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Silk, spice and pirates

In Uncategorized on August 29, 2013 by triotriotrio

I love to see our visitors posting and sharing about the museum!

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Hong Kong in the mid-19th century

Written with a quill, the florid cursive inscribed on the pages of a ship’s logbook was still legible: “Tuesday March 1st – 1796. Light winds…, weather fair and pleasant, a smooth sea.” These were the words of Captain Charles Christie on the East Indiaman Belvedere, then engaged in the lucrative China trade.

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香港海事博物館 Hong Kong Maritime Museum

In Uncategorized on July 11, 2013 by triotriotrio

Here is a cool post from a recent visitor to the Maritime Museum. Love what they did with the 360 photos.

:: 我們的部落格 ::

係香港海事博物館仲係赤柱既時候就硬係夾唔啱時間, 所以從來都無去過,
但係而家搬咗去中環後就就腳得多了!  從前既展館只有800平方米,
而家既就有4,400平方米!

由於絕大部份香港既Museum 都係HK$10-15,
起初對於入場費要hk$30 都覺得好貴, 原本亦以為 1個鐘多D就睇完,
最後亦發現係錯既! 今次既visit 絕對物超所值, 玩三四個鐘亦無問題!

第一層樓主要係講香港航海業嘅歷史, 好多展品都做得好仔細,
慢慢嗒咗D展品模型成個鐘係度  😛

乜粒炸蛋咁cute咁大粒既

數碼版 靖海全圖
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《靖海全圖》對於香港海事別具意義, 記載清廷水師在大嶼山對出海面圍剿海盜張保仔的事迹等等。
《靖海全圖》長達十八米,數碼化後, 利用ipad做remote control 後就可以逐格連序述慢慢睇!
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3F9LnC_cropPlease click here for 360 view!

以前D人比人呃去舊金山(三藩市)就係咁嘅樣。。。

1947年的橫欄燈塔係香港法定古蹟,近睇實物真係好靚,
1000,000 candlepowr 咁光。。即係好光 -_-“

wiki :
http://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-hant/橫瀾燈塔


http://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/諾克·耐維斯號

另一個好好睇嘅展品就係呢隻, 有史以黎最大隻既船, 企係度高過吉隆坡既雙子塔!
亦原來香港都擁有過尼隻船, 船王董浩雲(香港前特首董建華之父)就擁咗隻船成十年…

展品極之細致…又慢慢㗳 😛

Screen Shot 2013-05-27 at 12.58.12 AMSeawise Giant 係最大, 而佢既船錨都係全世界最大!
遲D舊野就會擺係中環新海濱長廊變成一件 contemporary art…

The largest anchor in the world from the Seawise Giant!
It is going to be placed in front of the Maritime Museum in the near future.
Picture from HKMM’s Flickr. 其Flickr album有好多好有趣的圖片呢!

博物館二樓的觀港廳極之開揚, 我可以話要睇維多利亞港的話
係博物館二樓睇比起坐天星小輪睇更舒服更靚!!

hahaha, 黃色隻鴨仔都見到

IMG_2654望遠鏡入面睇返隻鴨!!隻鴨仔真係好hit, 好多人去睇!!

仲有三樓…時間不夠了, 匆匆睇下…下次再黎 😀

有個模擬船橋

其實連間Gift shop 都做得好有heart, 有好多真係好特別既野 🙂

感想…
Visit once is not enough!  製作絕對精美, 地點優越,
但係點解咁都咁少人去? 真係唔明白呢….
真係睇得出館長同D伙記都好用心的,
真心推介的好地方 🙂

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Hong Kong Maritime Museum

In Uncategorized on June 26, 2013 by triotriotrio

Here is a nice write up about the Hong Kong Maritime Museum!

bluebalu: Living in Hong Kong

For a really strange and bizarre reason I thought I had blogged about this already – the Hong Kong Maritime Museum. But when I looked through my posts this year, I could not find it. I must have dreamt that I had already written about it!

So here is it, the forgotten-to-write-about-this-in-April blog post about the Hong Kong Maritime Museum. For those who know it, they might say: “Oh yes, I remember, it’s in Murray House in Stanley and it’s quite small – so maybe not worth going there just to see the museum”. But that’s wrong. Earlier this year, in January 2013, the Hong Kong Maritime Museum opened in the Central Pier number 8 (next to the Star Ferry).

Maritime Museum hong Kong 3

With this move, it increased its space, moved to a very convenient location (just take the star ferry to get there, walk across from the IFC or Exchange Square…

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Gambling for Adventure

In Uncategorized on November 13, 2011 by triotriotrio Tagged:

Wynn

My in-laws are visiting Jennifer and I in Hong Kong. During their time here, there are a number small excursions that we are taking. It is very important to get that Passport stamped as many times as possible.

One small trip we took is to Macau. Macau, like Hong Kong is a part of China but it is also a Special Administrated Area. The Portuguese were a major influence in Macau in the same way the British were in Hong Kong. Thus – Macau has more of a European flavor in it food and architecture. It takes about an hour on a Jet Foil to get to our destination.

Lou Kau Mansion

Today Macau is best known as the land of casinos. But there are many little avenues filled with pastry shops, churches and other cultural stops. Fort

We hit a few as well as a Las Vegas style show called “The House of the Dancing Water.” It was one of the most impressive shows I have ever seen.

 

 

 

Venetian

We are off to Beijing today. So more pictures to come.

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Gallery 8 – Stop 801

In Uncategorized on August 21, 2011 by triotriotrio

Model of the TSMV Tai Loy, 1951

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Star Ferry Crossing

In Hong Kong,Uncategorized,Updates on July 18, 2011 by triotriotrio Tagged:

Star Ferry

One of the things that I love about Hong Kong is the public transportation. Whether one wants to travel by land, air or sea there is a public form of transportation that will get you from point A to B. So there are lots of choices from the subway system, public buses (small, large and double decker), ferries, street cars, cable cars and moving sidewalks.

Last night Jennifer and I went over to Kowloon, which is a part of Hong Kong but on the other side of Victoria Harbour, north of Hong Kong Island. There is a convenient subway that will takes only a few minutes from one side to the other but we prefer to take a little extra time and take the Star Ferry.

Star Ferry
Because of the large number of outlying islands and numerous waterway crossings ferries are an important mode of transportation in Hong Kong. Although the subway system was created to phase out or modify those ferry routes my guess is that ferries will long be an important mode of transportation for Hong Kong people.
Star Ferry

One of the routes we like to use leaves from Pier 7 Central and crosses the Harbour to the Kowloon side. The whole journey takes approximately 15 minutes. The Star Ferry has been in operation for over a hundred years and some of the ferries in operation were built in the 1950’s and 1960’s. The engines roar and burn a thick diesel which only adds to the aesthetic appeal of this trip.

Last night was a hot humid night. But there was a cool breeze coming off the water. As we sat on the folding benches watching the fury of activity on the water, I thought to myself, “Why would anyone choose to be underground on such a beautiful night?”

Dual Suns