My girlfriend and i have just returned from a 5 days trip to hk. Thanks to all forummers, we had a wonderful and memorable holiday.
After an early morning flight, we took the A21 bus to Salisbury YMCA. The bus ride offers scenic views of hk and is also cheaper than the airport express. We checked in early into the harbour view room. The view was marvelous. We had very nice dim sum lunch at the serenade restaurant (inside cultural centre). It only cost us about 150hkd. After walking around the Heritage 1881 and clock tower, we took the star ferry across the harbour for sightseeing. We were back to our hotel early to watch the Symphony of Light from our room. And this is where i proposed to my girlfriend.
Started our day with breakfast in Central. We took the mtr to Tung Chung. The cable car ride was exceptional. We could see the airport and the view was breath-taking. Ngong Ping Village is a unique village, though a bit touristy. Try the macademia ice cream in one of the shops. The souvenirs are quite expensive here though. We headed up to the Big Buddha and it was really huge! On our way back, we stopped at Citigate Mall for some shopping. At night, we visited the Ladies Market and Temple Street for food and shopping. I noticed that the price for souvenirs at Ladies Market is steeper compared to Temple Street. The congee, roasted goose (mongkok) and mantis prawn (jordan) was so delicious!
We have planned to spend the whole day today in HK Island. So we started with breakfast at Causeway Bay. We had Mak's wanton noodle. It was quite pricey(48hkd) considering the size of the bowl was so small i could have easily eaten 2-3 bowls by myself. Taste was ok. We walked around Time Square for shopping. Then, we took the mtr to Sheung Wan to have dim sum as our afternoon tea. We have chosen Lin Heung Kui as it is a traditional type of dim sum restaurant. They served dim sum using the push-carts. It was really good and cheap(88hkd). Our next stop was Central. We took the Ding Ding Tram for the experience. Shopping was a heaven in Central. Next, we find our way to take the No 15 bus straight to the Victoria Peak. As the weather was bad, we visited the Madame Tussauds first. We had a wonderful time there taking photos. The weather got even worst when we went up to the Sky Terrace. The mist had covered the entire night view. The is the only big disappointment in my trip. The Tram ride down was a breeze and after reaching the ferry pier we took the star ferry again to TST.
The fourth day was Ocean Park Day. It was indeed a fun-fiiled outing at the theme park. We got a discount for the theme park tickets at the Admiralty Station exit (on the way to Bus 629 bus stop) There were dolphin shows, pandas, roller coasters, Sealion shows, cable cars etc. We could easily spent the whole day there. We skipped the Stanley Market and went back to TST for the Avenue of Stars. We wanted our photograph to be taken there before the light show as remembrance. After that, we headed to mongkok again for supper. We ate at the Lucky Deserts and Itamae Sushi. Both were sensational.
This is our last day in HK as we will continue our trip to Macau tonight. After breakfast at Tao Heoung, TST (not very nice), we headed to Shatin. We visited the Snoopy World. Then, we asked for directions to the 10,000 buddhas monastery. Lunch was at Luen Wah Hotel. The authentic restaurant served very nice roasted pigeon(68hkd). We took a bus to Sham Sui Po for last minute shopping. It was almost 6 pm when we reached the hotel and we took a cab to the TST Ferry Terminal to Macau.
It was a enjoyable and romantic trip for me in the hustle and bustle of HK. I would love to return one day just to eat their local delicacies, revisit Victoria Peak in the evening and of course to rekindle sweet memories of my proposal with my wife. Thank you everyone for all your info and sharing,