Nan Lian Garden
Easily one of my fave public parks in HK. It’s a classical garden amidst Diamond Hill’s high-rise apartments that’s beautifully landscaped. I like how rules are strictly implemented to keep the serenity of the place and that proper clothing should be observed. Hope my choice of clothing matched the elegance of this place.
Admittedly, came here just to see the HK Avenue of Comic Stars and were so overwhelmed that we didn’t explore much what this park has to offer, haha! But apparently, it’s a huge park that was once an army fortress. The seniors did get to enjoy their fitness facilities in preparation for activities later that day hehe.
Sai Wan Swimming Shed
My brother Lem and I almost gave up finding this place because of the wrong info we got from the web. Ugh. Good thing, even amidst the 10 degree cold, we managed to locate it right before its prettiest state. It really feels like one perfect hideout and also the best sunset viewing location in HK. If the photos below didn’t reflect any sunset at all, it’s because the brother took all the photos during that time. Lol.
Of course, this place would just appeal so much to my brother simply for being a shoot location of Transformers movie. It’s quite a trip going there from the central but it’s cool seeing them up close.
In Macau, I took the family to Taipa Village because I’ve never been there (lol!). It’s a colorful village with a blend of Portuguese and Chinese architecture that’s a little similar to Senado Square with its shop and dine offerings but with lesser crowd. 🙂