We walked northwards to Shanghai Street, a good 2 km away from Harbour City. The scenery was not pretty and I made it a point to return to TST by MTR later.
Shanghai Street, famous for its kitchenware, was a complete letdown and not as ‘happening’ as I wanted it to be. I ended up with 2 pairs of goose sausage for 26 Hkd and some friendly advice on how to cook them. It took away the gloom of that failed walk.
At Ocean Terminal waterfront, we waited for the Symphony of Lights show to start at 8pm. It was the most anticlimactic event, with laser lights coming from mainly 3 buildings at odd intervals. It was like that for 13 minutes and unspectacular. The laser pulses were quite able to induce fits for some. In my opinion, the digital displays on the buildings across the causeway were lovely enough. The ‘light show’ was what the Chinese called ‘drawing legs on snakes’ , a futile and unnecessary exercise.
We caught the 8.20pm ferry back to HK ( lower deck ,2 Hkd ) and transferred to Bus 2 ( 4.10 Hkd ), just steps from Pier 2. It was a jolty ride and I was glad to be back on stable land after 30 minutes at North Point Tong Shui Street.
What can I make of it other than I have experienced the tram, ferry and got back on an unplanned bus trip. That alone made the day worth it!