Sunday, July 10, 2016

"A symphony of lights" evening sound and light show in Hong Kong

Just like how Singapore has MBS Laser show and Gardens by the bay Sound and light show, Hong Kong has an evening show of sound and lights, known as "A Symphony of lights". This is best enjoyed in person- blog posts won't do justice to it. On day 1 I tried capturing some photo and videos, but soon figured out that it would be better for me to enjoy the show.

A Symphony of lights is held every night at 8 PM. It consists of a coordinated display of sound and light, centred around global headquarters of HSBC (Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation)

Hong Kong Symphony of Lights show: Key details:
When: 8 PM every day
Where: Any location that has clear view of Hong Kong island, preferably from open places around Victoria Harbor
What: Sound and Light show with narration
Languages: Cantonese on Sunday, English on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Mandarin on Tuesdays, Thursday and Saturdays,
Duration: 13-15 minutes
Entry: Free

Symphony of lights holds credit (and Guinness World Records) for being world's largest permanent sound and light show.

Best viewed from the area around old railway clock tower, in front of cultural centre. Tsim Sha Tsui and Tsim Sha Tsui east are nearest metros.

Now, some still pictures, which help you get some idea, but no where close to actual experience which is full of sound, light and over 40 different buildings coming alive with their lightings in a synchronized way

 Over 40 different buildings in the area participate in the show

Capturing the show was tricky- without a tripod and without knowing where next action happens. Sometimes it is best captured in wide angel and some other time,you wish zoom lens was on. After some attempts, I decided to stop shooting and just enjoy. We went here on two evenings- crowd was less on weekday.

You can also try a river cruise during this time to experience the show from a boat. (you might miss out on live audio- not sure if boats will play the same. I think it is also available on FM channels)

You can also buy instant photos from shops set up by photographers near the show- fee, HKD 20 onwards.


Ranjana's craft blog said...

As you have written, It would have been difficult to capture these photos. Lovely photos.

Ami said...

Beautiful night shots.

Shrinidhi Hande said...

Thanks Ami and Ranjana