woman mental hospital.
In 1961, this building was converted to the Castle Peak Hospital Psychiatric Clinic.
In 1971, this building was deprecated.
In 2001, the Hong Kong government decided to dismantle the site and converted into Sai Ying Pun Community Complex. And, the facade of the original building is retained.

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SPD4459 Destination - The University of Hong Kong (香港大學)

Hallo this is Piggie again!! Today im going to introduce you all one of the greatest University in Hong Kong. 

The University of Hong Kong is a public university located in PokFuLam, founded in 1911 during the British Colonial era. It is the oldest tertiary institution in Hong Kong, originally established in order to compete with other Great Powers that had opened higher learning institutions in China at the beginning of the twentieth century. 

Today, HKU is organised into 10 academic faculties with English as the main language of instruction. It exhibits strength in scholarly research and education of humanities, law, political sciences, and biomedicine.

The University of Hong Kong is basically an open sights, as there is no guardhouse as other univaersity around the world, visitors can visit any time for free to the University of Hong Kong. Just have to keep claim and carry on.

The building is also a statutory historic monuments.

Although the University of Hong Kong is relatively close to the nearest mtr station, but Piggie would suggest a quick ride from Central or Admiralty by bus.

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SPD4459 Destination - Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens (香港動植物公園)

Welcome back to SPD4459 Destination in Central and Western District blog!! #SPD4459

Animals, heritage, plants~ so comprehensive

Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens was first established in Hong Kong park in 1871.

spd4459 Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens (香港動植物公園)

Mr. Charlie Amersfoort  was appointed as the park's first garden supervision in 1871. As the park site in 1841 to 1842 was used as a residence of the governor, therefore, many people still called Zoological and Botanical Gardens as "soldiers head Gardens"
spd4459 Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens (香港動植物公園)

It has started feeding wild animals for exhibition since 1876, with very few original buildings breeding birds and mammals, purely for visitors to watch.  It promote the conservation and green concept to the people,
spd4459 Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens (香港動植物公園)

Location map to show all the activities of the garden~

Spd4459 location map of Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens (香港動植物公園)

Fountain Terrace Garden: daily 6:00 to 22:00
Plant Greenhouse: 9:00 to 4:00 pm every day for 30 minutes
Other sections: daily 6:00 to 19:00

Fee: Free of charge

Accessible Bus Routes:
BusFrom Central3B, 12, 13
BusFrom Admiralty12A, 12M, 40M, 40P, 40
BusFrom Causeway Bay23A, 23B
BusFrom North Point23
BusFrom Lok Fu103
Location: Albany Road Central, Hong Kong

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

SPD4459 Destination - Man Mo Temple (文武廟)

Welcome back to SPD4459 Destination in Central and Western District blog!! #SPD4459

Today, Piggie will bring you guys to visit a historical destination in Central and Western District~ It is Man Mo Temple. Do you know why Hong Kong people should go there? And why have this temple? Let me introduce to all of you^^

The outlook of Man Mo Temple

In 1908, the temple was officially entrusted to the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals. It was listed as a Grade I historic building in 2009 and is preserved as a Declared Monument.

The Man Mo Temple is a picturesque tribute to the God of Literature (Man) and the God of War (Mo), both of whom were worshipped by ambitious students looking to succeed in the civil examinations of Imperial China. These involved rigorous systems aimed at finding the best administrative officials for the state.

Man Mo Temple was built in 1987, this remains the largest Man Mo temple in Hong Kong. To pause for a moment's respite under its giant hanging incense coils makes for a pleasant contrast with the hectic pace of the nearby financial district.

You can go there by:
w   Bus 26 outside Pacific Place at Admiralty to Hollywood Road and get off near Man Mo Temple.

w   MTR Central Station Exit D2 and turn right to Theatre Lane. Walk along Queen's Road Central towards The Center. Then take the Central - Mid-Levels Escalator to Hollywood Road.

w   MTR Sheung Wan Station Exit A2 then walk along Hillier Street to Queen's Road Central. Then proceed up Ladder Street (next to Lok Ku Road) to Hollywood Road to the Man Mo Temple.

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

SPD4459 Destination - Finding your Treasure in Central-Upper Lascar Row

If you like old or vintage chinese stuff, you cannot miss Upper Lascar Row(cat street)  which located in central.

When arrived Upper Lascar Row, you will find many stuffs from 70's or prior to 70's including movie poster, old-newspaper, old-megazine, old calender and so on. You can buy them for collection with a very low price. Even if you won't buy them, i highly recommand you also come here for hang around.
As there are many special things worth visiting.

Upper Lascar Row, so called "Cat Street", You may think that there should be many shops selling cat however, there is no shop selling cat in this street. By the 1920s, the neighbourhood bazaar had evolved into a market for antiques and second-hand items. Later, it became known as a place that sold stolen goods. In Cantonese, stolen items are called 'rat goods' and the people who buy them are called cats - therefore its nickname 'Cat Street'.

No matter you like collecting or visting "chinese treasure", dont miss the chance finding ur treasure

photo source: http://www.discoverhongkong.com/eng/shop/where-to-shop/street-markets-and-shopping-streets/cat-street.jsp




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Monday, November 3, 2014

SPD4459 Destination - Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park (孫中山紀念公園)

Hello ! First of all, let me show you a picture ! ! ! !

Awesome ! ! ! Bravo ! ! 一個字 超靚 !

Do you believe that if I told you this place is located in the urban area??

Today let me take you to visit a picturesque place. This is Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park, which is located in Sai Ying Pun.

