Thursday nights are always a good excuse to bring on the weekend early. I was doing a spot of shopping in Sydney Westfield’s Pitt St Mall and met up with Mr. A at the entrance to Zara after he finished work, for dinner.
To my surprise, he showed me the Hong Kong in Miniature Exhibition at the entrance to Westfield – and it was a real treat!
The exhibition featured mini 3D models (the size of 30cm square cubes) of real life Hong Kong buildings. Having lived in Hong Kong for 7 years, I was quite familiar with the buildings and it was the amazing detail and accuracy of the models that wowed me.
The models featured historic and current structures and hit the nail on the head when it came to showcasing the culture of Hong Kong. From the streetside newsagents with the myriad of magazines on display, to a stall frying fish balls, a 1960’s barber shop complete with a TV and an old-school daily flip-style calendar with flimsy pages, and a Hong Kong tea cafe (cha chang tieng), everything was incredibly accurate.
There’s also a second display inside Westfield (near Gap) with even more models.
We were hungry after looking at the models and headed up to Chat Thai on level 6 (above the food court) for spicy fried rice and Gai padt met mamuang (chicken, cashew nuts and chilli jam stir fry). Highly recommend the fried rice – it smelt amazing and tasted incredible! (In fact, the table to our left had ordered it and we had to get it after smelling the wafting aromas! The table to our right came in after us and must have smelt our dish as they also decided to order it.) Chat Thai is always a treat.
The Hong Kong in Miniature Exhibition ends Sunday 20 September so make sure to check it out! Westfield link here.
Check out the photos from our excursion below.