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Old December 21st, 2010, 05:38 PM   #7201
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i think the last pano was just taking from the rooftop of the peak tower.
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I'm sure Ribarca will confirm it's taken from Lugard Road, a pedestrian path that circles the Peak. There are several broad gaps in the foliage that afford a magnificent panorama, imo superior to the view from the Peak Tower.
Sorry, I meant the big pano on this post:
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Yes, I hear stories of how it used to be riddled with gangsters, etc... not really concerned about that, but am worried about the occasional mugger, especially the ones that hit you over the head and knock you out.
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Old December 21st, 2010, 06:18 PM   #7202
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Langur is absolutely right. It's Lugard road. The angle from Lugard is much much better. The Peak buiding is for tourists. Local photographers always gather on Lugard. In the summer you need to be early to get your spot. In the winter it does not make sense to go up because of the Northern wind and haze. You always need to check the weather and only go up with a strong Southern wind. There are virtually no days with Southern winds in the winter.

With Singapore Hong Kong is the safest city I have ever been in. Even safe cities like Sydney feel dangerous compared to Hong Kong. Hong Kong has no junkies, at least not on the streets.

I bring my gear everywhere any time of the day. Lugard is a bit dark in the morning but like the whole of Hong Kong very safe. Old people already do their morning walk here at 5 in the morning in the summer. The only thing that might scare you here are the bats that fly around.
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Old December 21st, 2010, 06:51 PM   #7203
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I've seen regular police patrols on Lugard Road. I barely hear hiking trail robberies anymore.
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Old December 23rd, 2010, 05:12 PM   #7204
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Old December 24th, 2010, 01:52 AM   #7205
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Old December 24th, 2010, 11:00 AM   #7206
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Here are some photos i recently took (lol 6 months ago?)

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Old December 24th, 2010, 04:32 PM   #7207
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Sorry, I meant the big pano on this post:
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Fei Ngao Shan, a popular spot over Kowloon.
It is not reachable by public transport, you can either hike up there, or drive up there.
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Old December 24th, 2010, 04:34 PM   #7208
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I've seen regular police patrols on Lugard Road. I barely hear hiking trail robberies anymore.
I almost hit by a police motorcycle around a blind corner on Lugard Rd last time I was there in January!
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Old December 25th, 2010, 08:17 AM   #7209
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Old December 26th, 2010, 04:25 AM   #7210
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Old December 26th, 2010, 04:41 AM   #7211
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Old December 26th, 2010, 04:55 AM   #7212
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Where were these taken?
The first one from near the Kwai Chung Terminal.

The second one from a vantage point in Braemar Hill.

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Oh god. That is just obnoxious.
I actually like it - but only for 'special' occassions. I hope that's not the regular lighting - if it is, then I agree with you.
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Old December 26th, 2010, 05:43 AM   #7213
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The first one from near the Kwai Chung Terminal.

The second one from a vantage point in Braemar Hill.



I actually like it - but only for 'special' occassions. I hope that's not the regular lighting - if it is, then I agree with you.
How do you get to Braemar Hill? Tried going there when i was in hk earlier this month but didnt plan ahead enough.
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Old December 26th, 2010, 03:51 PM   #7214
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How do you get to Braemar Hill? Tried going there when i was in hk earlier this month but didnt plan ahead enough.
Not sure to be honest. There are buses that go up to Braemar Hill from North Point/Causeway Bay, and then I guess you just have to hike from there to the vantage point.

Don't know if that's how he did it or if that's the way to get there - I've never been to that vantage point.

Another route might be to hike up via Mount Butler/Mount Parker from the Quarry Bay trail.
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Old December 26th, 2010, 04:01 PM   #7215
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Old December 28th, 2010, 06:08 PM   #7216
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Oh god. That is just obnoxious.
I think they're just still testing out all the lights on the building exterior
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Old January 5th, 2011, 10:45 AM   #7217
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Old January 5th, 2011, 10:46 AM   #7218
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I think they're just still testing out all the lights on the building exterior
Yes - the interiors and exterior lighting are still being touched up.
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Old January 5th, 2011, 03:54 PM   #7219
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If you see the real lighting scheme being tested it's not really obnoxious at all. I can see it from home and sometimes they switch to this lighting scheme that has a diminishing luminosity from top to middle which looks cool
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Old January 5th, 2011, 04:07 PM   #7220
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I didn't follow this thread for a while, so please exuse my question...

- Will there be an obsevation deck or not?
- If yes, when is the scheduled opening?


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