Arriving in Hong Kong

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HK from the Sky

I arrived at Hong Kong International Airport at around 10 A.M.  The airport is so huge that one has the option to ride a two-minute train to transfer from one terminal to the other, or if you’re not in a hurry, walk through walkalators within the airport.  As for me, I preferred the train.  Actually, I just followed some Pinays and they led me to the train.  I was hesitant at first because I thought that it was already the MTR Airport Express but I was shocked when they told me that it would just cross the other terminal.  So after about two minutes, I was at the immigration desk, waiting, while the officer checks my passport.

Waiting for me outside were my mom and TitoMel who went to Hong Kong two days ahead of me.

@ The Avenue of Stars

Since I only brought with me my backpack, we started our sightseeing of Hong Kong.  We got into the airport bus, the cheapest way to go to downtown Kowloon, passing along the magnificent Tsing Ma Bridge. 

First stop was the Avenue of Stars, where I saw the hand imprints of Jackie Chan, Bruce Lee, Chow Yun Fat, and Yet Li.  From where we were, it gave a great view of the Hong Kong Island, so we decided to go there.  But first, I had to stop and take a pic of one of Hong Kong’s landmark, the historic Clock Tower.

One ferry ride and we were at Hong Kong Island Central Pier.

HK at Night
  We were greeted by the stunning skyscrapers of Hong Kong Island and huge high-end designer fashion boutiques.  I chose not to go inside such stores, afraid of what might happen with my credit card.   Instead, we ended up in “The Lanes” -- The East and West streets of Li Yuen -- where the tiangges are. 

After my mom went shopping, we took a tram ride to The Peak to witness the famous Symphony of Lights.  The overpriced ticket was well worth it as getting there alone was an unforgettable trip.  The ride with the Peak Tram was so steep that the buildings we passed by looked like they were leaning -- it was frightening and fun all at the same time.  Once on top, at the Peak Tower Sky Terrace, the view was breathtaking.  Looking down, I was stunned by the glimpse of the magnificent city below and the sight of Victoria Harbour and Kowloon Island, as well as the towering skyscrapers and lush green parks and hillsides.  By 8 o’clock, the spectacular light display started and it was just incredible.  The pictures that I took did not give justice to the spectacular sight that I saw, no thanks to my low-tech cam.  :)

I would have loved to stay there longer and hang out at The Peak garden but my mom was starting to have colds due to the cold weather, so we had to go back to Mong Kok district in Kowloon where we checked in.
ice9van says:
Eh gusto kong i-try ung tram ride kasi. :) hihihi
Posted on: Jul 13, 2008
ice9van says:
salamat po. :)
Posted on: Jul 13, 2008
andiboi says:
congrtatz sa award...
you should've taken the bus going to the peak hehehehe
Posted on: Jul 13, 2008
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HK from the Sky
HK from the Sky
@ The Avenue of Stars
@ The Avenue of Stars
HK at Night
HK at Night
waiting @ HK Internatl Airport
waiting @ HK Internat'l Airport
Upper deck seat with A21 bus
Upper deck seat with A21 bus
Along Tsing Ma bridge
Along Tsing Ma bridge
Aaaah, Nathan Road
Aaaah, Nathan Road
@ The Avenue of Stars
@ The Avenue of Stars
@ The Avenue of Stars
@ The Avenue of Stars
The Stars
The Stars
with Bruce Lee
with Bruce Lee
Action!
Action!
Chow Yun Fats Star
Chow Yun Fat's Star
Jackie Chans hand imprints
Jackie Chan's hand imprints
Moi @ the Avenue of Stars
Moi @ the Avenue of Stars
Tower
Tower
The CLock
The CLock
@ The Old Clock
@ The Old Clock
ferry ride to HK Island
ferry ride to HK Island
HK Island
HK Island
Nearly there
Nearly there
sariling kayud
sariling kayud
Li Yuen Street East
Li Yuen Street East
bargaining @ The Lanes
bargaining @ The Lanes
Chinese-style scaffoldings
Chinese-style scaffoldings
Sports car! Yung red!
Sports car! Yung red!
one of the worlds tallest building
one of the world's tallest building
IFC Mall
IFC Mall
The Tram
The Tram
the old tram
the old tram
on the Peak tram
on the Peak tram
steep ride to The Peak
steep ride to The Peak
HK Island from the tram
HK Island from the tram
@ The Peak Mall
@ The Peak Mall
Kill Bill??
Kill Bill??
Hills & Skycrapers
Hills & Skycrapers
HK Skycrapers
HK Skycrapers
Looking down at HK
Looking down at HK
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