Sleeping Dogs Hong Kong Exploration - Causeway Bay

Scribbling Geek’s Sleeping Dogs Hong Kong Exploration 3 – Central and the Rest


The rest of my “Sleeping Dogs” Hong Kong exploration pictures. These cover Central, Aberdeen, and in a very limited way … Kennedy Town.


Sadly, as much as I originally intended to, I discovered I am nowhere near Officer Wei Shen in terms of physical prowess. By the third night of my visit, my legs were screaming for me to take it easy. Fortunately, my first hotel was within the Central district, mere minutes from the heart of it, for that matter. On and off during mornings departures and evening returns, I did manage to snap some Sleeping Dogs related pictures.

Central (中環)


Game screenshots complete property, etc, etc, of Sleeping Dogs creators!


Sleeping Dogs Hong Kong Exploration - The Court of Final Appeal
Sleeping Dogs Hong Kong Exploration – The Court of Final Appeal Building in Central.
Sleeping Dogs Screenshot - Central
A comparison screenshot from my earlier series in June. Compared to the real-life version, the one in the game feels more elaborated.
Sleeping Dogs Hong Kong Exploration - Skyscrapers of Central
Skyscrapers of Central. Including the towering International Finance Centre.
Sleeping Dogs Hong Kong Exploration - Central District
I don’t remember any major events in or around it. But the IFC is in the game.
Sleeping Dogs Hong Kong Exploration - HSBC Headquarters
The highly distinctive exterior of the HSBC Headquarters. One of the most recognisable buildings in Hong Kong.
Sleeping Dogs Hong Kong Exploration - Central District
“More or less” in the game as well. Next to it is the Bank of China Tower, which I’ve already shown in my previous post.
Sleeping Dogs Hong Kong Exploration - Statue Square at Night.
Statue Square at night with the Court of Final Appeal all lit up. This open space in the heart of everything really reminded me of the various green spaces in the Central District of the game. (It’s likely what the ones in the game are based on. Forgive the noise too; it’s the best my G4 could do.)
Sleeping Dogs Hong Kong Exploration - Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
The world famous Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Photographed from Tsim Sha Tsui. Showing this because …
Sleeping Dogs Hong Kong Exploration - Convention Centre
It’s in the game too! By the way, the real HKCEC is not in Central; it’s in Wan Chai. But Sleeping Dogs considers the two neighbourhoods as one.
Sleeping Dogs Hong Kong Exploration - Tsim Sha Tsui
Alright. This isn’t even on Hong Kong Island; this is Tsim Sha Tsui in Kowloon. Showing this because …
Sleeping Dogs Hong Kong Exploration - Central
A similar feel?




Aberdeen (香港仔) and Kennedy Town (堅尼地城)

Dining at Aberdeen’s famous Floating Jumbo Kingdom Restaurant (Sleeping Dogs Final Stage!) was high on my list of “things-to-do” when planning for this trip. However, after examining the menu, I concluded it was just not very suitable for solo dining. Neither could I find any reliable information on whether the restaurant was still offering buffet-style options. In the end, I decided I would … give Aberdeen a miss. What I’m saying is, I can only offer you two pictures I took of the area from Ocean Park Summit.

Aberdeen

Sleeping Dogs Hong Kong Exploration - Aberdeen
Daytime Aberdeen. That bridge would be where, you know, Wei Shen crosses over to reach his houseboat.
Night time Aberdeen, Hong Kong
The night version. I’m sure you can tell where the floating restaurant is.

Kennedy Town

Okay, there’s really no excuse for this one. And I admit it. With the extension of the MTR Island Line, Kennedy Town was but a few subway rides away from my hotel. But … Oh well. I still have this …

Sleeping Dogs Hong Kong Exploration - Kennedy Town
Heh!

 


That’s all for this video game tourist series on Sleeping Dogs and Hong Kong exploration. If you haven’t, please check out my other series!


 

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