Photography: Sunny Day in Discovery Bay

The last couple of days the weather has been pretty bad here in Hong Kong – lots of rain, thunderstorms, wind and more rain. We’ve had horrible weather, to say the least (just read this story on SCMP following the black rain that lead to flooded MTR stations and shopping malls).

So as soon as the weather cleared up, which happened to be last Saturday, I took my camera outside. I figured, I would go for a quick photo essay in Discovery Bay. This time, my intention was to shoot the scenery – without any people.

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Hong Kong is always full of people and I just wanted to capture the houses, the golf carts, the streets and just how quiet Discovery Bay can be – if you step aside from the busy beach and plaza.

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It was a perfect day, lots of blue sky and I walked from one end of Discovery Bay to the other end (about 45 minutes walk).

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Where possible, I tried to walk next to the sea and away from the traffic – but of course, there are golf carts everywhere in Discovery Bay (and yes, they can be very expensive, read more here).

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After leaving the beach, I always walk along the foot path that crosses through the small forest – it’s nice and relaxing and feels so different from the typical Hong Kong!

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How to get to Discovery Bay? It’s easy – just take the ferry from Central Ferry Pier 3 (it runs every 30 minutes and more frequently during rush hour) or the bus from Tung Chung or Sunny Bay.

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One response to “Photography: Sunny Day in Discovery Bay

  1. Love DB. I’ve always found it so different from the rest of Hong Kong, maybe because of all the expats and their kids running around. Reminds me of a mini UN of sorts.

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