After a good night's sleep I am now recovered from the escapades of last night in Mong Kok and ready for my second day of metrotrekking in Hong Kong. The first cab off the rank is Tsim Sha Tsui, located on the southernmost point of the Kowloon peninsula and only a two stop ride on the subway from my hotel in Yau Ma Tei.
Why visit Tsim Sha Tsui? To see Victoria Harbour and the famous Hong Kong Island skyline is the simple answer. But apart from the spectacular views there are a number of attractions on the shoreline including the Hong Kong Space Museum, Avenue of Stars, Hong Kong Museum of Art, the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, the Kowloon Public Pier and the Tsim Sha Tsui Clock Tower. Planning to stick to the outdoor attractions (i.e. free) today and will leave the indoor sights, such as museums, up my sleeve in case there is a rainy day (I will be there too early anyway). Being cheap and an early bird doesn't stop me from exploring the architecture of the museum buildings though.
Upon arrival to Tsim Sha Tsui I follow the signs to "Avenue of Stars" dotting the vast, but practically empty, underground walkways which link Tsim Sha Tsui station to East Tsim Sha Tsui station. I surface at Exit J, on the southern side of Salisbury Road and near Avenue of Stars and the other attractions. That was way too easy (say compared to last night's crushing Mong Kok crowds).
The first impressive structure I come across is the egg-shaped dome of the Hong Kong Space Museum.