Hectic Hong Kong: Livin’ it up in Lantau
Brain dead after a combo of sickness + intensive designing + cooped at home for 2 consecutive days. I can so do with a holiday right now. Ughhhh. What I cannot do physically, I’ll just have to achieve it mentally by reminiscing about my not-so-recent holiday.
We visited Lantau Island (skipped Disneyland, heard too many horror stories), specifically to visit the Big Buddha statue in Ngong Ping village and take a breather from urban life. Nevertheless, there is no escaping the crowd. As usual snaking queues were formed up for the cable car to our destination. On hindsight, the wait was actually bearable for Hong Kong standards.
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All onboard the CC finally! The journey was so long that we got into the topic on how cable car works. Nerds.
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Got to our destination and barged through the mass of staff hawking our photos and souvenirs. On a sidenote, we noticed Hong Kong love to include 360 in their marketing and branding of touristy destinations. What’s the deal with dat?
#3 Commercetown | Superheadz UWS | Kodak Etakchrome T160 (Exp)
If you find yourself surrounded by Italian restaurants and Starbucks, do not be alarmed. They are just there to provide air con in exchange of ripping tourists off.
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Sunflares + UWS = ❤
Hint: the shape of the leaves
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And so the climb begins. Nothing compared to our Krabi Tiger Cave Temple feet. Yes pun intended. Anw loving the intense blue of the sky in this pic.
#6 Aged | Superheadz UWS | Kodak Etakchrome T160 (Exp)
Do not be fooled by the smoothing, moderate feeling in this pic. It was actually an insanely hot day. We got sunburnt in the end.
#7 Summary Splitz | LC-A+ RL | Lomo Chrome 100
This shot is a summary of what to expect in Ngong Ping. Big Buddha statue, hills, natural landscape and ermm.. a red door. Which is the entrance to the temple/museum. This shot was made possible with the Splitzer, an accessory you can fit on the LCA to take selected portions of multiple exposures. Hmm, I’m not explaining this very well. Google it.
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A close up on the engraving near the foot of the Big Buddha.
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Binbin suggested making our way to the Path of Wisdom which is a distance away from the Big Buddha. That’s her trying her best for a candid shot.
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That’s me all smiles. But actually dying out for some aircon.
I complain alot, don’t I?
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So there. Path of Wisdom. With nice shaded pavilions around for visitors to rest and enjoy the view…
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which is pretty darn awesome
After all the praying and enlightenment, what better way to follow it up with a trip to Asia’s Sin City: Macau? No? Didn’t think so. Check out next post for some Macau shenanigans.