作為香港漁業以及飲食天堂的象徵， 香港出現水上酒家卻是源於水上人在船上開設酒家，供作漁民結婚禮堂生意。 直到五十年代香港經濟復甦，奢侈的海鮮舫亦逐漸在香港仔避風塘中出現，吸引不少遊客捧場。
Aberdeen: The World Renowned Jumbo Floating Restaurant
Quick quiz: established in 1972, was Ocean Park the theme park that made Wong Chuk Hang famous for its family-friendly recreation? The answer is no, Wong Chuk Hang had been popular among families 20 years prior for the famous Paris Farm. Built exactly on the spot where the recent Ocean Park is, the Paris Farm commenced the legacy of family-fun theme parks in Wong Chuk Hang.
If you were looking for a miniscule Paris with the Eiffel Tower or Arc de Triomphe in the Paris Farm, you would unfortunately be disappointed. The farm would ensure you a bizzare adventure with a collection of exotic animals, including peacocks, swans, flying squirrels, ponies, raccoons, anacondas and a loveable black bear. It was all thanks to the well connected owner -- Mr. Andrew Tse who was son of a steamship company comprador, a former US Army translator, and then one of the sons-in-law of Ho Hung Sun, a business magnate.
Besides the charming zoo, the Paris Farm lured the public with a vast variety of leisure activities. For just a few cents, people could enjoy the Chinese garden, Chinese Concert Hall, wax museum, playgrounds and plenty of farming practice exhibitions. Wondering whether the Paris Farm or Ocean Park would be more captivating? Why not go on a walk along the Hong Kong Island Coastal Trails from Aberdeen to Wong Chuk Hang, and immerse yourself in a thrilling weekend?
Or find out more about the Farm here. (Only available in Chinese)