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Tropical Cyclone Ma-on Headed for Hong Kong

25 August 2022 (evening) update: Ma-on took a track somewhat south and west of earlier forecasts; passed within 200km of Hong as a severe tropical storm early this morning. So, “no biggie”. Quite dry while it passed Hong Kong too,…

Use Octopus for easier transport etc payments

If you plan on using public transport in Hong Kong, consider getting yourself an Octopus stored value card: it’ll make your life much easier – especially on buses with no change given, and you can even use it in vending…

HK Outdoors Links

More DocMartin sites More sites by Hong Kong Outdoors founder and webmaster Dr Martin Williams Cheung Chau HK Cheung Chau – a small but fascinating island in Hong Kong (where I live) DocMartin – Hong Kong based writer, photographer and videographer…

Typhoon Haiyan Lessons for Hong Kong

Typhoon Haiyan was among the strongest storms on record, and devastated a swathe of the Philippines. A storm surge was most damaging; and surges have hit Hong Kong.

Hong Kong weather outlook warmer wetter wilder

With global warming only just getting started, according to scientists, it’s time for Hong Kong to move beyond talk and switching off lights for an hour one day a year Early this month came news that Hong Kong ranked among…

Typhoon Vicente hurricane force winds blast Hong Kong

Severe Typhoon Vicente slammed Hong Kong on 23 and 24 July 2012, with hurricane force winds blasting places including Cheung Chau. It was a surprising storm, as even a couple of days earlier it was a large but rather shapeless…

Mobile phone apps for Hong Kong Outdoors

Free smartphone apps that can be helpful for heading outdoors in Hong Kong. My Observatory (我的天文台) Best of all, I think, is this app from Hong Kong Observatory: provides extensive information that can be a boon whilst outdoors. Such as…