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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Times Square Lomography Exhibition @ Hong Kong

Times Square Lomography Exhibition

Date: 11 Apr to 3 May 2011
Venue: G/F & 2/F Times Square Hong Kong
Location: Causeway Bay, Hong Kong Island
Admission: Free

Official Website: http://timessquare.lomography.com/
Highlights: Lomoworldmap

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Memories of King Kowloon Student Exhibition

Memories of King Kowloon Student Exhibition

Date: 20 Apr to 31 May 2011
Venue: TaiKoo Place
Location: Quarry Bay, Hong Kong Island
Admission: Free

About: A tribute to the King of calligraphy, Tsang Tsou-choi (1921-2007), by local art students.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Memories of King Kowloon Side Exhibition

Memories of King Kowloon Side Exhibition

Date: 20 Apr to 31 May 2011
Venue: ArtisTree, 1F Cornwall House, TaiKoo Place
Location: Quarry Bay, Hong Kong Island
Admission: Free

About: A tribute to the King of calligraphy, Tsang Tsou-choi (1921-2007), by local artists.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Memories of King Kowloon Exhibition

Memories of King Kowloon Exhibition

Date: 20 Apr to 31 May 2011
Venue: ArtisTree, 1F Cornwall House, TaiKoo Place
Location: Quarry Bay, Hong Kong Island
Admission: Free

About: Known as the King of calligraphy, Tsang Tsou-choi (1921-2007), was one of the icons in Hong Kong. Tsang began his calligraphic mission (i.e. graffiti - in the eyes of the administration) in the public at his 30s. He had written on many, many, many walls and public utilities, claiming that he's the "King of Kowloon". This exhibition tells the story of Tsang by featuring some 300 of his original calligraphic scripts.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Asian Flower Exhibition 2011

Asian Flower Exhibition 2011

Date: 6 to 10 May 2011
Venue: !Cityplaza
Location: Tai Koo, Hong Kong Island
Admission: Free

About: A charity event organized by the Hong Kong International Flower Arrangement Association, the Asian Flower Exhibition 2011 displays around 100 exquisitely crafted flower arrangements from Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong. All proceeds of the Charity Sales of flower exhibition goes to the victims in Fukushima, Japan.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Android Xperia PLAY Party @ Langham Place

Xperia PLAY Party @ Langham Place

Date: 19 Apr to 8 May 2011
Venue: 4/F Langham Place
Location: Mong Kok, Kowloon
Admission: Free

About: Sony Ericsson promotes the world's first PlayStation certified Android smartphone "Xperia PLAY" in Hong Kong. Fans can get their hands on playing with live handsets as well as taking photographs with various Android robots.

Monday, May 2, 2011

The Road Ahead

This is the 200th post on Simple. Travel and Show. Blog! We have made it! Since October 2010, we have been presenting one post per day on each and every day! The Blog has evolved from presenting technology related posts to travel related insights in the Asia-Pacific region: in particular Hong Kong and Shows and Expos in Hong Kong.


While selecting the TOP 3 POSTS presented on Simple. Travel and Show. Blog in each month from November 2010 to April 2011, the memories of travelling in Australia and New Zealand, various corners of China Hong Kong to sight see and attend the various Shows and Expos flashed back. They were fun!


Simple. Travel and Show. Blog will continue to present interesting travel related posts in the Asia-Pacific region. Although we will continue to deliver intriguing content, the approach will be slightly different. Let's take a short break from posting and come back with a fresh new look!

Milestones at SimpleDreamer.com 100th | 200th | 300th | 400th post.




Sunday, May 1, 2011

Drew's Selections @ April

In the past six months, Simple. Travel and Show. Blog has been presenting one post per day on each and every day! The Blog has evolved from presenting technology related posts to travel related insights in the Asia-Pacific region. The blog will soon publish its 200th post and move into a new phase. Let's celebrate this achievement by reviewing some of our BEST posts.


Here are the TOP 3 POSTS presented on Simple. Travel and Show. Blog in April 2011, as selected by Drew, from the Australia and New Zealand, China Hong Kong, Shows and Expos sections.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Drew's Selections @ March

In the past six months, Simple. Travel and Show. Blog has been presenting one post per day on each and every day! The Blog has evolved from presenting technology related posts to travel related insights in the Asia-Pacific region. The blog will soon publish its 200th post and move into a new phase. Let's celebrate this achievement by reviewing some of our BEST posts.


