Driven City (Hong Kong Nights)" Produced by Wilson
Tai © 2004 Wilson Tai
a fishing village, Hong Kong is now a shopping paradise and free port
market. Hong Kong was ceded to Britain as a result of the Opium War in
1842. In 1997, Hong Kong was given back to China.
intense lighting and bright signage of Mong Kok create a dazzling shopping
experience full of eye-candy.
streets of Mong Kok. Make sure to stop and catch your breath.
Symphony of Lights is a public showcase of Hong Kong's harbour and is a
light/laser/firework display to jumpstart the public's perception of the
economy and well-being of Hong Kong.
colored tile at the Tsim Sha Tsui MTR (Mass Transit Railway) station.
Train frequency is one every few minutes.
MTR stations are clean and modern though lacking the LCD flat-panel
monitors that can be found in Shanghai's stations.
public transportation in Hong Kong is a great way to catch the current
fashion and shopping trends amongst the people.
harbour of Hong Kong Island includes the districts: Central, Wan Chai and
Causeway Bay. You can see the peak tower and the changing lights of the
of wood in the Interior decoration at a Tsim Sha Tsui Japanese restaurant.
use of neon sign work for the Central bar called Blowfish.
boyfriend is the gallery owner of Sanskrit.
of the charm you'll find shopping in the streets for food and groceries is
the exchange, interaction and conversation.
timing at 8pm: A view of the explosive Symphony of Lights from the Hong
Kong Yacht Club on Kellett Island.
Kong local and past ZUCC colleague, Katherine, and her posse (of locals
and foreigners) post-dinner at the Yacht Club.
inland view of the Hong Kong Space Museum, with the Peninsula Hotel
behind. Sinopec is a Chinese petroleum company.
of the Hong Kong-based weblog, Glutter. She's a fellow alumni of
University of California, Santa Cruz.
neon sign works throughout the harbour real estate. The Hong Kong
convention center is the equivalent to Sydney's Opera House.
waters of Ap Lei Chau, where boats of the past, rest. The surrounding lands are
lined with high-density housing skyscrapers.
the floating seafood restaurant in Aberdeen, has a long history and is
undergoing construction to update its old glory. Shark fin soup, anyone?
rare, vintage and flamboyant Chinese decoration is what makes Jumbo an attraction.
harbour on the Southwest side of Hong Kong Island.
Fruit that has an alternate use as a spiked weapon.
eggplant for sale at a street market in Chai Wan district.
and floppin' or dried and preserved; you can find any fish here.
dealers line the covered sidewalks while the fresh produce are in the open
fish, meat and fruit at the streets markets. Exchange rate is 7.8 HKD to
thanks and a salute to Rosewood
House for making the Hong Kong trip possible.