Went to Kowloon again to watch the fireworks celebrating the 10 years of the handover to China. It was absolutely packed… so many people. Went with Thomas and his kid Alexis – very cute and smart kid 🙂
Rode the subway for the first time – ultra high tech. There are no dividers between the cars – the entire train is a continuum making it very cool to look down the train and see it bend on the turns. You use the Octopus card – you simply hold it close to a reader and your fare is paid – the amount you pay depends on how far you go – just like the highway tolls in Europe. You can also use this card to pay for food, ride the tram, ferry and so on – basically a debit card. It is already being embedded into cell phones, watches and even jewelry. Very high tech.
We then went to his house on the eastern side of the island to drop his kid off and to eat something. Went to a delicious Chinese restaurant inside the Cyber Port – an office hub for media and technology companies… another amazing building.