Here are the TOP 3 POSTS presented on Simple. Travel and Show. Blog in March 2011, as selected by Drew, from the Australia and New Zealand, China Hong Kong, Shows and Expos sections.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Drew's Selections @ February

In the past six months, Simple. Travel and Show. Blog has been presenting one post per day on each and every day! The Blog has evolved from presenting technology related posts to travel related insights in the Asia-Pacific region. The blog will soon publish its 200th post and move into a new phase. Let's celebrate this achievement by reviewing some of our BEST posts.


Here are the TOP 3 POSTS presented on Simple. Travel and Show. Blog in February 2011, as selected by Drew, from the Australia and New Zealand, China Hong Kong, Shows and Expos sections.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Drew's Selections @ January

In the past six months, Simple. Travel and Show. Blog has been presenting one post per day on each and every day! The Blog has evolved from presenting technology related posts to travel related insights in the Asia-Pacific region. The blog will soon publish its 200th post and move into a new phase. Let's celebrate this achievement by reviewing some of our BEST posts.


Here are the TOP 3 POSTS presented on Simple. Travel and Show. Blog in January 2011, as selected by Drew, from the Australia and New Zealand, China Hong Kong, Shows and Expos sections.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Drew's Selections @ December

In the past six months, Simple. Travel and Show. Blog has been presenting one post per day on each and every day! The Blog has evolved from presenting technology related posts to travel related insights in the Asia-Pacific region. The blog will soon publish its 200th post and move into a new phase. Let's celebrate this achievement by reviewing some of our BEST posts.


Here are the TOP 3 POSTS presented on Simple. Travel and Show. Blog in December 2010, as selected by Drew, from the Australia and New Zealand, China Hong Kong, Shows and Expos sections.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Drew's Selections @ November

In the past six months, Simple. Travel and Show. Blog has been presenting one post per day on each and every day! The Blog has evolved from presenting technology related posts to travel related insights in the Asia-Pacific region. The blog will soon publish its 200th post and move into a new phase. Let's celebrate this achievement by reviewing some of our BEST posts.


Here are the TOP 3 POSTS presented on Simple. Travel and Show. Blog in November 2010, as selected by Drew, from the Australia and New Zealand, China Hong Kong, Shows and Expos sections.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Hong Kong Correctional Services Museum

Hong Kong Correctional Services Museum reveals the history behind mental bars. Located just outside of the Stanley Prison, the air-conditioned museum presents the development of Hong Kong's correctional services and the challenged faced by HKCS at different stages.

Hong Kong Correctional Services Museum

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Stanley Market

Stanley Market is a tourist attraction in Hong Kong. The official tour books refer visitors of Hong Kong to bargain shop at an array of shops before relaxing on the Stanley beach, hang out at a bar or a cafe.

Stanley Market, Stanley, Hong Kong

Tourist can perhaps find a collection of "cheap" clothing, accessories, painting and souvenirs. It is a market set up for, targeted to and promoted to tourist!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Stanley Main Beach

The Stanley main beach is famous for hosting the annual Stanley Dragon Boat Championships in June. It is also a popular location for other water sports including surfing, wind surfing, kayaking and of course swimming.

Stanley Beach, Stanley, Hong Kong

It is perhaps it is not as spacious as the beach on Repulse Bay, the Stanley Beach has its unique charms.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Murray House @ Stanley

Murray House at Stanley is one of the oldest surviving buildings in Hong Kong. Built in 1846, this Victorian style building was the officers' quarters of the Murray Barracks.

Murray House, Stanley, Hong Kong

In 1982, the building was dismantled with the blocks labelled and stored for future restoration. The original site in Central became home to the new Bank of China Tower.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Stanley @ Hong Kong

According to some, the shape of the Hong Kong Island looks like a giant frog. A small district on one of the frog's back legs, Stanley, is a popular tourist attraction in Hong Kong.

Stanley, Hong Kong

Stanley is also a quiet residential area; home to a correctional complex, historic buildings and declared monuments. The Stanley Market is a famous bargain shopping area for souvenirs, clothes and snacks; where the Stanley beach is a well known wind surfing and dragon boating beach.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Megabox @ Kowloon Bay

Megabox is a shopping complex at a district called Kowloon Bay. Kowloon Bay has been an industrial area in Hong Kong. With most factories and production plants shifted to mainland China, Kowloon Bay has been transforming into an office and shopping area.

