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Out and About in Hong Kong

Friday, 13 May 2005 | link | tag | / Trips / Hong Kong
Got up early and jumped on the Queensway tram going east, and kept going till it stopped, in this case out near the cricket ground.

Walked back to the central part of the city, winding my way through the buildings, shops and back allys. I eventually found my was to Hong Kong park and took in the bird aviary which was delightful.

A short walk from the park to one of the Peak Tram stations, I took to the tram to the very top. The view of Hong Kong is truly impressive, if a little hazy due to the low cloud.

Not wanting to join the 100 odd 'random european tourists' that they manage to squeeze onto the peak tram, I decided to walk down from the peak. Lots of paved walkways have been provided, they wind their way through the rainforest preserves and the mansions on the mid-levels of the peak. I was struck by the contract of being in a rainforest where you can't see any buildings at all but you can hear the roar of the city.

In the afternoon after a bit of a break and hopped on the Star Ferry over to Tsim Sha Tsui (TST) to take in the sunset over the harbour, and to take some photo's of the city skyline. I stayed on till 8pm and enjoyed the lightshow which was quite spectular - syncronised lasers, spotlights, colourful sequences covering entire buildings.

Finished the night with Chili-salt prawn, and a couple of beers at 'Bulldogs' in Lan Kwai Fong. An amzing day.