Having not been to Hong Kong since I was ten or so, I grossly underestimated how overwhelming the city could be. The buildings, streets, people, sounds, smells, and heat (since we went in the peak of summer!) engulfed you everywhere. Lunch was always a struggle, involving long queues and frantic yelling, easily my least favourite moments. Once you acclimatise to it, though, Hong Kong starts to feel like Singapore’s older brother. And frustating as it may be, it’s what most cities in Asia are like: interesting juxtaposition of old and new, tradition and progress, order and chaos.
Photos by Arnold Hozana