• China,  Hong Kong,  Macau

    Last Day Trip

    May 4th, 2009 This is the last day of our trip, and we make it relax after several tiring days back then. We woke up late and looked around Mong Kok for shopping and searching gifts. Not like Singapore, Hong Kong shopping centers are closed quite late at night, streets are still crowded on 11 pm. But then they’re opened late too in the morning around 11 am. At 12.30 pm noon, we got ready for checking out hostel and went to Hong Kong Ferry Terminal to catch Turbo Jet ferry on 2 PM. When we bought tickets from Macau to Hong Kong with Visa card promotion, we also had…

  • China,  Hong Kong,  Macau

    Across the Canal and the Sea

    May 1st, 2009 Today we’re having breakfast at hotel. Ole London Hotel is nice, neat, clean, safe, simple, having free wi-fi and not too expensive. But tell you what, the foods are terrible. So if you’re staying in this hotel, better get some foods outside. First stop is Venetian again, because we hadn’t tried the Gondola yet. It is located in 3rd floor Grand Canal Shop. They make whole things look real, such as decoration of European buildings on top of every shops, fake sky on the roof top that can be changed into sunrise or sunset, ancient Venetian street walk, and of course the canal with some bridges. The…

  • China,  Macau

    Macau Race

    April 30th, 2009 This is our map walking around Macau on the 2nd day 😉 View Amazing Race in Macau in a larger map Around 9 am in the morning, from Hotel we’re heading to St. Augustine’s Square. There are 5 objects we can see there which located not too far from each other: St. Lawrence, Dom Pedro V Theater, St. Augustine’s Church, Sir Robert Ho Tung Library, and St. Joseph’s Seminary and Church. The cobblestones pavement reflects the traditional Portuguese streetscape. Then we walked again to Lilau Square, Penha Church and A-Ma Temple. Penha Church is located quite high, we can see Macau city and Macau Tower from up…

  • China,  Macau

    We were Strangers, Starting out on a Journey

    April 29th, 2009 We’re 9 people, flying with JetStar from Changi Airport Singapore to Macau International Airport. Another friend flew from KL, and another one was in the next flight. We’re staying in Ole London Hotel, a nice 2 stars hotel in the city. Macau consists of 3 islands: Macau Peninsula/City itself, Coloane and Taipa. These last 2 islands are already connected by land reclamation. While with Macau city, they are connected by long bridges which are so beautiful to see at night. From airport in Taipa to our hotel in Macau city, spent MOP 80-90 per taxi (up to 4 people). After putting our stuffs in the hotel, we…