This is a long outdated post.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.
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)
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.
*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.)
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)
Since it was just for fun, we get down after a few stops and continue exploring the area.
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
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.
So here we ordered some simple food to kickstart our day.
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.
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.
Well wishing cards
The ultimate loonnnng staircase
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.
Sham Shui Po is traditionally working class neighbourhood marketplace where you can find alot of wholesale items there. Some street photography taken over there.