During the Holy Week, I had a spontaneous trip to Hong Kong for 4D/3N. The only activity on our schedule was a half-day city tour and the rest was FREE TIME! Having that in mind prior our departure, I researched for the “must see” places – minus the places I’ve been to since it’s my 4th time to go there. I also found out that the traveling exhibition of Andy Warhol called “15 Minutes Eternal” is at the Hong Kong Museum of Art and will only be there until March 31, 2013! That was definitely on top of my mind during our stay there.
We arrived at our hotel located at the Hong Kong Island past noon. After checking in, we scanned the vicinity and found this Vietnamese restaurant.
Instead of going to Kowloon, we decided to go somewhere near our area. We took the MTR and went to Causeway Bay.
Times Square, 9 floors of shopping anyone?
You can see a lot of big brands around the area such as Apple, Forever 21 and IKEA. Plus you can experience crossing Yee Woo Street, one of Hong Kong’s widest and busiest street.
Day 2. Half-day City Tour
Golden Bauhinia Square
Overlooking Victoria Harbour – Kowloon Side
Mid-level of Victoria Peak
Sampan (Chinese wooden boat) ride at the Aberdeen fish village. They have a belief that it’s lucky to go around the area.
Wall near the Jewelry Outlet
Last stop was at a chocolate shop
After the city tour, we requested to be dropped off at Tsim Sha Tsui. We just wandered and did our own sightseeing around the area.
I have a weird preference, I usually order anything spicy on the menu. The big bowl of Seafood Spicy Noodles are all mine :)
Before going back to the hotel, I did my own sightseeing and looked for the electronics mall.
And here’s what I bought, Batman USB! There were a lot of options available, should’ve bought more!
We planned to go to a new place for us called Noah’s Ark but it was closed…
We decided to go to Ocean Park! By the way, it’s cheaper to go there on your own. Just take the MTR, get off at Admiralty Station and look for the Ocean Park buses. And soon, MTR will be available all the way there. It is now being constructed, what a convenience!
Due to the bad weather, the cable car was closed. We have to take the Ocean Express (funicular/cliff railway) to go to the other side. It was raining, windy and super cold… what an experience and challenge to stay there!
The cable car opened when we decided to go back, see how foggy it is!
A once in a lifetime chance to see the works of Andy Warhol, the heavy rains didn’t stop me from going to the Hong Kong Museum of Art. Good thing the MTR underground passages are sooo convenient and has a lot of exits. We did a lot of walking underground plus a bit of running under the rain going to the museum.
Andy Warhol said “In the future everybody will be famous for fifteen minutes.” Now we became famous by taking a picture and enjoy the fame with our pop art portrait on the screen!
Stopped by Mong Kok in the morning, then went back to Tsim Sha Tsui to meet up with some friends.
Had a privilege to go to Pacific Club, an exclusive membership for social and business community in Hong Kong.
Overlooking Victoria Harbour – Hong Kong Island
The last thing I did was to check out Tai Yuen Street a.k.a. Toy Street, take a photo of the Hong Kong Arts Center and buy a milk tea!
♡ ☮ ☼ Dianne