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Hong Kong song

Posted in Travel by avisoo on February 1, 2010

After my Macau trip, i decided to go to Hong Kong, the city is just 1 hour from Macau by ferry. I have not made systematic plan for trip, so i go where my feet go. I went to Hong Kong by turbojet from Macau Ferry Terminal. I arrived by mid afternoon at the friendly and high tech harbour of Hong Kong. Before reaching the city, we were given arrival and departure cards and health declaration form be filled in and sign, because of the swine flu outbreak. At the harbour, i get the traditional paper map showing me where the Nathan Road at Tsim Sha Tshui area will be. Why Nathan Road? because the internet told me there is a lot of guest houses there, then i entered the MTR (Mass Transit Railway) station, get a single ticket to reach Tsim Sha Tshui area..

Arrived at Nathan Road, I see the sale banner being plastered everywhere, and a lot of people thronging almost every shops. It’s like a never ending sea of people everywhere you go. After walking around about 15 minutes, i stop at the front of Mirador Mansion Building, and i saw cosmic guest house written on one board. I entered the building, and check in at Cosmic Guest House. I payed US $20 for single room with air conditioner, washtafel, free internet access, and colour tv. It’s cheap. First time enter the room, is it smelled like an old man’s room. The furniture in the room, the linens, the bathroom were so old. Overall is ok.

Mirador Mansion 54-56 Nathan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong

As you can see from the MTR system map, (which you can click to enlarge) Hong Kong’s MTR system covers pretty much every area in Hong Kong. And there are machines in the MTR station to reload and check your Octopus card (Octopus card is a rechargeable stored value smart card used to transfer electronic payments in online or offline systems in Hong Kong), also computers with free internet access for 15 minutes.  You can use the computers for free but there’s a 15 minute countdown once you begin. RECOMMENDATION : Buy a Tourist day pass at MTR station, it’s gonna save you more money and you get 1 day of unlimited train travel (except Airport express, Light Rail and East Rail Line First Class, Lo Wu or Lok Ma Chau Stations).

Scenes from Hong Kong

The weather in Hong Kong has been really good, only at certain times it can get quite hot but at most times, it was just fairly sunny with cooling breeze. When travelling at night, it’s advisable for those who have low tolerance for cold and strong winds to bring a jacket, because the temperature can get quite low

OVERVIEW : Hong Kong was wonderful.  I did not have the time to partake of all touristy norms. But what I saw, did, and experienced in Hong Kong was clearly a taste (literally) of what Hong Kong is and the flavors it has to offer.