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  • GH14
    Tsim Sha Tsui, China12 contributions
    I went two times. The first time I spend 7h inside the museum and I didn’t read all the the documents! We’re entering on the down of earth and leave in the after recession of Hong Kong. You must take your all day for appreciate this museum. So much to learn! Every room is a new experience. Every times I have friends or family coming in HK, this is a must go!
    Written 6 December 2020
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  • ceciliamorrison
    East Grinstead, UK1,068 contributions
    The price to get in isn’t expensive. There is lots to see and worth paying the little extra for the Winter Olympics Exhibition, that is great fun for both children and adults. The big energy exhibition which runs on the top floor every now and again throughout the day was fascinating. We had good fun with the mirrors. The Museum is next to the History Museum. We managed both on the same day. I good rainy day activity.
    Written 15 October 2019
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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China146,813 contributions
    There is presently a very good special exhibition - Tsar of All Russia - Holiness and Splendour of Power that is being held at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum in Sha Tin until 29 Aug 2021. The exhibition features 170 sets of exquisite treasures from the Moscow Kremlin Museums that are well organised and displayed in 6 gallery rooms. Museum opening hours are 10am to 6pm (daily) but closed on Tuesdays.

    The exhibition requires special ticket (HK$10 per person). Note the permanent exhibitions and other special exhibitions are free to the public to visit. Items include relics, ornamental pieces, original maps of the Kremlin and paintings of the Royal Tsars. They are unique and attractive and well described by English and Cantonese signage and information. There is also free wifi at the museum so you can access a mobile audio guide describing a handful of the exhibition highlights. Allow 30-45 minutes to browse this exhibition.

    You can visit the Hong Kong Heritage Museum website to learn about the various permanent and temporary exhibitions before making your way. Note they also have a small eatery called The Alchemist on the ground floor for those who want a drink and/or snack and chance to take a rest in between exhibition visits at the museum.
    Written 15 August 2021
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  • pindiyath100
    6 contributions
    Made my first visit of this year yesterday. Sure had tons of fun meeting my favorite celebrities! Had little trouble with the rotating pinkish blue overhead lighting above most of the displayed figures. Other than that it was worth the visit. Staff were very friendly as usual.

    Two wishes I've at the moment is if the displays could be used with just one type of overhead lighting and inclusion of refreshments outlet within the visiting area even if it's limited with bottles of plain water. I spent nearly 5 hours inside starting from the opening hours and desperately wished for a drop of water to drink....

    Will definitely visit again, awaiting the arrival of Manny Pacquiao!
    Written 2 October 2020
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  • globaltravellerworld
    Grasse, France405 contributions
    A MUST visit when coming to Hong Kong! The unsuspecting name does not reveal the true importance and value of this museum. It describes vividly the more than 300 years of trade between the West and China - especially the European trade with China via Hong Kong. We can learn that there is nothing new to this world - todays trade and relationship issues and mutual benefits for both worlds have not much changed in principle - all that changed is technology and media. We can learn from this museum that trade between the western world and China is mutually beneficial since hundreds of years - so we can truly relax a little bit in our overexcited times and refrain from getting carried away with the different political systems in place. It's does not matter on either side - Let's learn a bit from history and how we are in the end all just humans who want to have a decent good life ! this museum is very educational and teaches is us daily life in the "old times" and you will be surprised how close it is to the "new times" that we live in. Spend 2 hours there BUT GO ON WEEKENDS when volunteers are there to explain you details - otherwise you will not capture the essence of the trade history and how it relates to today's world. THE guides are very knowledgeable and competent and extremely friendly and helpful. A privately run Museum - my respect.
    Absolutely worth a visit.
    Written 12 December 2021
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  • Megan H
    Brisbane, Australia184 contributions
    We headed in as it was Wednesday and so therefore free and we had some time to spare. It was quite interesting, most exhibits had english explanations. There were lots of "hands on". We only went into the exhibition hall, didn't do the show. I think it would be great for small kids and a good place to be if the weather is bad.
    Written 9 November 2019
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  • MrsTsih
    Hong Kong, China296 contributions

    Don’t expect the Tate or MoMA, and one is thankful that a city as prosperous as HongKong finally has put together a place closer to the other art museums in major cities.

