Yuen Long: Hello Kitty Organic Farm and Harbin Ice Festival

So, my family did the excursion package thing again and we went to the Hello Kitty Organic Farm and Harbin Ice Festival.

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First stop – Hello Kitty Go Green Organic Farm.

Check out the landscape here – I’m beginning to think it’s a myth that Hong Kong does not have enough land.

This is usually cited as an explanation for high property prices.

I’m beginning to think: if this is indeed a myth, then who benefits from this?

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There’re activities for kids here – they get a map and they’re supposed to get stamps at various stations.

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There’re handmade toys for sale.

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Plants for sale.

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Turn left for Hello Kitty.

Turn right for Hello Kitty.

Walk ahead for Hello Kitty.

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Run for Hello Kitty.

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Hello Kitty refreshment corner.

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It’s actually a very beautiful and intriguing place if you’re into (street) photography.

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Shady scarecrow.

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You could rent a plot of land here for a few months to tend to your crops.

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It’s all very properly laid out, with your name written down so you won’t end up tending to someone else’s plot.

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Feed the goat!

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Ditto what I said earlier about land in Hong Kong.

Look at my clever composition.

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Tiny windmill, tiny scarecrow.

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Ah – the pastoral life…

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Chrysanthemum tea for sale.

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Washing hands after feeding the goats.

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My very suave shadow.

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Our cheerful excursion guide.

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Boredom in the tour coach.

Yes finally, we arrived at the Harbin Ice Festival.
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The colours and lines look well-balanced to me.

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Nice looking cable tower…

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We were in the exhibition hall at Harbin Ice Festival.

It’s minus 10 degrees Celsius in here.

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Psychedelic penguin.

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Everything here is carved out of ice.

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I paid close attention to the colours.

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I’m having a Martin Parr moment.

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Bye bye and thanks for stopping by!

 

All pictures were taken with Canon G11, which you could now call a classic camera.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quiet Rural Hong Kong

Mention Hong Kong and you would think of skyscrapers, crowded streets, and the wonderful dimsum.

But there’s a quieter, meditative side to Hong Kong as well.

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You could find scenes like these…

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These are the views you get if you’re willing to live in somewhat out-of-the-way village houses.

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These are really quiet, meditative spots.

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If you’re willing to live near a farm…

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And this, too, is an environment where we could live with ourselves…

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Thanks for reading!