Friday, December 16, 2011

Dried Geckos in Hong Kong

Most traditional dried food stores in Western District on Hong Hong Island have dried geckos for sale. Mostly in pairs of a male and a female tied together. Apparently they became more populair because of unfounded claims that they are a cure against HIV/AIDS, cancer and other illnesses. The trade in geckos from Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines has skyrocketed in recent years and there is a real danger the animal becomes extinct. The usual story here. You claim that some animal part helps against any terrible disease or boosts your sex-drive and you are in business.

© Kees Metselaar Hong Kong 2011

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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Remember Kai Tak Airport

Remember Kai Tak, the old inner city airport in Hong Kong with its fabulous approach low over Kowloon City.
Now my prints for sale at Picture This in Hong Kong.

© Kees Metselaar 1995

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Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Very Hong Kong 1

Going home from the City Super in the Hong Kong Mass Transit Railway.

© Kees Metselaar 2011

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