Hong Kong is a quagmire of walks…indoors, outdoors, overheads, subterranean…. Two of my favourites are:
- Langham Place Mall, Mong Kok, Kowloon. ….The feel of being zapped into space in this case the Digital Sky ‘powder blue with white puffs’ on 13th level via escalators. The first Xpresscalator is 83m from level 4 to the 8th and second Xpresscalator, through the spiral, unique corkscrew design, from the 9th to 12th level. (Take a lift from 11th to 13th level). Recently Langham Place Xpresscalator was in the news as the ascending escalator reversed rapidly and in the ensuing mayhem nearly 18 people were injured. On weekends and evenings there is no stepping place in the mall and I can well imagine the chaos and the noise.
2. For an exhilarating stretched out experience the longest outdoor escalator, the Central Mid-level escalator, is the perfect antidote for a mind-numbing day. This 800 metres long vertical climb of 135 metres is a transport system is for people living and working in the upper reaches of Central and surrounding areas. Tourists are attracted to the smooth and for the line up of restaurants, bars, kinky shops, sneaky alleys and parlours en route. There is an entrance and exit on each road it passes.The drawback, one has to climb down, take the stairs or cab from any exit point.