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Monday, January 31, 2011

Chinese New Year Displays @ iSQUARE

The Year of the Hare will soon arrive. Since mid-January, shopping malls in Hong Kong set up decors, displays and exhibits to prepare for this important event in the Chinese Lunar Calendar. Located at the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui, iSQUARE has obviously mixed up Hare with Hair. Are they celebrating the Year of the Hair with this display at their front door?

The Year of the 'Hair'?

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Chinese New Year Rabbit Displays @ One Grand Tower

All the households in town are busy preparing for the arrivals of the Year of the Hare. Shopping malls in Hong Kong have already set up decors, displays and exhibits to celebrate this important event in the Lunar Calendar. The displays at One Grand Tower in Mong Kok has combined rabbits with a Chinese New Year tradition.

Giant Tray of Togetherness with dried melon seeds at One Grand Tower, Mong Kok

It is a custom to visit the home of relatives and friends during the Chinese New Year period. Every Chinese family would have a "Zan" candy box at home for guests or kids at home to nibble. One Grand Tower has put a giant "Zan" candy box at their lobby.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Chinese New Year Rabbit Displays @ Langham Place

Event: Chinese New Year of Rabbit at Langham Place
Dates: Jan 2011
Location: Level 4, Langham Place, Mong Kok 朗豪坊商場 
Address: Langham Place, 8 Argyle Street, Mongkok, Kowloon

Rabbits, rabbits, rabbits are everywhere in Langham Place: one of the busiest shopping mall in Hong Kong. The foot traffic at Langham Place shopping mall is so good that, it's impossible to take a photograph of the displays without having human beings in the background.

The Year of the Rabbit displays at Langham Place, Mong Kok

Using the Year of the Hare and St. Valentine's day to their advantage, Langham Place put up rabbits display in all sorts of shapes, colour or forms. This shopping mall that attract mostly younger shoppers are trying to further boost their foot traffic by having cute, pure, white, clean and adorable rabbits.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Chinese New Year Displays @ K11

A small bamboo garden was set up at the K11 shopping complex to celebrate Chinese New Year. These gold-plated plastic bamboos have certainly created a rich and wealthy atmosphere for shoppers. An usual collection of bird cages were also set up for this Year of the Hare.
  
Chinese New Year displays at K11, Tsim Sha Tsui

Located at Tsim Sha Tsui, K11 offers mostly designer brand products in its mall. The expensive real estates in the apartment blocks above the mall offer flats with a panoramic view of Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour. The apartments were conveniently named: The Masterpiece.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Chinese New Year Displays @ ifc mall

Chinese New Year celebrations would not be complete without the presence of Chinese Dragon and Phoenix. Although we would have to wait till 2012 for the Year of the Dragon to arrive, it is appropriate to have Dragon displays in this Year of the Hare.

Dragon and Phoenix at ifc mall, Hong Kong, China

The ifc mall at the Central district on the Hong Kong Island have installed a pair of Dragon and Phoenix at their atrium. Underneath this dynamic duo, a mini-Chinese garden was setup on red carpet.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Chinese New Year Rabbit Displays @ Miramar

Chinese New Year is just around the corner. Shopping malls in Hong Kong have already set up decors, displays and exhibits to celebrate this important event in the Lunar Calendar. This is the Year of the Hare.  How convenient! These Rabbits decors can potentially be used as Easter Bunnies again in April. :)

The Year of the Rabbit displays at Miramar, Tsim Sha Tsui

The Miramar Shopping Centre is located at the fringe of Tsim Sha Tsui, an area made famous for shopping  and spending in Hong Kong. The competition of shopping malls in the area is fierce. Shopping malls deliver their best to attract foot traffic, shoppers, then charge the shop owners with sky-high rental.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Chinese New Year Rabbit Displays @ Kowloon Park

Today is the twenty-second day of the twelve month in the lunar calendar. Chinese New Year will arrive in just ten days! Shopping malls and public areas have already set up decors and exhibits to celebrate this important event in the Lunar Calendar. Everyone in Hong Kong can easily absorb the cheers and joy floating in the air.

