Sunday, March 26, 2017

Hong Kong - Islamic Centre Canteen / The Coffee Academics / Avenue of Stars / Ladies Night Market

1) Islamic Centre Canteen - Halal Dim Sum

Location: 5/F, Masjid Ammar & Osman Ramju, No. 40, Oi Kwan Road, Wan Chai.
Opening Hours: Daily from 9am to 9pm
How to get there: From MTR Causeway Bay, take Exit A, walk along Wan Chai Road and turn left to Tak Yan Street and from there, turn left to Oi Kwan Road.

The Dim Sum is located inside this buiding. 

 The price *gasp*

I still prefer the taste of non halal dim sum.

2) The Coffee Academics 

Location: 35-45 Johnston Road Wan Chai

The only cafe that we tried in Hong Kong. This cafe was rated in the top 23 must visit cafes in Hong Kong by lady iron chef. They also have another branch in Causeway Bay.

3) Avenue of Stars

 They were having a huge renovation for avenue of stars. Therefore all the popular handprints were removed from the floor/tiles and were embedded temporarily and placed at somewhere nearby the original location.

We were having a little bit of difficulty in finding the place but somehow we managed to locate it.
Was quite disappointed because there weren't many handprints spotted. Booo :(

So here are few of the popular ones.

With the legendary Anita Mui. 

 Watttaaaaa!!! Bruce Lee with Ip Man.

And just by walking for few hundred meter, you'll have the spectacular view of Victoria Harbour.

4) Ladies Night Market

One of the must visit night market when you're in Hong Kong.

The crowd was crazy! Let the photo justify my statement.

Basically, there's many group of people who dominate the road by performing karaoke.
I think that is how they enjoy their night.

Not only they perform singing, but certain group actually had a dancing competition.
Wah really damn happening wei.

 Nom nom nom.

The end.

So where to next?

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Macau - Senado Square / St. Dominic's Church / Ruins of St. Paul's Cathedral

Trip to Hong Kong would be incomplete if you didn't stop by Macau. The journey from Hong Kong to Macau is only about an hour by turbo jet.

Macau is basically a gambling paradise for those gambling freaks. The entire place are filled with casinos!

The hotels in Macau are really damn awesome. The architecture is no joke. It's like i'm living in some sort of futuristic world or something.


We took the China Ferry Terminal which is located in Tsim Sha Tsui. There's another alternative route which is by taking the Hong Kong Macau Ferry Terminal whereby it is near the IFC Towers in Shun Tak Center.

We took the economy class which cost us 164HKD per person for a single trip. Roughly about RM80+ after conversion.

Economy Class. 

 Upon arrival at Macau's Jetty.

Our initial plan was to explore Macau on our own because the price for hiring a tour guide is quite costly for a day trip.

Fortunately for us, while we were looking at the map, studying on how to get to the popular St. Paul's Cathedral, a lady approached us telling us that she could help if we want to. So she gave us the directions on how to get there. After explaining, we were still quite blur, so she offered us a great price for being our personal tour guide for the entire day.

Our first stop was the Grand Emperor Hotel.

All guests and tourists are greeted with the Golden Pathway at the lobby whereby you'll find 78 pure gold bars weighing about one kilogram each.


Can't believe we are stepping on Gold Bars! 

On our way to Senado Square. 

Woots! Sexy mermaids spotted!
- Fishing hurts 

 This is the Senado Square.

You need to get here in order to visit Ruins of St. Paul's Cathedral.

 St. Dominic's Church.

And they said the portuguese egg tart is a must try when you're in Macau.

But I'm not sure whether this is the popular one or not lah.
Taste good to me though. Alahh bantai je la.

Finally! Ruins of St. Paul's Cathedral.

The weather was freaking hot. I swear to God that I'm melting.

 Ticking it off the bucket list.

Look at their hotels. 

MOP is Macau's currency. MOP 100 is the same as 100HKD in value. 

One way ride cost MOP 100 per person and thanks to our tour guide Ms Ludy, we got it for FREE!

The ride was really awesome. 

Meet our tour guide - Ms Ludy
A filipino lady.

 The Venetian Hotel

We decided to leave Macau earlier because there's nothing much for us to do since we don't gamble.
Budak baik kononnya kan.

 We decided to try the First Class on our way back to Hong Kong. 

Complimentary food lagi tu.

So for those who wants to hire an affordable tour guide in Macau, feel free to contact Ms Ludy Bagaoisan. Click on her name for her facebook link.

Until then :)


Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Hong Kong - Central to the Peak / Hong Kong Courts / Victoria Peak

Day 4 in Hong Kong.

Unintentionally into matchy-matchy couple outfits.

1) Central to the Peak

This is where you can find one of the longest outdoor escalator in the world : Central - Mid Levels Escalator.

Thanks to Running Man whereby one of their older episodes which was taken in Hong Kong and the RM Members need to run around this escalator to complete their run/mission. That's when I've came to know about this longest escalator thingy.

A 26,000-foot escalator rides up the steep incline to the Mid-Levels. 

 The Cafe where the RM Member's need to guess 
the mixture of drinks prepared by the bartender.

Trying out Lebanese food at Maison. 

RM70+ per lunch set excluding drinks. 

 The meal. 
Ohmaigawd menyesal giler makan benda ni.

2) Hong Kong Court of Appeal

Hello Hong Kong Court!
Thanks to your Hong Kong drama that portray how cool it is to be a lawyer, which lead me into what I am now. *chuckles*

Ain't gonna talk into depth about this. Buat emo saja.

 Been there. Checked.

3) Hong Kong High Court

It's a little bit trickier to find their High Court because it's connected to a shopping mall.

We got there in the afternoon. 
Too bad no proceedings were on-going at that moment. 

 Hello there Court Room No. 15

 The view.

4) Victoria Peak

We were supposed to take the tram up to the peak. Unfortunately, we got lost and couldn't find our way to the tram station.

We used an alternative method which is to go up by bus.
Can't remember which bus and which stop to alight. Go do your own research yourself.
I would recommend you to take the bus up and use the tram down because the view by bus is really amazing. Although the journey could take a longer period, about an hour or so compared to the tram.

The bus will also cost way cheaper than the tram by 5 times?
If my memory serves me well, a single journey by bus to the peak cost around 10HKD meanwhile it cost 35HKD for a single journey by tram and 45HKD for two ways.

The Sky Terrace a.k.a The Peak cost 48HKD per ticket if you purchase it on counter.
You can get a better bargain if you buy it together with the peak tram tickets.

We spent our time there waiting for the sun to set and to witness the entire Hong Kong city.

 Our hand gestures were supposed to spelled as L.O.V.E but what the heck?

Saranghaeyo gemukz.

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