海港城的best kept secret

一般不會為看煙花而出外和人家迫,但今次例外。

上個月,有朋友為參加我的婚宴,專誠遠道從美國回港,我這位移民廿多年,已有資格自稱老華僑的老友,為了想給他今趟旅程一個美好回憶,我便趁適逢東亞運動會開幕典禮這盛事,託在海港城工作的朋友拿了幾張貴賓券,借花敬佛,到了海港城的天台停車場,以無敵靚境欣賞這次開幕禮的煙花盛典。

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想當年,海港城(從前是還是叫海運時)的天台停車場,其實是不少我輩的香港人的best kept secret。還記得中學時我們的壘球隊拿了聯賽冠軍,慶功宴飲飽食醉後就是跑到上這裡,對著無敵的維港景,成班細佬傻更更地吵吵嚷嚷,就是這樣便開心地過了一整晚,當時在那裡正在拍拖的情侶們,真係多得我地唔少,要知道,這裡也是他們的best kept secret哦。

一覺醒來,這已是廿多年前的事情了,今非昔比,我最懷念的海運戲院已經不在,海運大廈已由一座「大廈」擴充成為了一座「城」,幸好那個對著無敵海景的天台停車場,維港夜景依然漂亮得教我等香港仔份外自豪;而我幾乎每年必到,對著五支旗桿的海運正門的聖誕燈飾,依然一年比一年閃得燦爛。

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這兩個海港城正門的位置,可能是每年聖誕全港謀殺了最多菲林的地方(這個數碼化的年代,我們要改口”數碼相片記憶體”了)。

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今年海港城的聖誕燈飾以花仙子為主題,最讓人興奮的,是當這些花蕊打開後,內裡的花仙子會演奏起樂器來。

「當年我和你媽咪就是在這裡拍拖的」我就是最喜歡偷聽帶著小朋友來拍照的父母們,甜絲絲地說著類似的話。

今天的海港城,除了依然是我們香港人的集體回憶外,近年更成了國內遊客的購物熱點,看見他們來港支持我們的經濟,我們當然歡迎,但如果有機會,我也想告訴他們,嗨同胞們,這裡哦,除了那些Gucci呀LV呀,請不要忘記欣賞一下我們這漂亮的海港哦,每晚華燈初下,你將腳步稍為停下來,到海運碼頭、五支旗桿或天台停車場那邊眺望維港,真的較那些名牌手袋,更加美不勝收呢。

面向燈光璀璨的維港,你會深深體會到「一個海港,只有一個海港城」這句佳話,全香港,這裡的維港最美。(這就是我們的best kept secret)

後記:如果你對在海港城的貴賓區欣賞煙花這類活動有興趣,海港城在Facebook其實設了個一個Fan Page http://www.facebook.com/HarbourCity,成為他們的Fans後,以後你就有機會可能像我一樣,參加他們這類粉絲獨享的活動了。

7 thoughts on “海港城的best kept secret

  1. 黑人

    上來簽到!

    你講那個天台停車場,真係好多回憶
    小弟當年跟gf在上面望海,突然晴天下大雨
    兩個人就唱singing in the rain,唱得幾句就唔記得歌詞,只懂哼個音
    超老土!嘿嘿!

  2. admin Post author

    @黑人 多謝你這麼快便過來捧場,是呀,我真的希望海港城能夠多搞一些集體回億的活動,因為對於我等港仔來說,這裡不是一個商場那麼簡單。話時話,睇完MadMen Season 3未?

  3. Joyce

    Harbour City is really a great place to go… and I had the same feeling as you towards the great nite view. Everytime when the nite is clear as I look at the nite view I think to myself “HK is such a beautiful place” This view is spetacular and you will not be able to find the same in any other part of the world. ^^v

  4. Rudi Post author

    Yeah…I am so proud of the night view of the Victoria harbour. And Harbour City is always the place I bring my overseas’ friend to. It’s an one-stop destination for both shopping and sight-seeing!!

  5. Don

    i am a new fans of your blog, followed from HOCC’s blog…
    your post about Harbour City elicits my memory before
    I was lucky enough to have attended a talk by the senior marketing manager of Harbour City and know what is behind the scene, the story for a such a successful shopping mall
    it is a very great marketing effort they made and how they do it is truly inspiring too!!

  6. Rudi Post author

    @Don Thanks for your message and kind words. That marketer you mentioned should be Karen. She is the most passionate marketer I have ever seen in Hong Kong. She literally pours her heart into marketing this shopping mall and makes it the most popular one in Hong Kong. Harbour City is truly one of the best kept secrets of most Hong Kong people and I am happy to hear that this post did evoke your sweet memories too…;)

  7. Don

    thank you for your prompt reply 🙂 (I am very surprised:P)
    yes, it is Karen, she gave a talk in my university on Harbour City’s marketing campaign
    i couldn’t agree more on your comment on Karen, her job is one of the toughest ones that I hv ever seen, the amazing thing is that she turns it into an incredibly joyful experience for her and the people around her
    the talk was really out of my expectation that it is so interesting coz I was just curious about the campaign as I am a marketing student and expected a really boring presentation (as it usually would be :P)
    but Karen’s passion just kind of “infected” me and i kept sharing what I have learnt from the talk with my frds 😀

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