This is a long outdated post. Didn’t have much time to upload all these trips. So beware of this space, more countries update to come!
Arrived in Hong Kong in March 2013.
To save money, booked a flight timing that I can see sun rise.
I booked my stay at Evergreen Hotel, it is near to Jordan station and is a walking distance to Temple Street Night Market, Jade Market etc. I personally feel that it is quite a good location ( 7-11 is just beside the hotel, and lots of restaurants opposite it, but it is also near the mahjong game house and there is always police officers patrolling the area. If you are travelling as a single female tourist you might want to think twice to stay at that area)
Our first meal in Hong Kong, abit shocked by the amount of rice.
(Come on, it is Hong Kong! it is quite tasty thought despite kind of oily)
As Benjo’s Daddy was very tired after lunch, we went back to the hotel for a nap before begin our tour.
But by the time we woke up, it is time for dinner. Took a walk around Jordan and settled down at one small cafeteria.
A claypot dish (which I forgot the name) full of fish bone
Kind of in love with Cantonese style of porridge
Stir Fried Chee Cheong Fun*
*It is also known as rice noodle roll, Chee Cheong mean pig intestine and Fun mean noodle. As the thin layer of noodle is rolled tightly which actually resemble the pig intestine.
Night tour around the area.
Breakfast! This is at a stall along the shophouses. The cost of our breakfast was actually quite cheap. The plain porridge cost like 50 cents or SG$1.00? Cannot remember the price clearly, but the price is around that range.
Chee Cheong Fun
(Okay don’t be confused by the Chee Cheong Fun at the top, it is just a different cooking method. This Chee Cheong Fun is more like the typical cantonese style which usually serve as snack or as a variety of dim sum.)
Stir Fry Noodle. It matched quite well with the plain porridge.
Afraid that there will be too many people in the afternoon, we went to Causeway Bay first thing in the morning.
There is a morning market in the amidst of the modern high rise building. You can buy fresh flowers, clothes, buttons and much more.. We found a stall selling recycle bags (Those kind you can fold and keep in your bag and/or carry and go market or shopping) at a cost about SG$1 for one. Beautiful and quite lasting (it had been 2 years and I still had them with me for shopping)
Tram. Since we are tourists, Benjo and her Daddy want to have a feel of taking the tram, so they hopped on (including Benjo’s mommy) and off they go without knowing where the tram is going)
Since it was just for fun, we get down after a few stops and continue exploring the area.
Just so happened the Indonesian maids are having protest at the area. Benjo was busy taking photo without realising a police officer is just beside her.
Outside SOGO Shopping mall. Another demonstration against Fa Lun Gong.
After all the walking, we managed to find the Peak Tram. It was a looooooooong queue. But the view is worth it.
We started queuing around evening time and by the time we reached the Peak, the sun is setting.
Managed to get some night view shots
It was early March, the weather turned cold and windy at night. It was not very thrilling for Benjo’s mommy, after a round of walk at the Peak, we left to find dinner.
Hui Lau Shan Dessert (许留山）
We saw this dessert shops almost everywhere we go, so decided to went in and have a try.
It was quite worth our money for there is a promotion going on, free dim sum for every dessert purchased.
To me, it feel that you had been to Hong Kong if you had not try eating in a cha chan teng (Hong Kong style tea restaurant)
So here we ordered some simple food to kickstart our day.
Deep fried pork chop and luncheon meat + egg noodle soup. ( I think it is instant noodle)
Pork chop bun
Police officers everywhere
Up next, we are heading to Tai Yu Shan to see the famous Big Buddha Statue. We took the MRT at Jordon Station to Tung Chung MRT Station and get a ticket to Ngo Ping 360.
We were lucky that the cable was in operation that day. Benjo’s parents had not taken a cable ride for a long time so without further ado, Benjo just
pushed introduced them to join in the queue.
It was about a 15 minute cable ride, the cosy sunshine and the aircon in the cable car make the journey very comfortable. It brighten the mood of everyone.
You will reach Ngo Ping Village before reaching the Buddha.
The famous Hong Kong Comic Character
Curry Fishballs! Always saw this in the olden Hong Kong Drama
Well wishing cards
The ultimate loonnnng staircase
The view of the Buddha when you reached the top
The vegetarian dim sum at the temple
By the way, there is no tax for purchases in Hong Kong. Went to buy a len (must ask for international warranty) which is cheaper than in Singapore.
Some other food we had in Hong kong
Pork chop rice
Somehow I felt that the food portion in Hong Kong is abit too big
Squillid Mantis Shrimp
Sham Shui Po is traditionally working class neighbourhood marketplace where you can find alot of wholesale items there. Some street photography taken over there.