Are half the photos on your instagram feed filled with cherry blossom pictures from Japan or is it just me? It seems like nearly everyone I follow on instagram has decided to head to Tokyo, making me endlessly envious yet at the same time double tapping every single picture I see!
I have never seen cherry blossoms, though I dream of seeing them one day. In my head, I am already planning a future trip to Seoul in the spring! :D But, back to Hong Kong, where these couple of days, we’ve been enjoying some perfect spring weather! The sunshine and cool breeze just puts me in a good mood. So to go with the lovely spring weather, and to join in on the spirit of all things spring, I thought this would be a great time to share some snapshots from the Hong Kong Flower Show last month. :)
I have been in Hong Kong nearly four years and can you believe I only heard about the Hong Kong Flower Show sometime late last year? I saw pictures online and was gaping at the photographs, wondering WHY I have never been. Better late than never, right? I hope you enjoy this post and I hope it’s lovely wherever you are.
As someone who grew up in Singapore, a city filled with greenery, this aspect of life in Singapore is one of the things I miss most. I love that Hong Kong is surrounded by a backdrop of hills and it still amazes me to wander around this city of skyscrapers and still see hills peeking out behind, but the fact there is so little greenery makes me miss the abundance of it in Singapore.
One thing Singapore doesn’t have though, is the spring season, my favourite season of them all, so I’m glad to enjoy springs in Hong Kong! I personally feel that the Hong Kong Flower Show is the perfect kind of event to see an amazing display of flowers and colour and welcome spring into the city! Spring season here is way too short anyway, so I enjoy it as much as I can before summer arrives. :)
My favourite display was without question, the girls with flower dresses in this stretch of flowers and greenery. It combined everything I liked: colours, pretty dresses and flowers. I would wear those dresses if they were real. :) This one below was my absolute favourite!
If you’re interested in checking out the Hong Kong Flower Show in future, it’s an annual event held in March at Victoria Park in Causeway Bay. Admission this year was HK$14.
I can’t believe I missed out on all this for the past three springs I’ve been here in Hong Kong! Living in a city so bustling can tire you out so I love the chance to see something so refreshing. Here’s to longer days of sunshine and lovely spring days!