"Pearl of the Orient"
Hong Kong---"Pearl of the Orient"
The Night View of Nathan Road. Kowloon.
Photo taken at Ocean Park, Hong Kong.
Hong Kong is commonly known as “ Pearl of the Orient”(東方之珠). This is the place where I consider as my second home with sweet memories.
In 1957, I was offered a scholarship to further my studies in Hong Kong. Throughout the arrangements of the then British Colonial Government, I was sent to Hong Kong for higher education at Chung Chi College (Later known as Chinese University of Hong Kong) and Northcote Teachers’ Training College , Hong Kong. I spent a total of 5 years in Hong Kong until I completed my studies and training. So, It became the place where I was very familiar with.
In 1982, I took the whole family to Hong Kong for holidays and afterwards we proceeded to Taiwan. In fact,this was the second family holidays after our trip from West Malaysia.
Hong Kong flags: Flag of British Hong Kong 1959-1997 (Top);
Current flag of Hong Kong after 1997(Bottom)
Hong kong Handover Ceremony 1997
The Chinese flag was raised by PLA soldiers
at the Hong Kong Handover Ceremony 1997
In 1985, on our way to Japan, we stopped over in Hong Kong for sightseeing.
In 1989, we celebrated Chinese Lunar New Year in Hong Kong. We went to the Ocean Park(海洋公園) and Lantau Island(大嶼山). We took a lot of beautiful photos.
Lantau is the largest outlaying island in Hong Kong, almost twice the size of Hong Kong Island. Its tranquil and green environment makes it a popular spot for nature's lovers and tourists.The Giant Buddha, the world's tallest outdoor seated bronze Buddha, is one of the most distinctive landmarks on Hong Kong's largest island, Lantau.
In 1997, on the eve of Hong Kong's return to China rule, we reponded to a "Return Campus Call" from Chung Chi Alumni, Chinese University of Hong Kong and took part in the Pearl River Delta Tour(PRD) in Guangdong Province.