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Peak a Boo HK

Posted by on 18. June 2009

At the Peak

My Second out of the country travel was in Hong Kong in 2003 and while people were shying away from the trips due to SARS outbreak earlier that year, I was taking advantage of discounted fares due to the soft appetite for travel.  Since my cousin is based there food and accommodation is always free though of course, the cost of going from one site to another is still a bit expensive.  I’ve been to Hong Kong already almost once or twice a year since then as its like my default location and somehow felt like a second home.  In fact, I own my own Octopus card which can be used on the MTR and buses and I can really commute there and probably have been in more locations than my cousin who is based there.

With Donald Duck at Disney

I’ve been practically everywhere in Hong Kong.  I’ve enjoyed the rides and attractions at Ocean Park.  I’ve visited Teddy Bear Kingdom and had a buffet meal where I ate almost all the dessert in the menu.  I had a fresh seafood meal at Floating Restaurant at Aberdeen.  I’ve bought souvenirs and bargained hard at  Stanley Market.  I’ve went head to head with Bruce Lee at Avenue of the Star.  I’ve hanged out with Snoopy and the Gang at Snoopy’s World.  I’ve marveled at one the World’s longest suspended bridge which is Tsing Ma Bridge.  I’ve visited the World’s largest outdoor sitting Buddha and the neighboring attraction in Ngong Ping 360 in Lantau via a long ferry ride and a cable car ride.  I’ve admired the wonderful view of Victoria Harbour and also was amazed by the Symphony of Lights and several night shows. I went up Victoria’s Peak via Tram and was awed by the Hong Kong Skyline view from the top.  I played around in Hong Kong Park.  Of course, I enjoyed the company of Mickey and Gang in Hong Kong Disneyland.

At Avenue of the Stars

I also enjoyed the shopping experience in Hong Kong and I admire their sales promotion strategies.  They do their promotion with variations say they can offer buy 2 take 1 in the morning and offer buy 3 take 1 in the afternoon or just take it away the next day.  This strategy prevents the customers from taking their time in waiting for a better promo as they always keep it unpredictable.  That’s how fast transactions are in Hong Kong.  The designs are also up-to-date so it’s really nice to buy clothes here.  Sometime I wonder why I even bring clothes when I go here when my luggage size doubles going home. It’s such an easy place to explore with MTR, star ferry, the tram and the bus system.  Hong Kong is gifted with such a nice harbour that blends so well with all the skyscrapers that surround it whether seen from a top in The Peak or from the sides of Tsim Sha Tsui or Wan Chai.  It also keeps a balance of the old Chinese traditions and heritage and is always up-to-date when it comes to infrastructure and developments which makes Hong Kong always a nice place to visit.

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