An interesting poster at a bus stop on Nathan Road.



This sign in Tsim Tsa Tsui is so huge that each freckle on Jackie's shoulder is the size of a soccer ball!

The entrance to the Wong Tai Sin Temple is very ornate and colorful. Formally known as the Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple, it is named in honor of the famous monk Wong Tai Sin.



The gateway is elaborately decorated in a riot of colors. Many people who visit the temple come to have their fortunes told. This is done using a bamboo container holding numbered sticks. To discover your fortune, you light joss sticks and kneel in front of the main altar, then make a wish and shake the container until a stick falls out. This stick is exchanged for a piece of paper bearing the same number. The fortune on the paper is then read by a fortune teller.

Stalls selling incense and decorations line the walkway in front of the temple. The sellers beckon to passersby to come and buy from them. Since they're all selling the same things, it's just a matter of luck who gets the customer!



Of course there are colorful trinkets for sale at the Wong Tai Sin Temple.



The bars that cover the window openings of the buildings are decorated with bamboo patterns.

A sidewalk on Waterloo Road in Kowloon Tong. Notice the big tire built into the wall. (Yes, this is the front of Jackie's offices!)


Some beautiful flowers grow along a sidewalk in Kowloon Tong. (Yes, these are Jackie's flowers. They are growing in front of the house he owns next door to his office.)


It's really important to take notice of these signs painted in the streets. Cars drive on the opposite side of the road than in most countries, and if you look to the right to see if a car is coming, there's a good chance you'll get hit by a car coming from the left!


Another very important sign.



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