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Garden of Stars in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

Garden of Stars in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

Garden of Stars is a place where honor is given to some of the celebrities/personalities locally and international. It's also a place where you can just wander off in tranquility.

Garden of Stars in Tsim Sha Tsui
FSRM 2017 Garden of Stars in Hong Kong

Finding our way to Garden of Stars
We initially wanted to check out the Avenue of Stars, since this is the more famous landmark. So we took the journey to get there. Unfortunately, our 25-minute worth of walking was put into "waste" when we found out that the Avenue of Stars was being renovated. We were already feeling all tired especially with the heat of the sun being at its peak. However, since we wanted to maximize the day, we all decided to backtrack and visit Garden of Stars instead. This took us another set of 20 minutes to reach the park.

Renz Cheng in Garden of Stars

All the long walk was worth all the energy and sweat when we got a glance of the waters from viewing deck just before reaching the Garden of Stars. We rested for about 10 minutes just to feel the breeze and admire the tranquility of the sea.

Viewing deck of sea near Tsim Sha Tsui ,Garden of Stars
Sea view from Garden of Stars, Hong Kong

Statues and memorabilia
Aside from the garden itself, you will find a couple of statues and memorabilia within the area, which all make a good backdrop for snapping photos. You'll also see other locals and tourists taking a breather.

FSRM 2017 in Hong Kong, Garden of Stars
Photo by Jieza Varela
Garden of Stars in Tsim Sha Tsui

I found it interesting how people still take the time to slow down despite the fast-paced culture of Hong Kong.

Kwok Fu Shing, Aaron - Hand print in Garden of Stars
Bruce Lee Statue in Garden of Stars

Unleashing creativity in Garden of Stars
Being Filipino, there's always a way for creativity to unleash itself in whatever circumstance, and in this case, it happened when we felt all inspired to "be one with the statues".

Garden of Stars, Hong Kong

It needed some form of internalization for us to feel like stars, and fit the scenes. Trust me, we tried all the best we can.

Renz Cheng with Bruce Lee Statue
Photo by Jieza Varela
Melle and Emil - FSRM 2017 - Hong Kong
Mika FSRM 2017 in Hong Kong

Amusingly, we recreated some of the scenes by imitating the statues.

FSRM 2017 in Garden of StarsRenz Cheng - Piglet Statue in Garden of Stars

Moment of tranquility
There were a few who visit the place for the purpose of slowing down or to appreciate the tranquility in the area. This tranquility however can help you channel emotions to mix with your creativity. After all, it's also about enjoying when you travel.

Renz Cheng in Garden of Stars
Jieza, Renz and Justine in Garden of Stars, Hong Kong

A beautiful sunset
You can also experience nature's work of art by watching the sunset. In our case, we just got to witness pre-sunset in Garden of Stars, since we needed to walk to the Clock Tower for our scheduled Watertours Harbour Cruise (read more).

FSRM 2017 in Garden Of Stars, Hong Kong
Photo by Jieza Varela

Garden of Stars Quick Guide

Things to see/do: Appreciate tranquility as you are being surrounded by greens. Unleash creativity to take interesting photos. Bask in the wonderful sunset.

Budget needed: No entrance fee for you to visit the park

Is it wander-worthy? Yes. It's one of the great places where you can take a breather and possibly enjoy at the same time. Best of all, it's free!

How to get there: You can take MTR going to Tsim Sha Tsui and find the exit nearest to Garden of Stars. To be honest, I forgot the exact exit nearest the park, but there are guide boards to assist you in locating the place

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