Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Day 1 in Hong Kong

On 28th April 2012, my friends and I went to Hong Kong for a 4 days 3 nights trip. Yeah, i know it was so late to update.. (cerita basi) as only after a month i can only manage to sit down at update this blog after a long long holiday..

We departed from KLIA on Saturday morning. I was sooooo surprised that the queueing lines for Malaysian Airlines was very loooooooooooonggg! Probably it was because it was long holiday for Malaysia due to Labor Day. I was so lucky that i've done my check-in online so i just need to queue up for bag drop.

Our flight was delayed for almost 30 minutes (i guess due to delay of previous flight). Though we were among the last passengers to board the plane, we still need to wait in for departure. Imagine those who have been lining up waaayyy earlier to get a space of overhead luggage storage. Pity them..

Anyway, we safely reached Hong Kong International Airport at around 2pm. From there, we took a shuttle to take us to our hotel which was located in Kowloon. The shuttle drove around Hong Kong City drop passengers here and there, passed by Disneyland where i got a glimpse of their magnificent castle cum hotel (if i am to go again to Disneyland, i'll definitely stay there!).

It was weekend, and again it was Hong Kong, hence traffic jams were everywhere. We reached our Hotel YWCA Anne Black Guest House after touring with the shuttle bus for almost an hour. After resting and some unpacking done, we move straight to our next location Victoria Peak.

To go to the peak, we got on a train from Yau Ma Tei station which was 15 mins walk from our  hotel. We took off at Central Station, take exit J2 and walk towards, Charter Garden where you can see the gorgeous architecture of Bank of China. We stopped by to enjoy the view and then walk along Garden Read (uphill to the peak tram terminus.
An evening view of Hong Kong buildings from Charter Garden

When we reach the terminus, the queue was d*** long!!!! at the line marking we were standing, it said 'Waiting time 45 minutes!'. We have no choice and to tired to move anywhere, so we just wait in the line. Lucky for us, the line was moving quite fast, so we reached the ticket counter in less than 20 minutes. 

The Peak Lower Terminus

While waiting in the snaking line..

Our choo - choo train!

View of Hong Kong from the Peak!!! Breath-taking~

It was drizzling so we didnt stay long outside. Plus we were very hungry and we moved on trying to look for food. It was so hard to find a halal restaurant, hence we end up dining seafood at Bubba Gump..

Our just fine dinner...

After buying souvenirs from the peak, we went back down via the tram and went straight back to the hotel...

YWCA ANNE BLACK GUEST HOUSE rating (out of 5): 
1) Room & Bed – 3/5 (Room and bed was decent for the price we have to pay- well, its HK~ )
2) Toilet – 4/5 (It was clean and spacey enough. Water heater ran well J )
3) Service - 3/5 (Nothing special..Just OK)
4) Overall rating – 3.3/5

Lots of luv,

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