Hong Kong Holiday

I have been meaning to go to Hong Kong for ages and I managed my first trip just recently. Having lived in Singapore for almost six years a lot of people are surprised when I told them this was my first time there. I didn’t go their with any preconceived ideas of what to expect and was pleasantly surprised by how much character the former colonial state has.

I was lucky enough to be treated to a Fuji X100 for my birthday, one of many treats I received from my Christmas wish list. It’s a great camera to carry around with you everywhere, light and very functional. However  I am still learning how to shoot with. It takes some getting used to having a fixed 35 mm lens and I think to get the best results ideally it should be used as a rangefinder which I have yet to master of the art of.

Here is a selection of pictures from the trip.

A bicycle transporting gas bottles is parked in the Kowloon district in Hong Kong

A bicycle transporting gas bottles is parked in the Kowloon district in Hong Kong

Ngong Ping 360 cable cars make the route to and from the Big Buddha in Hong Kong

Ngong Ping 360 cable cars make the route to and from the Big Buddha in Hong Kong

A security guard blocks people from using the escalator as its direction is changed in the Central district of Hong Kong

A security guard blocks people from using the escalator as its direction is changed in the Central district of Hong Kong

People exercise at Victoria Park in Hong Kong

People exercise at Victoria Park in Hong Kong

A statue of a lion looks out over Hong Kong from The Peak

A statue of a lion looks out over Hong Kong from The Peak

A woman dressed-up, but wearing casual shoes, walks through Causeway Bay MTR station in Hong Kong

A woman dressed-up, but wearing casual shoes, walks through Causeway Bay MTR station in Hong Kong

Security cameras show people using the lifts in Chungking Mansions in Hong Kong

Security cameras show people using the lifts in Chungking Mansions in Hong Kong

A man worships on his balcony in the Central district of Hong Kong

A man worships on his balcony in the Central district of Hong Kong

People crowd around a woman distrubuting dim sum at Lin Heung Tea House in the Central district of Hong Kong

People crowd around a woman distrubuting dim sum at Lin Heung Tea House in the Central district of Hong Kong

A woman uses the Central Mid-levels escalators in Hong Kong

A woman uses the Central Mid-levels escalators in Hong Kong

A manikin is left on a trolley outside closed shops in Chungking Mansions in Hong Kong

A manikin is left on a trolley outside closed shops in Chungking Mansions in Hong Kong

The Bank of China building is seen (L) as the HSBC building is reflected in the Cheung Kong Centre in Hong Kong

The Bank of China building is seen (L) as the HSBC building is reflected in the Cheung Kong Centre in Hong Kong

Boats crowd near Singapore's East Coast Park

Boats crowd near Singapore’s East Coast Park

A man rests underneath the Central Mid-levels escalators in Hong Kong

A man rests underneath the Central Mid-levels escalators in Hong Kong

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One comment

  1. For a first trip to Hong Kong, seems like you’ve seen most of typical everyday HK! Good job! 🙂

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