In the week before the Mid-Autumn Festival last month, Ry and I went for a stroll in the park across the road from our apartment on a lazy day off.
Tuen Mun Park is the largest park in the New Territories with masses of beautiful greenery.
There is also an artificial lake, large pond, model boat pool, amphitheater, roller-skating rink, children’s playground and numerous tables designed for checkers.
The area is usually peaceful, with many elderly residents relaxing, doing Tai Chi or playing checkers.
While all of this continued to take place, we were also greeted by lanterns and lots of music!
We started off with a visit to the free-entry reptile house, which was a cool haven exhibiting 20 species in 43 live exhibits.
We saw snakes, giant tortoises, strange turtles and different types of gecko, lizard and dragons!
Reptiles are great to photograph as they’re not generally the most energetic of animals!
Afterwards we wandered around the gardens surrounding the reptile house…
…before taking a couple of cheeky outfit shots 😉
Finally we made our way into the depths of the park, where the elderly were gathered to watch the various singers bust out some tunes!
I loved how these guys were all stood in the same position.
Someone even brought their parrot out for the festivities!
It was a great atmosphere with everyone getting involved, even if the singing was a little painful on the ears after a while! :p
We wandered around the park a little more and saw this guy inking-up the floor.
I imagine it’s either poetry or a wise proverb…
It was so exciting to see the Mid-Autumn Festival light preparations!
Stay tuned for the beautiful lit-up displays at night 😉