A WALK ON THE DARK SIDE--An Evening With William Banzai7 on the Blade Runneresque Streets of Old Kowloon

“An image began to form in her mind. There were streets, narrow and crowded with people and vehicles. Above them flashed neon lights and blinking billboards of every colour, shape and size. Some ran up the sides of buildings, others blinked on and off in store windows. In the space above the sidewalk, higher than a double-decker bus, hung flashing neon signs in bright pink, yellow, red, blue, orange, green and white. Yes, if white could be whiter than white, it was when it was in neon...”
— Year of The Golden Dragon--B.L. Sauder

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Saddle up buckaroos and join me for an evening of neon soaked madness, street action, tasty street snacking, bustling open air markets and teeming street scenes straight out of Blade Runner, Ghost in the Shell and Wong Kar Wai cinema. Sham Shui Po, Mong Kok and Yau Ma Tei, these are quintessential venues of "messy urbanism" at its best. This is the place where nocturnal Canto-street culture hits the pavement.

On my premium night tour you will go places and see things that no mainstream group tour can possibly cover.

 

Welcome to my turf. Old Kow Loong to the Colonial Brits, Nine Dragons to locals. A place also known as the "Dark Side. " I will take you to exciting venues you might never venture to on your own. Your camera will be chuck full of nitty gritty old school Hong Kong. Places that quintessentially define the street credo of this amazing city. Places that sadly, are rapidly disappearing under the banner of urban renewal.

  A classic neon soaked street view that will disappear at the end of January 2018.

A classic neon soaked street view that will disappear at the end of January 2018.

Your expert guide has traversed this nocturnal terrain with camera for thousands of hours. You will be absolutely safe and secure observing triad dominated backstreets.

You will finish this experience as a savvy Hong Kong urban night explorer.

And, if you would like me to reconfigure the tour--to start with the magnificent night view from Victoria Peak or the evening view of Victoria Harbour from the Tsim Sha Tsui promenade, or with a real Hong Kong style meal, just ask. I'll add an hour and it can be easily arranged.

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Oh, and before I forget to mention it, Hong Kong is absolutely a safe city day or night! So leave it with Big Bill!

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  How do I do something like this? Ask me on tour, I'm always happy to share!

How do I do something like this? Ask me on tour, I'm always happy to share!

All Artwork by William Banzai7