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Postcards: Stanley (HK)

For yet another change of scenery from central Hong Kong and its skyscrapers, A and I took the bus out to Stanley, one of the oldest villages in Hong Kong, and the site of a former English fort that is now famous for its market bearing the same name. En route, I spied the cable cars that transport visitors to the Ocean Park and some of the park’s rollercoasters, and I also looked admiringly at the scenic Repulse Bay – nothing repulsive there, right? We found Stanley Market highly commercialised and generic to many other local markets; walking along the main street waterfront and Stanley Ma Hang Park was decidedly more interesting.

Stanley

Stanley

Stanley

Stanley

Stanley

Stanley

Stanley

Stanley

Stanley

Stanley

Stanley

I found the Murray House fascinating, for it was once located in Central – yes, Central, where the Bank of China Tower stands nowadays! It was dismantled brick by brick for cateloguing, put in storage for a few years, before the government decided to resurrect it in Stanley. Similarly, Blake Pier which is located just in front of the Murray house was relocated here not so long ago. It originally stood at the end of Pedder Street in Central and was known as Pedder Wharf, then moved to Morse Park in Kowloon, before one more shift to Stanley and renamed Blake Pier, after a former governor of Hong Kong.

All posts in this series:
Hong Kong: What can I do in Hong Kong?
Hong Kong: First impression: Hong Kong
Hong Kong: More dim sum, please
Hong Kong: Postcards: The (Victoria) Peak
Hong Kong: Chi Lin Nunnery and Nan Lian Garden
Hong Kong: Wong Tai Sin Temple
Hong Kong: Po Lin Monastery and the Big Buddha
Hong Kong: Tai O fishing village
Hong Kong: Postcards: Stanley
Hong Kong: Chinese desserts galore
Hong Kong: Occupy Central with Love and Peace
Hong Kong: Hong Kong by night
Hong Kong: So many markets
Hong Kong: How to gain a few kilos in a week
Hong Kong: Once upon a clear sky in Hong Kong



Category: Asia, Hong Kong, Travel

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4 scribbles & notes

  1. med says:

    Somehow i just associate stanley with prison hoohoo

  2. med says:

    Yeap, i think so ;)

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