wanting to enter the territory, we missed it!!!!
The ferry ride from Macau to Hongkong is approximately one hour. Since we left the former Portuguese colony at 7pm, we were still in the ferry when the fireworks display started. I helplessly watched through the window and the tv monitor while the festivities unfold. We were between Kowloon and Hong Kong island with a few more minutes before docking. (insert teary-eyed emoticon here)
It was still ongoing when we got off the ship, the sound reverberating in the chilly night across the bay. But we still had to line up at immigration and take a few minutes walk from the Pier to the Clock Tower area near Tsim Sha Tsui ferry station where the uninterrupted view is. All we saw is a sea of people going the opposite direction we were taking ....and finally, the smoke generated by the fireworks display.how sad.
After a few minutes of contemplating on my frustration, we tried to find a money changer for some HK dollar bills then crossed the harbor via star ferry. ( Tsim Sha Tsui to Central ). The buildings were not as brightly lit as I expected them to be but the view was still stunning. This is still better if you are to appreciate the skyline rather than taking the subway especially if you are to transfer to an inter-island ferry like what we did.
We a godmother (ninang) in Cehung Chau Island and she invited us to stay in her place. Since its not easy to find accommodation due to the Chinese New Year, we though it would be a good idea. So there, after taking a long exposure shot of Two international Finance center shown below, we waited for the next ferry on route to Cheung Chau which is 45minutes away from Central Hongkong.