Hong Kong by Night II

Hongkong Post has issued a set of four special stamps entitled Hong Kong by Night II, which captures charming night scenes of the city from different perspectives. Read on to find out more...

NOTE: Stock is limited to 5 per customer.

Issue information

Hong Kong, Asia’s world city, has long been hailed as the “Pearl of the Orient” that boasts a bustling and vibrant cityscape, and magnificent and breathtaking night views. To promote Hong Kong’s stunning beauty at night, Hongkong Post issues a set of four special stamps entitled “Hong Kong by Night II”, which captures charming night scenes of the city from different perspectives.

From March to April 2018, Hongkong Post organised a photography competition on night-time Hong Kong, inviting entries that could best showcase the mesmerising night views of Hong Kong. This issue of four stamps features the splendid pictures taken by the Grand Prize winners of the competition.

The $2 stamp depicts the night view of Apliu Street and Kweilin Street in Sham Shui Po. The district is characterised by its busy trading activities and bustling bazaars that brim with a strong local flavour.

The $3.70 stamp shows Central glowing in the dark, adorned by magical and surreal light trails for added vibrancy.

The $4.90 stamp presents the “Monster Building”, a housing complex in Quarry Bay comprised of five conjoined old buildings. These composite buildings, commonly found in the olden days, house both shops and residential flats. After nightfall, household lights dot the buildings to paint a deeply nostalgic picture of old Hong Kong.

The $5 stamp features the majestic Tian Tan Buddha, commonly known as the “Big Buddha”, sitting peacefully at night. It provides an oasis of tranquility and serenity amid the hustle and bustle of this popular tourist attraction in the daytime.

This set of four stamps presents unique scenes of Hong Kong in varied settings, featuring the beauty of both the dynamic and tranquil attributes of the metropolis under the night sky.

Technical information

Design: CHENG Chi-ming, Carl
Printer: Southern Colour Print, New Zealand
Process: Lithography
Stamp size: 52mm x 30mm
Stamp layout: Pane of 25 stamps
Souvenir sheet size: 135mm x 85mm
Perforations: 14.5 x 14.75 (one elliptical perforation on each vertical)
Paper Paper with security fibres
Date of issue: 22 March 2018