Wednesday, March 19, 2014

West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade

A few days ago, my friend and I ventured over to the West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade.  My first impression was that the foggy/smoggy misty "clouds" that hung low in the air gave this place the feel of a very scary abandoned amusement park.  Beyond the eerie feel, there were not so many people, things were blocked off, there was a strange couple discussing something or other within a small area of trees and there were two creepy men photographing something in their car, who looked suspiciously guilty at me whilst we strolled past them.

The West Kowloon area is still in the process of being developed, which made it even more great of an idea to snap a few shots of it.  Then I can tell my future grand children about how Hong Kong was in my time!  This area is bound for future art installations, museums of culture, and, the usual, shopping/eating establishments.  For now, the area is most well known for hosting Clockenflap, which is a music and art festival held in the Fall season (

The best way to get here is to take Exit D of Kowloon Station.  You'll be at the entrance of the underground car park.  Walk out to Nga Cheung Road and you'll start seeing blue information signs which point you towards the West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade.

The Promenade is situated right in front of the Ritz-Carlton

This always has looked like a Transformer Beetle, but I am not sure what it is.  If anyone knows what this is, please let me know...

The eerie chime posts

The eerie chimes that ring in the wind

The remnants of the Bamboo Theater

A foggy/smoggy Hong Kong day

Reminds me of the HOLLYWOOD sign

A boat in the water along the Promenade

The great thing about the West Kowloon waterfront area is that it is just a 7 - 10 minute walk from Elements Mall (which sits at Kowloon MTR station).  After afternoon tea, it is nice to take a walk around the mall, but even better to take a walk to the West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade (