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Old April 6th, 2011, 09:39 PM   #1
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Goodbye Hong Kong (Part IV): New Territories and Islands

For a complete collection of my HK photos along with others, check out my Flickr account: http://www.flickr.com/photos/roxxstarr/

Part I of IV: Hong Kong Island Part II: The Kowloon Peninsula Part III:Outer Kowloon

I forgot who but I remember that someone used to start off their photo threads with a Canto-Pop video (may have been on SSP).



The final part of my HK photo tour is of the New Territories and Islands. I didn't dedicate much time to check out these parts of the city, which is why I missed out many important New Towns such as Shatin, Tuen Mun, Yuen Long, etc.

On my ride into the city after initial arrival.

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What a beast.

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Tsing Yi Island

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On my ferry ride to Cheung Chau for the first time.

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Cheung Po Tsai Cave. Hideout for famous pirate in the 1800's.

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Another famous spot on the island is the Reclining Rock.

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Beach at the southside of the island. Looks completely empty here because it was in February (15 degrees or so)

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The vacation houses along the coast are available for rent during summer. Must be so much fun exploring the island and vacationing here overnight.

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The narrow pedestrian streets in Cheung Chau are filled with just about everything you would need to live a simple life here.

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I checked out Tseung Kwan O to visit one of my father's friends.

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New developments, including a new hotel tower above the MTR station.

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Tseung Kwan O sports stadium.

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I believe the development background (far right) is LOHAS Park.

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Hang Hau MTR station area.

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More to come, including Sai Kung, Tsuen Wan, etc.
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Old April 6th, 2011, 09:39 PM   #2
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Sai Kung yacht club.

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New pedestrian pier built at Sai Kung.

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People would purchase seafood from these fishermen offshore.

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Fresh seafood at one of many restaurants.

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Waiting for the Light Rail to visit another one of my father's friends in Tin Tsui Wai.

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View from their place.

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Tsuen Wan

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This new part of the Tsuen Wan area reminded me of Shenzhen or other newer Chinese cities because of the wide streets/sidewalks.

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Italian/Japanese fusion cuisine with plastic display dishes. Very common through HK.

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It was very difficult finding a vantage point to get a good picture of Nina Tower, especially on this foggy day.

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Older section of Tsuen Wan.

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This part reminded me of Manhattan's Chinatown. With similar size buildings, large crowds, open markets selling groceries and all kind of goods, and immigrants.

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Busy pedestrian crossing on main street Tsuen Wan.

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This park was funded by the Jockey Club.

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On the way to the airport for the final time.

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Departure hall.

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Saying goodbye is never easy.

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Old April 7th, 2011, 01:53 PM   #3
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Interesting and very nice photos and into this thread
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a very impressive combination of beauty and ugliness! thanks!
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I went through all 4 parts of your trip today. Truly amazing experience, thanks for sharing!
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