• 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…

  • Hong Kong

    In Lantau Island

    May 3rd, 2009 Now we go to the other part of Hong Kong, Lantau Island. There are 2 attractive sites: Ngong Ping Village with the Giant Buddha, and Disneyland! Because we wanted to see the great Disneyland fireworks at 8 PM, so first we went to Giant Buddha in the morning. Giant Buddha is located in Ngong Ping village, where we only can reach it safely by cable car. I said safely, because actually there is another way to reach the village which is located quite high on the hill. From above I could see some people do tracking to go there. Around 8 AM we started to go out.…

  • Hong Kong

    In Hong Kong Island

    May 2nd, 2009 Today plans are Ocean Park, and Madame Tussaud in The Peak. Both are located in Hong Kong Island. To get Ocean Park, take the MTR trains and get off at Admiralty MTR station on Exit B to get on the special CityBus No. 629 (HK$10.6). There are 2 entrances of Ocean Park, the main entrance and Tai Shue Wan entrance on the higher place. CityBus 629 can take us up to Tai Shue Wan entrance, or alight at main entrance then take free shuttle bus or cable car later. We bought the tickets from Dragon Hostel where we’re staying, because they give 10% discount for Ocean Park…

  • 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…