Along the way, it allowed me to take another look at the humongous hole in the ground which is the High Speed Rail Terminus, which has acquired another note of infamy. Four years ago, the controversy centred around why it had to be so expensive, and why it had to be in that central location. Now it is going to be even more expensive, and it will take even longer to build.
Part of the reason, apparently, is that the MTR failed to drill enough holes at the site to study the geology, hence they did not anticipate that there are a lot of hard rocks there. Or that they knew that it contained a lot of hard rocks, but did not account for it properly. I do not know which is worse.
In any case, it was fascinating looking at the site, seeing how vast and deep the hole really is. Hong Kong has become an expert in building huge structures in the midst of dense urban areas. But this scandal is giving us a black eye,