Photos – Hong Kong

Some Hong Kong photos I took recently….

Since it’s one of my favorite places it should feature here… There is so much to say about Hong Kong that I will first let the images speak for themselves and will be adding some comments over the next few days…

From the Star Ferry – The Star Ferry is a company that has been around for well over 100 years and has several ferryboats doing the crossing between Hong Kong Island (Central and Wan Chai) and the Kowloon Peninsula (Tsin Sha Tsui). It’s, in my opinion, the most pleasant way to go between these locations and it provides a unique perspective on Hong Kong. It’s nice, it’s relatively fast (10 minutes), it’s cheap and it’s a piece of living history.View towards Ocean Terminal in Kowloon – This is where people take cruise ships like the one you can see by the left side. The Terminal is part of a larger complex called Harbour City which features several hotels, restaurants (some very nice) and very good shopping mall(s), it  is worth a visit, or several…IFC Towers and Mall – Central – The International Finance Centre consists of two skyscrapers, one of which is the 2nd tallest in Hong Kong and the 8th tallest in the world. It encompasses offices, the Four Seasons Hotel and the IFC Mall, which has a multitude of international brands and provides a great shopping experience.Lamma Island – View as you arrive on the pier – I have very mixed feelings on Lamma Island, it’s picturesque, it’s very nice for trekking, but somehow didn’t fulfill my expectations. The restaurants are not bad but a bit too tourist orientated and pricey relatively to what they offer, but, at least the food I tried was good enough. In general I found it messy but I reckon others might find it enticing, so it’s still an interesting and probably worthwhile experience.Lamma Island – A couple of views of the central street – Curiously no cars are allowed in this island, but you find quite a lot of a cargo quad-bikes sort of vehicles going all around.Tried to get some photos of those but could’t because they were going too fast…!The food was actually quite nice – SquidHakeAnd Oysters Rockefeller… The seafood restaurants are one of the island’s main attractions.Tsin Sha Tsui – Kowloon1881 Heritage – Tsin Sha Tsui – Kowloon – There is a lot to say about 1881, it used to be the headquarters for the Hong Kong Marine Police and it was recently (2009) converted into a beautiful complex of shops, hotel and restaurants. Amongst these I vividly recommend the St. George at Hullett House, its european style food is “designed” by a Michelin Star Chef, and you can tell. It’s not exactly what you can call economic but, in my opinion, worth every penny. Clock Tower – Tsin Sha Tsui – KowloonFrom the Star FerryCentralWan ChaiView of CentralVictoria Harbour – Heavy trafficView from Tsin Sha Tsui – KowloonThe Hong Kong Museum of Art – Tsin Sha Tsui – Kowloon 

 

Central

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The tram on the way up to the Victoria Peak

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View from the Victoria Peak

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View of the tram line

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With the tram

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View of the station on Victoria Peak

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The Central Pier as seen from the Star Ferry

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View of Tsin Sha Tsui from the Star Ferry

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Again from the Star Ferry, but closer

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The “Symphony of Light” show that happens everyday at 20:00h

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The wonderful Sweets / Fruits from the famous restaurant “The Sweet Dynasty”

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A cruise ship passing with Central in the background

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