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Nuansa Pagi Di Victoria Park

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Cuaca dingin yang menyentuh 7 derajat celcius menyambut pagi tatkala saya beroleh kesempatan menginjakkan kaki di area Victoria Park yang lokasinya berada di Causeway Bay, Pennington Street, Hongkong. Meski matahari bersinar telanjang, namun hawa dingin itu tetap terasa menembus tubuh saya yang barangkali terbiasa hidup di iklim tropis. Victoria Park adalah taman terbesar di Pulau Hongkong dengan luas sekitar 19 hektar. Ratu Victoria dari Inggris dijadikan nama taman tersebut sekaligus dibuatkan patung lilinnya yang berada di pintu gerbang utama taman. Taman ini kerap dijadikan tempat peringatan tahun baru Imlek dan pameran bunga setiap tahunnya. Menurut sejarahnya, dulunya taman ini adalah tempat penampungan angin topan yang digunakan sebagai tempat berlindung bagi kapal nelayan dan kapal pesiar. Pada hari minggu dan hari libur, biasanya taman ini menjadi tempat berkumpulnya para pekerja rumah tangga yang kebanyakan berasal dari Indonesia. Victoria Park menjadi sebuah oase hijau di tengah gedung pencakar langit yang tinggi menjulang dan mengepungnya. Penggalan-penggalan momen bisa kita lihat dan rekam di sana. Dari mulai orang-orang yang melakukan aktivitas tai chi, jogging, membaca koran, berolah raga, ataupun hanya sekedar berdiri berjemur sembari merasakan hangatnya mentari. Wilujeung enjing wahai Victoria Park.

Victoria Park, Hongkong, 1 Februari 2018

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Text & Photographs : galih sedayu

Cold weather that touched 7 degrees celcius welcomed the morning when I had the opportunity to set foot in Victoria Park area located in Causeway Bay, Pennington Street, Hongkong. Although the sun was shining naked, but the cold was still penetrating my body that perhaps used to live in a tropical climate. Victoria Park is Hong Kong’s largest park with an area of about 19 hectares. Queen Victoria of England made the name of the park as well as made a wax statue that is in the main gate of the park. This park is often used as a place of celebration of Lunar New Year and flower exhibition every year. Historically, this park was once a cyclone shelter used as a shelter for fishing boats and cruise ships. On Sundays and public holidays, this park usually becomes a gathering place for domestic workers mostly from Indonesia. Victoria Park becomes a green oasis in the middle of a towering high skyscraper and surround it. Fragments of moments we can see and record there. People doing tai chi, jogging, reading newspapers, exercising, or just standing basking while feeling the warmth of the sun. Good Morning Victoria Park.

Victoria Park, Hongkong, 1 February 2018

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February 23, 2018 at 5:30 am

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