Sunday, January 5, 2014

Day 1 in Hong Kong

31 Dec 2013

The start of my Hong Kong Trip with Ama and KZ.

We travelled by Scoot for a late night flight to Hong Kong International Airport.

Arrived in Hong Kong in the wee morning. The shops and restaurants weren't operating yet so we decided to go to Hong Kong island first.

Took the airport express to Hong Kong which cost HKD100 for a 45-min journey which I slept through. But I still managed to take some pictures of the scenery.

We then took a cab from Hong Kong MTR Station to Mini Hotel Causeway Bay. I really felt like I was under the air-con after I alighted from the cab but it really felt shiok. Left our luggages at the lobby since we could only check-in at 2pm.

Headed for breakfast at a nearby restaurant and we ordered too much. The dim sum breakfast cost us about $40 each. Quite pricey right?

Century Egg & Pork Porridge

Walked along the streets to explore what's nearby before we headed to The Victoria Peak.

From Causeway Bay MTR Station to Central MTR Station then a 15-min walk to The Peak Tram. We bought the HKD300 package which consisted of the the return Peak Tram, entry to Madame Tussauds and the 360 Sky Terrace.

Our first stop was the 360 Sky Terrace. It was a very steep tram journey to get there, more than 45 degrees for sure.

The air up there was cold but fresh. Quite a good view of the entire island.

 Where the rich stays

Second stop was Madame Tussauds. Be prepared for plenty of photos.

Our last stop was The Peak Galleria. Spotted blooming flowers at the entrance.

We had our second meal of the day. Lunch at Mak's Noodle House was so-so and a bit overpriced.

  We had desserts at the desserts place next door and it was wwwoooohhhhh. Totally worth it.

Took the Peak Tram down hill and cab back to Causeway Bay to check-in at our hotel. Here's how our room looked like. Pleased with the space except for the small toilet which even I had difficulty facing forward.

We took a nap then off to Times Square for dinner. Decided on BLT Burger and I had the Salmon.

Onion Rings

Strolled in Causeway Bay and chilled at Starbucks. Apparently, their drinks are a little cheaper than in Singapore.

Back to hotel before midnight. Spent the countdown watching TV instead of squeezing with the crowd.

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