Hong Kong 14-19Jun

Arrival time is 10:40am 14 jun! We arrived @ the airport. It’s a cloudy day~ im so worried it’ll rain & we quickly took the MTR train to Prince Edward station. Both of us walked to Concourse Hotel & checked in. Jiejie chose this hotel bcoz it’s @ Mongkok. It’s very near to our night markets & shopping paradise!! 1st day was supposed to visit the Peak & hopefully Happy Valley Horse Racecourse if we’ve time. Sadly, we’ve no time for the racecourse…. T.T

The Peak

MTR to Central station then walk to Lower Peak Tram Terminus. Along the way, there’s many high rise buildings, cars & then trams!!!! We bought ourselves 2way Peak tram tickets & Entry to Madame Tussauds wax portraits museum! This wax museum created moods & sometimes props for phototaking. It’s a fun place! Every1 naturally felt childish & silly & began to take pictures with wax standee… haha i’ve uploaded a few pics, u can view them later~

Next we waited for sunset~~ waiting to see “Dong Fang Zhi Zhu”~~ Every1 anticipated for the moment… hoping it wont rain~~ As u know, the period we went was humid & rainy, but we’r lucky. Even 1 hongkong guy told us that it had been raining & by right it shouldnt rain during this period, but we’r lucky to escape rain~ For eg, when we visited Lantau Island, Mongkok had a downpour~~

Femished, we went to Tsim Sha Tsui for duck noodles~ i have to say that Hongkong people r fortunate eaters. Even their average food is considered above average in singapore…. We poor singaporeans paid same amount of money & get nothing like hongkong’s. Not only food, but the shopping experience in hongkong too. That’s y we all should save money n go overseas shop nxt time! haha

Lautau Island

2 hungry ghosts wandered frm Prince Edward station to Tsim Sha Tsui!! Hoping to find the best Dim Sum in HongKong!! When we reached the so called popular dim sum, according to a outdated guide book frm library, had closed down~~~ diaoz =.=”‘ im femished~~ We ended up @ Hung Xing Seafood Restaurant, not for seafood but dim sum. Coz jiejie said good dim sum muz go hotel or restaurant eat one…. They only open @ 10+, so we went to nearby bookshop & came across a Shanghai cafe or restaurant. Got newspaper recommendations & awards!! i wanted to eat there but nvm i still decided to wait for Hung Xing coz it’s oso an award winning blah blah blah~~most importantly it’s SIGNBOARD is HUGE!!! (but a few days later we still went back to this shanghai restaurant, cost reasonable & tasty dim sum!!!! will definitely go back again if i’ve money n time) ehem as for Hung Xing, maybe they’r go @ seafood but not dim sum lo….or it’s due to my flu.. haha but jiejie oso dun like~ so it sucks!!

MTR to Central & walk to pier 6, we took a ferry to Mui Wo, Lantau Island!! Weee!!!! Fresh air over there!! not as polluted as city~~ took bus to Ngong Ping then climb Giant Buddha!! Read more @ my hongkong gallery later. i’ve included descriptions for every pics so go read! We oso had a free tea meal @ Po Lin Monastery!! Sadly, we missed The Wisdom Path. But if we went to Wisdom Path, we’ll miss the last bus to Tai O~~ Next time if u visited Wisdom Path, do tell me if it’s worth a miss…. haha

Tai O Fishing Village!! Not to b missed!! See gallery to know y~~ Tai O, true to its name, to my translation, Tai O means Too Old~~ haha. i was even scolded by an old lady for taking pic of her authentic provision shop… but once i apologised sincerely, she stopped. It’s probably rude to take pic of others property without permission. But at least she didnt pour water or chase aft me with broomstick… haha Sis had a different experience.. She took pic of others playing mahjong in a very classic shophouse & was laughed at later on.. haha She left n overheard them said, “must be from city la, never see old fashion people like us play mahjong Ahohhoho”

Star Ferry

A cheap ride from Central to Tsim Sha Tsui! Not to b missed!! Nice view of the city.

