Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Flower Power

Flower Market Street at Mongkok has got to be the prettiest place in Yau Tsim Won, Hong Kong.

It's a little street that seems to be closed to traffic & there's rows & rows of shops selling nothing but flowers for as far as the eye can see.


It's quite romantic to stroll down this lane, kinda makes you feel like you're in Europe.

I'm still amazed at how these flower shops survive cos they're all selling the same thing, & there's something like 20-30 of these shops next to each other.

If you have two flower shops next to each other in Kuching, they'd close shop on the first day.


But of course this is Hong Kong, not Kuching. And this is Mongkok, the place with the highest density of population in the world.













Look at all this. It's so convenient.

I mean if you're living in Hong Kong, the success rate for a man to get a girl must be pretty high. Get what I mean?













As Chinese New Year was just around the corner at that time, there were many little Shui Shan Bulbs.

As usual, every Chinese New Year will bring strange, twisted & deformed plants which are supposed to bring luck into our homes.

And when this thing catches on, you'll see one in every house that you go to.




In the end, Nee finally succumbed to nature's call. She actually smuggled a whole pot of rosemary home and some seedlings for herbs.

4 comments:

ahlost said...

Wow.. The flowers there are so nice.. Especially the Roses.. hiak hiak.. I love roses.. tsk tsk..

Terri @ A Daily Obsession said...

this is your most beautiful post so far! my hk friends tell me its a tradition to walk Fa Yuen Gai around CNY. one day, one day, i'll go there around cny.

NEE said...

ahlost: hi hi need us to hint to someone about the fact. so yeah you handsome handsome readersnout there...got a lady here who likes roses.

A terrri: hehe greg says tQ for the compliment. btw he says he TOOK all the photos by HIMSELF.

Terri @ A Daily Obsession said...

haha, u didn't tell him which ones to take, from which angle, at what height?? i don't believe him!

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