Section 5 of the Hong Kong Trail offers a unique and beautiful vantage point of the harbour and skyline. Starting just next to the luxurious Hong Kong Parkview residential development, the uphill hike is not too tough
Perched above the vegetation, the trail opens up to a rest area with a great sunset view of the city.
East Kowloon is seeing a transformation and a new skyline will emerge out of here.
Being quite high up, the luxury homes on the southern part of the island were easily visible. There is a good geographical reason why this part of town is so expensive.
The trail then splits. I chose to head through Siu Ma Shan towards Quarry Bay for more views of the eastern part of the city.
The eastern part of the island is mostly residential areas.
The old Kai Tak runway is slowly being redeveloped.
One Island East was conceived to be a cheaper alternative to expensive CBD rents. Now, even this part of town seems too expensive as more office buildings go up in Kowloon.
A long descent brings you back to the hustle and bustle of the city.