Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Hong Kong - City Tour, Part 1

Tour date: 11th December 2006

Our accommodation in Hong Kong is at Metropark Hotel, Mongkok seated on excellent location in Kowloon, a minute's walk from Prince Edward MRT station. It provides an airport shuttle bus service and it has an award winning Chinese restaurant inside. Among it's nearby attractions are the Goldfish market and Fa Yuen Street. The Ladies market and Sai Yeung Choi Street are less than 10 minutes walk from the hotel. 

Nasrul on viewing deck of Victoria Peak

By 8am, we were ready and waited at the bus stop outside the hotel for the bus provided by the local tour agent to fetch us for city tour and later the same bus will send us to Disneyland. Though we pray that the transfer was smooth and in time, following the given schedule, it was not happen in our case. We ended up regretting taking the package and wishes that we should have go around places on our own. The service was miserably and poorly rated.

After numerous stop fetching the rest of the tourist on nearby hotels, the Hong Kong tour guide made the first stop at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) located at Victoria Harbour. The place was opened in 1988 and became the premier venue for international convention and meeting location. We had our family photos taken by the tour guide in below photo.

Golden Bauhinia Square

Victoria harbour provides a perfect backdrop for events held in the Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). We had few photos to reminiscence the spectacular view of the Victoria Harbour which is a major attraction in Hong Kong. The most splendid view of yearly fireworks display on second night of the Lunar New Year is the most popular event held in the harbour. 

Below photo is the Tsim Shat Sui Waterfront Promenade constructed by the New World Hotel in 1982. In 2003 the group, New World Hotel sponsored HK$40 million for the construction of "Avenue of Star, a salute to eminent Hong Kong film star, open in April 2004. The Avenue of Stars becoming a famous tourist attraction. 

Avenue of a Stars

After we had enough with the photo shoots, the bus took us to Jumbo Floating Restaurant. In here, we had a choice to ride a motorized boat seated nearer the floating restaurant and be acquainted with how fisherman in Hong Kong. The ride is HK$50 for each person. 

Our next destination was to Victoria Gap or famously known as "The Peak", seated at about 150 meters below the summit of Victoria Peak. Victoria Peak is a mountain located in the western half of the Hong Kong Island. We had an unobstructed view of Victoria Harbour and it's metropolis. 

To be continued....

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