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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.