Hong Kong, Avenue of Stars @ Tsim Sha Tsui | 尖沙咀, 星光大道
After dinner, we are here at another must-visit place in Hong Kong ~ The Avenue of Stars which is located along the Victoria Harbor Waterfront, Tsim Sha Tsui. The Avenue of Stars modeled on the Walk of Fame at Hollywood to honours celebrities of the Hong Kong Film Industry. And the highlight of the visit will be the "A Symphony of Lights" which named the 'World's Largest Permanent Light and Sound Show' by Guinness World Records which is showing daily 8pm for a duration of 13 minutes.
Sun has set when we arrive around 7.45pm. We walked around the promenade looking for a good spot to view the "Symphony of Lights". But 8pm has passed, no sign of the show anywhere.
Suspension of " A Symphony of lights"
Turns out, "A Symphony of lights" is suspended for three days from October 4 till 6, to express mourning to the victims of the vessel collision incident of Lamma Island. The sad accident occurred 2 days before we flew to Macau, the search and rescue job were still carry on when we arrived Hong Kong as and it was on the Hong Kong newspapers everyday. RIP to all those who passed away and speedy recovery to all the survivors.
Since I did not bring camera along, photos were taken via Iphone 4. I would say, Iphone camera does a very bad job at night. The awesome view of building and neon lights turns out not clear at all. So, it is important to bring a good camera with you if you wish to capture a nice (or clear) photos here.
We continue to walk along the promenade towards the Star Ferry Terminal directions.
Tsim Sha Tsui Clock Tower (尖沙咀鐘樓)
We passed another landmark of Hong Kong, Former Kowloon-Canton Railway Clock Tower (前九廣鐵路鐘樓). it has renamed to Tsim Clock Tower (尖沙咀鐘樓) later after Kowloon Station has moved. You can find the Clock Tower near Victoria Harbour at the foot of Salisbury Road.
The Clock tower is surrounds by Hong Kong Space Museum, Hong Kong Museum of Art and Hong Kong Cultural Centre, all built on former Kowloon station grounds. Walk pass these pillars attached to Hong Kong Cultural Centre buidling, reminds me of old Komtar (before renovated).
Mobile Softee (雪糕車)
I grew up with watching alot of HongKong drama during dinner time. This ice-cream truck is always appear in the drama and when we first see this, the feeling is so "nostalgia!" We get a soft ice cream too and the kids love it!
Happy ice-cream faces! It's hard to take a nice photo of this age as they moving alot!
After ice-cream short break, we visit the shopping area while walking towards Tsim Sha Tsui MRT Station and heading to next destination.
How to get there (From Tsim Sha Tsui Station)
1. Exit TST Station via Exit E along Nathan Road.
2. Walk along Nathan Road to the end till you reach Salisbury Road. You’ll see Salisbury Garden & Hong Kong Space Museum on the opposite side of the road.
3. Take the pedestrian subway to cross Salisbury Road and walk across Salisbury Garden, you will see Victoria Harbour Waterfront.
1. Exit from East TST Station (Exit J).
2. Look for Hong Kong Space Museum and Hong Kong Museum of Art. In the middle of these buildings is the Salisbury Garden.
3. Walk across the garden and you will reach Victoria Harbour Waterfront and Avenue of Stars.