Hong Kong

Oil in China

Castle Peak Power Station in Hong Kong is one of the largest coal-fired power stations in the world and these two oil tanks are clearly marked with the Hanzi characters for Oil. There’s more about the plant on their website.…

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Sunday, 8th January 2006

Jumbo Kingdom

Docked in the middle of Aberdeen Harbour in Hong Kong, in the style of a sumptuous Chinese palace, is the gigantic floating restaurant Jumbo Kingdom. Opened in 1976, this mammoth eatery can accommodate up to 2,300 people, and the facilities…

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Tuesday, 27th September 2005

The Whampoa

Has an extremely drunk captain parked his ship in-between these buildings? Nope, this is actually The Whampoa, a ship-shaped (haha!) shopping arcade in Hong Kong. According to their website, the Jusco Whampoa Store offers: one-stop-shopping facilities to customers, including fashion,…

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Monday, 26th September 2005

Shing Mun Tunnel

And for my final post today from Hong Kong, check out this exposed section of the Shing Mun Tunnel in Shatin. This tunnel links between the eastern and western part of the New Territorries, which are separated by mountains. How…

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Wednesday, 29th June 2005

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

This is the fantastically modern-looking Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, (which reminds me of The Flight of the Navigator!). As I’ve said before, everything on this site seems to be the tallest/biggest/highest something, and this building proves to be…

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Wednesday, 29th June 2005

Two International Finance Centre

Overlooking Victoria Harbour (as seen in our previous post), is the Two International Finance Centre, which at 415.8 metres it is currently the tallest building in Hong Kong. Check out that shadow! Apparently it is the third tallest building in…

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Tuesday, 28th June 2005
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