The last time I went to Hong Kong was way back in 1997, a few months before HK was handed over to China, being under British rule for 156 years. That time, I was also with Pam my best friend, we were there to stage a play at Central Theatre. Fast forward to many years later and after 7 years of not having seen each other, going to Hong Kong again with my best friend with her family and mine was again a truly memorable experience to cherish.
So much has changed in HK (for the better), upon arrival you would already get impressed by their ultra-modern airport. It was raining heavily when we arrived at HK, but we were determined not to let that spoil our holiday. As soon as our hotel transfer coach arrived, we were off to the hotel (we stayed at Largos Hotel at Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, strategically located near Nathan Road and Jordan MTR station). After having late lunch in a good resto, we headed straight to Harbour City, the biggest mall in HK and walked around the Harbour area.
From top-left: The heavy rain couldn't keep us from enjoying our sightseeing... at Victoria Harbour (hubby, my nephew Ryan and my mom), At Avenue of Stars fitting my hand against Jackie Chan's hand imprint, At Aberdeen Fishing Village, Hubby & Ryan posing at The Peak Mid Level, Enjoyed lunch & dimsum at Tsim Sha Tsui resto, Shopping time, Aboard the Star Ferry, Star Ferry at Victoria Harbour, Hubby posing at IFC Tower - the tallest building in HK.The fastest and most enjoyable way to get to The Peak is by taking a ride at the Peak Tram, pulled by steel cables, the tram climbs 373 metres (about 1,200 feet), it's so steep that the building you pass look like they're leaning at 45 degree angle! The ride was exhillirating, it was so much fun (we were seated on the right side so we had the best view of the the city's skyline and green hillsides on the way up). We opted to get the Madame Tussauds Wax Museum + The Peak Combo, as we've been wanting to get inside this famous wax museum located at The Peak as well. At The Peak, you'll find so many shops, restaurants and of course, it's the best place from which you can see HK's stunning skyline, skyscrapers and busy harbour.
From top-left: Peak Tram - off we go!, Ryan & me posing at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, Paris Hilton w/hubby...trying to make me me jealous!, Mom w/ the President of China, getting back at hubby...I'm holding on tight to James Bond!, Tiger Woods w/ another golf celebrity - Ryan LB, The Beatles and their pretty babes, Hubby & me...great shot, great view!, Inside The Peak's mall.After having dinner at The Peak, it was time to bring my mom back to the hotel so she can retire, and as if our feet were not clamoring for their needed rest... hubby, myself, Pam and her hubby still went out late that night to go to Temple St. night market nearby, despite the rain and all.
Whew, what a day we had! It was surely tiresome, but really brought us lots of good memories (and photos) to smile about and look back on in the days to come.
Don't miss out on HK Highlights Part 2 - our Disney adventure....