Touristy Monday: Come Tour Hong Kong with Me!

by xin on April 2, 2012

*Picture heavy post.

Something light and fun for Monday – last week, I had a short holiday in Hong Kong, it was quite an impromptu trip as we booked and planned everything in just about 3 weeks. Talk about spur of the moment eh ;)

Nonetheless, it was a successful trip as it wasn’t hard to tour around the city, and there is no language barrier!

There was just so much to do and eat, but let me sum it up for you, come relive my tour with me! ;)

madam tussauds hongkong

The street of Hong Kong in Central & night view from The Peak. The weather was perfect, was dry and sunny, but still at a cool weather.

Of course, we took a tour in Madam Tussauds to see the wax figures and also the tram. The tram was a fun ride and it cost just less than RM1 for a short ride, you can simply get down at any stop, cross the road and take another one to return to your original spot.

Maxim Palace Dimsum

Our first meal in Hong Kong was dimsum at Maxim Palace in City Hall.

It was so packed on a Saturday morning, and we took a number and waited for 45 mins before our number was called.

Thank goodness the food was worth the wait, otherwise, it’d be really disappointing. Bill for 2 came to about <RM150 for 6 dishes and tea for 2.

disney land hongkong

The 3rd day, we visited Disneyland! It was my first experience at Disneyland, and many said that HK Disneyland is not as good as the big ones, but being my first experience, I thought it was quite decent considering that everything is quite well-managed and the closest Disneyland that I could visit at this moment. Most of them who made the remark to me have never even been to any Disneyland! So, maybe just being sour grape? ;)

Most importantly, I enjoyed every second of it ;)

The stage show was awesome and my favorite scene has to be the Beauty & The Beast story :) Belle was really pretty! Totally adore the yellow gown!

Instant noodles and food

Some of the food we tried, and the last in the picture was my ultimate favorite – Hot & spicy chicken pot in Shatin. The chicken was cooked with tonnes of chili and other spices, it was very fragrant, and tender. Once you are done with the chicken, they refill your pot with chicken stock so you can enjoy the buffet steamboat with the remaining soup! YUMMY! It was not a tourist spot, and most of the diners were local. It was less than RM40/pax and you get free flow of drinks including beers!

I would definitely return for it if I visit Hong Kong again ;)

macau

We took a ferry to Macau, and spent almost the entire day traveling. The ferry ride was okay, thank goodness to the rather calm sea!

Macau is just about sight-seeing and eating the Portugese egg tart!

If you have been to Malacca, it’s just a bigger Malacca with the same heritage and churches. We did not visit any casino due to time constraint. Hong Kong dollar is accepted at Macau. However, you might want to prepare the coins for the bus rides.

dessert

We had desserts almost every night at a dessert shop near our hotel in Sha Tin. The yummy tau-fu-far, souffle, polo bun, and also milk custard in Macau.

And of course the famous mango dessert and curry fish balls which were taken by my phone :) I miss the desserts already!

victoria harbor

On our second last day, we went Lantau Island to see the huge Buddha statue and also Victoria Harbor at night.

Due to the closure of cable car, we had to take the bus up. It was a 45 mins ride and trust me, if you usually suffer from motion sickness. this can be the killer.

The nausea was so bad I vomited on my way up and down. @@ It was quite a miserable day. However, the ‘mountain-water’ tau-fu-far is the must-eat when you are there!

The Avenue of Stars is right along the Victoria Harbor, be there around 7.40pm for the light show if you wanna hog a good place for photography ;) It can get really packed!

We also visited some busy areas like Mong Kok and Tsim Sha Tsui, the entire place was just so so packed! And of course, visited countless Sasa & Bonjour.

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My major shopping loot. To be honest, I didn’t buy as much as I think I would. There was no sale for clothes so I only bought a few shirts, and My Beauty Diary masks were on major discount! It came to about RM25 for a box!!!

I bought a Sovil Titus and Swatch from the CityGate Outlet when we came back from Lantau Island ;)

Best purchase of all? Lotso from Toy Story! I bought it from the Disneyland and it smells like strawberry… yummm!

I have also bought some miscellaneous stuff which I have used or given away, so no pictures for that anymore ;)

Overall, it was really an awesome trip for us ;) Had enough to eat, see, and shop. Now, back to reality for moolah so we could travel again!

Hope you enjoy reading this too :D

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Nikki April 2, 2012 at 10:22 am

awwww Sister! I missed HK! I haven’t been there for years now!!! :) Lotso is super cute! I can imagine how cuddly it is with the strawberry scent!!! :D You got me all hungry wishing to be in HK now!
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xin April 3, 2012 at 11:28 am

Lotso is super cuddly!!! but the strawberry smell is almost overtaken by my lotion already :(
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dom April 2, 2012 at 10:40 am

Hello Lotso! Sounds like you had a great time :)
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xin April 3, 2012 at 11:28 am

i had an awesome time! :D
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rinnah April 2, 2012 at 1:36 pm

Wheee! We were at almost the same places at the same time! I want to go back to HK again so bad… :)
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xin April 3, 2012 at 11:30 am

i wanna go back there again to eat! ;)
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gio April 2, 2012 at 2:05 pm

Looks like you had a wonderful time! The food looks great!
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xin April 3, 2012 at 11:32 am

food was awesome :D
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milktea April 2, 2012 at 5:47 pm

Spellbound by yummy pix of even yummier desserts! :9 Do I spy a cup of the famous HK milktea next to the Polo bun? :)

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xin April 3, 2012 at 11:33 am

yeah it’s a milktea ;) stronger taste of tea but less sweet compared to here
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Juan April 3, 2012 at 9:29 am

I love your photo with obama! Cool…
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xin April 3, 2012 at 11:34 am

that’s my fav photo of the lot too! :D
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Lily April 3, 2012 at 9:40 am

Your photos make me hungry… I still haven’t got myself to HK yet. I think I’m missing out. LOL! This must be my next destination =D
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xin April 3, 2012 at 11:36 am

it was my first time too! u should pay a visit, coz it’s not as far and transportation is easy!
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plue April 3, 2012 at 12:28 pm

woah the food look so yummy! might want to go back there soon!

and hello sweet Lotso!
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Vivi April 4, 2012 at 6:14 pm

Ahhh! I miss Hong Kong! Last time I was there was 2 years ago. But I wasn’t able to go to Macau so the trip wasn’t a complete experience. I was supposed to visit someone in Macau who owned a Japanese cakeshop.

The Obama photo made me laugh! You look like the Lady President XD
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Stephanie/Yukaeshi April 9, 2012 at 11:38 pm

I’m planning to go to HK with my Mum some where in June so this post is helpful in a way! :D
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