December 2, 2009

Skyscrapers & City Lights

HK, Day 2

Day Two was a busy day. First order of the day was a quick visit to the 415-meter high International Finance Center 2, currently the tallest building in Hong Kong, with 88 floors . There's no viewing deck on top, like in the Shanghai WFC, but there's a mall below it.

We also have to move to another hostel, in Shin Sha Tsui district across the harbor. The hostel turned out to be bleh (more on that later), but at least the location was great, it was right in the middle of Nathan Road and just a few blocks away from attractions such as the Hong Kong Space Museum, the Museum of Art, the clock tower, the Avenue of the Stars, and hundreds of shops if you're into shopping.

At 8 pm, we positioned ourselves along Avenue of the Stars to see the nightly light show that features lasers and neon lights projected by the buildings fronting the harbor , synchronized with music and more lights from the Kowloon side. It was a sight to behold

After the light show and dinner, we spent the rest of the evening hopping from one mall to the next.

(pics, from top: the IFC 2, the HK Space Museum, the iconic double-decker bus, the skyline lights up, high-end shops in Tsin Sha Tsui)

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