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    Hong Kong A Symphony of Lights and Sound Show

    Dubbed the world's "Largest Permanent Light and Sound Show" by Guinness World Records, A Symphony of Lights is a spectacular light and laser show synchronized with music blasting from speakers strategically located on the waterfront. Participating buildings from both sides of Victoria Harbour provide the moving lights for a dazzling, mesmerizing visual delight illuminating the harbour followed by rising colours turning the already picturesque harbour into kaleidoscopic spectacle.

    ('nough said, Tutubi is starting to sound like a copywriter)

    hong kong symphony of lights

    hong kong symphony of lights

    Tutubi, who waited at Tsim Sha Shui harbourfront near Statue Square, wasn't able to capture the true essence of the symphony due to a mistake when he setup his camera on a tripod aimed at the wrong side of Central and Wan Chai districts of Hong Kong Island. He also had to pack up his camera earlier due to an imminent drizzle. The sky was cloudy still with the mountain and lights of houses that looks like flickering stars on Hong Kong Island and Victoria's Peak obscured by fog.

    For sure, Tutubi will be back to capture the captivating symphony in the future for a postcard-perfect photo of the famous skyline.

    A Symphony of Lights Information:

    Schedule Showtime: 8pm nightly


    Bring tripod, best vantage point is at the harbourfront between Statue Square (where Bruce Lee's statue and those of Hong Kong's cinematic heroes are) and Hong Kong Cultural Centre in Tsim Sha Tsui of you want to view the Hong Kong Island show. Be at the vantage point at least an hour earlier to avoid "boxing out" for the best position for picture taking or an unobstructed view. Aim for a good spot between the IFC and Bank of China Tower for perfect photos. You may also book a night cruise via Star Ferry Harbour Tour.


    posted by backpacking philippines @ 9:33 PM,


    At Sep 26, 2007, 5:36:00 AM, Blogger carlotta said...

    lol, copywriter. ;-) but hey, the description's good. ^^ cool pics btw, mukhang pang postcard. the first pic reminds me of my earlier multiply layout. =)

    At Sep 26, 2007, 8:16:00 AM, Blogger Rochelle said...

    I want to go there. I have thought it would be cool to go shopping there!

    At Sep 26, 2007, 8:55:00 PM, Anonymous kyels said...

    Copywriter; that sounds cute. Anyway, it was interesting information.

    The first picture is nice, imo.


    At Sep 26, 2007, 9:55:00 PM, Anonymous rEeYuH said...

    symphony of lights is one of those things i love about HK. great way to roam around with my tourist friends.. accessible and most of all FREE!

    you can also have a good view up on the viewing deck. stairs near the clock tower.

    At Sep 27, 2007, 1:29:00 PM, Anonymous tutubi said...

    carlotta, multiply has tht postcard-picture of HK skyline as header board

    rochelle, my next post will probably be about Hong Kong Shopping tips :)

    kyels, copywriter writes for advertisers. not much good photo that night. better luck next time

    reeyuh, it's one of the best things in Hong Kong and it's really free! :)

    At Sep 28, 2007, 5:59:00 AM, Blogger carlotta said...

    hehe honga noh i checked it nga ulet. kaya pala mukhang familiar. =)

    At Sep 28, 2007, 5:17:00 PM, Blogger kegler747 said...

    I happen to see twice yang symphony of lights kaso nga lang sobra yung fog/smog kaya di masyado makita yung mga buildings across the harbor. Nice pictures!

    At Jan 14, 2009, 6:36:00 PM, Anonymous bloedmooi said...

    I got nice pics from the show too.. too bad you didn't capture the streak of lights in the sky coming from bank of china, its the best.

    At Jan 16, 2009, 9:53:00 PM, Blogger backpacking philippines said...

    bloedmooi, it was cloudy that night, even rained a few hours before. probably next time...but years away sice i have no plan of returning there soon

    At Feb 23, 2009, 10:46:00 PM, Blogger marinel said...

    hello. is it free to watch?

    At Feb 24, 2009, 8:59:00 PM, Blogger backpacking philippines said...

    marinel, yes it's free. you can either watch it from kowloon or hong kong island bayfront or during victoria harbour starts at 8pm

    At Dec 11, 2009, 8:32:00 PM, Anonymous J said...

    So you wanna be a copywriter? :p I'm visiting HK pala. This weekend :)

    At Apr 13, 2010, 9:19:00 AM, Anonymous Jonha @Happiness said...

    Nice photos and great description of the place. I wanna go but it's not just too easy if you're on a full-time office setting wherein you can't just take a few days leave anytime you want.

    At May 2, 2011, 5:44:00 PM, Anonymous vietnam real estate said...

    i'd like to see this up close anfd personal, that would be so great, a perfect break for a busy body

    At Nov 6, 2011, 1:42:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    if i would take the duk ling night tour, would i be able to see the show? thanks!


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