Is Jardine's Lookout the famous vista that all the tourists go to? Or is the famous place someplace else?
It is not a tourist spot. The path up is hidden away from the main tourist areas but the view is still that of the harbour but from a different angle. There is no official observation deck but just a dirt area that opens up to the view, and there are views along the hiking paths as well.
This is where the poor live. Older traditional public housing estates are not so tall with lots of space in between wide buildings. They are painted in different light colours to liven up the atmosphere and also to repel the intense summer sun.
Without balconies, residents turn to innovative ways to dry their laundry. Dryers are not common in Hong Kong. We do it the natural way.
Newer estates have a smaller footprint and are much taller.
This estate is built on the side of the hill with ample open space to dry your laundry.
Nina Tower was originally designed to be the world's tallest building, but had to axe down due to its proximity to the airport. It now comprises 2 towers, 1 of which is a hotel occupying the higher floors.
The area around Tsuen Wan West station and next to Nina Tower has been partially redeveloped into luxury housing.
Kwun Tong's town centre is being redeveloped and some of the older buildings have already been torn down. This is part of the government's plan to transform the older industrial areas into cheap commercial real estate for companies moving out of Central.
A bit further away, the residential new town of Tseung Kwan O continues to take shape. This is ultra-high density gone on steroids.