Southern Tang

Southern Tang

Where East Meets South Staffordshire

This is my personal website and I hope you enjoy visiting. I`m from Staffordshire in the UK and divide my time between the UK and Hong Kong. I enjoy reading, music, walking, hiking and travelling. This website showcases travel pictures I`ve taken since 2001 and other interests. David Ian Bennett.

Latest ASIA Galleries
Hong Kong / Tung Lung Chau / Tung Lung Chau
Hong Kong / Hong Kong Island / D`Aguilar Peninsula
Hong Kong / Peng Chau Island / Peng Chau Island
Hong Kong / Yim Tin Tsai / Yim Tin Tsai Island
Hong Kong / New Territories / Yin Ngam Bamboo Trail
Hong Kong / New Territories / Tai Tan Country Trail
Hong Kong / New Territories / So Lo Pun
Hong Kong / Hong Kong Island / Umbrella Movement 2014
Hong Kong / Cheung Chau Island / Cheung Chau Island
Hong Kong / Lantau Island / Tung Chung to Discovery Bay
Hong Kong / New Territories / Conic Island Peninsula
Hong Kong / Jin Island / Jin Island
Latest EUROPE Galleries
Germany / Königswinter
Germany / Aachen
Germany / Moers
Germany / Stade
Germany / Wesselburen & Büsum
Germany / Lübeck
Germany / Hamburg
Germany / Berlin
Ireland / Dublin / Dublin Zoo
Ireland / Dublin / Howth & Bog of Frogs
Ireland / Dublin / Dublin
Finland / Tampere
Latest UK Galleries
England / Worcestershire / Hanbury Circular
England / The Lake District / Scafell Pike & Scafell
England / The Lake District / Coniston Water
England / Yorkshire / Yorkshire Three Peaks
England / Yorkshire / Malham Cove & Gordale Scar
England / Gloucestershire / The Slaughters
England / Surrey / Gomshall Circular
England / Sussex / Balcombe Circular
England / London / Kew Gardens
Scotland / Highlands / Glencoe
Scotland / Highlands / Ring of Steall
Scotland / Highlands / Ben Nevis, CMD Ridge
Music has always been important to me. From 80s pop, to Country, to Ambient to Dance. It`s never been too far away. Since 1997 I have been mainly listening to Chinese, Japanese & Korean music after a Chinese singer called Faye Wong turned my musical world upside down.

I also listen to New Age instrumental music, which is my favourite.
Latest Music
You can see what I`m currently listening to at

Current Playlist
I read only fiction and tend to prefer mystery novels set in Victorian times or anytime pre 1900. More recent thrillers are ok, but generally spoilt by technology. I used to read a lot of horror novels, but don`t read so much these days. I have no favourite authors.

And yep, a book is pretty much always better than the movie.
Latest Books
You can see what I`ve been reading at LibraryThing:

Previous & Current Novels
I am an experienced full stack web developer from the UK. These days I spend more time in Hong Kong with my beautiful girlfriend Amanda and my wonderful friends who come from all areas of the globe.

Besides this website, I also run other websites. You`ll find links in the right hand menu, or if you are viewing on a small device, below.

For the tech minded, this is a HTML5 responsive website which was designed and programmed by myself. It uses the web development framework Twitter Bootstrap, along with jQuery & Font Awesome. The backend uses PHP & MySQL with a custom caching system. I built it in a day when I needed a break from work related coding.

Thanks for reading. If you want to say hi, use the options on the contact tab.

David Ian Bennett
(11 December 2018)
This website is dedicated to my late mother and father, who I miss so very much. And my brother, the greatest guy I know. And finally, my girlfriend Amanda, the most beautiful person I know.
Please use the options below to get in touch. If you live in Hong Kong and want to come on a hike, contact me via Roz`s Hiking Group. Thanks.


or contact me via the social links.


Every week and all hikes are FREE.