As we arrived in Victoria Harbour on the catamaran we were greeted with clear views of the Kowloon & Hong Kong island skylines. We were staying on the Kowloon side of Hong Kong & we took the Star Ferry from Hong Kong Island to Kowloon. There was a gigantic inflatable duck sitting in the water and swarms of people taking pictures of this duck. It is actually an art installation called Rubber Duck by a Dutch artist. It has visited other cities and will stay in Hong Kong until June 9th.
In the evening the city shops and buildings were all lit up with neon signs and there were tons of people on every street. Some shops stayed open until 10:30pm. We noticed that in not only Hong Kong, but also in mainland China that most building scaffolding is made of bamboo.
We visited the Temple Street Night Market, which was filled with stalls selling all sorts of souvenirs, clothes, shoes, bags, jewelry & electronics. We used our bargaining skills to purchase a few things. Basically, the seller shows you on a calculator how much something is, then you say that you won’t pay that much, so then you enter a number on the calculator, the seller will then enter a number & this happens until you agree on a price.
We then went to the harbour to see the view of Hong Kong island.