Sunday, January 24, 2010

Kowloon Park

Today was my first week back at Sha Tin Church after several weeks away. A fortnight ago I cherished being back at Woodvale Baptist Church for their Sunday services. And last week we attended church at Evangelical Community Church with our friends the Sweeneys. ECC is another international English-speaking church that meets at the YMCA building in Kowloon's Tsim Sha Tsui district.

I enjoyed the service thoroughly, especially the absence of the formal liturgies that are common practice at Sha Tin. However, as ECC is no closer to our home it is unlikely that we would switch loyalties.

Following the service we shared lunch with the Sweeney family at a nearby Shakey's Pizza restaurant. Then they showed us one of their favourite children's playgrounds at Kowloon Park. It has many beautiful flowers and trees, plus a variety of rare birds. The park seemed to be extremely popular with tourists and locals, undoubtedly because of its many scenic spots and the following attractions:

* Mini-Soccer Pitch
* Fitness Trail
* Children's Playground
* Discovery Playground
* Maze Garden
* Sculpture Walk and Sculpture Garden
* Colour Garden
* Chinese Garden
* Roof Gardens
* Piazza
* Loggia
* Viewing Cone
* Conservation Corner
* Bird Lake
* Aviary
* Kowloon Park Swimming Pool
* Kowloon Park Sports Centre

We didn't get to see much of the park last week because we were pressed for time, mostly just the playground and a koi exhibition. We will definitely have to return when we have more time to explore. Craig took the following photos during our brief visit.

Kowloon Park is known as the "Green Lung" of the city centre. We found it to be  a welcome haven in this bustling community.

1 comment:

  1. I am not used to seeing all those winter clothes!