Tai O is a slow moving pace as compared to the city. It is very scenic and peaceful. A nice slow walk on the jetty. People renting bicycles to cycle there too. It will be really fun and cycle and enjoy the view on the bicycle. Of course you can walk like what I did. =)
More views of the stilts houses…..
These are actually houses. They even have a house number painted on it.
They are making and drying the prawn paste.
At the end one of the street lead to the Tai O Heritage Hotel. It was previously a police station built on the small hill next to Tai O Ferry Pier, to reinforce the police forces on Lantau Island but ceased operation in 1996 and operated till 2002 as a functioned a patrol post due to the decline in crime rate. In 2009, it was restored as a 9 room boutique hotel.
Street art around town? You must be thinking of graffiti? Well it is not really graffiti.
I was in Georgetown on the Penang Island a few weeks back and I heard about a guy who did wall paintings. (Guess I was too ignorant bout it) and I took a trip there to do some ‘Wall painting Hunt’
It was done by a guy who came to a Georgetown, Malaysia and did wall painting of children on historical building during the Penang Georgetown Festival. The guy’s name was Ernest Zacharevic, a Lithuanian artist. His painting was really different and it had painting and also old items attached to it …. like a story behind it.
Just have a look at the pictures below.. and you can see what I mean.
2 little children enjoying riding an old bicycle.
Can you c the old man with his hand?
Tris haw rider waiting for a customer
Kids on a ‘sampan’ near the jetty
A boy on an old motorbike.
A llittle girl ….. haha.. this one looks a little scary especially her eyes. Reminds me of a scary movie but I just couldn’t remember the name of the show.
Lastly … a little boy playing with dinosaur as if it was hit little pet.
A matter of fact… you can rent a bicycle and go around the little street and searching for the wall painting where some can be easily found while some you just have to open your eyes bigger to look for it. …. more like a wall painting hunt. Lol. But dun worry… there is a map which you can get from the Tourist information or the other best is look for the crowd as you will see people queuing up to take pictures next to the painting.