Chinese New Year Rabbit decor at Kowloon Park

This is the Year of the Hare, also known as the Year of the Rabbit. Images, logos and cartoon icons of hares, rabbits and bunnies are everywhere. We will bring you pictures from different corners of Hong Kong to share how a modern city in China celebrates this traditional festival.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Sweet Delight Mona Lisa Mosaic: Toast Art @ K11

A mosaic named "Sweet Delight Mona Lisa" is currently on display at K11 shopping complex at Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon of Hong Kong. The art piece is created by Kiwi artist Maurice Bennet and local art students using 6,000 pieces of Toasts! "Good on ya, mate!"

Mona Lisa Toast Art Mosaic, Hong Kong

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Photos of Central and Western Hong Kong Island

A photograph exhibition, Witness of Time, was held at the Hong Kong Museum of History till 10 Jan 2011. Photos of the Central district and Western Hong Kong Island taken at the 1970s were on display.


As some of these unique buildings were already demolished and replaced by modern commercial buildings, this exhibition was a rear opportunity to gain insights into Hong Kong in the 70s: a time just before Hong Kong went into an economic boom period.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Hong Kong Museum of History - Part II

This is the 100th post of SimpleDreamer.com! What a special moment for our Blog!

Let's continue the journey at the Hong Kong Museum of History: the best Museum in Hong Kong. It is directly opposite to the Hong Kong Science Museum and it is a place ideal for travellers who only have 1 to 2 hours allocated for Museum visits.

The Hong Kong Story

The exhibition areas are located on three different levels. The "Pre-colony" history areas on the ground floor were presented in yesterday's post. Today we will look into the "Post-colony" exhibits presented on the second floor.

Hong Kong Museum of History
Address: 100 Chatham Road South, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong

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Friday, January 21, 2011

Hong Kong Museum of History - Part I

Hong Kong Museum of History
Address: 100 Chatham Road South, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Museum of History is simply THE BEST Museum in Hong Kong. It is particularly ideal for travellers who do not have plenty of time for Museum visits. You can have an overview of the history of Hong Kong within 1 to 2 hours.

Hong Kong Museum of History

The museum is divided into three different levels. The main entrance is on the first floor; all "Pre-colony" history are presented on the ground floor; and all "Post-colony" history are presented on the second floor. The escalators in the museum will take visitors from one floor to another naturally.

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Hong Kong Museum of History - Part II

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Hong Kong Science Museum

There is a great place in town for kids to explore science at Tsim Sha Tsui East: the Hong Kong Science Museum. Located directly opposite to the Hong Kong Museum of History, the Science Museum also hold frequent science or technology related lecture series for the general public.

The Hong Kong Science Museum

Visitors are encourage to touch and play with the exhibits in the Museum to test and learn about science theories and phenomenons.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Hong Kong Cultural Centre

The Hong Kong Cultural Centre, another odd-shaped building at the waterfront of Tsim Sha Tsui, is a multipurpose performance facility for mainly stage performances. With it's unique U-shaped exterior design, it is the perfect background for photographers when they capture the image of the Tsim Sha Tsui Clock Tower.

Hong Kong Cultural Centre

Since it is directly opposite to 1881 Heritage, young couples who have their wedding photos taken at the former Marine Police Headquarters would also seek their photo opportunities at the Hong Kong Culture Centre.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Tsim Sha Tsui Clock Tower

The Tsim Sha Tsui Clock Tower is definitely one of the most photographed landmark of Hong Kong. The tower has been in its recent location since its completion in 1915. The clock has been in operation since 1922 (except the period when Hong Kong was invaded by Japan).

Tsim Sha Tsui Clock Tower, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Monday, January 17, 2011

Hong Kong Space Museum

The egg-shaped dome at the waterfront of Tsim Sha Tsui of Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour is the Hong Kong Space Museum. With a mission to promote astronomy and space science, the Hong Kong Space Museum displays a collection of interactive exhibits since it's grand opening in 1980.