Megabox, Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Wishing Tree @ Lam Tsuen

A "wishing tree" put a rural village called Lam Tsuen (Lam's Village) on Hong Kong's tourism map. The practice was to write a wish on a piece of joss paper that is tied to an orange, face the opposite direction of the tree, and perform a backward throw. It was believed that the wish will come true if the wishing pack successfully hang to a branch of a tree.

Wishing Tree at Lam Tsuen, Tai Po, Hong Kong

Monday, April 18, 2011

Tsing Ma Bridge @ Ma Wan

An Island named Ma Wan is located between the Lantau Island and Tsing Yi Island. Together with Tsing Yi, Ma Wan gave a famous bridge that connects the Hong Kong International Airport with the town, the "Tsing Ma Bridge", its name.

Ma Wan and Tsing Ma Bridge, Hong Kong

Ma Wan is a residential area, a popular Wedding photography location, as well as home to Ma Wan Park and Hong Kong's Noah's Ark exhibition center.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Noah's Ark @ Hong Kong

Noah's Ark Hong Kong
33 Pak Yan Road, Ma Wan, New Territories, Hong Kong

Noah's Ark, the famous vessel from the story in the Book of Genesis, has launched in Hong Kong. Built like a giant wooden ark, the facility is a park, exhibition centre, restaurant, outdoor adventure playground and classroom facilities all in one; Hong Kong's Noah's Ark promotes love and care to other human beings and the nature.

Noah's Ark, Ma Wan, Hong Kong

Saturday, April 16, 2011

iPhone4 Cases Vending Machine

Have an urge to purchase a new protective case for your iPhone4 before hopping on Hong Kong's communal transportation system? Wave your proximity card to pay by electronic money and collect a fashionable iPhone4 case at this vending machine.

iPhone4 Cases Vending Machine in Hong Kong

These iPhone4 cases vending machines can be found at various MTR (subway) stations. These photos were taken at the Austin Station, a station that would only get short bursts of foot traffic during rush hours.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Highlights of Yu Kai's Donation

An exhibitions "Highlights of Yu Kai's Donation" is currently being held from 16 Jan to 18 Apr 2011 at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum in Sha Tin. It is an opportunity to see some of the finest exhibits of Cantonese Opera.

Yu Kai's Donation at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum

Yu Kai, who is famous for play the principal male role in Cantonese opera, has donated his collection of over 2000 exhibits to the Hong Kong Heritage Museum.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Hong Kong Creative Ecologies Show

In an effort to showcase the iconic work of the Hong Kong designers, the Hong Kong Heritage Museum hosts the "Hong Kong: Creative Ecologies - Business, Living, Creativity" exhibition from 5 Feb to 11 May 2010.

Hong Kong: Creative Ecologies - Business, Living, Creativity

As stated in the "Preface", this project is to provide a "premier platform for displaying the energy, style, innovation and branding power of Hong Kong design".

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Hong Kong International Poster Triennial 2010

An exhibition named "Act. Live - Hong Kong International Poster Triennial" is currently being held at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum in Sha Tin from 28 Nov 2010 to 23 May 2011.

The Theater, That's Me
Designers from 43 countries or regions, as well as local designers, competed and showcased their talents in the forth annual event.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Pixar: 25 Years of Animation - Sketches

Pixar Animation Studios, the company behind famous characters such as Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Nemo and the Incredible family, is showcasing their original art works at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum in Sha Tin from 28 Mar to 11 Jul 2011.


The promotional posters and tickets of Pixar: 25 Years of Animation features original sketches of Pixar's famous animation characters.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Pixar: 25 Years of Animation @ Hong Kong

Pixar Animation Studios, the company behind famous characters such as Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Nemo and the Incredible family, is on a global tour to showcase their original art works. Hong Kong is its first stop outside of the United States.

Pixar: 25 Years of Animation in Hong Kong
The Hong Kong Heritage Museum in Sha Tin is currently hosting the "Pixar: 25 Years of Animation" from 28 Mar to 11 Jul 2011.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Hong Kong Wetland Park

A natural wetland reserve between the mainland China Shen Zhen border and Hong Kong's Tin Shui Wei District has been reserved for conservation purpose. Home to wildlife animals, the Hong Kong Wetland Park is an education, tourism and conservation center all-in-one.

