Friday, December 02, 2011

Beijing Hutong Pedicab Tours

Beijing Hutong Pedicab Tours

A number of companies now offer tours of Beijing's hutong by pedicab. The narrow streets of Beijing's hutong are not really suitable for cars, making pedicabs and bicycles the best and most environmentally sound way of seeing them.


Beijing hutong pedicab tours usually take in the Drum Tower, Prince Gong's Mansion, a Siheyuan (traditional Chinese courtyard house), Lama Temple and Pipe Tobacco Alley close to the Bell Tower. There is usually a stop for a drink at a hutong cafe or teahouse.


A number of large Chinese tour companies offer pedicab half day and full day tours.



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Thursday, December 01, 2011

Christmas Services at Churches in Hong Kong

Christmas Services at Churches in Hong Kong

With more Christian churches than any other city in China, Hong Kong has a special Christmas atmosphere. In both Hong Kong and Macau, Christmas Day is a public holiday, though Christmas Day in not a public holiday in mainland China.

Hong Kong's department stores and shops go into overdrive in the run up to Christmas and the Christmas lights of Victoria will be shining throughout December.

The large number of Christian migrant workers from The Philippines are often enthusiastic church-goers.


Here are a list of churches in Hong Kong with Christmas services and Christmas mass.

St John's Cathedral
24th December - Christmas Eve

5.00 pm Christingle Service
6:00 pm Cantonese Service
11.30 pm Midnight Mass

25th December - Christmas Day

8.00 am Said Eucharist
9.00 am Sung Eucharist
10.30 am Holy Eucharist (Mandarin)
11.45 am All Age Worship with Eucharist
2.00 pm Sung Eucharist (Pilipino)
6.00 pm Evensong

Emmanuel, Pokfulam, Bethanie, 139 Pokfulam Road

11.00 pm Midnight Mass
25th December - Christmas Day
11.00 am Family Eucharist with Carols

St Stephen's Chapel, Stanley, St Stephen's College

Discovery Bay Church, SKH Wei Lun Primary School

St Andrews Church

24 December
Christmas Eve Services
7:00 pm* 9:00 pm 11:00 pm

25 December
Christmas Day Communion Services
8:30 am 9:45 am 11:30 am 2:00 pm* 5:00 pm

* Services in Putonghua

Hong Kong Catholic Cathedral of The Immaculate Conception, 16 Caine Road, Hong Kong

Rosary Church, 125 Chatham Road South, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Tsing Yi Island

Christ the Worker Parish

Kowloon International Baptist Church, 300 Junction Road, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon

Island Evangelical Community Church
633 King's Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong (Quarry Bay MTR Exit C)

Watermark Community Church Upper Ground at Aspen Court, 46 High Street, Sai Ying Pun

Holy Trinity Cathedral
135, Ma Tau Chung Road, Kowloon City, Kowloon

Shatin Anglican Church, S.K.H. Tsang Shiu Tim Secondary School
Tak Hau Street, Wo Che Estate, Shatin, N.T.

Dec. 24 Candlelight Service Saturday 9 pm
Dec. 25 God in a Manger Sunday 10 am

Crown of Thorns' Church, 67 Texaco Road

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