To celebrate our 1st year wedding anniversary, we decided to go to Hong Kong and Macau. We were supposed to visit Hong Kong last August 2015 but due to some travel promo issues, it was postponed and was moved forward to 2016.
Since it was my first time travelling to Hong Kong and my wife has been there last 2010, we decided to stay longer – 10 days and 9 nights to be exact. Some would even tell us that it is quite long for a Hong Kong trip but that didn’t matter because we want to escape from our busy work and have fun.
It’s our first time booking a room via AirBNB but the experience we had was not pleasant. The room was small (the AirBNB photo looks big) and you can’t barely even put your luggage. The only upside is that it is a walking distance to 3 MTR stations – Kowloon, Jordan & Austin. I guess it’s a lesson learned for not paying attention to the reviews. My tip is to get a hotel instead.
Please click this link for our budget (including Macau).
Random Photos taken in HK
Coming to Disneyland brings back lots of memories from my childhood. Try to be as early as possible to avoid the crowd or if you want to have your photo taken with your favourite mascot.
TIP – Don’t leave yet after the parade as there will be fireworks display.
ICC – International Commerce Centre
We were fortunate as we had the opportunity to visit (and have lunch) at the 88th floor of the ICC (International Commerce Centre) since my work colleague has invited us to visit their site. ICC is the tallest building in Hong Kong. This building is near Kowloon Station.
You have to be early if you want to take the tram. Since we were late at that time, we took the long way by taking the bus. Unfortunately, we can’t see much as it was foggy. For more information on how to go to the Peak, please visit this link.
After ICC, we decided to visit Repulse Bay as recommended by my work colleague. To get there, please refer to this link.
If you want to buy cheap shoes, then Mongkok is the place for you. They sell cheap sneakers especially New Balance and Adidas brands.
Ngong Ping Village
In order to go to the Ngong Ping Village, you need to take the cable car. You have the option to choose whether you want the transparent glass bottom or the opaque one. Riding it is terrifying because there are strong winds and you can even feel your cable car swinging. Once you’ve reached the end of the trip, you can see the village and you can walk your way towards The Big Buddha. There are also several shows and shops that you can check while in the village.
Hong Kong Museum of History
If you love museums, then this place suits you. You can see the rich history of how Hong Kong became the place it is today. There are a lot of exhibits and you can take photos of the artifacts found.
All I can say is that the overall trip was memorable and fun.