Shatin

We took KCR train to Shatin then visited Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery & had Shatin’s famous Roasted Pigeon too!!!

Shopping!!!

i had puffy eyes!!! argh!! my flu worsen!!! 1st day of shopping… We had brunch @ a nearby cafe. i had fish soup with “MOUNTAIN high rice”… Ordering with all traditional chinese menu is sad…. Both of us werent diligent students during our school days… we had a BIG problem ordering. After learning that we’re not locals, the cafe auntie helped us with her limited chinese. She’s really helpful & polite. So even i saw a cockroach crawling ard a guy’s table while his dining, he didnt seem to care, i didnt leave the cafe… Lu Xiang Shui Shu hehe Who says Hongkong people sucks @ their attitude? i’ve met more polite ones than fierce ones.. Probably we should reflect n ask ourselves r we polite to others in the 1st place, b4 we comment on others bad attitude @ us. Well there’r impolite ones in hongkong too, so juz pray n hope not b meet one. haha

Fa Yuen St is the BEST place to shop!!! Expect cheap & nice clothings! Cute toys & stationeries, & this n that!! As for the neighbouring “ladies st“, it’s lousier… mb Fa Yuen should b named Ladies St in the future! There’s oso Flower market n Fishing market nearby. i cant get enough of those cute little hamsters n etc!! So much to see!!

Tsim Sha Tsui is great to shop too!!! If i visited hongkong afew days later, it’ll b Great hongkong sale!!! i visited Izzue.com, n many other shops, nice clothings but only their members will benefit frm the pre-sales. Meaning they can enjoy Great sales price even b4 the sale begins. Mb the right size or better color or cutting would b gone by the time u shop in their great sale~~ hehe

Temple st, “guy’s st” … erm i think if u dun have much time in hongkong u can even skip this. haha many of the things there can b found in Fa Yuen St. too.

The Sports St. All sportswear n shoes!!! muz go too! With perserverance, we visited every shops!!! Bravo!! But probably due to World cup season, most designs were on the worldcup theme, & there were very few nice sportswear. Usually Hongkong, not to mention japan, ehem has the nicer designs n color sportswear, but unlucky me didnt buy much. Instead i bought 2 addidas top @ a shopping mall, we encountered on our bus ride day, frm kowloon’s Festival Walk to Stanley!! So taking a bus ride is oso a must, to explore hongkong!! This shopping mall oso have very nice limited edition, i mean real hard to find n unique ones… u cant find them at normal sports boutique. They’re more for casual wear. But abit ex… S$40+ 60+ 80+ 30+ 100++ 200-1000++ i must save money & go hongkong shop again!!!! but muz wait longlong~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Stanley market is more like those warehouse or faulty clothings. Real cheap, some can buy but i didnt shop for long there. hehe visit the Murray house & thats abt it for Stanley.

Central is more ehem branded stuff but definitely have to visit this place. bcoz it’s central!! haha there’s Hollywood Rd, sell antiques & Lang Kwai Fong & SoHo & manymany departmental stores!! i had great Japanese curry rice there too. We actually wanted to go to the Famous Shanghai restaurant, according to the BIG SIGNBOARD… but we didnt go coz it’s abit ex n theres a queue…………………… n we’re starved. But it’s ok, the Tsim Sha Tsui’s Shanghai restaurant i mentioned earlier on is great too!!

On the last day, we visited Wong Tai Sin temple & had a last minute shopping!!!

My greatest regret is for missing the Popular Happy Vally Racecourse…

HONGKONG PICS <<<< click here to view

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5 Comments on “Hong Kong 14-19Jun”

  1. CaiLing Says:

    HK is so FUN!!! i want to go too!!!

  2. pigologist Says:

    Nxt year we all can go shop keke!

  3. 2thbrush Says:

    i love the the wax shop pics best keke funny expressions

  4. CaiLing Says:

    Yes! so cute. didnt know u can pose so WELL. lol

  5. pigologist Says:

    got sillier ones but i think better keep to ourselves… it’s jiejie n mine’s secret photos~~ hehe


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