Since I live on the far eastern side of Hong Kong close to Sai Kung, I don’t travel to HK island very often. When I do, it usually isn’t around night time or early morning, so I only very rarely get to see the busy crowded streets of central Hong Kong empty.

 

During the Jewish holiday of Shavuot I got a chance to see the lively area of SOHO in central wake up during sunrise early morning after staying up the whole night with a few members of the local community. The way down from mid-levels through SOHO towards the MTR was a shocking new view of an area that is usually packed with partying people and noisy bars. It’s a bit difficult to describe the sensation, but perhaps some of the photos will help you see that area in a new light, as I did.

 

Down the mid-level escalators (which usually go up…)

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Sunrise lights looming from behind the central skyscrapers…

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Down the empty streets…

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The empty staircases…

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Deserted roads…

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The only people awake and walking about are the local folks getting ready for another day of hard labour…

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It’s ironic that it is those streets during this time of day that attracts me much more than the party scene during evenings and late nights. I think it’s the first time I thought to my self – “wow, this is great, I’d like to live here”.

 

Talking about ironic… here’s my iron-ic certificate for doing the all-nighter…

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Can’t think of someone less deserving of the title…



Tags: central; early morning; hk; Hong Kong; iron jew; shavuot; soho; sunrise;


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Love the first photo!

Purabi Naha
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Loved this post since I live in Hk too!! Lovely captures.

Mindbomb
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Cool stuff here… HK captures are wonderful, the Iron jew is mmm..weird.. what did you get it for?

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justanothercitygirl

it looks beautiful!

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