Cruise passengers on a vessel that includes Hong Kong within their itinerary, may have witnessed Hong Kong’s ‘A Symphony of Lights’.
As the name suggests, it is a light and sound show that takes place every night at 8pm and lasts about 10 minutes. This is a free show. The stage is the entire city which is what makes it so unique. You can watch the lights from just about anywhere on the waterfront, but the best views are from the Tsim Sha Tsui side with the Hong Kong Island skyline in view.
The light show involves some 40 buildings on both sides of the harbour. You can expect that most of the prominent buildings, eg; the Bank of China Building, HSBC Building, Jardine House, the IFC Towers, the Peninsula and the Intercontinental, to participate in the extravaganza. The buildings themselves are lit up with occasional beams shooting out. In the newest version unveiled for the Christmas 2017 season, ten LED panels join in the spectacle from which messages are displayed encouraging audience interaction.
The lights and beams go in synch with the music (most of the time), but it really depends on where you are whether you will hear the music.
The new Dream Cruises World Dream will become the first and only cruise ship to take part in Hong Kong’s revamped ‘A Symphony of Lights’ extravaganza, an event that takes place on Fridays.
Equipped with a state-of-the-art LED lighting system, World Dream will transform her exterior into a 300-metre long, 18-deck electronic canvas to create a luminous display to further enhance the dazzling spectacle, adding even more colour to Hong Kong’s skyline, the company said.