My Scenic at Night Highlight on Gowalla: Hong Kong from the Intercontinental

Hong Kong harbor from the lobby bar of the Intercontinental, Kowloon side (courtesy TimShoesUntied at Flickr CC)This is the view at night from the Lobby Lounge at the Intercontinental Hotel in Hong Kong.

You can sit there and watch the nightly laser light show against the buildings on the Hong Kong side, across the water.

Yes, it is divine (and their gin and tonic is none too shabby, either.)

It is my hands-down pick for “Scenic at Night” and my contribution to Highlights, a new feature on the location-based checkin service Gowalla.

Like Facebook Places and Foursquare, Gowalla lets you check in to venues such as restaurants, shops or museums, find places like House of Pies using your smartphone’s GPS, and leave comments, photos and tips.

From their Gowalla blog post announcing Highlights….

“Highlights are like little rewards you can give to places that are important to your life. Some are quite straightforward and practical like Best Cup (of Coffee). Some are a bit more esoteric or inspirational like My Happy Place and Scenic-At-Night. Regardless, they’re all fun. We’ve launched the feature with 18 unique Highlights and more will be added—hopefully inspired by your suggestions!”

Now that I’ve had a chance to see Shanghai, I have to admit that it’s pretty amazing at night, too, but compact Hong Kong harbor still wins my sentiments.

What’s your favorite scene at night?

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