Lugard Road in springtime, when wind conditions permit, allows Yuen to capture the rising fog that blankets the city while skyscrapers and mountaintops pierce through. “You try to prepare for it but you don’t always get what you want because the weather can change very quickly.”
He proudly remembers a shot of the top of the ICC (International Commerce Centre), which came out as a gleaming island surrounded by a sea of clouds. “I was shooting on Lugard Road towards the end of day and the fog came up thick and then I saw a single building sticking out.”
These trails take you up many steps, but it’s worth the climb for the sweeping views of the waters, bridges and lands surrounding Tsing Yi Island. There are many sitting-out areas along the way. Be sure not to overlook the wild flowers, such as Bougainvillea in vibrant fuchsia shades, and Trailing Lantana with small purple flowers.
A must-do hike with classic city and mountain views from The Peak, modern landmarks and World War II ruins — feel connected to the city yet so far removed.
A shaded trail packed with flora and fauna including birds, monkeys, wild boar and trees found nowhere else in the world.