Hong Kong Wetland Park

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Tin Hau Temple @ Tin Hau

Tin Hau, the Goddess of the sea is a well respected goddess of the indigenous Hong Kong fishermen. The locals built many Tin Hau Temple at different corners of Hong Kong, which is once a fishing port.


The Tin Hau Temple on Tin Hau Temple Road in Causeway Bay gave its name to a nearby MTR (subway) railway station: Tin Hau. It is also a Declared Monument of Hong Kong.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Beach @ Repulse Bay

Fancy a relaxing afternoon on a beach when you are in Hong Kong? Take a bus trip to the Repulse Bay on Southern Hong Kong Island.


It's big, it's flat, and it's (relatively) safe. Repulse Bay attracts thousands of swimmers during summer months. It gets extremely crowded during school Summer breaks in July and August.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Centenary of China's 1911 Revolution Comics

A collection of interesting comics are on displayed at the lobby of the Hong Kong Museum of History, just outside of the Centenary of China's 1911 Revolution Exhibition area.


These comics were published in foreign newspapers during that period: a time when the Qing Dynasty was too corrupted to protect its territories; and European countries all tried to get a slice of China.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Centenary of China's 1911 Revolution Exhibition

This year marks the centenary of China's 1911 Revolution, a series of events that brought an end to imperial rule in China. The Hong Kong Museum of History in Kowloon currently holds a short-term exhibition (2 March to 16 May 2011) to showcase 140 sets of exhibits from the Hubei Provincial Museum.


The Dr Sun Yat-Sen Museum on the Hong Kong Island holds permanent exhibition on these 1911 events with the focus on the leader behind the revolution.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Bruce Lee Statue in Hong Kong

In recent years, several Asian movie stars have made to the international stage. NONE of them is as iconic as the master of martial arts, Mr. Bruce Lee.


A statue of Bruce Lee stands strong on the Avenue of Stars, a place that honours local celebrities, at the Tsim Sha Tsui of Kowloon. On a fine day, the statue has created a magnificent scene at the waterfront of the Victoria Harbour.

Monday, April 4, 2011

iPhone Case n Packaging Exhibition @ K11

iPhone4, the popular cell phone that is owned by millions, is perhaps a fashion statement. Owners would often create or purchase iPhone cases that best describes their character. 

Thumbs up iPhone4 Case

The World's First Fine Arts shopping mall, K11 in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, is currently holding a small "iPhone Case n Packaging Exhibition" to sparkles new ideas to decorate your iPhone.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Paris Fashion Week @ K11

K11, a shopping mall in Kowloon of Hong Kong, called itself the World's First Fine Arts shopping mall. It strives every effort to incorporate different types of contemporary arts into the shopping complex. It has also brought us the Sweet Delight Mona Lisa Mosaic and iPhone Case n Packaging Exhibition.

Paris Fashion Week Exhibition at K11, Kowloon, Hong Kong

The recent Paris Fashion Week Exhibition displays the work of three designers at the entrance and on every floor of the artistic shopping mall.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Leslie Cheung in Asia 2011 Memorial

An evening memorial dedicated to Asian superstar Leslie Cheung was held on yesterday at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Piazza. In addition, posters of Cheung from the movie Days of Being Wild were displayed on the Avenue of Stars

Leslie Cheung in Asia, Avenue of Stars

Being one of Hong Kong and Asia's pop-icon, Leslie Cheung placed third in CNN's Top Five Most Iconic Musician of All Time, placing behind Michael Jackson and The Beatles.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Turtle, Egg and Egg holder

We would like to take advantage of the April Fool's Day to share an interesting story with YOU. It is story related to the fortune or "feng shui" of Hong Kong that we cannot verify its authenticity. It is however so intriguing that we must post it on our blog.
Turtle, Egg and Egg holder, Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Chi Lin Nunnery

The Chi Lin Nunnery near the Diamond Hill MTR (subway) station is a modern Buddhist monastery complex built using the "Tang dynasty" (or "Tong") traditional Chinese architectural style.

Chi Lin Nunnery, Diamond Hill, Kowloon, Hong Kong

The magnificent temple halls and beautiful Chinese gardens are opened to the general public with no admission fees. Your generous donations are accepted.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Kowloon Walled City Park

Opened in 1995, the Kowloon Walled City Park occupies one of the most historic sites in modern Hong Kong. Prior to the eviction and demolition that during the March 1993 and April 1994 period, the Kowloon Walled City probably had the highest prostitution, gambling, drug use and crime rate in Hong Kong.

