Tai O is a fishing village town cum island by itself, situated on the western side of Lantau Island. Some history of Tai O can be found here on wikipedia. Residing nearer to Tung Chung and easily accessible via bus or direct ferry. If you remember the movie, Project A by Jacky Chan, that police station in the movie, was actually filmed here. We didn’t manage to visit the police station, but only caught a glimpse of it as we travel back to Tung Chung by boat.
We came here last Feb during the end of winter. It was freezing cold but we enjoyed it. Since we were there after 2pm, we didn’t have much time to explore the entire Island, just a little bit here and there and there seems to be so much more to offer & explore here as compared to Cheung Chau. As usual, we wouldn’t miss trying out the restaurants there to fill our tummy. And we all agree that the trip to Tai O is better off with ferry than the whirly-windy road up the hill & down the hill via the bus.
Here are some photos taken during our 4 hours trip. More photos over at my FB album.
depleted wall and door, love the effect of it.
Look at this boy with oversized sunnies LOL
Youngest in the group, Ben.
Dried food products. Seems like it’s cheaper to buy here than Cheung Chau.
BBQ dried seafood.
One for the family. Gosh..the kids are not looking!!
drinks of all kinds of colours
Old roofs could still be seen here.
There were alot of old post boxes like this and I couldn’t resist to take pics of each of them.
Old school grilles, with designs somemore..rare-ness 🙂
this is how they make assam?
Salted egg yolks!! We didn’t know they were selling salted egg yolks like this. We bought some to try, lovely.
Everyone busy lining up to by some peanut kuih, erm but we dare not try.
There were alot of houses like these, made of just metal sheets? Not sure why they use this instead of bricks.
The man squatting in front of the metal house. I asked him to pose as if he’s some gangster killing time LOL.
The house is so small, you have to use an external stairs to go upstairs LOL
A simple worship place, made with metal also O.o
Wow, I wish I could move this to my balcony LOL.
A man enjoying his snacks by the door
talk about details…even the grill has words engraved on it.
This uncle is trying hard to cycle..salute him.
more post box….
Made them sat on the stairs and took pics.
Fire Danger Warning, but smoking cigar outside.
Ah a postbox with my surname, how cool
Hon’s colleagues, Bala & Janet.
All sorts of jeruk on sale
Trying out the baked salted egg..tasted just like egg+salt, LOL
Vyktore enjoying biscuits sandwiched with maltose.
Fried wan tan noodles with sliced beef. Heavenly.
Sweet & sour pork is a must for kids.
Marinated jelly fish with fish cake. Local dish.
Fried prawns with soya sauce. My favourite.
Scallops steamed with spring onion and vermicelli. Nice.
Lovely sunset. We’ve not been seeing sunset during winter but managed to enjoy the sunset in Tai O.
Peanut kuih, tried this elsewhere before, not bad.
Giant size dried oysters
waiting for the boat at Pier.
got this shot of them from far.