Fragrant Habour

15 Apr 2010 – Happy Bdays to Aileen KOH & Lynne ONG

Hong Kong/香港 literally translates to Fragrant Habour in Cantonese. Perhaps true at one time but looking at the hazy sky and smog certainly confirms that the air quality’s fragrance is quite contrary to its name! Situated on China’s south coast and enclosed by the Pearl River Delta and South China Sea, it is renowned for its expansive+expensive! skyline and natural deep harbour. With a population of over 7mil, land mass of 1,104 sqkm and 6,200 people per sqkm, people mountain people sea=people everywhere must have been an expression originated from here!

Arrived yesterday in lovely cool weather with the smog and cloudy sky. Thanks to Henry, I have a place to stay, most conveniently located in the Causeway Bay area with all the happenings. His cosy flat is even smaller than mine, has good views of the skyscrapers in the area. St Mary’s Church the is the neighbour building and it is the only church I know of that can be mistaken for a temple, but then a place of worship is a place of worship, may it be church or temple, mosque or synagogue! The food, shopping, weather etc is a nice change from hot SIN. Food is not hot spicy like in SIN but delightfully tasty and very yummy!

Instead of controlling the environment for the benefit of the population, maybe we should control the population to ensure the survival of our environment – Sir David Attenborough