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Here My brother took more photos of the city. The city is so congested, even being a tourist there, I could really feel the stress and the suffocation.
With the good weather on this day, we decided to go to Lantau Island. To go to Lantau Island is pretty straightforward, and you need not to join any day tour as Lantau Island is easily accessible by MTR and Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car.
To go to Lantau Island
From TST Tsuen Wan Line – Jordan Station INTERCHANGE at Lai King Station to Tung Chung Line – go to the Last Stop at Tung Chung Station get down and walk to the Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car Station.
We spend almost 2 hours to queue for the ticket even though we reached there abt 11am. The queue was really slow. Click Here to check the ticket & packages price, and also where you can purchase the tickets other than at the Ngong Ping Cable Car Counter. My suggestion, please buy the ticket one day in advance so that you can save time on the queue. They have a fast lane for those who have purchased the ticket.
There’s an option to buy the tickets for One Way Crystal Cabin and One Way Standard Cabin, and most tourist chose to buy this type of return ticket as it is slightly cheaper than both way return on Crystal Cabin. You can either chose to go on Crystal Cabin and come back on Standard Cabin or vice versa.
What actually happen was, from Tung Chung to Lantau Island usually the Crystal Cable Car has the most crowd and the queue is longer because everyone wants to experience the Crystal Cabin equipped with glass bottom and return from Lantau Island to Tung Chung by Standard Cabin. Big Mistake! The same thing will happen from Lantau Island to Tung Chung because everyone taking the Standard Cabin this time so again long queue but not Crystal Cabin.
My suggestion, Go for 1 way Standard Cabin from Tung Chung to Lantau Island coz the crowd would be lesser, and come back from Lantau Island to Tung Chung with Crystal Cabin coz again the crowd would be lesser. Overall you save more time, and would be able to avoid the long queue.
You may also want to know this, if you buy return ticket on Standard Cabin, after you have purchase the ticket, you can always upgrade to Crystal Cabin by paying the difference/ top up at the counter, so this gives you the flexibility.
The cable car rides takes about 40 minutes from Tung Chung to Lantau Island and vice versa. Onces reached the Lantau Island, we had lunch at the cultural themed village. There are quite a number of restaurant and souvenir shops here.
Also check out the Bodhi Tree at the cultural themed village.
Walk further down on the way to Po Lin Monastery you will pass by wooden houses/ restaurant serving ‘Shan Sui Tau Fu Fa’ means highland water soft beancurd dessert. Its a must try, and of course we chosed the stall with the most crowd out of the few there.
Go to Po Lin Monastery literally means Precious Lotus Zen Temple and wat else – Pray to God again.
The Tian Tan Buddha Statue, a Giant Statue was completed in year 1993 was an extension of the Po Lin Monastery.
We left Lantau Island about 4.30pm and went to Citigate Outlets for some shopping. I bought the Roxy bag here, Esprit apparels and bags for my nieces and also Timberland shirt for Jimmy to wear during CNY. Yep, start preparing for CNY dy.
Nothing – come back to Malaysia Liao
Still with the depressing weather, we went out for breakfast and pass by one shop selling roasted meat, its not a seat-in restaurant so we have tapau (take away). Since Hong Kong is famous for its roast goose and to avoid cutting throat restaurant, we went ahead to tapau. The size of the roasted goose is really huge and the owner is very friendly he said half is good enough for 6 of us. After tapau we was wondering where to sit down and eat it as we cannot bring outside food to any restaurant mah. Nevermind, we just bring the roasted goose jalan-jalan and see if there’s any place we could sit down and enjoy the delicious looking roasted goose.
Half Portion of 1 Roasted Goose @ HKD110.
After breakfast, we went to Wong Tai Sin.
To Go to Wong Tai Sin from TST
From TST, Tsuen Wan Line- Jordan Station -INTERCHANGE Kwun Tong Line (Green) at Mong Kok and STOP at Wong Tai Sin.
The Wong Tai Sin temple is just within walking distance from the MTR station. If you plan to pray at the temple, and if you would like to ask for god help (wahahaha) you can buy the fruits for offerings at the supermarket near the MTR station. It was Chor yat on the day that we went, so there’s alot of people praying there eventhough its raining. You need not buy josstick, just go inside the temple you will see alot of packets of josstick at the place where you need to light it, so just donate whatever amount and take only 9 sticks, the workers there will tell the tourist repeatedly not to take too many and waste it. I met a very friendly lady there, Auntie Wong she teach me how to pray.
How to go to Victoria Harbour Waterfront from Wong Tai Sin
Kwun Tong Line -Wong Tai Sin Station – INTERCHANGE at Mong Kok to Tsuen Wan Line – STOP at Tsim Tsa Tsui. We head to Tsim Tsa Tsui today to go to the Victoria Harbour.
Sogo Shopping Cnter is just right next to the MTR, and they’ve got a foodcourt inside it. So we decided to have a quick lunch there and also ahem… devoured the oh so delicious roast goose. There’s no place better tha a food court when you are bringing outside food to eat. After lunch we head to the Hong Kong Museum of Art at the New World Centre and spend a couple of hours there. The entry ticket only cost HKD8 per person.
The Legendary Leslie Cheung, the best singer everrrrrrr .. remarkably talented - go youtube.com and search for the song Wind Continue To Blow Here.. Love this song very very much. Anita Mui also.. sadly both of them deceased. Sad Sad Sad Leslie Cheung & Anita Mui.
At the Tsim Sha Tsui Waterfront
We should have sat at the Starbucks longer, rather than ‘chor gai’ seat on the street.
