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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Hong Kong Trip - Day 2, Part 2

Eh, the write up on day 2 is not finished yet. After our Dim Sum lunch, we headed back to Wan Chai MTR station and took the MTR back to Tsim Sha Tsui Station. From there we walked back to the hotel. We should have used the exit leading us to Nathan Road but hubby said it would be nearer if we exited at Haipong Road. NOT!! In the end, what should have taken us a 10 minute walk back to the hotel, turned out to be 30 minutes. And boy was it humid!


Since everyone was tired out by walking all day, we all decided to take a nap and freshen up for dinner. Initially I had planned for us to go see the Symphony of Lights but we ended up oversleeping (the show started every night at 8pm). In the end, we headed down to the Avenue of Stars at 9pm to take in the night scenery.The scenery along Nathan Road.


Walking from the hotel to the Avenue of Stars only took us 15 minutes as I had seriously studied the maps beforehand. It was then we also found the quickest and easiest way to the Tsim Sha Tsui station. We walked down Nathan Road; it reminded me of Champs-Élysées in Paris. Lots of designer stores with brands such as Hugo Boss, Chanel, Burberry and such. From Nathan Road, we had to take the subway or underground tunnel to cross Salisbury Road. Yep, in HK, a lot of the roads had to be crossed underground. I guess it was a better way of crossing the road than using an overhead bridge. Once we crossed Salisbury Road, it was just a short walk to the Avenue of Stars. Dania and Aqilah in front of the waterfront skyline. The picture is a bit dark but you can make out the colorful buildings in the background.
More of the beautiful Hong Kong skyline at night.
In front of the Avenue of Stars clipboard. Yep, the girls were already in their pajamas and no, that is not the same t-shirt I wore during the day. Daria, as usual, is only mildly interested.
Lights, Camera, Action!! Giving our best red carpet poses to the camera.
Now I'm in the Director's chair. Where's my coffee?!!!

The Avenue of Stars is Hong Kong's answer to Hollywood Walk of Fame. I didn't recognise a lot of the names as they were all Hong Kong actors and actresses but some looked familiar.

Shaolin Soccer! Kung Fu Hustle! CJ7!! Hahahaha...
Jet Li!! His hands are quite small. Or are mine quite big? Hmmm..
I lurve Chow Yuen Fatt!! I think he gets handsomer as he gets older.
The shop dedicated to Jackie Chan was already closed so...
I had to be content with a picture of his hands. Again, so small!! (Or are mine...nevermind!).
Not only did they have a star for Bruce Lee...
they also had a bronze statue of him. Wachaaaaa!!

We spent 1 1/2 hours near the waterfront, taking in the sights and sounds and enjoying the night breeze. Then we walked back to the hotel for a good night's rest and to prepare for yet another day of sightseeing the following day.

9 comments:

theotheraj said...

aku nampak ada pattern kat sini.

if you pick the routes, korang tak sesat and save time.

kalau itu enche pilih, detour and delays manjang..

heheh

Along said...

TOAJ: Yer...memang macam tu. Sampai dia dok cadangkan tmpt nak pi, semua reluctant nak layan. Hahhaha...

Sal said...

Along...ko nak jadik Director film apa???? Hollywood? Bollywood? atau Malaywood? Waakaakaaa

Along said...

Sal: Aku x kisah cite apa asalkan Edward Norton ada berlakon. Muahahaha...

NORA ANSHAR said...

in relation to joe's comment, ingat tak yg kita pi travel east dulu? we made ayam drive je but never read the map coz everytime he does that, memang sesat barat jadiknye esp. time nyc.

Along said...

Nora: Itu la..he's the typical male driver...never one to ask for directions..menonong je jalan.

Anonymous said...

hi,came across your blog when i google about hong kong trip. Noticed you stayed in Citadines. I am going to HK with my family in Nov and tot of staying in Citadines. I have 2 kids, 7 and 2. Will it be sufficient and is it easy to get to the hotel from the airport. Its my first trip to HK. Thanks.

Along said...

Anon: You can ask for directions at the airport on how to get to Citadines. They will advise you based on the number of people in your group (if not many, you can take a cab). Since you have 2 kids, you can take one room and have the kids sleep on the sofa bed. I would recommend Citadines for the location, staff and utilities. Have fun in HK.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the tips on hong kong.