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2008 - Hong Kong

A very wet few days in Hong Kong.

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This was a two week holiday with one night in Singapore, four nights at my favourite place in Phuket, three nights in Hong Kong (see below) and five nights in Bangkok.

I was supposed to have four nights in the city but the weather was so bad that I curtailed my trip. Even the locals were complaining about the rain. It made it very difficult to see anything and Mt Victoria was completely covered in mist the whole time I was there. I cancelled a couple of excursions I had planned, one a walk around the outer islands and also a day trip to Macau.

The buildings in Hong Kong Island with the mist hiding Mt Victoria.

The ferry "Morning Star" plying the Hong Kong Harbour.

All lit up like a christmas tree.

More buildings on the other side of the harbour.

More water transport on the harbour.

The Fung Ying Sin temple in the town of Fanling.

Night time over the harbour.

A cruise liner parked up.

I did a day trip around the New Territories. It was kind of interesting but the weather did not help things much.

The Yuen Yuen Institute at Tseun Wan.

An inhabitant of the Yuen Yuen Institute.

The turtle pond at the Yuen Yuen Institute.

More of the Institute.

Shame about the weather. The view from Tai Mo Shan.

The walled village of Fanling (same place as above).

The Sam Mun Tsai fishing farm.

In all, the trip to Hong Kong was a disappointment. Means I will have to go back another time when the weather is better.

Posted by nzhamsta 12:00 Archived in Hong Kong

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