090712-120712 Hong Kong Trip

HongKong, Uncategorized

Journey to the land of food food food! Unlike the joke about Hong Kong foot, I think Hong Kong is a food paradise so it should be nicknamed Hong Kong food!

This was my first trip to Hong Kong and truly an amazing experience. With a good guide, I was able to dine at local cafes, take the mtr and buses with ease as well. The weather was very kind to me during this trip, which can be seen in the pictures with nice blue skies. I also enjoyed walking through the streets of Hong Kong at night, it was so alive with all the lights lit up. Not forgetting another interesting sight, which were the easily available porn-alike magazines at the newspaper stalls. XD

There are several things that I could describe aboutHong Kong:

The Good: fabulous food (not one cafe made me feel the food was less than good), colorful signages, repeated ads pasted on walls(that made me enjoy photo takings), big shopping malls, (can find anything you want in HK), less humid weather than Singapore, smooth sailing mtr and not forgetting the lovely big Buddha on the mountain!

The Bad: massive dripping air conditioner units, somewhat polluted air, too many staircases and customer service was a put off at some places but still fine generally. The disparity between the rich and the poor was quite a sight as well, where I exaggeratedly think that the count of beggars can match that of the posh cars!

The obvious fashion: guys are very up to date with their hairdos and women, big in their platform shoes.

Well, as a whole, the good food made up all the good experience I had in HK! Yummy!!!

For visuals, I took some pictures along the way so enjoy my view of the city through my eyes. Color images shot with a Fujifilm X100 and Monochrome images with a Nikon FM2+55f1.2+Zenitar16f2.8 fisheye.

Enjoy!

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On the way to a land of food

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Bus Interchange

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My infamous fisheye shot! I should have stood nearer to the camera. LOL!

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Salute to the good food!

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The city of HongKong

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Signs are a plain sight in HongKong

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A typical newspaper stall.

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A day and night view from our Harbour Hotel in Mongkok

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Everybody moves at a fast pace in HongKong.

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As the evening approaches, we were on the way to the Avenue of Stars to see the buildings of HongKong light up in excitment.

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A sight of the city at night.

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Lighting up of the city. =D

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Beautiful lights shine and blink with the rhythm of the music. Amazing coordination!

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A beautiful view needs a beautiful girl right!

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The photographer needs to get a view with the beautiful city too!

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Acting as ghosts in the night with colored lights that shone from below at the Avenue of Stars.

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Finding our way around

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I gave her wings, Armani to be exact.

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A handicapped man manages to create beautiful sticks of plasticine models despite his loss of his hands. Amazing feat.

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Ice-cream truck!

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Welcoming me to the Women’s street!

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Stickers are everywhere and as high as your eyes can see.

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Kinky clothes on sale… I was not able to capture the ahem ahem clothes (they are aggressive if you do not buy from them and just take pictures)

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That is an impossible pricing for a massage in HongKong. Seriously doubt that.

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KTVs anyone? =D

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Give up your seat to the needy. GOOD!

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On the way to the Big Buddha!

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I had height phobia so I was quite anxious during this 20 odd mins

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I saw the Big Buddha from afar!

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Paper Kungfu Masters

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Don’t look big yet? Read on….

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Standing just beside it (below)

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His gigantic backview

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Posing with the Buddha.

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My favorite shot from my roll of film in this scene.

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Another favorite photo from my film too.

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His back, his awesomeness.

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Picture with the 3 of us.

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Missed this shot. Was meant to have the Big Buddha in the picture as well. I positioned my lens wrongly. OOps.

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Our 1 and only taxi ride taken in this trip (how low budgeted we were. hehe!)

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Legless Beggar on the street (a sad sight)

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He don’t seem very happy with me but I just smiled on after snapping.

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Aunty removing stickers or was she pasting her own stickers? =D

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The interesting man I met on the streets. He used metal to “arm” himself, with a mask, a huge belt buckle etc…

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Porn-looking magazines. =X

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Check out those magazines. I wonder what does it look like on the inside! =P

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A typical laundry shop (as per those we see in the HongKong series)

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The tram

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Rushing 1

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Rushing 2

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Rushing 3

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No Rush

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To the Peak!

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Practically packed!

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It was a very steep way up.

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A view of Hong Kong from the Peak. Breathtaking is the word to describe it.

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The rich stays up here. Big house, nice car and great view. Awwww!

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The sun was starting to set but I could not wait to see the beautiful night scene and proceeded my way down.

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How to say you have been to the Peak if you are not in the picture? Here you go.

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Cute aunty having her photo taken with the view of HongKong behind her.

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Food of HongKong

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Glutinous rice (very good!)

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 Char Siew Bao (fried crust), also very good!

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 Har Gao (I wish they served Chilli sauce like we do in Singapore)

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 Chee Chong Fun (smooth smooth smooth!)

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To drink or to wash? =D

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 My awesome Yuan Yang (aka coffee and tea mixed beverage)

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 Ju Zai Bao (Toasted frenchloaf with condensed milk)

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 Instant noodles with luncheon meat. I never understood why we will order that but maybe it was just for the experience of having that in a HongKong Cafe. haha.

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Mango Dessert Platter (I like the 2nd dish over the 3)

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My favourite Po Lor Bao (aka Pineapple bun, which is basically just a piece of bread with a tasty brittle surface slapped with a Butter in between!)

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 Hot coffee (not a fan of hot beverages there. Their cold drinks are better)

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Vegetarian meal taken at the Big Buddha. It was not too bad but I pity the waste of the food due to the big servings given.

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 Mango dessert again. Burpz

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 She liked it, so did I. We.

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 My favorite snack in HongKong called Dan Zai (basically just made of flour and egg)

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 Milk pudding (her favourite)

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 Milk Tea

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 Egg Omelette with CharSiew (So good!… apart from the amount of oil used to fry it)

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 Instant noodles again at another cafe

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Pork Bun

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This simple bowl of fishball horfun is simply amazing. Try it if you see, the soup is fantastic!

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 In order to update my coffee blog, I order coffee most of the time so… Coffee.

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 How can you say you have been to HongKong when you never order egg tart. =D

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 XO Fried Rice. I got a soft spot for Fried Rice, especially when it is done well.

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Wanton Noodles at the Peak

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Dumpling soup at the Peak

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Ice-cream from the ice-cream truck shared earlier.

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The nicest drink that I only discovered on the last day of my trip: Lemon Water. (I am serious! It was so refreshing that I had 2 cups at a go.

That’s all folks! Thanks for viewing!

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