The Hong Kong Space Museum

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Hong Kong Museum of Art

Located at the waterfront of the Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour and adjacent to the Avenue of Stars, the Hong Kong Museum of Art in Tsim Sha Tsui is at a prime location. It is the home to thousands of Chinese antiquities, Chinese Paintings and Calligraphy.

Hong Kong Museum of Art, Tsim Sha Tsui

The three stories museum also displays Contemporary Hong Kong Art and hosts temporary art exhibitions, including the recent Touching Art: Louvre's Sculptures in Movement.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Earth from Above: Human and Nature

The world famous aerial portrait exhibition "Earth From Above" is in Hong Kong China from 29 Dec 2010 to 29 Dec 2011. Hundreds of magnificent photographs captured by master Yann Arthus-Bertrand are printed and presented on the roof-top of the China Hong Kong Harbour Ferry terminal.


Fact: "80% of fisheries are at the limit of over-exploitation, overfishing or exhausted!"

Friday, January 14, 2011

Earth From Above: Animals

The world famous aerial portrait exhibition "Earth From Above" is in Hong Kong China from 29 Dec 2010 to 29 Dec 2011. Hundreds of magnificent photographs captured by master Yann Arthus-Bertrand are printed and presented on the roof-top of the China Hong Kong Harbour Ferry terminal.


Fact: "Livestock emits 18% of greenhouse gases, more than the transport sector!"

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Earth From Above: Explorations and Wastes

The world famous aerial portrait exhibition "Earth From Above" is in Hong Kong China from 29 Dec 2010 to 29 Dec 2011. Hundreds of magnificent photographs captured by master Yann Arthus-Bertrand are printed and presented on the roof-top of the China Hong Kong Harbour Ferry terminal.


Fact: "87% of the energy consumed in the world is not renewable!"

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Earth From Above: Infrastructures

The world famous aerial portrait exhibition "Earth From Above" is in Hong Kong China from 29 Dec 2010 to 29 Dec 2011. Hundreds of magnificent photographs captured by master Yann Arthus-Bertrand are printed and presented on the roof-top of the China Hong Kong Harbour Ferry terminal.


Fact: "20% of the population consumes 80% of the world's energy!"

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Earth From Above: Mother Nature

The world famous aerial portrait exhibition "Earth From Above" is in Hong Kong China from 29 Dec 2010 to 29 Dec 2011. Hundreds of magnificent photographs captured by master Yann Arthus-Bertrand are printed and presented on the roof-top of the China Hong Kong Harbour Ferry terminal.


Fact: "13 million hectares of natural forests disappear every year!"

Monday, January 10, 2011

Earth From Above by Yann Arthus-Bertrand

The famous aerial portrait of our plant exhibition "Earth From Above" is on from 29 Dec 2010 to 29 Dec 2011 in Hong Kong, China. Photographs captured by Yann Arthus-Bertrand are presented on the roof-top of the China Hong Kong Harbour Ferry terminal (at the China Hong Kong City, Canton Road of Tsim Sha Tsui).


Sunday, January 9, 2011

Conserve the Environment Vending Machine

A "Conserve the Environment" Vending Machine is on display at Kowloon Park of Hong Kong. Instead of purchasing a can of carbonated soft-drink, you can "purchase" the health of the environment from this vending machine.


Saturday, January 8, 2011

Giant Masks @ Metro City Plaza

A small collection of giant party masks are currently on display at the Metro City Plaza in Tseung Kwan O of Hong Kong. The masks and display stands are both charming and glamorous.

The design of the mall maximized the use of natural lights, which has kind of removed the magic and secret elements from the mask. Perhaps they would look even better at night.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Cute Monkeys at Hong Kong's Monkey Hill

Kam Shan (translates to: Golden Hill) Country Park is also known as the "Monkey Hill" in Hong Kong. There are literally thousands of wild monkeys in the area. If you are keen to observe monkeys, if you wish to be surrounded by monkeys, hiking on the MacLehose Trail Stage Six is a choice idea!

