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Jamie | Founder of J3 Private Tours Hong Kong | Offering Award Winning Private Tours of Hong Kong

Last Minute Private Night Tours of Hong Kong Part 1

The license plate on the Bentley cost almost as much as the car, number plate | 75 | sold for HK$3,800,000 or US$487,180

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On my Private Night Tours I quite often get lucky when it comes to photographing nice cars and very expensive number plates, naturally it is pure random chance but who cares!

I always and I do mean always have my camera with me at all times, it is the basic principle of photography and I NEVER use my IPhone to take pictures, the images are rubbish compared to the ones taken with my Sony., I simply a firm believer in that if you have a hobby then take it seriously and buy the best equipment you can afford.

In all my years photographing cars in Hong Kong I had never seen this car and I almost missed the shot as well as the Bentley was just pulling away so I ambled | jogged after it.. what was unknown to me at the time was just how expensive this license plate was.

Imagine spending HK$3,800,000 | US$487,180 on a license plate! with the current information I have this is the 18th most expensive number plate in Hong Kong.

The Streets of Hong Kong at night. WOW!

The fabulous night view from my spot at Victoria Peak on Hong Kong Island, I have toned down the colour a tad | simply magnificent.

The night view at my spot at Victoria Peak | The Peak | Victoria Peak | Hong Kong Night Tour

Isn't that an amazing view, biased I may well be but I do not think there is a better city view in the world that rivals the one from my spot at Victoria Peak.

The crowds at Victoria Peak at night can be a little overwhelming, I always find it amusing that the Photography Club members in Hong Kong tend to come out at night, presumably as they are working during the day.. it also makes me a little sad knowing that the people that go to the Peak Tower to the viewing platform are missing out on this view as well, it is such a shame. oh well.

I am not being terribly critical of the Peak Tower, I remember my first visit to the original one in 1972, I was overwhelmed and for 99.99999999999999999% of visitors to Hong Kong, the Peak Tower at Victoria Peak is their ONLY option to see the view but it is only about 30% of the view from MY spot at the Peak, there is simply no comparison.

Forget the Peak Tram at night as well, a 2 hour wait up or down is quite standard these days, take a taxi, what is important is the view, it simply takes your breath away.

Take a last minute Private Night Tour of Hong Kong with me from 7pm - 11pm and I will show you the view from my spot at Victoria Peak. | ps and who wouldn't want to take a tour with fat George Clooney!

The Hard Rock Cafe in the heart of the Entertainment District | Lan Kwai Fong | in Central District on Hong Kong Island.

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Over the years I have taken about 2 dozen people to the Hard Rock Cafe in Lan Kwai Fong on Hong Kong Island as they are collectors of Hard Rock pins, t-shirts and caps and I have bought some pins myself, they have an extensive collection... oh...  and the food is pretty decent as well.

Lan Kwai Fong in Central is famous, at night seemingly half the expat population in Hong Kong gravitates there particularly on Friday and Saturday nights (including 2 of my sons by the way) and it has quite the atmosphere and everyone seems very happy.

Absolutely worth a visit.

One of life's great mysteries is why there really isn't a Kowloon version of Lan Kwai Fong, technically there is, up Nathan Road and on Kimberley Road is a place called Knutsford Terrace which is tiny by comparison and from my perspective simply isn't worth it.

I find it a little odd as in and around TST, in Kowloon there are loads of bars and such and plenty of people looking for a night out and I am surprised no one has made an effort to copy Lan Kwai Fong in Kowloon as there is a lot of money to be made.

Go here for a bio of the chap who created Lan Kwai Fong, Alan Zeman

The red light district in Jordan, Kowloon, in and around the Temple Street Night Market.

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Technically prostitution is legal in Hong Kong as long as it is a single lady with no pimp and she does not go back to organised brothel, the lines get a little blurry.

Rather oddly the Red Light Districts in Hong Kong seem to be divided along on racial lines

  • in and around Jordan | Yamautei | Mong Kok in Kowloon the girls are from Mainland China (mostly) and the cater to local Hong Kongers, naturally all are welcome as you can see by the American chap in the image, fluency in Mandarin is not a prerequisite to doing a deal.

  • if you go to Lockhart Road in Wanchai on Hong Kong Island, the girls are primarily Filipino's from the Philippines and | or Indonesian domestic helpers looking to supplement their income by moonlighting and they cater to the expats, Wanchai has a long history of infamy going back to the Vietnam War in the late 1960's | early 1970's when the US Navy came to Hong Kong for some R & R (!)

Naturally this is an over simplification, services can be arranged anytime | anywhere in Hong Kong, everything is catered for, at a price.

Oh and how can one forget the book | play | movie - the World of Suzie Wong which was set in Hong Kong.

The iconic neon lights in Sky 100 | viewing floor on the 100th floor of ICC the tallest building in Hong Kong

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Not a fan.

This is a very frustrating place to visit at night and I do think that the people responsible for the design of the viewing floor got it wrong however I am not an architect neither am I an engineer, so what do I know.

I find the biggest problem is the windows, the glass is so thick it distorts any images you take and the reflection is just terrible, I really believe that half of the floor should have been open ie no glass at viewing height, I think techincally it would not have been difficult but perhaps our safety regulations were a factor..

This is really a night issue, the views during the day are fine but then again you would probably go to the Ritz Carlton Hotel and have a drink which is about the same price as the ticket for Sky 100 and you are higher up. The Ritz Carlton Lobby is on the 103rd Floor of the same building.

Suffice to say I am more than happy to take you to Sky 100 on a Private Night Tour of Hong Kong.

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Oh my golly gosh, the simply amazing Pagani Zonda Absolute - this is a custom made car and is rumoured to be the only one of it's kind in the world and it is in Hong Kong!... oh... and yes, this is my picture, talk about being in the right place at the right time.


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