After our walk down Nathan Road, Justin went off to try and track down his friend who lives in Hong Kong, while Bernard and I went off on an adventure to locate that little community that we saw across the water from the museum yesterday.
The maps we had didn't really show the area across the water from the Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence, so we got on the MTR went to what we thought was the closest station to that community, Tiu Keng Leng.
Travel Tip: When travelling into unknown territory with a digital camera take a photo of a prominent landmark or two so you can find your way back (ie a high tech version of dropping bread crumbs). These buildings where right next to the Tiu Keng Leng MTR station. There were a lot of these buildings around, but only one with the red sign and green fabric attached to the bamboo scaffolding.
Yes, as mentioned previously, high rise apartment buildings are everywhere in Hong Kong and Kowloon and this area is no different. These are located between the Tiu Keng Leng and Tseung Kwan MTR Stations in the extreme east end of Kowloon.
Back home we have 'Park and Ride' facilities for cars, here it looks like they have them for bike. This one is located near the Tseung Kwan MTR Station.
After heading into a dead end in a cul-de-sac, Bernard looks back thinking we went the wrong way, which we did.
We got off at one MTR Station further then we should have and there was a large hill between us and the location we were trying to get to. The red arrow marks where we were trying to get to.
After getting back to the correct MTR station (Yau Tong) we managed to find what we were looking for just a few blocks away. The community we were looking for is just off to the left of center in this picture and I since learnt that the community is called Lei Yue Mun.
The west end of the community is the Lei Yue Mun Seafood District, it has many fresh fish shops like this one.
The Lei Yue Mun Seafood District also has many Sea Food restaurants like this one. There probably about 20 or more of there restaurants.
Looking back to Hong Kong Island from the west end of Lei Yue Mun.
This lighthouse is across the water (Lye Mun Passage) from the Coastal Museum. The white roof to the left of the lighthouse is the Coastal Museum.
The Japanese 2nd Battalion departed for Hong Kong Island on December 18, 1941 from the area near the base of the green building with the red and white sign and crane on top.
A shot of Lei Yue Mun from the lighthouse.
Here's a few pictures taken as we walked through Lei Yue Mun.
Above photo courtesy of Bernard LeBlanc.
A sign at the center of Lei Yue Mun.
Tin Hau Temple
Those burning coils of incense hanging from the ceiling filled the temple with a very strong aroma.
The end of Lei Yue Mun just beyond the temple, we didn't quite get to the ruins.
A fellow trying to catch something for dinner.
A view of Hong Kong Island and Kowloon from Lei Yue Mun. The Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence is just behind the boat left of center in the picture. The lighthouse shown earlier is to the right of center of the picture next to the shore.