How to Enjoy Tonight's Spectacular Meteor Shower

on 12/13/2017 - 01:29 pm

Get ready for 120 shooting stars per hour in tonight's night sky. The Geminid meteor shower is the strongest and most spectacular meteor show of the year. The showers began on December 7th and the peak is expected to occur at about 2:30 p.m. tomorrow; however, tonight between 10pm and midnight is the recommended viewing time as the moon won't rise until after 3 am.

Where to Go and Where to Look

It's not going to be hard to catch a glimpse of the show, if you can find a dark place where clouds don't block your view of the east/north-east sky. Getting away from the city lights may be a challenge for most of us. The nearest areas may be the coastlines or mountain tops. Once there, just si ...

CAUTION: Construction Causing Delays on Metro Line 11 Tonight

on 12/08/2017 - 07:27 pm

1. Tonight (December 8), the last train of Metro Line 11 from Futian station to Bitou station will leave from Futian at 21:00.

2. From Futian district to Nanshan district, the metro will use only one track, so that means departure intervals will be longer than usual.

3. From Bitou to Qianhai, the metro will run as usual. The departure interval is about 8 minutes.

4. The Nanshan station on line 11 and Taoyuan station on line 1 will offer shuttle bus for passengers. It is predicated that line 11 will be fixed and run as usual after 7:30am tomorrow (December 9)

5. The metro between Nanshan and Qianhai won't run during the adjustment time.

Reference: 运营信息 | 11号线临时运营调整

This Weekend and Beyond - December 8th, 2017

on 12/08/2017 - 09:26 am

Yes, many of us are already thinking and planning for Christmas. If you are too, we've got some links below to help you with your dinners, decorations, gifts and more. Before you jump to that though, we have plenty of activities, events and offers going on this weekend and next for you to enjoy. Don't miss them! For those going away for the holiday. I hope you have a wonderful time on your holiday. For the rest of us... Have a great weekend!
 
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CAUTION: Strong Monsoon Signal Raised - Gale Force Winds Expected

on 12/08/2017 - 08:45 am

UPDATE: The Strong Monsoon Signal was cancelled at 11am.
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The Hong Kong Observatory raised their Strong Monsoon Signal at 7:45am this morning. Strong winds with mean speed exceeding 40 kilometres per hour are expected from the north. Gusts will occasionally reach gale force.

1. If you are not well sheltered from the north, you are advised to take precautions against strong gusty winds. Flower pots and other objects likely to be blown away should be taken indoors.

2. Those planning for water sports activities and operations at sea should take special care against high winds and rough sea conditions. Conditions are particularly rough over the offshore waters.

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