Symphony Of Lights


Every night in Hong Kong Victoria Harbour is lit up with a dazzling multimedia light show which illuminates the exterior of 45 buildings on both sides of the harbour. Developed by Laservision, an Australian firm, the show features music, decorative lighting and lasers. Guinness World Records has recorded the show as the world’s largest permanent show and I think it makes a good subject for this weeks Weekly Photo Challenge, especially as the subject is Night Time.

Hong Kong

Organised by the Hong Kong Tourism Board, and as long as there is good weather, the show can be seen every night commencing at 8 pm (2000 hrs) and lasts for about 14 minutes.  Each night the show alternates the commentary language between, English (Mon, Wed, Fri), Mandarin (Tue, Thu, Sat) and Cantonese (Sun). Best places to see the show are the “Avenue of Stars” on the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront or Wan Chai promenade outside the Golden Bauhinia Square. Both places get very crowded so make sure you pick your spot and stick to it. Tripods will get bumped by the crowds, there’s no getting away from it.

18 thoughts on “Symphony Of Lights

  1. Andrew September 28, 2014 / 20:15

    Or tonight you could watch the police pepper spraying the school kids and students. HK is not a good place to be right now. We are worried what we will find when we get back from Europe. The lights are spectacular but controversial for the light pollution they cause and the power they consume.

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  2. Mike Hardisty September 28, 2014 / 20:43

    It’s not looking good there, Andrew. From my understanding it’s because the so called “free elections” aren’t really free, only government candidates are in the frame shall we say. I’ve been trying to contact my son in HK but he’s not answering. I don’t think he’s involved in any way but just seems strange he’s not answering his phone or Skype.

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  3. Tina Schell September 28, 2014 / 23:26

    Lovely shot Mike – I had one of the same scene. It’s quite a show, isn’t it?!

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  4. petspeopleandlife September 29, 2014 / 00:37

    Very impressive. Great tourist attraction for sure. Love the shot and the info.

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    • Mike Hardisty September 29, 2014 / 20:07

      Saturday night you can’t move on the waterfront as everyone gathers for the show

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  5. Eliz@MirthandMotivation September 29, 2014 / 08:40

    Now that is what I call a spectacular shot. Glad to see you are still adding your talent to the photo challenges,😉

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    • Mike Hardisty September 29, 2014 / 20:01

      Thank you…I just couldn’t keep away

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  6. jenny October 3, 2014 / 02:17

    What a fantastic shot. It must be really quite something to watch. I’ve seen something similar in Singapore, but not had the pleasure of Hong Kong yet.

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    • Mike Hardisty October 5, 2014 / 15:38

      Sorry for the delay in replying Jenny, Just got back from France and I’ve had really limited internet access. The display in Hong Kong is amazing, I’ve seen it several times and it’s a photographers dream. I’ve never seen the one in Singapore though.

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      • jenny October 5, 2014 / 23:02

        No worries, Mike! :o) Hope you enjoyed France. Well it sounds like I need to get over to Hong Kong and you need to visit Singapore! The light display in Hong Kong
        sounds amazing. :o)

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