Monday, October 27, 2008

I'm Back!!

Helloooo all :)
Am back from my break.... hope you guys didn't miss me too much? :p
Thanks Mr Chardonnay for filling in when I was away, hope you enjoyed this short stint as guest writer :).
Have been busy cleaning and clearing my stuff...so shall just post a few pictures on the food and sights in HK. Was away to Hong Kong for 9 days..yes, the same reaction I get from most of my friends are What?!? 9 days in Hong Kong? What is there to do for 9 days?
Especially when I have been to Hong Kong before, some of my friends think I'm just wasting time in HK..You think so?
Hahaha..and no, I didnt shop myself broke :p

Well, there's more than just shopping in Hong Kong......
Of course there's good food..

And more good food

My good friend SF (my ex hand model for my food pictures :p), brought us for a hiking trail up to Victoria peak....

Very scenic and enjoyable trail. Sort of a surprise that we are so close to nature staying in the middle of Central! :)

Spent nearly a day at Lantau..
Took a cable ride up to view Tian Tan Buddha, walked around and went to Citygate for shopping (ladies, this place is factory outlet for many brands...Polo RL, Esprit, Club 21, Timberland, Nike, Adidas, Puma, Quicksilver, Joy&Peace, Sisley etc..to name a few). Located just next to Tung Chung station.

And of course getting immersed in the sea of people busy shopping, shopping and shopping..At Causeway Bay, Tsim Sha Tsui, Mongkok etc. Not forgetting the famous Victoria Harbour at night for the light and sound show, while strolling along Avenue of Stars.

A day trip to Macau for a change of environment....

From the packed-with-tourist Senado Square, we walked along the old street leading to Ruins of the Church of St Paul while sampling all the local fare. A further climb up to Monte Fort for a view of Macau. Popped over to Venetian to catch the jaw dropping act in Cirque while finding the replica of Venice rather impressive..

Decided to spend a day at Hong Kong Disneyland as it's the month of Halloween.... Disneyland had the Halloween special hence there were glow in the dark parade, the shops were lighted in eerie blue with jack's face lingering on the shop's facade. Even Sleeping Beauty's castle was 'covered' with spider webs. Hehehe. Very nice.

So, that's what I did during my time in Hong Kong :). Not too packed, just nice eh? Shall post on the food I had in Hong Kong soon, be patient! :p

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14 Comments:

Anonymous Lyrical Lemongrass said...

Looks like 9 days may not have been enough after all, eh? hehe.

28 October, 2008  
Blogger J2Kfm said...

wow. that was impressive.
least you got a fren in HK to bring you around.
envious. =)

shall wait for your posts on HK food with bated breath.

28 October, 2008  
Blogger sc said...

lyrical lemongrass: think it was just nice ;)

j2kfm: oh, i think you squeezed in more meals that i had as we usually have only 2 big meals everyday :). shall write about it soon nonetheless..

28 October, 2008  
Blogger Tummythoz said...

I will try to stay away from your blog from the next 2 wks. Hope you finished posting all your HKG food by then. M trying very hard to drop kgs, ok.

28 October, 2008  
Blogger sc said...

tummythoz: i doubt it la.. as i dont post everyday :p.. oh no, you are like me too? can put on weight even by looking at food? :(

29 October, 2008  
Anonymous jason said...

Just the perfect time to visit Disneyland :)

29 October, 2008  
Blogger Jun said...

man, u make me damn miss hk rite now, esp after talking to a friend this morning who told me she's gng to hk in 3 wks' time. arrghh!

29 October, 2008  
Blogger Nic (KHKL) said...

i just came from motormouth's blog...haha! this is like discovery channel hong kong/macau special edition liddat! haha!

actually, 9 days is ngam ngam hou (just nice)...will be waiting for the dim sums/pigeons/desserts post! :)

30 October, 2008  
Blogger sc said...

jason: yes! i think you'll enjoy it too :)

jun: maybe it's time to start planning for another trip to HK? :p

nic: hahaha, yeah, j2kfm did a great job on HK, the amount of food he managed to fit in was mind boggling! :D..
mine was more of a relaxed trip, so 9 days were wonderful. food post soon, guaranteed :)

30 October, 2008  
Blogger "Joe" who is constantly craving said...

its nice to enjoy a place slowly instead of rushing thru it..especially since hk is already a fast paced place as it stands..imagine fast forwarding a fast place!..thats crazily fast!

30 October, 2008  
Blogger sc said...

joe: yes, that would be killer pace..the first time i went, i was the fast forward paced and i actually lost weight when i returned to KL! :(

05 November, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HI SC
any recommendations on where to stay in HK?
TQ
Ed

12 November, 2008  
Blogger sc said...

oh dear, Ed, i just noticed your inquiry! guess i'm too late? for value for money but good location, would be Tsim Sha Tsui area. i stayed at kimberley hotel before which was ok. i like staying in central, but dont think there's average hotels there, only 5 stars. central's not too busy at night, and can hang out at soho/ LKF after a long day, which is lovely.

04 December, 2008  
Anonymous Carmina said...

Those are useful tips, really informative. Thanks for sharing. Great post!

31 March, 2011  

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