We’re all crazy for #bolognese (at Aegean Coast 愛琴海岸)
#midnight #battlefield again (at Aegean Coast 愛琴海岸)
#streetmarket #dinner - #yea (at Tung Po Kitchen 東寶小館)
Tuen Mun 屯門. Already a particularly difficult location to get to. Add, not speaking the lingo and looking for a music studio with a drum room, and let’s see how far that gets you.
Thankfully, after a few forums and Google translated websites, I found BORN. The Music located a bus ride away from V City Shopping Mall. Hallelujah! I took the first opportunity to go check it out.
To make the booking, I communicated using Whatsapp - which seems to be the standard way of doing business in Hong Kong these days. The owner was a friendly young man, limited in English so be warned, but with the help of Google Translate I was able to book an hour the following day within a few texts.
Conveniently located near Shek Pai Light Rail Station 石排站, in an old industrial complex (address and instructions below), the studio appeared quaint and brightly lit in comparison to the dark industrial corridors and elevators.
They offered 3 rooms, aptly named: ‘Big Band Room’, ‘Fine Band Room’ and ‘Drum Room’.
Obviously, I just wanted to try out the drum room and get some practice. I was delighted to find a drum kit with everything I need: kick, snare, hi-hat, a crash, a ride, a splash, two toms and a floor tom, and a seat that’s not a turned over bucket. It was tight, yes, but it could comfortably seat 2 persons (yourself and a bassist, perhaps).
Other equipment includes: Free Wi-Fi (woohoo), a sound system so you can plug in your iPod, a music stand and a wall mounted LCD TV and Keyboard so you can browse the internet. Not half bad for $50HKD.
Room 3 16/F Block A, Delya Industrial Centre, 7 Shek Pai Tau Road, Tuen Mun, New Territories, Hong Kong
Directions from Tuen Mun Station 屯門站:
Get the 44A green minibus from Tuen Mun Station 屯門站 towards Sheung Shui Station 上水站 - under V City. Get off at Wai Cheung Industrial Centre 偉昌工業中心 (Wai Cheung Gung Yip Jung Sum).
Look for Delya Industrial Centre 德雅工業中心, Block A (7 Shek Pai Tau Road). Go up elevator to 16th floor, room 3.
Musicblazt!!! was a particularly useful resource site for Band/Studio related information in Hong Kong.
Music Land seems like a pretty large place located Causeway Bay
HK-magazine has a light read on recording studios and rehearsal rooms in Hong Kong
Watching #rextso in action - #sportsman #boxer (at The Venetian)
Midnight battlefield #shhhh (at Aegean Coast 愛琴海岸)
#dinner styles - #hkliving (at 怡苑燒鵝酒家(瀝源) Nice Garden Restaurant Lek Yuen)