SO! I was supposed to go “touch cockles” which means to collect cockles at the beach but the weather was crazy so at a last minute change of plan, we went to Tai O which is at Ngong Ping, where the big Buddha is! except you need a LONG bus ride to Tai O. one way costs around 20HKD but it is cheaper on the weekdays. haha.
so the thing is, I wasn’t really there for there Pink Dolphin because according to the internet it costs over 400HKD but HERE, it costs only 25HKD (got mine for only 20HKD though!!). probably because it’s a small boat and they don’t stop for a long time to watch the dolphins but trust me, it’s long enough.
well basically it’s a fishing village so there are a lot of dried fish, scallops etc.
the famous Tai O view!
need a picture here!
is that shark skin I’m seeing @@…
and are those dried puffer fish?!
Tin Hau Temple!
there’s also this famous “kai dan zai” shop there. the uncle’s literally wearing a sunglasses while he’s working. indoors.
what makes this place special is actually these houses built above water. no it isn’t anything like Venice but because HK is well known for only high rise apartments, this is quite a rare sight.
it was very old school. just like how HK drama’s are. like.. when they kidnap someone and bring them to a house located in no where lol.
it was incredulously hot.
someone please tell me what these are? I was thinking it’s some roots but.. I don’t know =S.
this is completely unrelated but let me say something. the cheapest drink in HK other than expensive plain water is probably this particular orange juice which costs 7HKD. plain water costs at least 5 already and in the airport, water costs over 10 bucks!!! holy mother of………….. please drink only an adequate amount of water while you’re there.
oh hi again!
peeking into a fisherman’s home. I actually really like this picture. credits to Bon Bong for taking it!
the neighbourhood! I find people here pretty nice compared to the people of the city. well.. it sounds like common knowledge but there are a high percentage of mean people everywhere in HK. especially the older ones =S.
so who wants to be her husband?!
this place reminds me of Penang’s Armenian street minus the street art. maybe someone should start drawing on these walls here!
and finally! my boat ride out to the ocean to spot for pink dolphins! they are very rare and I think they can only be seen in HK (?) so take your chances!
old school restaurant there.
I would’ve never knew that this is HK. well, it is!
and some pictures with my Casio camera!
love the art mode!
quiet small alleys but they feel really safe!
more dried fish!
again, the boat ride was awesome so you GOT to try it.
thank you to my long time HK friend Bong Bong for taking me here!
when nice clean pretty buildings look out of place.
the subway station to get to Tai O(by bus) is right next to the City Gate Outlet and.. if you’re a shopper, then this would be your heaven.
or if you have kids, you may even consider bringing them to the fountain area! looks super fun to me!