Hong Kong Urban Exploration: Metro Tunnel Construction
I met up with Airin again on my last night in Hong Kong; a couple more people joined and she took us to a portion of the Hong Kong Metro currently under construction.
After about 20 minutes of walking the light started getting increasingly sparse until finally it simply turned off. It was a lucid feeling standing in a gaping tunnel in the dark, meters underground late at night. For a moment I wondered what I was doing there; in the dark your mind is left to wander alone…they don’t test trains late at night do they? As a group we quickly got our lights out and kept moving, but I would be lying if I didn’t admit I was a bit unsettled by it.
Leaving the tunnel was a breath of fresh air, it was remarkably easier to breathe once we got back outside. Oxygen is something we tend to take for granted usually, but the humidity and depth of the tunnel served as a nice reminder. It was a good feeling getting outside, we actually ended up in a scramble after getting seen by some of the crew working there. There was some running back and forth looking for an exit haha, while hoping we wouldn’t be cornered and questioned. Luckily, they chose not to come after us and we left with everyone intact.
It was a fun night, and my last one in Hong Kong for any urban exploration or otherwise. I still find it somewhat extraordinary that half of us met each other just hours before, and ended up exploring deep underground well into the night.