Differences between the four animals on Dragon and Lion Dance Special Stamps

Stamps for lion dance, pixiu dance, unicorn dance and dragon dance

Differences between dragon, lion, unicorn & pixiu The special stamps for “Intangible Cultural Heritage – Dragon & Lion Dance” of Hong Kong Post show four Chinese mascots, lion, dragon, unicorn and pixiu.   As they look so much alike, a lot of Western visitors cannot tell them apart. Frank the tour guide is going to show…

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The vanished scenes of Tai O

See sunset and stilt houses at Tai O fishing village

Tai O’s disappeared scenes Tai O fishing village on Lantau Island has a long history. It was once one of the four largest fishing villages in Hong Kong.   A local Chinese guidebook of the 1930s, “The Grand Sights of the New Territories” recorded the condition of Tai O in detail.   Today Tai O…

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Let’s learn the Chinese character for needle and injection (針) when Covid-19 vaccine is a hot topic

Chinese character for needle and injection

Learn the history of needle through Chinese character for needle (針) Covid-19 vaccine is a hot topic at this moment. The number of vaccine receivers is ever-increasing. Frank the tour guide just took the first jab of Sinovac vaccine yesterday. In this post, Frank is going to introduce the Chinese character for needle and injection…

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Hong Kong City Hall and Frank the tour guide

Frank the tour guide and Hong Kong City Hall

Frank the tour guide’s stories with Hong Kong City Hall When Frank the tour guide prepares the new blog post, Frank finds out that the ground-breaking ceremony of Hong Kong City Hall in Central was on 25 Feb 1960.   Actually Hong Kong City Hall is related to Frank the tour guide’s study, career and…

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TIY (tour it yourself) the cattle-related places in East Kowloon

Cattle artwork

Visit East Kowloon’s cattle-related places by yourselves Travelers can find a lot of cattle-related places in the map of Hong Kong. All of their names have the sound “Ngau” (牛, cattle).   Most of them are in the New Territories and the rural areas. Frank the tour guide is going to show travelers the cattle…

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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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Did all VIPs get good weather during their Hong Kong visits?

Victoria harbor clear view, foggy view, Grant, Connaught, Zaifeng, Chaplin

Everyone is equal before the weather! All travelers want to meet pleasant weather during their trips. Travelers like enough sunshine, mild temperature and high visibility at their destinations.   Some clients once asked Frank the tour guide whether the VIPs got good weather or not when they visited Hong Kong.   Frank is going to…

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Good to see Narcissus blossoms just before the Start of Spring Day

Good to see Narcissus blossoms just before the Start of Spring Day

Narcissus blossoms to welcome the Start of Spring Day Tomorrow (3 Feb 2021) is the Start of Spring Day in the Chinese Lunar Calendar. Frank the tour guide’s mother’s Narcissus has blossomed today.   It is a good sign to show Hong Kong is warm. Thus the Covid-19 may be less active and the fourth…

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