Hong Kong

For the 1998 Christmas holidays, Komei and Risa visited Hong Kong for a few days. The city was decorated with Christmas illuminations. In the evening of December 24, it was as though the whole population in Hong Kong decided to stroll on the streets.

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Useful Links
o HKTA: Hong Kong Tourist Association
o Hong Kong Hotel Discounts and City Guide
o Smile Restaurant Map
o Yahoo! (Regional > Countries > China > Provinces, Regions, and Municipalities > Hong Kong > Travel and Transportation > Maps and Views)

Repluse Bay is located on the south side of the Hong Kong island (not in the map above).

December 23 - Victoria Peak: You have seen a picture like this somewhere, haven't you?

The tram (cable car) that goes up to Victoria Peak

HKCEC: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
This centre was constructed within one year in order to be in time for the 1997 Handover Ceremony.

In front of HKCEC

Harbour City entrance

On the roof of the Ocean Terminal shopping mall.

A snapshot in a supermarket:
The detergent "Lion Top" becomes "Shishi-o Keppaku Monogatari" in Chinese.

December 23:
Illuminations on the hotels near Waterfront Promenade. The Shangri-la Hotel we stayed at is third from the left.

December 23: On the overpass in front of the hotels in the picture above

December 23 - Waterfront Promenade: There are not so many people.

December 23 - Waterfront Promenade: Notice the big building to the right in the background. The illumination changes color over time.

Looking toward the Peninsula Hotel from the Waterfront Promenade.

The Shang-Hai China Bank.

For the Christmas Eve evening, we went up to Victoria Peak again. The tram ride was about one hour wait.

There is a recently-built fairly big shopping mall in front of the observatory of Victoria Peak.

The Shang-Hai China Bank at night.

Star Ferry Terminal - Christmas Eve: Notice the huge crowd of people just in front of the Clock Tower.

Christmas Eve - Waterfront Promenade: Full of people. Compare this with the picture above.

Christmas Eve

Cars are shut out and the roads are filled with people on Christmas Eve.

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