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Hong Kong Timelapse

Finally here.. my HD timelapse of Hong Kong, shot during June and July 2010. Apologies for the delay in getting this produced, Windows Live Movie Maker couldn’t handle the massive filesizes and bitrates very well so the clips were almost impossible to cut in the right places. A few updates later made it much more efficient and manageable, hence the video being completed now rather than August.

The Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

Hong Kong is one of the major business centers of Asia. The Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in Victoria Harbour is a great reflection of this. This center opened its doors in 1997, just before Hong Kong was annexed to China. An older section dates from 1988. The old and the new section, located on an artificial island, connected by a bridge. The roof of the new building looks like a bird. The gigantic complex takes almost 6.5 hectares. Pedestrian tunnels, the building is connected to the Central Plaza Tower, hotels and other commercial buildings.

Hong Kong

Hong Kong consists of about 260 islands, each with tunnels, bridges and ferries are connected.

Hong Kong Museum of Art

The spacious brick building, the Hong Kong Museum of Art on the waterfront in Tsim Sha Tsui houses a collection of Chinese calligraphy and delicate landscapes. The highlights of this museum include the 17th-century poems in flowing script characters,huge sculptures from the Qing dynasty and temporary collections of local artists.

Stanley Market – Lively market by the sea

The huge covered market in Stanley has taken advantage of recent developments. The stalls of Stanley Market are good articles and factory rejects Chinese crafts sold. There are also decent restaurants. Favorite bargains are linen jackets, silk ties and processed jade. The bus ride alone is worth waard.Toon-mail this topic on map

Victoria Harbour

This is a natural harbor, where the old Chinese junks and container ships criss-crosssail. Course also do sailing, fun, spring and police boats to this port. Typically, the Chinese Wallah Wallah’s, small motorized taxi boats. These were for the arrival of the tunnel connection with Hong Kong Island is the only means of transport to this island.

Hong Kong Skyline

The skyline for many the main reason to come to Hong Kong. You have the best view of the skyscrapers from the promenade at the Star Ferry Terminal in southern Kowloon. By evening, people come here for walking, skating, fishing or just a bench to sit and enjoy the view on the other side of the water. As the sun sets, you will treated to a spectacular light show.

Metro and taxis in Hong Kong

We called the taxi, but take – if possible – public  transport! Hong Kong has an extensiveand well-functioning subway  system that takes you anywhere without being stopped intraffic and late  for appointments appear. Taxis are particularly suitable  for shortdistances outside peak  hours. The rates are relatively low. But try on a rainy Friday  night to find you a taxi from Causeway Bay to Kowloon (mainland) brings. I  have heldten and have ten times zero on the petition received (and  am in the meantime, another incredibly wet rain). Had I known earlier, I  would have – as I later would recommend Coco – the subway and I  was taken in less than ten minutes on  the mainland have. Thesubway is a number of transport and the taxi is  suitable for distances of the last metro station to the destination to  go.

The Peak Tram

There is no better way to picturesque Victoria Peak, Hong Kong’s most popular tourist attraction, to reach than the equally breathtaking Peak Tram. The Peak Tram was opened in 1888 for exclusive use by the British Governor and the inhabitants of the Peak. Until today, this historic department’s steepest funicular in the world. The trip takes only eight minutes and offers passengers spectacular views of Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and Victoria Harbour that slowly unfolds as the tram climbs.

Peak tram Hong Kong

The Peak Tram is open from 7 am to noon and departs every 15 minutes from the Lower Peak Tram Terminus on Garden Road in Central. Daytime or evening, the ride is just spectacular. You can pay the exact amount or an Octopus Card. For users of the Star Ferry, is an open double-decker shuttle bus to Central Pier 7 connects with Tram Terminus.

Nightlife guide Hong Kong

Most entertainment venues are located in the Central district, especially in Lan KwaiFong and SoHo. Revellers dress up themselves for a visit to Club 97 and Dragon-i or golisten to live music in Fringe Club. The view of the harbor in Tsim Sha Tsui is the main attraction at Aqua Spirit. On Wednesday you can go look at the exciting horse racing from Happy Valley Racecourse. Most clubs and bars to make cocktails and happy hourand on weekends often remain open until sunrise.