Yesterday was a public holiday here, so we took public transport all the way out to a Tsing Yi shopping centre where we toured a special exhibition of teeny tiny Hong Kong scenes in dollhouse-size but incredible detail.
From The South China Morning Post
"In a city defined by its skyscrapers and towering residential blocks, hundreds of Hongkongers have been flocking to an exhibition in Tsing Yi that celebrates the opposite: miniature streetscapes. A group of 28 local and overseas specialists in miniature art have re-created traditional scenes under the theme of festivals and culture...The exhibition is attracting a wide audience because it has the cute factor to appeal to youngsters and a nostalgia factor for older people."
I apologise that my camera can't adequately capture the amazing art works. The miniatures truly were incredible and must have taken months to create! If you click on any of the photos below, they will enlarge to enable you to see some more of the details. Can you find the cat in the pottery shop, an umbrella belonging to the gentleman in the caged house, and the pig necklace in the jewellers?
Old Style Chinese Restaurant
Law's Shoe Shop
Kim's Pottery Shop
Lam Tsuen Wishing Tree
Poultry Wet Market
Dai Fung Incense Shop
Under Canal Road Flyover
Public Housing Unit
Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance
Hong Kong Cafe
Memory of Resettlement Estate
Mount Davis Squatters
Chin Fung Goldsmith
Keegan's favourite: Uncle Tim's Toys
Tirzah's favourite: Cheung Chau Bun Festival
Craig's favourite: Sai Kung Fish Market
Jemilla's favourite: Candy Shop
My favourite: Lantern Shop at Mid Autumn Festival