Thursday, August 11, 2011


Sky100 is an observation deck located in the new International Commerce Center which has 118 floors.  The deck is on the 100th floor of the tallest building in Hong Kong and is the only place offering 360 degree views of the city. Last Wed. was a particularly clear day, which you don't get too often here, so we took advantage of the weather and went for a tour.  The Ritz Carlton has a hotel on the top floors with a pool that goes to the edge of the building,and restaurants, and you can stay there for only $24,000 H.K a night!!

On the bottom of this building is a mall called Elements and it has a skating rink, lots of cinemas, stores, and  a grocery store carrying some western things, so we come here once in a while to stock up, and stop for a burger at the White Spot!!
Kylie took this panorama shot the day they were there.  So you need to imagine you are walking in a circle heading to your right and overlap some of the pictures and you'll get a view of Hong Kong from 100 floors up!!  You are looking over Kowloon which is on the mainland.  

Kowloon is on the left and to the right is Hong Kong Island.  The Star ferries go between the Kowloon side and the island.  Cruise ships dock where the pier is jutting out on the Kowloon side.  This harbor is called Victoria harbor.  This area is called Tsim Sha Tsui or more commonly know as TST.  The green area is Kowloon Park and near where l come for my Chiropractor appointments.
This is looking to the main financial district on Hong Kong island.  The tall building right in front is the International Finance Center(This is the building from which Batman jumped off of in one of his movies).  This is the Central district and is very crowded.  All the buildings in the water are ferry terminals that go to all the different islands.  It's deceiving when you look at it like this as to how tall all those building are.

This is another one of Kylie's and shows the end of the island which is Kennedy town.  On the other side of this island is Aberdeen, and Stanley.
Look straight down from the deck, and this road is the entrance to the West tunnel that goes beneath Victoria harbor to Hong Kong island. This section is a work in progress as they develop the promenade around it and make it into a park.
This is looking over to Lantau island where the airport, and Disneyland are.
You can see the typhoon shelter right below.  Ryan and Jill live way off in the distance along the coast.
Container ports are in the distance, where the containers you see on the trains in North America are loaded onto huge ships.
Stone Cutters Bridge that runs by the container port.
Looking to the right is the beginning of the back side of the Kowloon side.

Some of the districts that are in this area l've probably mentioned at one time or another are Mong Kok, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon City and To Kwa Wan where we live.
In the middle of the picture is the old airport with the runway jutting out into the harbor.  

 A close up of our place.  It is the group of dark towers closer to the left in the middle of the picture. They are in front of the open area that looks like cement pads. This is the To Kwa Wan district where we live.
Well you've now seen a 360 degree view of Hong Kong and we're back where we started.  It has it's challenges living here, but it's a beautiful city in many ways and the scenery is fantastic with its ocean and mountains and amazing buildings.

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