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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Hong Kong trip - Day 3

For the 3rd day, we went Mongkok for breakfast, all of us ordered wanton mee and add-on a polo bun. Hong Kong's wanton mee is a bit different from ours, their mee is harder and the wanton is bigger. Polo bun is more or less same with what we can get locally, but it's still hot when served.

Breakfast at Mongkok

Right after breakfast, we take MTR to Wong Tai Sin station to visit this famous temple which shows a lot in Hong Kong drama. Wong Tai Sin is a Chinese deity popular in Hong Kong with the power of healing. Everyday Hong Kong people flock to this temple to wish for good health and prosperity. I've made my wish there, hope it will comes true!

Wong Tai Sin temple

Next, we travel back to Mongkok for the Ladies' Street, Sneakers Street and Goldfish Market. If you are going to Mongkok, do visit Argyle Centre. My MIL and I manage to grab each a handbag and a pair of shoes!

Ladies' Street

A shot of Ladies' Street from the connected bridge from hotel

A stall selling "smelly tau fu"

Nightclub in Mongkok?

Okay, we had been walking for some time. So we randomly chose a restaurant to dine in which I didn't even feel like eating when I saw the food served (I may be due to my fussy taste, nothing wrong with the food, just my taste's different).

Lunch in Mongkok

After a late lunch at 3pm, my FIL and MIL decided to head back to the hotel, take some rest before meeting up with a relative who came from Dong Guan, China. She will be coming to meet us at hotel lobby by 6pm.

Saw this Hong Kong Jockey Club on the way back to hotel

Hubby and I sent my FIL and MIL back to hotel and went back to Mongkok! LOL! Non-stop shopping! No la, not shopping actually, both of us enjoy window shopping. We shopped until 5pm, until both our legs were too heavy to walk back. LOL!

Our relative was waiting at the hotel lobby for us by 5.30pm, she brought us to a restaurant for dinner. It's the most proper dinner we had since we reached Hong Kong. I think this dinner is quite expensive!

The most proper dinner we had since we reached Hong Kong

Group photo with our dear relative

Our relative then brought us to visit another relative who accidentally broken his leg while working. He is hubby's grandpa's younger brother. Thus my FIL called him "Sei Sok" - Fourth uncle. He and his family stayed in govt. flat which we used to hear in Hong Kong drama - Gong Ok. I only snapped some photos outside, dared not snapped pics inside the house!

The govt. flats in Ngau Tau Gok

The corridor leading to "Sei Sok"'s house

Without wasting our time in Hong Kong, we took MTR to Yau Ma Tei. We went to the Temple Street, nothing much to describe, it looked like our "pasar malam".

Temple Street

One of the shop at Temple Street

Friday, April 23, 2010

Hong Kong trip - Day 2

Woke up early for some make up! LOL

2nd day, we woke up 7am, taking MTR from Price Edward to Yau Ma Tei for breakfast.


Reached Yau Ma Tei, we walked and walked to find the famous Mido Cafe, recommended by guide books and also online bloggers. We walked passes Temple Street before we found Mido Cafe. Only when we found the Mido Cafe that we were told that the shop will open by 9.30am, which is an hour away, so we dropped that idea and went to the nearby restaurant - Garden Restaurant for dim sum.

One of the mahjoong shop at Temple Street

The famous Mido Cafe

The adverts of Garden Restaurant

Hubby studying the map

Check out the dim sum! All of them are made with big big prawn not small ones compared to ours!

Right after the sumptuous breakfast, we again walking to MTR, riding to Tung Chung toward the next destination - Ngong Ping 360 for cable car to Ngong Ping Market and Giant Buddha.

Within MTR

Ngong Ping 360 cable car

View from cable car, can you see the Giant Buddha?

Somebody is on jungle treking beneath our cable car!

Reached Ngong Ping Market

Begin our climb to the Giant Buddha

Following that, we returned to Tung Chung Station via the same cable car. We took lunch at McDonald's in the Citygate Outlets - a huge shopping mall consist of many branded outlet!

The Citygate Outlets

I love this Grill Chicken Burger, it's yummy! Too bad, we didn't have it here in Malaysia!

The only outlet we are able to grab something!

Well, done shopping. We ride on the MTR back to the city - Causeway Bay. Causeway Bay is a place where shopping malls are selling branded stuff which aren't meant for us (me) to buy. LOL!

Fashion Walk

Street in Causeway Bay

I caught the place where Ikea located!

Before we departed to Hong Kong, I've done a lot of research. According to my research, that's a shop called 许留山, famous for desserts. We found a branch near Causeway Bay, went in and try. But may be our Malaysian taste is different, we al found that our dessert in Malaysia is way more delicious!


It's dawn when we finished walking at Causeway Bay, so we took MTR to Tsim Sha Tsui to the Avenue of Star.
Nathan Road

Avenue of Star

It's end of the day again, we went back to the hotel, took a simple dinner at the shopping mall next to the hotel and went back to rest.