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rkkwan Jul 16th, 2010 06:02 PM

rkkwan's photos from Ma Wan, Hong Kong, June 2010

First time I set foot on the island of Ma Wan in at least 25 years. If you've visited HK in the past 12 years, you probably would have crossed over it on the way from the airport to the city. It has a fairly new residential development, a beach, an old village, a nice new park, as well the the Noah's Ark theme park. Kind of a strange mixture of things on the island.

To get there, one can take a ferry from Central or Tsuen Wan; or a shuttle bus from the Tsing Yi, Kwai Fong and Tsuen Wan MTR, or the airport.

marya_ Jul 16th, 2010 06:12 PM

Thank you. I have only passed over the island, as you suggested many of us have, so I appreciate the opportunity to look through your photos.

rkkwan Jul 17th, 2010 05:36 AM

Thanks, marya. It's cool to see some "old Hong Kong" left, in the shadow of the new bridges and highrises.

Kathie Jul 17th, 2010 10:39 AM

Thanks for the photos - a reminder that there is still a bit of old Hong Kong left.

janev Jul 18th, 2010 03:51 AM

Lovely photos - an interesting area. My husband appreciated the name of the eatery (you wrote "strange name for an eatery")- I don't get it still, only if you are chinese can it make sense I think, as its whats in the meaning behind the words.

rkkwan Jul 18th, 2010 05:51 AM

janev - "五少" is how people in the old days will address the 5th kid in the family if he's a son. For example, my mom and my aunts (my other uncles' wives) still call my 5th uncle (my dad's brother) as 五少. Similarly, my dad is 9th in the family, and they will call him 九少. I thought many in my family will find that photo funny, and in I've sent it to my cousins (the daughters of my uncle #5).

mohan Jul 18th, 2010 10:21 AM

Thanks for sharing the pix. Brings back memories. I thought that meant 'five small ones'. Your interpretation makes more sense.

rkkwan Jul 18th, 2010 10:31 AM

mohan - The 少 here is short for 少爺, or "young master".

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