Saturday, 23 October 2010

I have seen the future

Tonight I watched something quite amazing. I am in Hong Kong for a few days, staying on the Kowloon side, and in a rare spare few hours wandered out towards the water. I stumbled on something called the symphony of lights, a light show unlike anything I have ever seen. It involved all the buildings on the Hong Kong island side lighting up in all kinds of synchronised patterns in time with music drifting across the channel. If you know the Hong Kong skyline, you'll know how impressive it is anyway at night. But this was something else. Lasers, whole skyscrapers changing colour, flashing lights ups and down the office blocks, all perfectly choreographed along the shoreline. It was a stunning piece of technology, far beyond anything I've seen anywhere else, all the more impressive because it was just a bit of fun for the tourists.

If ever there was evidence that China and Asia are the future this was it. I felt like I came from a tired old continent, trying to shore itself up after a financial meltdown that means we are cutting back all over the place, while China marches on. Looks like Asia is the future.

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Location:Kowloon Park Dr,,Hong Kong


  1. Having seen the fountain show at the Bellagio in Las Vegas a number of times, and always been impressed with 100ft blasts of water coordinated with hundreds of other foundations to broadway music; this looks to have put them to shame! And welcome back to old world! : )

  2. Wow what a fabulous picture! Never been but would love to go some time!


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