Since it’s the rainy season now in Singapore, it seemed very fitting to share this rainy day post, which is actually the last of my posts from Hong Kong, at least for a while, since I haven’t been back to Hong Kong this year.
I’ve been holding on to this post and these bunch of snapshots for a while now and meant to share them before I left Hong Kong or after I left Hong Kong (I left end of June 2017). Turns out I ended up being very busy with completing my Master degree research project and had a list of ‘life admin’ to deal with since landing back in Singapore. Somehow, I ended up sharing everything else but this!
Anyway, just like that, it’s now December 2018 and before the year ends and we all move on to a new one (!), I had to share this rainy day Tai Po adventure from June 2017.
During the last month of my time in Hong Kong, I was actually living in Shatin in the New Territories with family friends, so I spent some time in that area of Hong Kong, which had different vibes from Hong Kong Island, where most of my Hong Kong life was based. I found NT a little slower paced, and the people slightly more easygoing and relaxed – which is also something I felt when I worked for 6 months in the Shatin area a few years back! Backtracking even earlier in 2010, I also lived in Kowloon side for 6 months. You could say I’ve covered every part of Hong Kong in bits and pieces haha!
Anyway, back to Tai Po. I’ve never really explored the New Territories, so when our family friends, who I will refer to as Aunty and Uncle L suggested to take me one weekend for lunch and to see the Plover Cove reservoir, I was so excited! On the day planned, Hong Kong decided it was time for a huge downpour, but we went ahead anyway and I’m so glad we did, because even though my shoes were soaked through, I got to see a view of Plover Cove reservoir that is rarely shared or seen haha! (Most photos are of sunny days with people cycling!)
We also ate lunch and drove around the Tai Mei Tuk area. I didn’t take any photos due to the rain, but I came across this album on Flickr, capturing some scenes of Tai Mei Tuk on a sunny day. (Link here!)
We also drove pass this residential estate which really surprised me because I’ve never seen anything like it in Hong Kong before! I don’t know what kind of architecture or style this is supposed to imitate, and if you do, please share! I later found out this was The Beverly Hills, a luxury residential estate and you can google it for images to see the inside of the estate, it’s pretty fancy! Apparently actress Shu Qi owned a villa here – until she sold it in September 2018, that is.
To end this post and to mark the last of my Hong Kong posts for a while, I wanted to share this photo, which was taken by Uncle L. It’s candid and we weren’t aware that it was being taken, and it’s one of my favourite photos taken of me. It was pouring, my shoes were soaked through, the ends of my pants were wet and there I was, capturing snapshots of hills and grey scenery on one of the best rainy day adventures. I think that’s one way I’d like to remember my time in Hong Kong, how excited I was to be a part of the city, always exploring and always curious and capturing everything I could. :)