Hey guys! I’ve been neglecting the blog a bit since I finally have time to catch up on sleep! I never got to recover from jet lag, going basically straight from Hong Kong to Dallas. If you know me, I usually don’t sleep until 1-3am every night, but last week I was K.O.’d by 9pm!
Anywho, this is my first post from Hong Kong. I have several posts I’m planning about where to go and eat, but I couldn’t wait to share these photos from the Choi Hung Estate! The rainbow homes definitely make a stunning, once-in-a-life-time photo backdrop. And yes, I did it for Instagram ;)! Below are some history and tips on how to get to the Choi Hung Estate!
Choi Hung Estate History
Built in 1964, Choi Hung Estate is an old public housing estate in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong government provides these types of subsidized public housing so that low income residents can afford somewhere to live. According to the Economist, Hong Kong has the second highest cost of living in the world.
I read somewhere that these homes were painted like a rainbow to uplift resident spirits. Although many tourists visit here for the Instagram photo opportunity, you’ll see residents playing on the basketball court or just walking around. It is their home after all so be sure to respect the area!
How to get to the Choi Hung Estate Car Park
So how to get to the Choi Hung Estate? We Google’d “Choi Hung Estate” and took the subway there using those directions – it was super easy! Take the MTR to Choi Hung station on the Kwun Tong line, then take exits C3 or C4.
Google Maps will lead you to the very center of Choi Hung Estate, which is actually an entire complex of homes of about 11 or so buildings, instead of this famous basketball court. We walked around for 30 minutes trying to find the basketball court so we finally just asked someone.
Tina’s Tip: Well, the basketball court was much easier and closer than we thought. As soon as you enter the Estate grounds, look to your left and and look for the car park / parking lot – the basketball court is above this structure! Walk up a few levels and you’ll find yourself right in this magical court! Now snap away!
About the dress
So if you’re here to find out about this floral dress, no worries, I’ve also got you covered! This yellow, floral number is under $100 and I love the high-low hemline. It splits at the middle when you walk and creates so much movement. There is a yellow lining underneath that hits my mid-thighs. I wish the lining matched the dress better – the yellow shade is slightly off but isn’t too noticeable.
Since this floral dress is lightweight and airy, it’s perfect for summer, especially for the hot and humid weather in Hong Kong. It runs true to size and the adjustable straps help make the dress more fitted. I wore this dress with pasties and I would recommend that you do too or go braless. It might be slightly tight for my busty ladies hehe.
That’s all I have for now for the Choi Hung Estate. Let me know if there’s anything specific you want me to post about Hong Kong!