A trip to Hong Kong will not be quite complete without getting a glimpse of The Symphony of Lights, a multimedia show on Victoria Harbour that has already been dubbed as the “World’s Largest Permanent Light and Sound Show” by the Guinness World Records. It’s at the heart of almost every photo set there is of Hong Kong, and is the definitive moment to photograph the Hong Kong skyline.
But if ever I’m going on a harbor cruise next time, I’d really rather go all the way and do it on board one of Hong Kong’s last remaining traditional junk boats called the duk ling.
It was so nice to see the buildings of Hong Kong all lit up in different colored lights.
For me, it was just a good thing to be one with the crowd in appreciating the show (well, aside from me also taking lots of pictures). It lasted only fifteen minutes, but that was just enough for me to get as much pictures as I can, and to appreciate the beauty of Hong Kong’s harbor and the splendor of Hong Kong in general—about HK$44 million dollars to set up the whole show plus the fact that they produce The Symphony of Lights with no admission fees everyday was simply amazing! I did kind of feel sad that here in Manila, we also have a city by the harbor and yet we can’t stage anything quite so similar.
Anyway, after the show, there was now enough space to take pictures with the harbor and the skyline in the background 😉
After the show, we didn’t see the Avenue of Stars anymore. It features plaques for honored movie celebrities and showcases milestones and exhibits about the Hong Kong film industry. We were already tired and we just couldn’t brave going against and through the thick crowd along the promenade to get there. So we went further along the waterfront in the opposite direction (towards the Star Ferry pier), and we saw that there were so many stalls lined up of professional photographers who offered to take our photo with the quintessential Hong Kong skyline in the background (an 8R photo costs about HK$100 and there are cheaper options as the photo sizes go lower). We played the tourists and couldn’t resist getting our photos taken as one of our Hong Kong souvenirs. 🙂 Cheers!