Sunday, January 01, 2012

HK 2011 26-30 Dec: in prose

I love travelling with this bunch of friends - Himbo Khai, Atas Heng Bro and my Taling Taling Jiawen =)

Season 2 of our overseas sojourns: HK from 26 Dec - 30 Dec 2011. Gorgeous cool weather and no rain made for a great time.
(and in this season, all of us have iPhones and there was a lot of camwhoring!)

Day 1: Lai Chi Kok, Ladies Market
Lai Chi Kok - Hong Kong Industrial City on Castle Peak Road - many ladies fashion shops over 3 blocks. Clothes and shoes from about HKD40 and up.
Ladies Market - crowded, colourful and bargain-to-the-max central. Bought my "cheong" Cath Kidston luggage bag, hooray.
Eats: Australian Dairy Company at Jordan and a veg restaurant in Tung Choi Street (I forgot the name =X)

Day 2: The Peak, Central, Temple Street Night Market
Crossed Victoria Harbour in the Star Ferry and headed for the Peak after a 1 hour queue for the Peak Tram. Did the Circle walk and enjoyed the awesome views.
Central - Li Yuen St with super cheapo vintage shops (HKD5 and up) and more street market merchandise. Also Pedder Building for Shanghai Tang and IFC for Nespresso (these are obviously not bought by me lol).
Temple Street: Vintage stuff from the era of Chairman Mao. Evocative max.
Eats: Breakfast at Tak Yue Restaurant, Yau Ma Tei; lunch at Tsui Hang, Central, and dinner at Four Seasons Claypot Rice, Jordan.

Day 3: Stanley, Causeway Bay
Bus 6 to Stanley - most picturesque and breathtaking bus ride ever. Walked around Stanley Market, got accosted by the antique-selling uncle and enjoyed the laid-back atmosphere.
Causeway Bay: Discovery of Sasa (boohoo why are cosmetics and toiletries in Singapore so expensive!!) and G.O.D. (the best home furnishing shop ever).
Eats: Breakfast at random restaurant along Nathan Road, lunch at Curry Tiffin, Stanley, and dinner at random restaurant, Causeway Bay.

Day 4: Tsim Sha Tsui, Tung Chung
TST: Granville Road (Lung Shing dispensary - where we realised that the stuff we bought in Sasa could be had for EVEN CHEAPER, more cheapo clothes shops), Cameron Road.
Tung Chung: Citygate outlets with brand name outlet stalls. Surprising myself,I bought a Mango belt and a Giordano puffy jacket.
Eats: Breakfast at random restaurant in TST and dinner on board the Jetstar plane (BLAH)

Pictures in the next post after I finish editing them =X

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