Today we spent the day on the east side of Hong Kong island in the Causeway Bay area. We didn't get out until 4pm (still on Irish Time) but we stayed out exploring until midnight. Unlike Dublin, stores open until very late and the public transport run into the morning.
The below map shows our "checkins" from foursquare to give you an idea of the area we spent the day.
This is a well thought out city. Each metro station has numerous named exits (A1, A2, B, C etc). The number indicates the side of the road and the letter indicates which street above ground. This makes planning leaving an unfamiliar station seamless. The exits are details underground in addition to be shown on maps like Google maps on our iPhones. The first destination was the SOGO Japanese department store, which was connected directly into the basement from the Causeway Bay metro stop.
The area outside reminded us of New York. High rise buildings, 10000s of people walking and rushing about. We found at least 6 massive shopping malls including one with an Apple Store and a Hollister.
|Like Times Square?
|Arriving at Lantern Wonderland
It's best to visit at night as we were treated to a light show from a massive dome representing the moon. The dome was made out of recycled water battles, each with a coloured light inside.
|Outside the dome with it's reflection in the water.
|Inside the Dome