After the Symphony of Lights, we went to ‘I forgot’ – I guess dinner and then straight back to Hotel. I think I went to Bonjour outlet too. The End
On Day 3, it was raining since Day 2 late afternoon and the rain never stops. Any outdoor visiting have to be cancelled, and we decided to go for shopping instead. Look at the depressing weather, have to take umbrella la, its cold la, wet la and my beloved ballerina also got wet till I have to blow dry it with hair dryer at the hotel every morning on Day 3 until Day 5.
From TST to Causeway Bay Shopping
Take the MTR from Jordan Station – INTERCHANGE at- Admiralty Station – and STOP at Causeway Bay Station.
Times Square Shopping is located at Causeway bay, so does the Causeway Bay Food Street, Victoria Park, Yee Wo Street Crossing, Sogo, Lee Garden and Lokhart Road for some night life. We head to Lee Garden 2, an extension of another block across the street from the original Lee Garden, a shopping centre housing many luxury brands in it. Took the lift to Level 5, to the Prince Restaurant for Dim Sum Brunch. Apparently, this restaurant has a reputation as the cafeteria for the rich!!! Damn!! I am not rich and that place is bloody expensive!!! OMG!!!
This is the first time I’ve ever eaten such an expensive Dim Sum even hotels in Malaysia don’t charge this expensive !! 1 serving of Har Gau HKD68, 1 serving of Siew Mai HKD68, HK Cheong Fun HKD 68, Fried Noodles something – HKD148, total bill @ Prince Restaurant? HKD850+-!!!!!! Aurora also pandai, she finished up her scallop porridge here usually its really hard to feed her.
I think below is the photo of Times Square Shopping Centre, I am not the one holding the camera wahahahah. Spend a couple of hours at Times Square. You can find Uniqlo outlet here, look out for BAZAAR SALE if there’s any on 13th Floor. I bought my FURLA Bag here for RM100+ only freaking cheap and My sis bought a FURLA leather Sling bag for RM580!
After Times Square my Brother and I went to Lan Kwai Fong and the rest of the family went back to hotel to rest. From Causeway Bay Station took the MTR STOP at Central Station. Took the Exit D2 to Lan Kwai Fong. Stroll along Hollywood Road to experience the Southeast Asia longest Escalator, and walk to nearby SOHO, a new buzzing place recommended by Hongkies passerby who pointed the way. There’s alot of pub here, and this is really the best spot/ tourist place for Night owls!
There’s H&M Shopping centre here @ Lan Kwai Fong too!
Still at Lan Kwai Fong, as we walk somewhere around Wellington Street there’s Kee Wah Bakery famous for its Wife Biscuit and not far after we pass by this Award winning Yung Kee Restaurant famous for their roast goose, turn to Lyndurst Terrace (lookout for the street sign) maybe about 5 minutes walk, we saw Tai Cheong Bakery famous for their Egg tart, you shall use your nose to smell your way to Tai Cheong la!! I bought a dozen of the Egg tart and bring back to the hotel and feed my family. wahahahaha.
Back to TST its already 7pm, so we walk to Temple Street for some souvenir shopping, and also for dinner. There’s alot of street eateries at Temple Street like our China Town. We had fried pigeon and other cantonese dishes for dinner, no photos taken sudah malas! wahahahha
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Click Here for guide on how to go to Disneyland from Tsim Sha Tsui or other part of Hong Kong.
At the Disneyland Entrance, first thing first. Take Photos!!
Photo with Aurora
There was a long queue for those who wants to take photo with Mickey and Minnie, but not for Pluto. Don’t pull his ears he don’t like it.
Come here for the Fireworks at the Sleeping Beauty Castle
Hi!!! Guess which Airline I am flying with this time to Hong Kong? Of course Air Asia la, and the Check In Officer was having a good mood that day, so he assigned me a Hot Seat with my brother. I just sat at the window to take the pic, and later change seat with my brother, its his first time flying and was excited to look outta window..
Here of course, I force him to take my photo.
Its a family trip, and we took a late flight to Hong Kong departing at 16:15 arriving Hong Kong at 8pm. I ordered a set of Nasi Lemak for my brother, and look at that small tiny tiny cup of water complimentary from AA?!! Look at its size!! ECONOMIC!!! FTL.
I can’t remember why I am on the train so I figure we arrive at Terminal 2 and took the airport transit train to Terminal 1. Spot the Le Sportsac bag again, and Aurora’s first train ride.
The public cab lining up at the arrival @ Terminal 1. We stayed at BP International Hotel. Click Here to find out how to get to the hotel from HK Airport. In actual meter when we reach the hotel the meter shows HKD190+ but I don’t know why they press some button and it became HKD241. I guess that must be a standard rate gua, coz we ask the people at the airport also they told us the fare is about HKD250
If you have a toddler age less than 3 years old, you may request for baby cot no extra charge, adviseable to book it in advance as the hotel has a limited baby cot, if not mistaken just 3/4 units only. Below pic, shows the lobby of the hotel.
After check-in we went out for late dinner at one of the noodle restaurant. Forgot what name.
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Where I got these?
- FURLA BAG from Times Square @ Causeway, Hong Kong Island
- TIMBERLAND SHIRT from Citigate Outlet @ Tung Chung, Hong Kong Mainland
- LEOPARD PRINT SHAWL from SOGO @ Tsim Sha Tsui
- AIGNER Perfume and YUMEI Make Up Remover @ Bonjour Outlet, Tsim Sha Tsui
Here’s what I got from Disneyland, Hong Kong!
RED POLKA DOTS MINNIE MOUSE APRON!!
Cute isn’t it? Its like a dress, and the material is thick, so it can really protect my clothes from getting wet or dirty while cooking.