Category Archives: property

Insanerator #1,000… This Time With Plan For Action

Our not always easy to understand government seems to be dead set on this incinerator thing. Needing to “spread the pollution around” they want to build a toxin-spewing monster right outside Pui O Beach, assuring us that “there will be … Continue reading

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Become A Film Star- Save Our Coastline!

石鼓洲焚化爐 (sek gu chau fan fa lou) – Sek Gu Chau Incinerator – is an expression that strikes terror into the heart of Lantau and Cheung Chau dwellers and should actually do the same to all Hong Kong residents. If … Continue reading

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Hurry Up – Beds Needed!

After years of speculation of what could possibly be the reason for large swathes of Pui O being razed to the ground/covered in rubbish, the … hotel for mainlanders? Guest house for China Air staff? A palace? is raising its … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween, Groovers!

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Suddenly I’m in … New York?!?

… and this is the view from my bedroom window! Guess what, in New York you can bring dogs everywhere, even to the bank: There are water bowls for dogs absolutely everywhere, and a place we stopped for tea even … Continue reading

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Sold! Complete With No Buffaloes

Yesterday I saw a rather disturbing sight down at the huge dinner table of Pui O’s water buffalo, the grasslands down by Pui O Beach. Surveyors were setting up boundaries around one of my favourite vistas. I went over and … Continue reading

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Government In All Its Glory

Last night, on Halloween, I ventured out in Central dressed as my favourite character on my show Cantonese The Movie on my YouTube channel Cantocourse, to advertise for my Cantonese course. A woman has to do what a woman has … Continue reading

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The Agonies of a Hong Kong Tenant 2:

So this was going to be a blow-by-blow account of how I tried, and succeeded in, buying the lovely, intensely lovely, village house in Pui O against all odds. I was going to tell you about how the landlord told … Continue reading

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The Agonies of a Hong Kong Tenant 1:

I’ll never forget the first time I walked into this gaff in 2002. I had just walked from Mui Wo to Pui O on Lantau Island with my dog Piles. A big and active boy, he needed long walks. Outside … Continue reading

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Chewing Through Scenery, One Tree at the Time

This is how they do it: Take a thicket in sleepy backwater Pui O and cut down all the trees. Then fill the empty space with building rubble from all the village houses that have been stripped bare to the … Continue reading

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