Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Macau Mood

Just a bit of old-world Macau atmosphere.
Rua da Palmeira during Chinese New Year in 1990.

© Kees Metselaar

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Monday, February 26, 2007

Classic Hong Kong Harbour

Victoria Harbour and Stonecutters Island before the massive reclamations of the last 15 years.
The former Victoria Hotel with the Macau Ferry Terminal at the foreground.

© Kees Metselaar 1990

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Sunday, February 25, 2007

No Bicycling Here

Tung Chung, Lantau Island, Hong Kong.
Close to the Chek Lap Kok International Airport.

© Kees Metselaar 2007

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Friday, February 23, 2007

Hong Kong Cockatoos

The Yellow-crested Cockatoo is very common in Hong Kong. They are noisy and all over the place.
This group sitting on the TV aerials from my neighbours is part of a feral population developed from caged birds which were released years ago. Worldwide this cockatoo is critically endangered. The current population is estimated at less than 10,000

© Kees Metselaar 2007

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Thursday, February 22, 2007

Pizzeria Limoncello

The best pizza in Bangkok.
Off Soi 11, Sukhumvit.

© Kees Metselaar 2006

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Year of the Pig has started.

Chinese New Year in Hong Kong.

© Kees Metselaar 2007

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Monday, February 19, 2007

Macau Blue

February afternoon in Coloane Village.

© Kees Metselaar 2007

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Saturday, February 17, 2007

Hong Kong Orange

New Market Street on Hong Kong Island.

© Kees Metselaar 2007

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Thursday, February 15, 2007

Relaxed Macau

Patio do Velho in Coloane Village.
Far from the Casino crowds.

© Kees Metselaar 2007

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New Casino Macau

The new Grand Lisboa casino opened last Sunday in Macau.
Casino moghul Stanley Ho's answer to his American rivals as the Sands Corp. and Wynn Resorts who entered the Macau scene and conquered a big part of the gaming market.

© Kees Metselaar 2007

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Sunday, February 11, 2007

Migrant Workers Demo

Philippino migrant workers in Hong Kong demonstrating against a new test introduced by their own government. They have to pass in the Philippines before they are allowed abroad to work.

© Kees Metselaar 2007

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Thursday, February 01, 2007

F.W. de Klerk

Ex-South African president F.W. de Klerk visits the Foreign Correspondents' Club in Hong Kong.
During his presidency Nelson Mandela was freed and the ban on the ANC lifted.

© Kees Metselaar 2007

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