Sai Kung (西貢) is an interesting place: host to a mix of old village people and younger generations, of expats who seek more space than in the crowded, expensive areas of central, as well as fishermen living in their sampans; old and new houses; old and new customs and way of life.
One of the main streets – a melt of traditional boat mechanics shops, expat friendly coffee houses, pizzerias and organic stores, next to sun drying fishes.
The finished product: Christmas gift anyone?
One of the main attractions of Sai Kung are the (world) famous sea food restaurants: choose your live fish/shell/crab in the tank, and have it served to your table – that will be for a future post.
Self-conscious grandmas, impersonating the old/new worlds melting I was mentioning – note the brand new adidas/nike running set.
Stocking up for the next festival
Young people, old ways… 20-something crocs-wearing girl was proposing a boat tour on her Sampan
Sheung Yiu (上窰)
In the Sai Kung country park, we found a former Hakka village called Sheung Yiu transformed into a museum to witness these former ways of life. This is accessible with a 15-min walk from the nearest carpark, itself a good 10-min drive from Sai Kung.
The village pier