A visit to visual paradise Bird Garden, Hong Kong

Yuen Po Street Bird Garden is right beside flower market road off of Prince Edward MTR train station.People come to visit this beautiful Chinese garden filled with exotic birds like parrots and cocktail birds. There are also freeing of birds from cages in some shops for tourists and locals not planning to shop for a pet or buying bird care products. Neat Chinese traditional bamboo bird cages, bird toys, and all kinds of exotic birds are displayed inside or outside of their cages.

When I arrived here, it was already closing time. There are many bird enthusiasts who may come to gather and spend time at this beautiful setting inside this concrete jungle. The outside of this area is filled with busy cars and crowded streets like any other main roads in Hong Kong. But as soon as you step in, it almost feel a bit like a strange paradise filled with pets and free spirited seniors who treated this place as their favourite hide out.

I often wonder how birds feel like, to be born with their wings clipped and their feet chained. In this city, the only thing I can hope for is for these birds to find a good owner or shop owners who will cherish them and  take good care of them in their lifetime. I once met a family friend who owned 4 parrots at home and they were the happiest birds you would meet. They frequently dance around and flap their wings, and even learned to do some talking when they feel like entertaining their human friends.

http://www.discoverhongkong.com/eng/shop/where-to-shop/street-markets-and-shopping-streets/bird-garden.jsp
http://www.tripadvisor.ca/Attraction_Review-g294217-d317423-Reviews-Bird_Market-Hong_Kong.html

MTR Prince Edward Station Exit B1. Walk along Prince Edward Road west towards the Mongkok Stadium for about 15 minutes.

Source: http://www.discoverhongkong.com/eng/shop/where-to-shop/street-markets-and-shopping-streets/bird-garden.jsp#ixzz39ANo7EWA

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I think out of all places, this is definitely one of my favourite places I’ve shot in the streets of Hong Kong. All the colors and displays makes for an amazing, fresh composition. Wish I could spend more time here! Until next time I guess!

Kawloon Park and Tsim Sha Tsui

Here is Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, another major hub in Hong Kong where the farries, fancy hotels, stores, and offices are located. Kawloon park is where I started, and moving on the harbour view and Miramar Mall for dinner to finish my day off.

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Flower Market Road, Hong Kong | mpStudio Street Photography

Missing Piece Studio takes you down the must go destination when looking for a tourist friendly market where selling and shopping for flowers are the only focus. Right out of Prince Edward Station MTR train station, house plants and anything gardening related is for sale all year round!

 

For more on how to get here see this link: http://www.discoverhongkong.com/eng/shop/where-to-shop/street-markets-and-shopping-streets/flower-market.jsp

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Hong Kong Railway Museum

It must be tiring enough to travel up the hill that got them here the first place, but look at the joy he has when he looks at his child. The father was hauling two huge bags and still completely engaged with his child. He shows him to all the trains and lets go of his hand periodically, and the child would waddle across the railway towards the father. 


It is so difficult for many parents to watch their children from the sideline, unable to take full control of his child’s fate. It’s a learning experience for both the child and the parent, and it’s often the most rewarding one.

My cousin kindly stopped by the Hong Kong Railway Museum so I could snap a few pictures. What I got was something way more special then I expected! Tai Wo station it is barely a 10 minute walk to the museum. The Hong Kong Railway Museum is easily accessible by foot.. About 10 minutes walk from Tai Wo station around Tai Po. It is a tiny museum that doesn’t require admission fee (Yes it’s free!) and showcases some of the KCR trains in Hong Kong from the past. There are also many exhibits and display cases. There are also guided tours I think.  


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Related Links

http://www.heritagemuseum.gov.hk/chi/museums/railway.aspx

http://www.discoverhongkong.com/eng/see-do/culture-heritage/museums/special-interests/railway-museum.jsp

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hong_Kong_Railway_Museum

http://www.tripadvisor.ca/Attraction_Review-g294217-d593197-Reviews-Hong_Kong_Railway_Museum-Hong_Kong.html

Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong

In the streets of Sham Shui Po, you’ll see some of the oldest buildings in Hong Kong. It is also famous for its flea market and street vendors. You may not find the trendiest clothes and newest gears. Rather, you would find parts, Pro audio and visual gears, LED lights, and even used electronics, power tools, and other “nerdy” and “geeky” parts and gadgets. You can find all sorts of people here, and the dragon centre nearby definitely brings a nice modern touch to this area.

I travel with the mind of checking out Photography Gears in Ap Liu Street, and of course to the Dragon Centre (Chinese: 西九龍中心) and other streets where clothes, cute stuffed animals, and cool toys are for sale there. Perfect for souvenirs.I didn’t get a photo of the camera stores but rather went right down to business into buying things and snapped some photos of the mall and a glimpse of the street scene here in Sham Shui Po, Ap Liu Street. Here are a few snaps at the Dragon Centre, which has lots of “square stores” and cool food.

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Traveling to Mongkok, Hong Kong

Alright, back to photos from the trip! This is the place everyone would go more then once while staying in Hong Kong. The street vendor filled lui yun street, the awesome malls, the trendiest clothes, food, and camera stores! To summarize Mongkok in a nutshell, is almost as hard as describing Hong Kong to someone. To me, Mongkok is the definition of street, trend, and crowded ghetto of Hong Kong. What’s your definition of it?

 

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Tin Hau Hong Kong

A friend of mine told me to try out a “dai pai dong” open-air food stall located in tin hau. I have always walked by that place but never really went inside. What you see is lots of garage and auto shops, with an exception of a few grocery stores and a lot of neat little restaurants. The street is definitely not crowded like that of Mongkok or Causeway Bay. That alone was an open invitation for me to slow down my walk to enjoy the authentic streets of Hong Kong. The birds who seek refuge in roofs and strange places between building, the walls, and a taste of the famous street food.

Dai pai dong is a type of open-air food stall once very popular in Hong Kong. The government registration name in Hong Kong is “cooked-food stalls”, but dai pai dong literally means “restaurant with a big license plate”, referring to its size of license which is bigger than other licensed street vendors.

 

A place that many has gain a name in Hong Kong is the shun hing dai pai dong, located in tin hau. I had a taste of their signature egg and bbq pork rice and cart noodle(guess what toppings I had?) Don’t scroll down for the answers yet!  滑蛋叉燒飯 & 車仔撈麵. Thank you again for bringing me here!

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South Horizon – A street perspective

Here is a place where I grew up. South Horizons Hong Kong is near Aberdeen. A blend of the old and the new. Things honestly have not changed, children still playing at the spot I used to play, trees grew a bit taller, the elegant street view and the boats are still around.

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Hong Kong – Next Station is Cetral Sheung Wan

Hollywood Road is a street in Central and Sheung Wan, on Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong. The street runs between Central and Sheung Wan, with Wyndham Street, Arbuthnot Road, Ladder Street, Upper Lascar Row, and Old Bailey Street in the vicinity.

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