    There are many gems, the Chinese ceramics and art pieces from 3000 BC to Qing dynasty.

    Chinese art giants from the past century include but are not limited to Wu GuanZhong, Zao WouKi and Chang DaiChien are featured .

    One and one’s family can spend a delightful afternoon in this easy to access museum . There is art in motion outside the Museum too ie the beautiful Victoria Harbour framed by the famous Skyline.

    Thank you to the private donors making the Collection interesting .
    Written 21 February 2021
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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China146,813 contributions
    The Hong Kong Culture Centre is situated along the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade in the Kowloon Peninsula. Completed in 1989, this is a large complex with a 2000 seat concert hall, 1700 Grand Theatre, smaller Studio Theatre, Exhibition gallery as well as multiple exhibition foyers.

    The venue is used throughout the year for world-class concerts, theatre and musical productions, opera, dance and drama performances which you can reserve at the ticketing box office (open from 10am to 9:30pm daily) or reserve through the URBTIX website.

    Note: The Hong Kong Arts Festival is held during the early months each year. Numerous large scale performances take place at the Hong Kong Culture Centre as part of this important annual programme.
    Written 8 April 2020
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  • Mairwen1
    United Kingdom6,324 contributions
    The tea museum won’t be for everyone and is a small, niche museum. It’s housed inside the lovely old, colonial Flagstaff House (1846), a very stately white house, which is the oldest colonial building still standing in Hong Kong. Even if you don’t go inside, it’s worth strolling through the grounds of Hong Kong Park, past it.
    Entry is free and it has recently re-opened after closing during the covid 19 restrictions. Some sections are still closed, like the children’s playroom.
    The entire collection is only small with 8 separate rooms but the displays are well supported with good information on tea making ceremonies and traditions. Signs are in both English and Chinese.
    Some teaware dated back to 11th century BC. I found it astonishing to think that 3000+ years ago, people were brewing a cuppa, using these sophisticated, decorative bowls and ewers.
    The blue and white Ming dynasty china was extremely delicate and beautiful but I was equally intrigued by the rustic Yixing earthenware, with teapots and cups that imitated tree trunks and featured realistic looking grasshoppers and toads.
    There’s a small, good quality but expensive gift shop near the entry.
    Afterwards allow some time to wander through Hong Kong Park, past the waterfall, ponds and aviary.
    Written 15 June 2021
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  • Gloria Wong
    Hong Kong Island, China169 contributions
    Can’t believe there are lots of newly opened cafe in the Mills!! Had a quick Aussie lunch @ Fleur Hong Kong located just opposite to the performance area🥰

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    🌟Avo lover $128
    (Avocado, Homemade dill salmon avocado shallot tartar, Okonomiyaki, Soft boiled egg, beetroot mayo, Edible flowers)

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    🌟Fish lover $138
    (Grilled miso salmon, Risotto hash, Pickled mushroom, Green salad, Miso sauce, Edible flowers)

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    🌟Fleur lover $128
    (Hot cake, Mascarpone cream, Mixed french fruits & berries, Nuts, Organic maple syrup, Edible flowers)
    *Meal preparation time: 20 mins

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    🌟Velvet Latte $42
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    Written 17 December 2020
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  • Wai
    2 contributions
    The guided tour by Mr Wong is very impressive and surprisingly good with this unattractive old complex. It can help us to imagine the picture of previous life of the people who lived in Sheung Yiu. The experience is vital to those who would like to know more Hakka Folk and old HK rural life.
    Written 24 December 2021
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  • bmartin992
    London, United Kingdom17 contributions
    A bit off the beaten track but well worth the effort to get there.
    The invasion of HK during WW2 was not a high-point in British colonial history, with HK being completely unprepared for the Japanese invasion from the mainland.
    Makes this historical event come alive.
    And found out that a family friend had actually played a key role in the escape of the one-armed Chinese general!
    Written 12 November 2019
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  • randa88
    Hong Kong, China65 contributions
    Firstly be prepared. Mid summer is demanding and the hike can be strenuous but in the end it’s worth it. Take water and sugar snacks. Also do with others. There are signs warning of the dangers so only go if you are an experienced hiker.