Hong Kong's "Monkey Hill"

Before you pack your bags, let me tell you the story about the monkeys first. The message of the story is simple: Please DO NOT feed the wild monkeys.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Tramping @ MacLehose Trail Stage Six

The MacLehose Trail is a hiking trail that stretches from the East to the West of Hong Kong's New Territories. The whole trail is 100 km and it looks like a belt of Hong Kong on the map. The MacLehose Trail is divided into ten stages. 

Where MacLehose Trail Stage Six begins.

Stage Six is the shortest (4.6 km) and the easiest out of all stages. It begins at the corner of Tai Po Road and Golden Hill Road; ends at the Shing Mun Reservoir barbecue park. Trampers can expect great scenic views at the Kowloon Reservoir, Shek Lai Pui Reservoir and Shing Mun Reservoir.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Hello Kitty Back to London: Kitty Objects

Event: Hello Kitty Back to London
Dates: May 2011
Location: Level 4, Langham Place, Mong Kok 朗豪坊商場 
Address: Langham Place, 8 Argyle Street, Mongkok, Kowloon

A "Hello Kitty Back to London" mini-expo is currently on at Langham Place of Hong Kong. Visitors can take photos with life size Kitty White in front of various London landmarks models.

Langham Place, Mong Kok, China

There are a lot of beautiful displays and hence great photo opportunities. We will present the photos in three parts: Kitty Landmarks, Kitty Professionals and Kitty Objects. Let's look at the Kitty version of common objects in London.

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Hello Kitty & Friends in Russia

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Hello Kitty Back to London: Kitty Professionals

Event: Hello Kitty Back to London
Dates: May 2011
Location: Level 4, Langham Place, Mong Kok 朗豪坊商場 
Address: Langham Place, 8 Argyle Street, Mongkok, Kowloon

A "Hello Kitty Back to London" mini-expo is currently on at Langham Place of Hong Kong. Visitors can take photos with life size Kitty White in front of various London landmarks models.

A little London in the Langham Place

There are a lot of beautiful displays and hence great photo opportunities. We will present the photos in three parts: Kitty Landmarks, Kitty Professionals and Kitty Objects. Let's have a look at how Kitty White dressed up as the various walks of life in London.

See Also:  

Hello Kitty in 1960s Hong Kong

Hello Kitty & Friends in Russia

Monday, January 3, 2011

Hello Kitty Back to London: Kitty Landmarks

Event: Hello Kitty Back to London
Dates: May 2011
Location: Level 4, Langham Place, Mong Kok 朗豪坊商場 
Address: Langham Place, 8 Argyle Street, Mongkok, Kowloon

A "Hello Kitty Back to London" mini-expo is currently on at Langham Place of Hong Kong. Visitors can take photos with life size Kitty White in front of various London landmarks models.

Hello Kitty Back to London

There are a lot of beautiful displays and hence great photo opportunities. We will present the photos in three parts: Kitty Landmarks, Kitty Professionals and Kitty Objects.

See Also:  

Hello Kitty in 1960s Hong Kong

Hello Kitty & Friends in Russia

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Winter BookFest @ Hong Kong

The Bookfest was held from 23 to 30 December 2010 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. This show is not to be mistaken with the Book Fair being held in July. The Book Fair is an annual major event that show case a variety of printed and multimedia materials from a collection of publishers in Hong Kong, Taiwan and China. On the other hand, the Winter Bookfest was organized by only one of the publishers in Hong Kong.


Saturday, January 1, 2011

Eventful 2010 and Happy 2011

Wow! It's 1st January 2011. The weather hasn't really changed since Thursday. It seemed just like another Saturday. However, it felt so different! Of course, it is the beginning of a New Year. It is the beginning of another decade of this new millennium!

I am sure that you'd have lots plans to execute in 2011; so have I personally and Simple. Lifestyle Blog.