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On 30 Dec 1977, HSBC announced the issuance of 1000 Hong Kong Dollar note…

golden towel look like 1000 Hong Kong dollar note

HSBC announced the issuance of the “Gold Cow”, 1000 dollar note, on 30 Dec 1977… Hong Kong Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) announced its issuance of 1000 Hong Kong Dollar note on 30 Dec 1977.   As the 1000 dollar note is in bright gold color, Hong Kong citizens call the note as the “Gold Cow”….

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Screenshots of soap opera show the view at Hong Kong Victoria Peak in the mid-1990s

See the view at Victoria Peak in the mid-1990s through the screenshots of the soap opera It is interesting to see the past Hong Kong through history books, old movies and drama series. When Frank the tour guide watched the rerun of the long soap opera, A Kindred Spirit, Frank took some screenshots, which show…

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Chinese character for illness (疾) shows patients’ conditions vividly

The left is the Chinese character for illness today. The right is the Oracle-bone inscription for the character in the past.

Patients’ conditions are vividly shown in the Chinese character for illness (疾)  Coronavirus should be one of the most searchable words on different search engines in 2020. The Covid-19-led illness causes big impacts to the world and people. The Chinese character for illness (疾) actually shows you why the patients fall ill, their symptom and condition….

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Breaking news: stamps show Santa Claus enjoys a working holiday in Hong Kong!

Santa Claus enjoys dim sum.

Hong Kong Post’s Christmas stamps show Hong Kong working holiday journey of Santa Claus When Santa Claus delivers presents in Hong Kong, he also tours around the city with his helpers and friends, reindeer, gingerbread men and snowman! Actually this is the main theme of the 2020 Christmas stamps of Hong Kong Post.   Frank the…

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Take KMB bus route No 2 to go back to ancient Han tomb museum from modern Kowloon

KMB bus route No 2

Travelers can TIY, tour Kowloon yourselves, by the time machine KMB bus route No 2 Apart from public ferry, taking public double decker bus is another good way for travelers to TIY, tour it yourselves, in Hong Kong. Frank the tour guide recommends Kowloon Motor Bus (KMB) bus route No 2 for travelers to TIY….

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Why is the Winter Solstice as big as the Chinese New Year?

After Winter Solstice, daytime gets longer and sunset appears later.

Reasons for “Winter Solstice is as important as Lunar New Year”  Today (21 December) is the Winter Solstice on Chinese Lunar Calendar. Although Hong Kong is under the 4th wave of Covid-19 outbreak, citizens still have big meal at home to celebrate.   Chinese old saying, “the Winter Solstice is as big as the Chinese…

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How does Frank the tour guide choose the local restaurants for clients?

How does Frank choose the good restaurant for clients

Frank the tour guide chooses restaurants for clients by two tests and two observations Enjoying local meal is a good way to experience the local culture. This blog post is going to introduce how Frank chooses the local restaurants for clients.   Actually Frank mixes the tasks of choosing restaurants with his own daily life.  …

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Where can travelers find the toilets in Hong Kong?

Washroom sign in Yue Hwa Chinese Products Emporium

Where should travelers go when they want a toilet in Hong Kong? Toilet is important for everyone. Finding toilet often is the pain point for travelers.   As travelers are unfamiliar with Hong Kong, it may be difficult for travelers to find the toilets, especially when travelers TIY, tour Hong Kong yourselves. Made in Hong…

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