Location: Hong Kong
The vibe, the food, the shopping! Jonel loves Hong Kong, and she’s sharing that love with her two gals. Read on for some of her faves in the city!
Hong Kong is known for its shopping and for being a hip and fun place. It’s true and Hong Kong is the perfect blend of ‘East meets West’. I can’t get enough of Hong Kong, even though I had visited more times than I can remember!
Our extended family planned a trip to Hong Kong, to catch up with relatives and eat, shop and chill. Here we are, waiting for the cab to get to the airport – the gals are excited about the trip!
This was the resting pit for the holiday, our home away from home – Eaton House. The service apartment is located near a convenience store and eating places, and comes equipped with a kitchen. My parents, the gals, my hubby and I were comfortable in this specious apartment.
One of the restaurants we visited was Sweet Dynasty. Those of you with a sweet tooth would love this restaurant. They specialise in Cantonese desserts and goodies, such as the soya bean curd, which was sooo good! You WILL HAVE TO separate your stomachs into two portions – the first to fit in the main course, and the second, no matter how full you feel, order a dessert or two to share!
(Editor’s note: Sweet Dynasty is located at Shop A, Hong Kong Pacific Centre, 28 Hankow Road, Tsim Sha Tsui – updated as of July 2014.)
The Peak is Hong Kong’s most popular attraction, with its stunning views, and myriad shopping and dining options. This is a must-visit attraction during our trip to Hong Kong.
Upon arriving in Victoria peak, the first thing on my mind was to take a photo of Hong Kong’s skyline – the stunning 360 degree panoramic view across Hong Kong City that should not be missed. We were there in the day and the view is amazing. I am sure the night view will be even more fantastic, when those night lights from the buildings are switched on.
The Peak Tram Ride is about 1.5km up the side of Victoria Peak. It leaves the station every 10-15 minutes, for the 7 minute journey up and down Victoria Peak. It runs daily from 7 am to midnight. Our tram car took us straight down the mountain a lot quicker than the long and windy bus ride we took on the way up.
We also made time for a day trip to Macau. Departing from the Hong Kong – Macau Ferry terminal, it was an easy 60-minute ride to Macau. Our first stop was the Ruins of St. Paul, before taking a cab to the Venetian. Macau is a photogenic city and we enjoyed taking pictures with the nice sky setting and background.
(Editor’s note: read a review of Felicia’s stay at the Venetian with her family here!)
Shopping in Hong Kong is definitely something the ladies will enjoy! Here are some pictures from our quick walk around the main part of Wanchai market, where locals buy fresh food daily. We enjoyed quite a selection of street food here too, including the yummy Hong Kong Style Egg Waffles.
We made time to shop at Causeway Bay, Tsim Sha Tsui and K11. K11 is a relatively new mall, located in Tim Sha Tsiu, and is the World’s First Art Shopping Mall, with various theme art displays. These are some of my loot from all the shopping… have I told you? I love Hong Kong!
One tip on getting around – the Tram is one of the economical mode of transportation in Hong Kong. Regardless of distance, only HK$2.30 will be charged for each adult passenger. Children and senior citizens enjoy a concessional fare of HK$1.20 and HK$1.00 respectively. It’s quaint, and so much fun!
We also made a trip to the the magical Hong Kong Disneyland – read about our trip here too.
We love Hong Kong, and we will be back!