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Hong Kong Kowloon Ice Skating

27 March 2011

West Kowloon

This morning I again woke early and went for quite a long walk around the area of West Kowloon.
this is a relatively new area, on reclaimed land, and its where the big building I photographed yesterday is situated.
On the way there I went past the mainland ferry terminial, which also has many ferries to Macau, I will probably use this tomorrow.

Not much more to say, right now I am struggling to find out where to watch Formula 1 in Hong Kong. The only places the internet seems to suggest are the hostess bars / brothels in Wan Chai where you pay a fortune for drinks for sex slaves to sit with you and tell you how handsome you are even though you are 55 years old, obese and british.
I will not be going there.

Hong Kong-Kowloon-Ice Skating - Heres the view to the right from the avenue of the stars. I have messed with the settings on this photo so you can see buildings through the pollution

Heres the view to the right from the avenue of the stars. I have messed with the settings on this photo so you can see buildings through the pollution.
Pollution is by far and away the biggest problem in Hong Kong.


Hong Kong-Kowloon-Ice Skating - And heres the view to the left.

And heres the view to the left.


Hong Kong-Kowloon-Ice Skating - And heres me, enjoying the view. A cleaning lady was concerned I was putting my camera on a rubbish bin.

And heres me, enjoying the view. A cleaning lady was concerned I was putting my camera on a rubbish bin.


Hong Kong-Kowloon-Ice Skating - Theres always a lot of passenger ships tied up, 4 of them today just in this area, some park around other bits of the island as well.

Theres always a lot of passenger ships tied up, 4 of them today just in this area, some park around other bits of the island as well.


Hong Kong-Kowloon-Ice Skating - I decided to have breakfast at cafe de coral inside the mainland passenger ferry, along with all the mainlanders being deported. Cafe de coral is a ch

I decided to have breakfast at cafe de coral inside the mainland passenger ferry, along with all the mainlanders being deported.
Cafe de coral is a chain which I presume is Hong Kong owned, they are everywhere. They have a full range of breakfasts including congee, American style (chicken with maple syrup) and regular eggs and stuff.
I opted for regular, I think, the person you pay didnt understand English and yelled at me then the sign, I shrugged.


Hong Kong-Kowloon-Ice Skating - Heres what I got, for about $2. It wasnt great, but for $2 what do you expect. It does occur to me that I could probably go up to $5 for breakfast som

Heres what I got, for about $2.
It wasnt great, but for $2 what do you expect.
It does occur to me that I could probably go up to $5 for breakfast some place nicer, but where would the fun be in that?
The eggs were ok, the saussage was unusual and the sauce on it was to mainly hide the taste. The coffee however I couldnt drink, it tasted like dishwashing detergent.


Hong Kong-Kowloon-Ice Skating - Heres a large unusually shaped apartment building in West Kowloon. Nearby they are building a new rail terminus that will be a very fast train to Shen

Heres a large unusually shaped apartment building in West Kowloon. Nearby they are building a new rail terminus that will be a very fast train to Shenzhen and then Guangzhou.
I intend to use this one day.


Hong Kong-Kowloon-Ice Skating - Like everywhere, under the new buildings theres a huge shopping mall, which also incoporates the 'in town airport check in' and high speed rail to the

Like everywhere, under the new buildings theres a huge shopping mall, which also incoporates the 'in town airport check in' and high speed rail to the airport.
This one has an ice skating rink.


Hong Kong-Kowloon-Ice Skating - From the roof of the shopping centre, heres the highest building in Hong Kong. Its actaully the ritz carlton hotel, but only the top 20 floors are the

From the roof of the shopping centre, heres the highest building in Hong Kong.
Its actaully the ritz carlton hotel, but only the top 20 floors are the hotel.
Theres going to be a public viewing platform on the 118th floor but its not open yet. They have catered for the fact the pollution will mean there is no view by providing fake telescopes that track where you are moving them and show a hi res digitally enhanced photo taken on a clear day instead.
Welcome to the digitally augmented future.


Hong Kong-Kowloon-Ice Skating - Thousands of very angry bees.

Thousands of very angry bees.


Hong Kong-Kowloon-Ice Skating - I bought my lunch from a supermarket. Despite being the fancy imported goods supermarket, I think all this cost me $6.

I bought my lunch from a supermarket. Despite being the fancy imported goods supermarket, I think all this cost me $6.


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