Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Hong Kong / Macau (2002)

Travel Dates: July 15-25, 2002

Accommodation: The Excelsior at Causeway Bay (Room #1735 - view is not good as it was blocked by the next building walls)

Transportation: Singapore Airlines ($1,258 for 1 adult + 1 child 2yrs old)

Tips: Buy the MTR octopus card if you are going to stay for a few days. This is very convenient to use in trains and also fastfood chains.

Some of the crews in fastfoods don't speak good English. I was only asking for a plastic bag (cause they gave me a paper bag which i cannot hang in the stroller) and the crew had to call in the manager to ask what i wanted!

is yummy!!!! They have a lot of shops around the city. The crew (based on the places we went to) were mostly Filipinos :)


Day 1 - Central Pier, HongKong Pier. Walked to the highest escalator. Dinner at Jollibee.

Day 2 - Walked from hotel to central area. Stopped by HongKong Exhibition Centre.

Day 4 - Visited Kowloon area via Tsim Tsa Tsui MTR. Walked along the harbour, with view of Hong Kong island and the colorful buildings during the night. Visited Space Museum, Clock Tower, Arts Centre.

Day 6 - Walked from hotel to Peak Tram terminal via HongKong Park. Took the Peak tram to Victoria Peak on a very steep ascend. From the Peak there is a panoramic view of the island. You can also take a walk in the park. Be warned, there are a lot of mosquitoes.

From Victoria Peak, we headed to HK Zoological and Botanical Gardens for an afternoon with nature. Then Took a train to New World Plaza at Shatin MTR to visit Snoopy's World. Only to find out it was closed! We arrived too late.

Day 7 - Went to Ocean Park (HKD180 per person). Bus ticket HKD12 per person. The Ocean Park tower ride gives a 360 view of the island. We watched feeding session of sea lions @ Pacific Pier. Hubby was brave enough to try The Abyss ( a ride that takes you slowly few meters up and then plunges you down and up for a view times!). We also took the cable car to go to the other side of the themepark.

After the day at Ocean Park, we headed to Stanley Beach and Repulse Bay via bus.

Day 10 - went to Macau for a half day trip. From HK we took the Turbojet to Macau (HKD130 per adult, HKD115 per child). Upon arrival, we signed up for a group tour. We visited A-ma Temple, Maritime Museum, Macau Tower, Ruins of St Paul Church, Museum of Macau, Senado Square, and the residences of rich people in Macau. On the way back, we took New World First Ferry Services to Kowloon (HKD113 per adult, FREE for Kelvin).


  1. oh yay, sis! I ought to start chronicling our trips as well since we travel quite often. Pero I usually take the details for granted. Also, we hardly put any effort when planning the trips. We like it spontaneous. Siguro once we have kids we'll change na.

  2. sayang nga cause i didn't think about it before. But good thing is i still have some of the receipts and small notebooks from our previous trips so I was able to write something about our earlier travels.


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