“Time is free, but it’s priceless. You can’t own it, but you can use it. You can’t keep it, but you can spend it. Once you’ve lost it you can never get it back.”
– Harvey Mackay
Since the beginning of time, our ancestors paid attention to time. They wanted to know how to measure it and how to keep track of it.
Many methods were used and many different devices were invented. But the most practical of them and the one used until today are the mechanical clocks.
The “Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: Treasures of Time” exhibition held at the Hong Kong Science Museum celebrating this extraordinary human invention.
The exhibition displays 120 splendid clocks and watches that are a collection from The Palace Museum.
Visitors will have a chance to appreciate various timepieces and find out more about the mechanisms of mechanical clocks from a scientific point of view.
Some of the items in the collections were tributes from Britain, France and Switzerland, while others were manufactured by local craftsmen in the Workshops and in Guangzhou.
Beside these treasures, interactive exhibits are made to show visitors the philosophy of special time measuring tools.
These vary from ancient Chinese instruments and mechanical timepieces to modern atomic clocks.
The “Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: Treasures of Time” exhibition also produces a catalog of all the priceless timepieces displayed. The catalog gives photos and a detailed description of all 120 clocks and watches displayed in the museum.
Tsim Sha Tsui is one of the most important urban areas in Kowloon, Hong Kong.
Because of the numerous large shopping malls, it’s an amazing shopping spot.
There are also many galleries and museums, diverse restaurant choices and a ferry pier.
Below are some of the most popular tourist attractions in Tsim Sha Tsui.
“shopping in Tsim Sha Tsui”
“A man practices Tai Chi in Kowloon Park.”
Dec 7, 2018 – Apr 10, 2019
Hong Kong Science Museum, Science Museum Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
For more information please visit their official website.
With over 13 square hectares, Kowloon Park is one of the biggest public parks in Hong Kong.
In the middle of the chaotic surroundings of Tsim Sha Tsui, this place is perfect for a relaxing walk and scenic viewing.
An amazing highlight of the park is a flock of Flamingo birds splashing around in the bird lake.
Every Sunday, between 2.30pm and 4.30pm, there are free demonstrations of dragon dances and various martial arts.
Located next to the Victoria Harbor waterfront, the Avenue of Stars is amazing for scenic views.
Take a walk there and you’ll be able to take in the breathtaking skyline of Hong Kong.
It is modeled on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame but showcases Hong Kong’s film culture.
The place is highlighted by statues of film industry insiders. Two popular statues include a bronze representation of the cartoon character, MuDull, and a life-size statue of Bruce Lee.
Tsim Sha Tsui Ferry Pier, also known as the Star Ferry Pier, is one of the main landmarks in the district.
Passengers have been riding these star ferries from Kowloon to Hong Kong Island since the 1880s.
A ride on one those ferries gives you stunning up-close views of the Hong Kong harbor.
The Hong Kong Cultural Centre is also located on Victoria Harbor.
It’s a place that collects many different cultural arts in one place.
It features operas, dance, drama shows, concerts and musical performances.
If you want to spend an enjoyable night with great shows, the cultural center would make for a perfect evening.
This family-friendly hotel is located in the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui.
The MTR station is only a doorstep away.
It features various dining options and a pool on its rooftop.
In addition to that, it also contains a spa tub, sauna and a fitness center.
It’s only a few minutes’ walks from shopping malls and only a 10-minute walk to get to Harbour City.
Oasis Avenue: A GDH Hotel was formerly known as Guangdong Hotel.
It’s a 3-minute walk from the Tsim Sha Tsui MTR station.
Only 5 to 10-minute walk from shopping malls, Harbor City and the Avenue of Stars.
This stylish 4-star hotel offers modernly furnished rooms with scenic views of the Victoria Habor.
It’s only a 3-minute walk from the Jordan MTR station.
It contains restaurants the serve both Asian and Western foods.
Located beside Harbour City, this luxurious hotel offers rooms with amazing panoramic views of the Victoria Harbour.
It also overlooks Kowloon Park.
It’s only a 7-minute walk from Tsim Sha Tsui MTR station.
The Royal Pacific Hotel is the only hotel in Hong Kong connected to the China-Macau Ferry.
The “Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: Treasures of Time” exhibition is a real must-see. As well as all the other places in Tsim Sha Tsui. So why wait? Go to Hong Kong!