Friday, January 6, 2012

Victoria harbor : The Symphony of Lights Show

                 The skyscrapers of Hong Kong are the stars of the Symphony of Lights Show. I had read that the best place to watch it from was at Tsim Sha Tsui on the Kowloon side. In that area you can also visit the Avenue of Stars which is Hong Kong’s version of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Along the avenue ,which is facing the ocean, you can find hand imprints of local celebrities. While waiting for the show to start we searched for what could probably be the most famous hand imprints  we could find, that of Jackie Chan’s. We found not just Jackie Chan’s hand imprints but also Jet Li’s. It’s interesting to note that both gentlemen have small hands. The show started at exactly 8pm. The buildings were emitting colorful neonlights, lasers and all sorts of light effects that seemed to be dancing to the music played in the background. We could also hear a narration in Mandarin or maybe Cantonese, I’m not sure ( how could I tell? ). The show lasted for less than 20 minutes. It was kind’a disappointing that there weren’t that many buildings that participated but still it’s one of a kind show. I was also disappointed that while we were at the harbour we only saw one junk, a traditional Chinese boat with its signature sail.

          After a full-day itinerary we ran out of camera batteries so we failed to take as many pictures as we had wanted. Even with a number of letdowns, I was still happy and in awe of the sights.I regret not having gone there at daytime as the view would have been wonderful as well. We forgot that somewhere in that area was the famous clock tower of Hong Kong , I don’t know why we just lingered at one area on the avenue while waiting for the show to start.
         It was time then to call it a night , so we headed back to where we stayed and had late dinner again.

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