By 8:00pm every evening, darkness has enveloped the Hong Kong sky and the bright lights and advertising of the skyscrapers reflect red, blue and golden stripes onto the waterway. The Star Ferry along with various pleasure boats cruise Victoria Harbour between the “canyon walls” set by the crammed skyline of towering buildings and The Peak.
Right on cue at 8:00pm, the manic shopping and business dealings seem to take a back-seat as Hong Kong launches a dazzling multi-media spectacular of modern music, building lights, searchlights and lasers using the skyline as their stage. Over forty modern buildings along Hong Kong Island and Tsim Sha Tsui in Kowloon dance with shifting lights and shooting beams choreographed to the electric rhythms of a blend of Chinese and western music. Commentary reveals the quarter-hour show in five themes entitled Awakening, Energy, Heritage, Partnership and Celebration, showcasing the Chinese state of Hong Kong.
Though busy, the best vantage point is Kowloon’s promenade of the Avenue of the Stars, which celebrates over 100 Hong Kong film celebrities in a manner similar to the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Embedded speakers along this walkway ensure that the sound part of the show is clearly enjoyed with the light show (named by the Guinness Book of Records as the “world’s largest permanent light show”).
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