Queueing Hong Kong style - a real art form

The queue at the Chanel store on Canton Road, TST in Kowloon, up close and personal at Jardine House and our very safe subways

 

 There is a certain symmetry to these queues

There is a certain symmetry to these queues

We know how to queue in Hong Kong, it really is an art form... this image was taken at Tsing Yi and it shows local people queueing for the free morning newspapers.

 These are not local people lining up

These are not local people lining up

This is the Chanel store on Canton Road, TST in Kowloon, there is a queue 10 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year at this store and it has been like this for over 2 years, whenever I pass by there are 30+ people in the line and if you look inside the store is is jam packed. Who are these people? why Mainland Chinese tourists of course. 

 Hong Kong's oldest skyscraper circa 1973 - Jardine House

Hong Kong's oldest skyscraper circa 1973 - Jardine House

Jardine House in Central on Hong Kong Island is one of the most photogenic buildings in Hong Kong, it also has the most interesting moniker - the building of a 1,000 a.sholes

 Our very safe subways

Our very safe subways

In Hong Kong a subway is an underground passage and NOT the name for the train / underground system (our fabled MTR) confusing right! anyway our subways are clean and very safe day or night and the vast majority are graffiti free - this image was taken at 4pm in the afternoon at Ngau Tai Kok, a somewhat rundown neighbourhood in Kowloon.

 more public housing in Ngau Tai Kok

more public housing in Ngau Tai Kok

I love walking around the older and more rundown neighbourhoods in Hong Kong, character by the bucketful and a reminder that there is a huge gap between the rich and the poor in Hong Kong -  this is another public housing estate in Ngau Tai Kok in Kowloon. 


I do personal walking tours around Hong Kong, I am on the streets every day and I have a somewhat interesting perspective of this wonderful city I have called my home for 37 years. My private walking tours are perfect for visitors who want a detailed overview of Hong Kong prior to exploring on their own and for people who are only here for a day or two who want to make the most of their limited time here.

Many clients book me for their first full day in Hong Kong, they get to see the best that Hong Kong has to offer + a crash course on our wonderful public transport system and then they go exploring for the rest of their stay armed with step by step instructions and recommendations from me....

...oh, and if you book a tour then you are booking a tour with me, I do not employ other guides.

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Posted on May 28, 2013 .