Hong Kong, April 2018: I refuse to pay inflated hotel prices when it comes to food and so the search for breakfast is on! Stomping along the Castle Peak Road, the air is still, fragrantly musty from spring blossoms lining the shore. Birds tweet while joggers pound the pavements in the early morning sunshine. Plenty of old timers shuffling up and down steps to the waterfront – aha, could this mean food? Alas no, not yet anyway. The area here by the waterfront has a recreational function. Swimming, water sports and table tennis, all occupied by Hong Kong’s old timers getting their daily dose of fresh air. A friendly bunch, even more so when they find out I’m from England. I would say this area has been around for a long time – long before the rise of swanky condominiums and mass housing blocks.
A nice view along the Tung Wan towards Lantau Island, but still no sign of any thing to eat. At some point there must be at least a shop wouldn’t you think. A bit more stomping then, up to that bridge and what looks like a small village.
In the shadows of the bridge is Ting Kau village, its name according to Google maps. A very small place populated with some posh looking villas. Id say more of a second home hotspot than an actual village – comes with a nice beach though. Clean and spacious, bit too cold for a dip this morning. No shops, no food, I’m resigned to a trip into downtown again!
Ting Kau Village, notable for its beach but nothing else. Probably the closest beach to the Kowloon Peninsular without having to cross to Hong Kong Island. Here’s a few snaps for the record…
NAAFI… A surviving relic of British rule, this NAAFI sign I suspect was rescued from the demise of British military institutions on Hong Kong Island since I can’t find any reference to there being a NAAFI in this area. Spotted on a property on Castle Peak Road, please feel free to jump in with a comment if you know any different.
For non British readers, NAAFI is a shop usually found on a British military installation for use by Navy, Army and Airforce personnel and their families.