Other names for Hong Kong’s famous hills

Lantau Peak, Kowloon Peak, Lion Rock

Other names for the famous mountains in Hong Kong Hong Kong’s scenery is special. It is the fusion of amazing architectures, great sea view and beautiful hills!   The names of the high mountains can show their landscape, local history and people’s creativity.   The old local guide books recorded a lot of different other…

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Government’s two gifts on Everyone’s Birthday for Hong Kong citizens

selfie, Frank the tour guide, parents, eating dim sum

Hong Kong citizens get two gifts from government on People’s Day Today is the seventh day of the Chinese New Year or the People’s Day. People believe that the supreme Goddess creates human on the seventh day in the first month in the Chinese calendar. So today is everyone’s birthday!   Happy Birthday to you!…

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Learn Chinese homophones through 4 Chinese New Year taboos

Learn Chinese homophones through 4 Chinese New Year taboos

Homophones and Chinese New Year taboos Chinese New Year is the most important festival for Chinese people. Apart from different celebrations, there are a lot of strange taboos during the Spring Festival. Some of the taboos are related to the homophones in the Chinese language.   Frank the tour guide is going to show you…

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Changes in Hong Kong’s Chinese New Year Fair create a win-win situation

2021 Chinese New Year, Cheung Sha Wan, point for selling flowers

Hong Kong Lunar New Year Fairs’ changes make a win-win situation Shopping beautiful flowers at Lunar New Year Fairs is Hong Kong citizens’ favorite activity to welcome Chinese New Year. Due to the ongoing 4th wave of Covid-19 outbreak, Hong Kong SAR Government first cancelled the fair. Later it decided to open 15 government venues for…

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Let’s say goodbye to the clever rat and welcome the diligent ox

Say goodbye to rat & welcome ox on Start of Spring Day

Time to bid farewell to the clever rat and greet the diligent ox Some Chinese fortune tellers believe that the new Chinese zodiac year should start on the day of the first Chinese Solar Term, Start of Spring, which is on 3 February 2021.   Thus the year of rat ended on 2 February 2021….

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Let’s learn the Chinese character for cluster (集), but don’t cluster together under Covid-19 pandemic

Chinese character for Cluster has an origin, a drawing showing cute birds flocking on a tree

Chinese Character for cluster (集) shows birds flocking on a tree  Chinese character for cluster (集 pronounces as zaap6) originally was a drawing, which shows birds are flocking on a tree.   Frank the tour guide is going to analyze the character “集” and show its changes.   Like birds, people like social gatherings. However,…

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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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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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BIG NEWS! Travelers can see the precious Beijing Palace Museum’s national treasures and Hong Kong’s nice Victoria Harbor view in one building in 2022…

See Chinese national treasures and Victoria Harbor view at Palace Museum Hong Kong Branch in 2022

Beijing Palace Museum Hong Kong version at West Kowloon waterfront will be ready in 2022 A grand Chinese cultural attraction, Beijing Palace Museum Hong Kong version, is coming. The construction for the first branch of Chinese Beijing Palace Museum was just completed at Hong Kong’s West Kowloon waterfront. It will be opened to the public…

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