We manage to get cheap flight tickets from AirAsia for just RM450+ (return ticket) and on the first day, we reach there at night. Not so good. What to do, cheap ticket ma. So first thing that happen when we reach HK is to pay HKD300+ for the taxi ride from airport to Shatin. Damn it's expensive. Besides that, other stuffs was okay. The airport direction is straightforward, easy to get a taxi, no traffic jam, got a free room upgrade by the hotel (Royal Park Hotel).
Reaching the hotel at around 10pm, we don't have much choice for our dinner. So we asked around for any hawker food nearby and we found one just below a residential flat with the help of taxi and some walk. Luckily the food was quite nice. At least didn't make us regret for the trouble looking for it.
Okay.... lets go to the POI (place of interest) section, shall we?
basically, i'll go through the places that's worth going.
The Peak + Madame Tussauds.
This is a good place to visit to take some pictures and you can experience the "Peak Tram" ride. The price for wax house and tram ticket is around HKD300 (can't remember the exact amount). There's a shopping complex up there if you want to shop, but that's not the main idea of going up there. You can find more shopping at the island. It's around 20 degree average during my visit and it's cooler at the peak. So it's a bit of challenge taking a stroll outside snapping some of the nice picture of HK night view. Sadly it was hazy that night and we're not able to capture a clear one. What a waste.
Another place was Ocean Park. It was okay there, but nothing to shout about. Just another theme park with some nice view of the sea. However, i wanted to share this XD
Steamboat @ Mongkok
This place was recommended by the taxi driver. Indeed, it's nice. The place was rundown, filthy, and the patrons there looked like those gangsters in HK movie. But the food was good.
Lantau Island (Ngong Ping 360)
This is another nice place to visit. You can have a great view over Lantau Island and the HK International Airport.
Tsim Tsa Tsui Bay
Great view here too. It's a must to take a stroll here. Spectacular night view, plus you can enjoy the (FREE) light show here every day at 8pm.
We decided to have a visit to Macau. Took the First Ferry from Tsim Tsa Tsui.
Food is the main attraction in HK. Basically they have lots of variety and taste good. One of the food that one must try while visiting HK is their Dim Sum. We waited for roughly 15-20 minutes for out seat at the dim sum restaurant, Shatin Shopping Mall.
In the restaurant. Basically you'll be miserable if you can't read chinese character. 80% of the restaurant in HK had their menu in chinese only.
Coffee Shop (Char Chan Teng)
Apparently Hongkies are kinda fond of satay flavour. They have some numbers of food with that flavour.
Another one of the must try.
They have a very good public transport in HK. Using a same payment card (octopus) for all. Purchase the card for HKD150 (deposit 50, value 100). The Bus and MTR frequency is quite high.
Didn't have the chance to hopped on a city tram.
The people and city.
Indeed HK is a mature and interesting city. Though they're quite arrogance and rude. Still we encounter some nice people that offer direction guide to us. Not all eggs are rotten in the basket. Although they're rude, the customer service provided by the sales people in shopping complex is outstanding. Never once i been offer to seat while waiting (standing beside her) for KP to test/buy some products in KL. But in HK, without fail i would be ask to seat while waiting for KP (in every single shop that we visited). If you're in their shop and browsing their stuffs, they'll just inform you if there's any discount and call for them if you inquiry or wanna try it on. That's all, no standing behind you and keep pushing you to buy or try it on. That's neat.