Kowloon Walled City Park, Hong Kong

It was believed that this city behind walls was controlled by triads. It was a time when neither the Hong Kong Government nor its police force had any control over the area.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Western Market

Serving customers in the Sheung Wan district since 1906, the Western Market is the oldest surviving market building in Hong Kong. The current structure was the North block of the original market which became a declared monument.

Western Market, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

The four-story building is in Edwardian style that was popular in England in the early 20th century. In 2003, the exterior was refurbished to offer a photogenic look; and the interior was renewed to host a small number of tenants.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

Hong Kong, an international finance and trade centre, has two major convention and exhibition venues. The Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai has been in service since 1988, where the AsiaWorld-Expo near the "new" Hong Kong International Airport on the Lantau Island was opened in 2005.

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront

Each year, exhibitors and conference attendees from every corner of the world gathers at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre to participate in the hundreds and thousands shows, expos, conferences and meetings. 

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Golden Bauhinia Square

Located at the waterfront of Wan Chai on the Hong Kong Island, the Golden Bauhinia Square is a must visit location for tourists from mainland China. The square is an open area in front of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre that commemorates the handover of Hong Kong to China on 1st July 1997. 

Golden Bauhinia Square, Hong Kong

A flag-raising ceremony is held daily at 8am. Special ceremonies are held on 1st July and 1st October, the National Day of the People's Republic of China.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Tsim Sha Tsui Waterfront

The waterfront of Tsim Sha Tsui in Kowloon offers a diverse range of attractions, all within walking distance to each other. Whether you are in town for a day, a week or a month; the Tsim Sha Tsui Waterfront offers several unique attractions that one would find interesting.

Tsim Sha Tsui Clock Tower and Hong Kong Cultural Centre

The Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront is a prime location to admire the world famous Victoria Harbour with skyscrapers on the Hong Kong Island as its backdrop. The Avenue of Stars is one of the great location to enjoy the daily outdoor light and sound show A Symphony of Lights at 8pm.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Avenue of Stars

At the waterfront of Tsim Sha Tsui, a promenade named the Avenue of Stars honours celebrities of the Hong Kong film industry. Inspired by the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the concrete handprints at the Grauman's Chinese theater's forecourt, Hong Kong's Avenue of Stars attracts numerous visitors each year.

"The Oscar of Hong Kong" at the Avenue of Stars

The Avenue of Stars is also the perfect location to enjoy the daily "A Symphony of Lights" outdoor light and sound show at 8pm. On a clear day, the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront is a great location to take pictures of the famous Victoria Harbour with Hong Kong Island's skyscrapers in the background.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Canton Road

Canton Road is a must visit destination for rich tourist from mainland China. It is a location where they can show off their spectacular spending power; and go home happily with designer brands and luxury handbags, clothing, watches and pens.

Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong

For those of us who has slightly less spending power, it would be interesting to observe the long queues on shoppers outside almost every luxury designer brand stores. It is also a breath taking scene to see mainland Chinese tourists leaving the stores with bags and bags of shopping "trophies".

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Hong Kong International Airport

In the past 200 years, Hong Kong has been a major transportation hub in Asia. It all began with a seaport for vessels from the West, then to an airport near Kowloon City on the peninsula. The days when aeroplanes descended into residential areas and landed at the "old" Hong Kong International "Kai Tak" Airport were over when it was relocated to Chek Lap Kok on the Lantau Island in 1998. 

Hong Kong International Airport

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel

The Hong Kong Disneyland Resort offers two different themed hotels to its fans. The Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel is a Victorian themed hotel and convention area; where the Disney's Hollywood Hotel is 1930s Hollywood themed.

Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel, Lantau Island, Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel has most facilities that any standard hotel would have. Its backyard has a giant Mickey Mouse Maze made of bushes. Together with the exterior of the Victorian themed building, the green backyard offers great photo opportunities.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Hong Kong Disneyland - Part II

Hong Kong Disneyland, the smallest Disneyland in the world, has four themed areas at present: Main Street, U.S.A, Adventureland, Fantasyland and Tomorrowland.

Fireworks on display at the Sleeping Beauty Castle in the Hong Kong Disneyland

You will discover that most of the activities are suitable for and targeted for young families. The only adventure ride in Hong Kong Disneyland that would increase your heart rate is Space Mountain. The park will be expanded to seven themed areas by 2014.