Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Hong Kong: A Bustling City In Pictures

Selvaganeshamoorthi Balakrishnan  / youthjournalism.org
Victoria Peak offers great views of the city. Right below the peak are the financial districts of Central and Wan Chai. Located across Victoria Harbor (seen in the picture) is Kowloon - one of the most densely populated places on Earth.

Selvaganeshamoorthi Balakrishnan  / youthjournalism.org
Hong Kong streets are compact and busy. The Hong Kong Island Trams - euphemistically called "Ding Dings," - traverse the length of the island.

Selvaganeshamoorthi Balakrishnan  / youthjournalism.org
Bankers, housewives and domestic workers utilize the trams on a daily basis. The trams are a cheap and great way to explore the city.


Selvaganeshamoorthi Balakrishnan  / youthjournalism.org
Due to the lack of space, buildings in Hong Kong are tall and flats tend to be small and expensive.

Selvaganeshamoorthi Balakrishnan  / youthjournalism.org
Hong Kong Park is an oasis of greenery in the otherwise concrete jungle. In the morning, locals throng this park to exercise.

Selvaganeshamoorthi Balakrishnan  / youthjournalism.org
Even the roof of buildings are utilized, with many Hong Kong residents opting to build makeshift houses there.

Selvaganeshamoorthi Balakrishnan  / youthjournalism.org
The Peak Tram - a funicular railway which opened its doors in 1888, links Central with Victoria Peak. Great views of the skyscrapers unfold during the ascend.

Selvaganeshamoorthi Balakrishnan  / youthjournalism.org
Victoria Peak is a favorite among tourists who flock here to marvel at sight of the city below.
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