Kaws Holiday Hong Kong 2019

Kaws Holiday swing into Hong Kong. I went out to Tamar Park to do some photography.  Some content for this blog.

I prefer the dude sitting up rather than lying there.  Quite a challenge for taking photo.

If you are in Hong Kong, drop by to check it out.

There were some artist drawing the Kaws. I took a snap..

Not a whole lot of spectators. Plus it was morning and earlier there was a heavy rain. The sky is pragmatically cloudy.

 

WeChatPay HK – short review

wechatpayhk

The big caption says…accessed to over 1 million merchant in China with WechatpayHK. I took this LoWu station. 

I have tried it over the weekend at Shenzhen. I can only say: WechatpayHK is not there yet. The direction is correct but I can say many merchant have not sign up it.

I don’t know the backend logistics but I am going to assume this. In order to Mainland Merchant to be able to processed WechatpayHK they need to apply for it, otherwise they would not able to received payment.

WechatpayHK should automatically enable in their background processing system would be much better. Most merchant might find it a hassle to apply for it and it does not bring in much increment to their business.

I have a small sample size on the use and I am going to list the merchant that NOT ABLE TO WORK:

  1. Carrefour
  2. 7-11 store
  3. Nome – this is household store which has store in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen

Next, the store that ABLE TO WORK wechatHK are as below:

  1. HeyTea
  2. Walmart
  3. Starbucks
  4. 雲海肴雲南菜 (restaurant)

Another annoyance is when you pay with Hong KOng linked credit card, for example DBS. They will send you a sms confirmation to your phone. That processed took like 2 minutes to receives the sms and keyin into DBS site to confirm. Then DBS will inform me that I have paid.

That processed take about 5 minutes. Imagine doing this at 7-11, 5 minutes is a long time standing in line. I don’t know if it’s my DBS credit card issue or something.

This is my short review based on small sample size.

Avenue of the Stars 星光大道 Hong Kong

Avenue of the Stars 星光大道

Avenue of the Stars Hong Kong re-open couple weeks ago. I went to see where they re-locate Bruce Lee statue.

Tons of tourist at the Bruce Lee statue.

Avenue of the Stars 星光大道

McDull – one of the iconic Hong Kong cartoon character.

Avenue of the Stars 星光大道

Avenue of the Stars 星光大道

They relocate the hand prints onto the rail rather than on the floor.  Easy to read and taking photos with a good background.

Avenue of the Stars 星光大道

Avenue of the Stars 星光大道

It was quite smoggy that day.

Avenue of the Stars 星光大道

Avenue of the Stars 星光大道

Tourist have fun.

Avenue of the Stars 星光大道

Some creative design.

Avenue of the Stars 星光大道

Avenue of the Stars 星光大道

The crowd at the statue.

Avenue of the Stars 星光大道 Hong Kong

I am waiting for the Starbucks to re-open.

Tai Kwun 大館

Tai Kwun 大館

The second part of my visit to Tai Kwun 大館 at Central. I don’t know how long this place can keep itself as original state because it’s sitting on a prime estate area.

Tai Kwun 大館

Real estate tycoons are eyeing this place salivating one day it will turn into high rise apartment or shopping mall with residence.

Tai Kwun 大館

A piece of history. One can see some of the colonial architecture being restored to its original state.

Tai Kwun 大館

Look at the corridor…so nostalgic.

Tai Kwun 大館

Only here you can see this sign.

Tai Kwun 大館

Some miniature on the facilities when it was Police HQ.

Tai Kwun 大館

Tai Kwun 大館

Tai Kwun 大館

Tai Kwun 大館

Tai Kwun 大館

Tai Kwun 大館

Me inside the jail cell.

Tai Kwun 大館

This is one of the shop selling sake cup. The upper floor turn into shops and restaurants.

Tai Kwun 大館

Tai Kwun 大館

Hong Kong wailing wall.

Tai Kwun 大館

A spy shot.

 

Exhibition happening at Tai Kwun 大館

This is the 1st part on Tai Kwun 大館 at former Central Police Station.

There an exhibition paying tribute to Kwan Kung (關公). I am putting a wiki link here (KwanKung) in case you don’t know who is he.

My first time here at Tai Kwun 大館.  It’s a nice area to hang out during weekend. I would not mind coming here most weekend but it’s too far from where I lived.

Trying hard to photograph 關公 figurine.