Wednesday, April 9, 2008

The Touristy Tsim Sha Tsui

On our third night in Hong Kong, we were back in Kowloon. Our double decker dropped us at Tsim Sha Tsui which was basically a touristy place. The ride from Hong Kong island was about HKD7. By taxi would have cost about HKD45 including toll charges.

Tsim Sha Tsui (in pink) means Sandy Mouth, as in the river mouth. That's in Cantonese. In Hokkien, it'd sound something like Chim Ka Chui (Soak Leg Water). I just thought that I should point that out in case it might be useful to know.

Well, if you're a tourist in Hong Kong, this is the place to be. The ferry stops here, so do the taxis & the buses. And a long, long time ago, even the train stopped here.

That explains the clock tower which is still standing till today.

This is the famous wharf where TVB series characters always end up here to do 'projects' or to trash things out or to do some deep soul searching.

And from here, you can see the beautiful lights & skyscrapers across the body of water on the other side, on Hong Kong island.

But that night was really foggy. The buildings looked like they were on fire.

Oh, the most prominent building there has got to be the Hong Kong Cultural Centre!
Oh What sheer gargantuan magnitude! Oh what beauty arising into the night sky!

They even had Palm Trees, Californian Hollywood style.

The mighty collosus.
The first thought that came into my mind when I saw this building was 'Holy Star Wars! Darth Vader created a new Death Star, & it's in Tsim Sha Tsui!'
And before long, his Storm Troopers came out.

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