    The route I took up to the peak was as follows. Took the MTR to Choi Hung (exit B) then headed up the hill along Clearwater Bay Road. Then a few hundred meters later turn left onto Clearwater Bay Road. Follow the road up the hill - quite a long way. Then turn left on Fei Ngo Shan Road. Then head left onto Fei Ha Road (looks like a driveway). Halfway up there is a small gap/path that leads up the hill.

    Take that and proceed to head on up. It can get steep but there are ropes at times to help. Eventually the path opens up at rocky outcrops (be very careful). Ultimately you reach an area below Kowloon Peak which is reached by a set of steps.

    Views are awesome once there - basically 360 degrees of HK. Chill out and admire the scenery. I went up late afternoon but I reckon sunset would be the best (if you are ok to walk back in the dark).

    Returning I walked past Kowloon Peak (north) past the helipad which leads to a path down the other side of the peak (on the right). Continue downhill until you reach Fei Ngo Shan Road (takes at least 30 mins). Walk down the road until you reach Clearwater Bay Road again - completing the round trip. From here there are minibuses or taxis. I took a taxi as I was fairly exhausted. Good luck!
    Written 14 August 2020
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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China146,813 contributions
    The Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Center is located in the middle of Kowloon Park in two of the old Whitfield Barracks which occupied this location in the 20th century prior to the creation of the park. This heritage building is now the location of a pretty good little museum and information centre covering the topic of Hong Kong archeological history. Opening hours are 10am to 6pm daily (closed on Thursdays). Entry is free.

    What you will find here are a main gallery describing general archeology and heritage sites around Hong Kong as well as three smaller galleries with a focus on artefacts from the Pre-historic times, Han and Ming Dynasties. There are interesting human remains, pottery, tools and other items of interest from these various time periods as well as helpful information description what you are seeing and where the discoveries were found or unearthed around Hong Kong.

    The Discovery Centre now has a small exhibition setup to describe the damage to the old Duddell Street gas lamps that occurred during Super Typhoon Mangkut as well as the restoration efforts that went into restoring this popular historic attraction on Hong Kong Island. There is also a nice outside courtyard area and you'll find maps and brochures related to important heritage and archeology sites and related self-guided tours you can try around Hong Kong.

    In the end, while less important than the Hong Kong History Museum in TST East and Hung Hum area, the Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre is a great use of the historic Whitfield Barracks and good place to spend a 20-30 minutes if planning to spend time in Kowloon Park.
    Written 21 September 2021
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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China146,813 contributions
    The Asia Society Hong Kong Chapter has regular exhibitions each year, many which are very good and worth attending. They are almost always free to the public, come with brochures and at times audio downloads. Presently there is an exhibition titled Extended Figure, featuring masterpieces of 20th century Chinese artist, Lalan (until 21 Sept 2021). Exhibition hours are 11am to 6pm daily.

    Lalan (Xie Jing-lan) was born in China but spent most of her years in France where she developed a particular form of artistry known as integrated art which incorporates painting, music and dance and brings elements of east and west art forms together. LaLan's works creative contemporary works are peculiar compositions and worth spending time to view and ponder upon.

    The exhibition showcases around 30 works which are spaced out nicely in the Chantal Miller Gallery on the upper floor of the Asia Society compound. The gallery is nicely curated, lighting too bright on individual works, limiting photograph taking a bit. However, overall, it is a good exhibition that can be viewed comfortably in 30-45 minutes.
    Written 18 July 2021
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