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Five Things to do at Shau Kei Wan Fishing Village 在筲箕灣要做的五件事

Shau Kei Wan Fishing Village is on the eastern part of Hong Kong Island.  'Shau Kei' means 'colander' in Cantonese.  'Wan' means 'bay'.  So the name's meaning is 'a bay which looks like a colander'.

There are five things to do in this interesting, 'old meets new' and out of the common tourist track Shau Kei Wan.

(1)Visit the Shau Kei Wan Wet Market
This market is one of the oldest and biggest outdoor food markets in Hong Kong.  It is next to the Wholesale fish market.  So you can find different kinds of freshest seafood there.

(2)Visit the old temples and join the celebration of Tam Kung's birthday party
There are three old temples for the fishermen.  They are the Shing Wong Temple (District God), Tin Hau Temple (Goddess of the Seas) and Tam Kung Temple (also a sea god).  If you don't want to travel a long way by ferry to go to Cheung Chau to join the over-crowded Bun Festival, you may go to Shau Kei Wan on the specific day in mid-May every year to take part in Tam Kung's birthday party, which also has amazing lion dancing, wonderful floating colour parade etc.

(3)Enjoy the local delicacies
The local delicacies of Shau Kei Wan, fish ball noodle, deep fried fish skin, Hong Kong style milk tea etc., can make you salivate.  You can find them at the Shau Kei Wan Main Street.

(4)Visit the Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence
After enjoying the local delicacies, you can walk to the Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence in 10 mins.  Apart from the war history, you can also enjoy the beautiful Victoria Harbour view in this old coastal defence fort.

(5)Take the double-decker tram ride at the terminal
It is easy to get a seat inside the double-decker tram car if you take it at the Shau Kei Wan Tram Terminal.  The 'ding ding' takes about 1 hour to go back to Central.  From the very slow tram car, you can see the very fast life style of the Hong Kong citizens.

 

顧名思義,因為海灣的形狀像一個櫥房用具–筲箕(篩子),漁民就把海灣命名為筲箕灣。

位於香港島東部的筲箕灣,對遊客來說,是一個新舊交融的滄海遺珠。有五件事等著你們在筲箕灣去體驗。

(1)遊覽筲箕灣街市
筲箕灣街市是香港其中一個最古老和最大的露天市集。漁類批發市場在附近,故這街市的海鮮品種多,又生猛!

(2)遊覽古廟和參與譚公誕慶祝活動
在筲箕灣街市附近,有三間古廟,分別是城隍廟、天后廟和譚公廟。如果你們不想長途拔涉乘船到偏遠的長洲參與太平清醮,在五月中旬的特定日子,你們也可到筲箕灣參加同樣是萬人空巷,鑼鼓喧天的譚公誕慶祝活動。

(3)品嘗美味地道食品
街市的生猛海鮮可望而不可吃不要緊,你們可在筲箕灣的地道食肆,品嘗到的彈牙的的手製魚蛋(丸)、鬆脆的炸魚皮和香滑的「絲襪奶茶」。

(4)參觀香港海防博物館
補充體力後,步行大約十分鐘就到達香港海防博物館。在香港唯一的戰爭博物館發思古之幽情之餘,你們也可欣賞美麗的漁村風光和壯麗的海景。

(5)從東邊起點乘搭電車
在市中心乘坐香港獨有的雙層電車,常常遇到一個難題–找坐位難!在筲箕灣電車總站乘電車,就不會有問題了。在這個電車網絡的東邊起點,多是電車在等客人,不是客人苦等電車的到來。現在,電車仍然需要一小時,才可到達中環,難怪以前的「老香港」說:「英雄被困筲箕灣,不知何日到中環」了!