It faces to Victoria Harbour and you can see the night view of the harbour !

Beatiful views of Victoria Harbour 靚靚維港景色
Records of Sun Yat Sen footprints 孫中山的事蹟和生平
Entrance of the Park 紀念公園入口
Signboard of "The world as a common wealth shared by all"
Grassland in the park 紀念公園的大草地

It is the only park in Hong Kong to be named for a Chinese historic figure, because Shue Yat sen lived in Central and Western District. 

The footprints of Sun Yat Sen was recorded on the ground in the park, because he lived in the district for a long period of time. He was a student of Queen's College and the University of Hong Kong. 

The most unbelieveable thing is I have ever seen a big piece of grassland was located in the crowded urban area ! ! ! It is a good place for having picnic and playing kite !! It is relaxing and you even can lay down on the grassland and look to the sky. 

How to get there?
You can take Citybus route 5B,1 
Get off at Des Voeux Road West, Centre Street bus stop
Turn left and walk along the footbridge 
It takes around 5 minutes


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Sunday, November 2, 2014

SPD4459 Destination - Drinking beer in western; Drinking Tea in Chinese

As we all konw, western people like drinking beer in most of time such as dinner, party, gathering and so on. However, Chinese people just used to drinking beer in party instead drinking Tea in most of time.

Some western poeple also love drinking chinese tea, and find that this is a good way to understand and explore chinese culture. Therefore, someone would learn chinese culture from drinking tea.
If you interest to chinese tea or chinese culture, i highly recommand you to visit Flagstaff House Museym of Tea ware which located in central western district of HongKong.  

There are many activities you can experience, such as Tea alive, Tea for All, and permanent exhibitions.

Tea Alive: 
 Dr K.S. Lo established the Vitasoy Company in 1940. By the nutritious value in soybean, ‘Vitasoy' was produced in order to provide an affordable and a nutritious drink for the working class people. At present, Vitasoy has become an authentic Hong Kong product. We have invited the author of ‘The Story of Vitasoy from 1940 to 1990' to introduce how the change of Vitasoy is closely related to the social transformation of Hong Kong. Don't miss it!

Tea for all:  [Tea Demonstration in Four Seasons (Cantonese / English*) ]
Jointly organised by the Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware, the Sheung Yu Tea House and the Lock Cha Tea Shop
The choice of tea should differ according to the seasons so as to get the maximum benefits and help us stay robust in health, for the body and the mind. In this programme, the tea-masters of Lock Cha Tea Shop and Sheung Yu Tea House will demonstrate various types of tea that should go with the seasons. Participants can feel the fragrance of scented tea in spring, the breshness of green tea in summer, the nourishing feelings of Oolong tea in autumn and the mellowness of dark tea in winter. Come and join us for this special experience.

Permanent exhibitions:
This exhibition introduces the history of Chinese tea drinking and features various kinds of tea ware, from the Tang dynasty (618 – 907) to the 20th century. An education corner on "Essential tea vessels", with facilities for the people with visual impairment, is set up to give visitors a more comprehensive background on tea and to encourage a culture of tea drinking.

if you like drinking Tea, don't miss it ! i hope you can enjoy Chinese tea

photo source :


3) http://www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/Museum/Arts/en_US/web/ma/whatsnew04.html


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Saturday, November 1, 2014

SPD4459 Destination - Sai Wan Pier, Kennedy Town (西環碼頭)

San Wan Pier 西環碼頭

Is it attractive? Have you ever seen the beautiful sunset before?  Today let me introduce a nice place for you, the San Wan Pier. 

It is a Public Cargo Working Area along the coast of Sai Wan on Hong Kong Island. It is a very well known public space among local community in sai wan, the photographic community !

Also there is a corner called "The mirror of the sky(天空之鏡)", do you know why? 

Let's take a look of this photo and you will know what is the reason of being called this name.

The mirror of the sky天空之鏡

Actually there is a large puddle of reflecting the sky. This place becomes a famous place for taking photos. 

However, you can only go there after it rains, otherwise you can't find the puddle ! !

The Sunset

Moreover, the pier becomes a sunset spot. Since there is no any buildings blocked the views, you can enjoy the sunset view of 360 degree ! ! !

Although privately owned, the owner allows 24-hour access without setting any rules.

This area has a great view of the Victoria Harbour, and a nice sunset . People who hang out here usually are the neighbourhood, couples, families, dog lovers and youngsters. They love spending their time here. 

How to get there?


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Friday, October 31, 2014

SPD4459 Destination - Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences (香港醫學博物館)

Welcome back to SPD4459 Destination in Central and Western District blog!! #SPD4459

Today, I would like to introduce the Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences (香港醫學博館).

This Museum aims to collect and preserve materials of historical interest relating to the development of medical sciences in Hong Kong, to promote research and public interest in health matters, the development of medicine in Hong Kong and neighbouring regions and the interaction between scientific and traditional medicine and to promote cooperation between the Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences and local or international institutions with similar objectives.

There are some preserved organs that are displayed for people to know more about the structures of that organ.

Also, there are some models that are showing you the situation of some surgical operation.

For more details, the Hong Kong Museum is located at No.2 Caine Lane, Mid-Level, Hong Kong. And, the admission fee are HK$20.00 for an Adults; HK$10.00 for a Children/Full-time students/Senior Citizens/Disabled Persons; HK$50.00 for a Family Package (2 adults and maximum of 3 children).

Please visit http://www.hkmms.org.hk/English/main.htm to get more information ! !

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