Scouting Hong Kong

Away In Hong Kong. by Dzulkanean Ali

Experience does for the soul what education does for the mind.
— Casey Neistat.

Currently at Changi Airport as I'm writing this post! I've got my bags all packed and ticket ready for boarding. Up, up and away to Hong Kong! Here's a little something about myself; I absolutely LOVE Hong Kong. I feel like it's like a home away from home. And to finally be back here again is wonderful!

What I'm packing for the trip. 

What I'm packing for the trip. 

This time I've come prepared with a tripod and a new edition to my arsenal; a gorilla pod. Brought my Lumix with my just in case if I need it, but mostly, I will be using my brand new iPhone 7 Plus to record videos and photos over my stay there. Hoping to churn them out into a travel montage (sort of). The idea of YouTube & videography have been in my head for quite some time, and I thought this would make a great opportunity to start one. We'll see how it goes!

Well, that's for now! Got to go. Flight boarding is in T-Minus 15 minutes. I'll also be uploading stories on Instagram, so be sure to follow me there!

Scouting: Hong Kong // Pt. 2 by Dzulkanean Ali

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On the second chapter of Scouting: Hong Kong, we visited Hong Kong Island where we did some touristy shots.

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We started the first leg of the tour by making our way to Victoria Peak. Here’s where you can get the best view of all the skyscrapers available in Hong Kong.

FYI: Hong Kong is divided into 2 parts; Hong Kong & Hong Kong Island. Hong Kong Island is where the financial district’s located. Also, here is where majority of the tycoons & actors live.

Prior to this, Russian daredevils On The Roofs uploaded a video of them hacking one of Hong Kong’s tallest billboard (the overhanging rectangle on the right side of the photo). I was so psyched to have a view of it, but unfortunately, the officials took it down. Damn.

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Next off, we had a 5 minute drive to Repulse Bay. Repulse Bay is truly unlike any other. 

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Somehow, I’m not reminded that I’m in Hong Kong. It’s like I’m in Ibiza or one of Barcelona’s beautiful beaches. (I mean, I’ve never been to one, but this is what I picture them to be.)

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Thereafter, we took a $10 ride around Aberdeen fishing village.

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Apparently, Aberdeen fishing village completely transformed from a humble fishing village to an exclusive home for fancy yacht and water sports.

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O.G. Boats.

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Hey! They’ve got Jumbo restaurant too. The exterior looks so much gangster that the one we’ve got here.

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During the night, we travelled to the famous Avenue of Stars and saw some art installations outside.

This one’s titled Waterdrop by Danny Lee crafted off stainless steel. It somewhat reminds me of Chicago’s iconic Cloud Gate.

Avenue of Stars pay tribute to iconic HK actors; sort of like Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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To end the night off, we immersed ourselves in the beautiful Hong Kong skyline. (So stupid of me not to bring my tripod along.)