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Pabuk

Severe Tropical Storm Pabuk looked set to have passed Hong Kong, barely causing an impact other than a pulse of thunderstorms, some rain. Headed towards Hainan, and forecast to dwindle to nothingness. But, it stopped, strengthened again, and turned around…

Cleaning Indoor Air

Possible ways to clean indoor air a little. Prompted partly by reading info such as: ‘According to an article in “Heart,” the journal of the British Cardiac Society: “Epidemiology has clearly shown a link between increases in particulate air pollution…

South Lantau Bus

My farourite Hong Kong bus ride is east from Mui Wo to Ngong Ping, heading along the south coast of Lantau Island, then up into the hills. Though Hong Kong has some fine bus routes into and wholly within the…

Hong Kong Typhoons

nesat waves

Typhoons have sometimes caused massive damage and loss of life in Hong Kong. Just months after British sovereignty over Hong Kong Island was first declared in 1841, “a violent typhoon flattened all the insubstantial housing and damaged shipping.” (Endacott, A…

Hong Kong tropical cyclones

Hong Kong can be impacted by tropical cyclones including and typhoons. Happily, typhoons are scarce near Hong Kong, and rarely score direct hits (13 from 1946 to now) – but can be spectacular and deadly when they do impact the…

Mosquitoes in Hong Kong

In Hong Kong, mosquitoes are pesky, but currently rarely carry diseases. For most of my time in Hong Kong, mosquitoes have been pretty much just an irritant – especially from spring to autumn, in and near woodland, and worst around…

Sai Kung Minibus

Those who live in Sai Kung and need to get to work early in the morning or those who wish to visit the town for an evening meal can now jump on a RED minibus.

HK Taxis

Taxis are abundant in Hong Kong. In most city areas, you'll find just the regular, red taxis; in the mainland New Territories there are green taxis, while blue taxis serve most of Lantau Island. Red taxis are priciest; flag falls…

Hong Kong Ferries

Ferry companies serving islands in Hong Kong. (And of course there’s the Star Ferry Company, though that mainly shuttles between Kowloon and Hong Kong Island. Plus the Discovery Bay Transportation Services routes serving the suburb across the water, Discovery Bay…