Revisiting the Hongdae vibe (and an unexpected encounter with Lee Soo)

Buskers in Hongdae, and possibly up-and-coming singers to watch out for. (Seoul, South Korea, 6 May 2017)

It’s been a while since I last checked out the busking scene in Hongdae, so I decided to make a trip there yesterday.

As usual, it was bustling with different groups of buskers singing, dancing, rapping or performing magic tricks. Compared to the last time I was there, there was something I wish I would see more of.

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Music in the streets: a side of Hong Kong I never knew

Buskers in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong (Sep 2016) // Zach Wing (YouTube: ZACHWING)

I was in Hong Kong over the past week. Prior to the trip, I did some research on things I could do, especially off the beaten path. Most recommendations revolve around dining, shopping, and visits to the usual tourist attractions such as The Peak, night markets, the Big Buddha and Lan Kwai Fong. Not exactly things that appeal to me.

One evening, I went to the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade to catch “A Symphony of Lights” multimedia show – just to fill out my itinerary. I’m glad I did, because I came across a surprise find which I have not read nor heard about in my Hong Kong travel research:

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