Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The Symphony of Lights Cruise via Star Ferry's Harbour Tour, Hong Kong

Victoria Harbor
The Symphony of Lights is a famous laser lights and music show in Hong Kong. 
It is one of the various attractions Hong Kong offers for its tourists. 
It is presented by the Hong Kong Tourism Commission and participated by 44 skyscrapers and landmarks that lie on the sides of the Victoria Harbor

Last November 2014, I went to Hong Kong but this attraction was originally not part of my itinerary. It was a good thing I dropped by at the Hong Kong Tourism Board (which was located along the Victoria Harbor,) and I was informed by one of the staff to experience this world-renowned attraction.

There are two companies offering this cruise, namely: Star Ferry and Watertours of Hong Kong Ltd (sailboat). Due to proximity from where I was, I chose the Star Ferry which was just a stone's throw away from the Hong Kong Tourism Board.

The Star Ferry's Harbour Tour tickets are sold over the Harbor Tour ticket counter at the Tsim Sha Tsui Star Ferry Pier and the Central Pier 7 on the date of departure on a first-come-first-served basis. No online booking and reservation is offered. You have to purchase in cash of Hong Kong dollars.

Star Ferry Cruise
Please take note that the Star Ferry offers different schedules for the said cruise, choose the 7:55 pm cruise. It offers the Symphony of Light Cruise. 

I waited for an hour before buying the ticket and after buying, I waited for my boarding.

Finally, after 15 minutes, we boarded the boat and went to our journey.  

The 7:55 pm ticket is especially for passengers who would like to watch the multi-media laser show (A Symphony of Lights) on board. A refreshment coupon is included. 

And there we have it, the Symphony of Lights!

Through interactive lighting and music show, the Symphony shows the vibrancy, elegance, and glamorous night view of the city through the Victoria Harbor. The local Tourism Commission initiated the project in 2004, and it was formally included in the "Guinness Book of World Records'' as the world's largest lighting and music show.

Hong Kong Island and Kowloon Peninsula are full of high-rise buildings so at night, the lights blaze majestically along the harbor. In fact, it is one of the top three night view attractions in the world along with Hakodate, Japan, and Naples, Italy.

With its altogether five themes of the show, it shows the audience an energetic, vibrant and colorful metropolis through its bright and varied colors. The music and narration are aired alongside the Star Avenue to the seaside and you can even listen to the radio along the harbor.

After an hour of cruise, we went back to the docking area and the one-hour experience was filled with much happiness and enthusiasm!

Good thing I listened to the Hong Kong Tourism Board. 

Enjoy the Symphony of Lights Cruise when you go to Hong Kong!

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