Taken with Canon 400D with Sigma 18-200
Hong Kong in brief
Statistically, more than half of Hong Konger stay in public housing projects as they can’t afford the high living cost there.
Hong Kong’s 7 million inhabitants live at an average density of 70,000 people per square mile, which is equal to Manhattan’s. However, Hong Kong is a mountainous territory that primarily “piles” people – in the words of the exhibit notes – on one-quarter of its land and reserves about three-quarters for nature or agriculture, while three-quarters of New York City is built and one-quarter is open space or parkland.
Parts of Hong Kong have densities of 90,000 people per square mile, vertical density in the extreme.
Mong Kok’s population density is extremely high, according to Guinness World Records, Mong Kok has the highest population density in the world (mean 130,000 per km2)and with a development multiple of four.
quoted from Wikipedia
Mongkok comes alive both day and night. During the daytime, all the business retail stores are open for business. Whereas during the night, we can get to visit popular street market like Ladies Market, Temple street, Flower market, Goldfish market and many more!
Getting a room to stay can be real tricky at times particularly during peak season. We can always try to book online first at hotelscombined.com. I managed to book mine at Dragon Hostel, Mongkok for 290HKD per night for two persons.
As I quoted above, Mongkok is really a crowd happening area, not only boosting the highest population density in the world, it is a district that never falls asleep. I do wonder if Hong Konger ever need sleep as traffic on the road is equally heavy and you can see people walking around the streets all the time!
Credit: Mongkok aerial view is obtained from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:IMG_8849_Mongkok.jpg
The city with the most sky crappers, Hong Kong.
With Bank of China tower, The Center, IFC and many more.
Technical note: Mounted on tripod to gain better stability for long exposure shot. It’s taken using Canon 400D with Sigma 18-200 (non OS) at Avenue of Stars. See exif data for more info.
Location of capture after the jump.Read More
Penang Pearl of Orient Panorama City Skyline
Ahem… may I get your attention please…
This is my latest panoramic masterpiece of my beloved Hugo Penang Island. It is taken using Canon 10-22mm at 10mm 1/250s F/10 handheld. :D
Yes, if you see it correctly, I took it from Prangin Mall’s carpark.
ahahaha.. yes yes… make no mistake.. I took this from carpark. In fact this is my second time doing so.
Here’s the first panorama taken at the very same spot few years back in 2004 using Nikon 5700 prosumer camera. :DRead More
This is probably the best place you can find in Penang with lots of green, far away from the hustle bustle of the big city like Georgetown. Gosh, Balik Pulau just got its first traffic light about 2 years ago. See how traffic-free it is :D.
Geographically, it is located on the south west part of the Penang island. Most of the people here often commute to work at other places like in the industrial area in Bayan Lepas, at the south east part of the island.
These shots are taken at the top of the hill along Jalan Tun Sardon. This is the major link connecting Balik Pulau to the rest of the island.
Head on to Wiki to find out more about my beloved hometown, Balik PulauRead More