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Monochrome Monday: Hong Kong

HongKong by Indah Susanti

It was not easy to take picture of Hong Kong in minimalist approach. Hong Kong is a concrete jungle with busy urban street life and harbors, for which I enjoyed on each visit I made. This picture was taken in Kowloon’s Tsim Sha Tsui neighborhood on a misty morning. It’s not as minimalist as I wish to show on this post but I hope it justifies the minimalist approach of the hustle Hong Kong Island and Victoria Harbor.

Since September, Hong Kong is facing political turmoil related to its democratic process. The pro democracy protesters who started the Umbrella Revolution movement are still continuing their struggle. China’s ‘One Country Two Systems’ over Hong Kong is on question mark. Please allow me to mention an amazing photographic essay of the Hong Kong movement by China Sojourns Photography. From his beautiful photography in post Hong Kong Democracy: The Umbrella Revolution, you can feel Hong Kong in the “revolution” movement atmosphere. A peaceful movement.

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  1. Hi Indah 😀 I lived a year in Hongkong in the 1980’s and I had never seen the view so ghostly. Mind you I never got up that early in the morning ! xox ❤

    • I am sure you will love HK – sometimes I feel like it is like Singapore but in bigger and “messy” way. I wish I could live there just for one or two years. I usually did the stopover in HK and stayed for couple days when visiting South East Asia by Cathay Pacific airlines (nice service btw) 😉

      • HK is really on my list… maybe when I go to Asia again I will try to do like you, stop there for a few days, sounds like a great idea!! I dont know why, but most flights to Asia leaving from Munich stop either in Qatar or the UAE.
        Thanks for the tip about Cathay Pacific… I never traveled with them!

        • I love traveling with Cathay Pacific, it has good service. I like S’pore and Garuda Airlines too – these three airlines have better service cabin than other airlines – friendly staff and nice food. They have route to Southeast Asian countries from Amsterdam..although I am not sure of their routes from Germany 😦

          • I know that Singapore Airlines has flights from Germany, but Im not sure about the others! You are so lucky to live close to Amsterdam because there are so many cheap flights leaving from there… me and hubby are always checking flights leaving from Amsterdam, you have lots of good options! I dont know why, but Munich’s airport is probably the most expensive one in Germany, Frankfurt and Dusseldorf always offer great cheap flights!

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