Snapshots of Hong Kong

When I asked you what you’d like to read, you unanimously said you would like to hear more about Hong Kong. So, today, I’m going to share some snapshots of Hong Kong, to give you a small glimpse of what it’s like here. I feel lucky to live here. We have mountains. We have sea. We have gorgeous scenery. But we also have city. The city is full of vibrancy, in the diversity of people, shops, markets, museums, parks, buildings, and transportation. And LOTS of people. Oh yeah.

Snapshots of Hong Kong

Sha Tin New Town Plaza

Snapshots of Hong Kong

1. Sky100

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Put this at the top of your list of must-sees in Hong Kong. Sky100 is located in the International Commerce Center, (ICC), in West Kowloon. It’s the fourth tallest building in the world, with 118 floors total. The Hong Kong Observation Deck is located on the 100th floor. The remaining floors above it belong to the Ritz Carleton Hotel. Admission is 168 HK$ for adults and special rates for children and seniors. You can get discounts on the ticket price if you book in advance online. Here is the official site for booking online.

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It offers a  360 degree view of the city. It’s located on Kowloon side so you look across to Hong Kong Island where it’s sister tower, the International Finance Center, (IFC), is located. It’s a great place to take snapshots of Hong Kong views.

 

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The view of Hong Kong Island from Sky100.

2. Star Ferry

The Star Ferry has been in service for over 100 years. It has terminals at Wan Chai and Central on Hong Kong Island and Tsim Sha Tsui on Kowloon side. Transportation fees are around 2 HK$ per crossing. There aren’t many places where you can get a harbour cruise for that price! The ferry has maintained all it’s old features, the swinging back chairs, the beautiful wood panels and railings. It’s just a lot of fun, and of course, if you visit Hong Kong, you’ll go on it because it’s the cheapest form of transportation across the harbour that’s available.

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3. Hong Kong Park

For a relaxing day, head to Hong Kong Park, located in Admiralty, opposite the Island Shangri-la Hotel and Pacific Place. There’s an Aviary, a Conservatory and a huge central pond area where people hang out to watch the fish or rest. I forgot to mention, it’s also located near the Peak Tram entrance.

Selling point? It’s FREE!  It’s probably my favorite park in Hong Kong.

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Between my husband and I, we have 1000’s of snapshots of Hong Kong and these are just a few, obviously. I’ll tack on a few more at the end  so you can get a feel for some of the quirky things you might see here.

4. Hong Kong “Eye”

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We even have our own ferris wheel for a couple of years. It remains to be seen if it will remain longer. In my opinion it looks a little silly next to all the tall buildings that are towering over it.

6. The “correct” way to park your bike(?)

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One day, when we were in Kennedy Town, adding to our snapshots of Hong Kong, we got our education about the correct way to park your bike. (giggle!)

7. The cutest laundry you ever saw

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Yeah, well, anyway, I haven’t outgrown my teddy bears. They got their bath today. Now isn’t that the cutest laundry you’ve ever seen??!

I have a lot more snapshots of Hong Kong to share with you, so stay tuned. If you don’t want to miss any of the updates, subscribe to my blog on the top right hand side of my page. Simply enter your email address in the blank space above where it says to subscribe, then hit subscribe. You’ll receive all my blog updates directly to your inbox.

Hope you enjoyed these few snapshots of Hong Kong. Which one is your favorite? 

Cheers!

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