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Hong Kong residential visitPhotograph by Fiona Ryland

Tuesday 18th of March 2014

Batley School of Art students jet off for seven nights in Hong Kong on residential visit.

Students from a variety of courses at Batley School of Art recently returned from an educational visit to Hong Kong. The students from degree courses in Contemporary Photographic Arts, Fine Art for Design, Fashion and Graphic Design, including students from the photography night class, jetted off for seven nights in Hong Kong, with an itinerary consisting of visits to the Peak, Kowloon, the Tai O fishing village, a giant Buddha in Ngong Ping, Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Repulse Bay and Stanley Market.

Katrina Whitehead, Award Leader, HE Photography and organiser of the trip said that one particular photographic opportunity was the ‘Symphony of Lights’, the world's largest permanent light-and-sound show, held nightly by 44 buildings which participate on both sides of Victoria Harbour. The light show setup cost 44 million HK dollars and creates an all-round vision of coloured lights, laser beams and searchlights performing a stunning, unforgettable spectacle synchronised to music and narration.

“Another highlight for photography students was the Peak at night which can be accessed by a tram to get the full effect of the height.”

Megan Lancaster, a first year student on the BA (Hons) Graphic Design Year 1 said "My favourite place was the Sik Sik temple. It was stunning. The gardens were so tranquil and the plants were so beautiful. I will be using my various photos of the huge amounts of graphics related things we saw; especially of signs and packaging... the U.K. seems so much more reserved in that way. My recommendations for future students travelling to Hong Kong; don't worry it's so welcoming and beautiful! Also, take a boat ride round the fishing village and then out to sea to see if you can see the pink dolphins."




Hong Kong residential