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Hong Kong

Chung Kong Centre:

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Lippo Centre, built by the Australian businessman Alan Bond and said to resemble hugging koalas:

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Jardine House (hi willa), formerly the tallest building in Hong Kong:

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International Finance Centre 2, almost the tallest building in Hong Kong:

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… which looks over the harbour at the International Commerce Centre, actually the tallest building in Hong Kong:

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*FIN*

We took the boat round Hong Kong island to Stanley, a beach town on the other side of the island, about 90 minutes away.

In Stanley there was –

This nice beach:

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The first round of auditions for Season Next Top Dog Model 2012 (REALITY TV):

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and the tiny Pak Tai temple on the edge of the cliff:

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We then sailed home – this is us coming into HK harbour:

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I relocated to my friends Gemma and Fergie's apartment on the slopes of Victoria Peak at mid-levels. Amazing view from their balcony down to Central and across to Kowloon, which I evacuated from at about 5pm yesterday.

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I had a Roger Cook moment – this is a box of shark fins for sale, which is something that people get very upset about. I found them being sold at a wholesalers down a side street – they’re meant to be a delicacy and are eaten by the Chinese on special occasions. A bowl of shark fin soup can be sold in a rezza for $100US. This website gets very heated about the whole thing:

http://www.stopsharkfinning.net/shark-fin-soup.htm

I’m campaigning – STOP SHARK FIN SOUP

This is the shady street where I found them for sale:

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STOP THEM!!