Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Hong Kong Star Ferry and A Symphony of Lights Show

One of my favorite tourist things to do in Hong Kong is to ride the Star Ferry to get from Hong Kong Island to the Kowloon side. It's a great experience because you get to see the Hong Kong skyline from the water, and it's much cheaper than taking the train too, but it's not as fast or convenient if you just want to go from point to point.

On our last trip to Hong Kong, we just went on the Star Ferry for the ride, hopping on from the Hong Kong side, just in time to catch the Lights and Sounds show from the Cultural Center side, then hopping on again to go back.

This is us on the way to Kowloon. If you take the lower deck,
the fare is a bit cheaper (HK$2.80 on weekends).
Sofia with Auntie Stella
Please excuse the blurry picture, it's the boat, not me.
View from the ferry.
Sofia was just happy snacking on her Kinder Egg.
Approaching Kowloon side.

Hong Kong has "A Symphony of Lights" show which involves more than 40 buildings on both sides of Victoria Harbour and is named by Guinness World Records as the World's Largest Permanent Light and Sound Show. This happens at 8:00pm every night and if you catch it from the Kowloon side near the Hong Kong Cultural Center, you'll even hear the music and the narration.  If you plan to catch it from somewhere else, you can also download the Symphony of Lights App for your smart phone. 

This was before the show started.
The best place to watch is from somewhere you can lean, and where you
can rest your feet, especially if you're tired from exploring the whole day.

Here are some random shots I took:
Group Selfie with the Monopod.
 The Hong Kong Clock Tower, one of the oldest
landmarks in Hong Kong.

After the show, we just jumped on the ferry to take us back to the Hong Kong Side.
This time we found ourselves on the upper deck.
A bit more expensive at HK$3.80 on weekends,
but still very cheap.
Another group selfie. Sofia was so made because I was covering her.
Thanks for taking us Auntie Stella and Uncle Joel
Maybe next trip if we have enough time, we can actually explore and shop around the Tsim Sha Tsui area. I haven't done that in ages. just saying.

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