Get sightseeing ideas from old Hong Kong photo exhibition
Frank the tour guide wrote about the permanent exhibition of the Hong Kong Museum of History is under a 2-year renovation.
Actually the museum still opens.
There is the lobby exhibition “History Through the Lens: Photographs of Early Hong Kong”.
The exhibition is a good things to do for travelers.
The old photos generate 6 sightseeing ideas at Hong Kong city center for all travelers, especially to Singapore travelers under the coming travel bubble.
The sightseeing ideas cover Hong Kong Island’s Central, Victoria Peak, Sheung Wan, Kennedy Town, Happy Valley and Wan Chai.
Frank the tour guide is going to elaborate on them in this post.
Beside TIY (tour it yourself), all travelers can consider Frank the tour guide’s private car tour service.
Frank has different easy private car tour programmes, which cover different parts of the city.
Different Hong Kong Island sightseeing ideas at Central, Victoria Peak, Sheung Wan, Kennedy Town, Happy Valley and Wan Chai from historic photos
Old photo shows the grand second generation headquarters of Hong Kong Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) built in 1886 on Queen’s Road Central in the Central Area.
Now travelers can visit HSBC’s fourth generation headquarters and take selfies with the reopened lion statues, Stitt and Stephen, in front of the modern skyscraper (take MTR to Central Station Exit K).
The Peak Tram built in 1888 was a very sophisticated funicular in the late 19th century.
Now the Peak Tram is still the must-do thing for travelers at Hong Kong and the interesting transportation to go back and forth the Victoria Peak for the amazing view.
The exhibition shows the photo of the important Man Mo Temple with the political, religious, legal and educational function Man Mo Temple in Sheung Wan.
Travelers can visit the heritage temple now to say hello to the God of Man (examination) and God of Mo (martial arts) and see the great changes of surrounding areas (take bus route No 26 at “Pacific Place, Queensway” to “Man Mo Temple, Hollywood Road”).
The contrast between old and new Kennedy Town is big.
In the past, Kennedy Town was remote and the colonial government built the slaughterhouse, wholesale vegetable market and infectious disease hospital there.
Now Kennedy Town has been redeveloped because of the Metro construction.
Travelers can take a seat on the waterfront promenade to enjoy the nice sea view and great sunset (take MTR to Kennedy Town Station Exit B).
Happy Valley Race Track was built in 1846.
On Wednesday evenings from September to July racing season, travelers can still enjoy horse racing and party at the famous in-city race course.
There is also the Horse Racing Museum for the history lovers (take MTR to Causeway Bay Station Exit A).
One black and white photo shows the sea view of Wan Chai from the Bowen Road on the hillside.
Now travelers can still have the leisure walk on Bowen Road to see the stunning Victoria Harbor view from another angle (take bus route No 6 at “Central Exchange Square” to “Tai Hang Road, Wong Nai Chung Gap Road” ).
Travelers may TIY or can be Frank’s clients to get the easy private tour experience
Apart from TIY (tour it yourself) Hong Kong Island according to the above-mentioned sightseeing ideas, travelers can be Frank the tour guide’s clients.
Frank offers clients different easy private car tour programmes, which cover Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, the New Territories and Lantau Island.
Frank hopes he can offer the easy private tour experience to Singapore clients under the new travel bubble and all the travelers in 2021.