Hong Kong Through My Lens

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My camera was with me all the time while we toured every nook and cranny of Hong Kong (not to mention I was in so much pain because of a leg injury). Yes, you read it right. I endured a very painful left leg strain which started on our second night until we went home. I described the pain to my sister and she told me not to massage it as it may lead to something worse (I later found out from our office nurse that I had claudication -atherosclerosis that blocks blood flow in the arteries). I think it was sheer adrenaline that got me going because when I arrived in Manila I could not even walk straight anymore, I had to drag my left leg and take small steps with my right leg. 

Enough about my pain story, here are some random pictures I took while doing some touristy stuff:

Walking along Canton Road. The Victorian-inspired building across where I am standing is the 1881 Heritage Building. It has the Tiffany&Co, Piaget, Breguet, Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Mont Blanc store among others. The original site of 1881 Heritage was the headquarters of the Hong Kong Marine Police from the 1880's to 1996.

The Rimowa and Rolex store situated in Mody Road (Tsim Sha Tsui East) , Kowloon, Hong Kong. 

Salisbury Road at night. We walked through the underpass to go to the Avenue of Stars. 

Oh oui!!! They serve corn in a cob in KFC. 

These are bright fuschia flowers outside the Nan Lian Garden. The cultivated flower bed is what separates the pedestrian walkway from the busy street. 

The lobby of the Landmark Mall in Central Hong Kong. I like the flower arrangement. I might copy that someday. Peg! 

My lunch at the ThreeSixty Restaurant at the 4th Floor of the Landmark Mall. The sushi plate costs HK$50 as you can see (about Php320) and the soda costs HK$12 (about Php75). The rice topped with veggies and fish is Olive's lunch and if my memory serves me right it costs HK$78 (about Php500). 

The ThreeSixty Restaurant is a food court that serves dishes from different parts of the world. They have a wide assortment of food for every one. I saw Thai, Indian, Japanese, Vietnamese, American, among others. 

This double-decker tram is one of the earliest mode of transportation in Hong Kong considered to be one of the most environment-friendly mass transit system. As of 2009, the tram system is owned by Veolia Transport with 100% stake in the company. 

Hong Kong has small roads but traffic is not as congested as Manila because you rarely see private cars. The mass transit system is very efficient that local and tourists take advantage of such. 

This is somewhere near the Causeway Bay shopping area if I am not mistaken. 

Escada advertisement in one of the double-decker trams.Tres chic! 

I still admire the "organized chaos" that is Hong Kong. 

Near Sogo Department Store.

This area is brimming full of people - locals and tourists. 

Across the ferry in Wan Chai going to TST. One of the classic ways to enjoy the Victoria Harbour for cheap.
Fare Table

My view from my ferry seat. The tower is called the Clock Tower located on the southern shore of Tsim Sha Tsui in Kowloon. The tower is made of red bricks and granite and measures 44 meters. There is a wooden staircase inside the tower. I am not sure if it is open for the public though. Behind the clock is the HK Cultural Center, HK Space Museum and HK Museum of Art. 

Happy Feet! :-) 

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