Hong Kong Finale

I thought I'll end off my entries about Hongkong with a series of photos showing the mix of old and new in Hongkong. You will see very old apartment blocks nestled among modern skysrapers and alleyway market stalls between buildings housing designer boutiques.

This is the charm of Hongkong - kind of messy but things work! I would definitely like to visit again, and in the next trip I will be more prepared to brave the crowds.

Finally, I would definitely recommend the Hongkong Museum of History. It is a pity I didn't get photos because we were too engrossed with the exhibits. But it is a fantastic place to get a quick understanding of what makes Hongkong the place it is today. The museum starts from the pre-historic geological evolution of Hongkong, and lead on to how people of the past lived (eg. displays of how fish is salted), the various religious rites/customs, the wars - WWII, Opium War, the post-War developments like how public housing came about, the development of the Stock Exchange, and finally about the reunification.

6 comments:

cote-p said...

oh man.. i definitely want to go back again!! so many things didn't get to do.. :( gr wants to go to the peak.. will have to make do with your photos at the moment.. :P

i want to finish all my shopping.. ;) and at least step into the peninsula.. haha!!

you definitely took way more pics than i did.. hee!

corsage said...

cote-p: I can't believe he didn't go to the Peak :( Poor him! You took less pics coz you were focused on what you wanted to do. Plus you had a baby =)

nuttyjas said...

love the pics! looks like a wonderful trip..glad u had fun! minus the 'bringing the prada bag back' whahah!

corsage said...

nuttyjas: I do look forward to going back in cooler weather! As to whether I'll be Prada-ed or not, we shall have to see ;)

AlasMyDear said...

great photos! people generally neglect urban landscapes for 'natural' ones, but cities have interesting angles too :)

corsage said...

alasmydear: Thanks! Actually there were so many other good photo opportunities - but the crowds, the heat, and the keeping to our itinerary kept me from taking as many as I would have liked!