Once Upon A Cantonese Winter: Victoria Harbour

Feb 16, 2011 — We did not want to waste our time waiting for our room to be ready so we put on our scarves and head out on the street for our walking tour.

One of the major tourist attractions in Hong Kong is the Victoria Harbour.

It is world-famous for its stunning panoramic night view and skyline, particularly in the direction towards Hong Kong Island where the skyline of skyscrapers is superimposed over the ridges behind. (Source: wikipedia.org)

almost 0 visibility

One of the best places to view the harbor is at the Tsim Sha Tsui promenade where the Avenue of Stars is located.

We made a short stop at New Sankyo on our way to the promenade to pick up some accessories for my DSLR. The store is highly recommended by Filipino photographers. I met the very accommodating owner, Mr. Tony Leung. When I told him that I am from the Philippines, he said that a lot of camera store owners in Manila get stuff from him. His prices are cheaper too compared to other stores in HK.

new sankyo
trying out my new toys

So for camera enthusiasts who happen to be in Hong Kong, do drop by his store.

Here’s the address:

New Sankyo Camera Co Ltd
Shop G-19 Golden Mile Holiday Inn
50 Nathan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong Email: newsanky@hkstar.com

Aside from the Avenue of Stars, there are other tourist attractions located in the area - the Clock Tower, HK Cultural Center, HK Museum of Art and HK Space Museum.

HK Cultural Centre
Cultural Centre's slanted columns

HK Museum of Art
Museum of Art

HK Space Museum
Space Museum

We could not stand the cold at the harbour so we hurriedly went inside the Space Museum. Admission is free on all museums on Wednesdays so we got to save 10HKD each. Hehe.

rocket ships
Rocket Ships

the gyrochair. whatever that is.

Astronaut Model

marvel vs capcom
Marvel vs Capcom. Lol.

Shuttle's Cockpit

When we finally got bored, we headed to the Avenue of the Stars.

art for sale
Art for sale

below 10 degrees
Tapang tapangan sa lamig.

 There were a bunch of Chinese tourists taking pictures of the hazy Hong Kong skyline.

chinese tourists at avenue of stars

avenue of the stars clapboard

HK Winter Outfit

We didn't stay long as it started to drizzle and the air was getting colder. We were supposed to visit The Peak that afternoon but with that condition, we decided to go to Mongkok instead.