Sunday, September 04, 2011

New Hung Hom Promenade (紅磡海濱長廊)

Probably few people have seen these images.  This is the new Hung Hom Promenade.  The photographs were taken Sunday morning, 3 September, 2011, before the official opening that afternoon.  In fact, right after I have taken the photographs, I was ushered off the promenade by a man in a uniform. 

If you start from the Avenue of Starts on the Tsim Sha Tsui East Promenade, and walk eastwards towards Hung Hom, you can go up the slope leading to a footbridge outside the Hong Kong Post International Mail Center.  The footbridge takes you over and across the piers of the International Mail Center, and the piers linked to the railways.  Then you can go down another slope right next to Harbourfront Horizon, to the western end of the new Hung Hom Promenade. 

In the distance in the east is the Hung Hom Ferry Piers. 

Now you can walk (or run) from the Tsim Sha Tsui Star Ferry Piers (尖沙咀天星碼頭) to the Laguna Verde (海逸豪園) and Fishermen’s Wharf along the waterfront, without having to cross any roads.   It is about 4 kilometers in length, and quite a nice run.   The only problem is sometimes you have to fight through the crowds of tourists at the Avenue of Stars. 

I have a dream, that one day I can run from Lai Chi Kok (荔枝角) to Kwun Tong (觀塘) along the north side of the waterfront.  And from Kennedy Town (堅尼地城) to Chai Wan (柴灣) on the south side. 


YTSL said...

Thanks for the info re the New Hung Hom Promenade. Sounds like it's worth checking out.

For Hong Kong Island, I really like the views to be had from the promenade at Siu Sai Wan and also find the waterfront section that links Sai Wan Ho to Tai Koo Shing nice to stroll along. Have also strolled a bit around the Kennedy Town waterfront and the section near the North Point ferry.

And yes, my experience doing such makes me share your wish for full Victoria Harbour waterfront promenades that, alas, I don't think will ever be.

StephenC said...

Yeah, I like the place. I usually run on Saturday mornings, and sometimes Sunday afternoons too.

One good thing about the harbour is that the view changes rather dramatically when you walk along the waterfront.

I remain hopeful. If there are enough of us, it may happen. Cheers! :-)

Cyiu Chau said...

This is an exciting news. Now I can do some marathon trainings without looping between the Laguna Verde and the Hung Hom Ferry Piers.

Hope one day they can make the water clean as well. It doesn't always smell good along the Promenade.

StephenC said...

Good to hear from you, Cyiu. How are things with you?

Yes, perhaps I will see you on the waterfront sometime.

By the way, if you think the smell is bad in Hung Hom, try the Shing Mun River in Shatin. :-(

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