Monday, December 14, 2009

Hong Kong Day 1: Wong Tai Sin

By the time we settle down in our room and unpack our luggage, it was already 2.30pm.
We decided to go to Wong Tai Sin, a famous temple.
It is located at the Wong Tai Sin Mtr Station (did they name the station because of the temple?).

Two hungry ladies were looking around for food.
As we were staying along the Flower Street, we decided to walk down the street to see what we can eat.
There were so many char chung ting (small coffee shop kind) around and we had no idea what to eat.
Then the familiar sign came to our view: MacDonalds. Woohoo.
Without much thinking, our very first meal in Hong Kong is at Mac.

I ordered the Big Mac meal upsized while Miss Yew ordered their new Ebi Burger meal.

Big Mac meal upsized with crispy-yet-not-oily fries.

Yes!!! Their fries are simply amazing.
It's crispy and taste somewhat like Long John Silver's fries and yet they are not oily!!!

Ebi Burger packaging.

Mac in Hong Kong is not just favourite amongst teenagers but also adults and even senior citizens.

After our late lunch, we walked to Mong Kok East Mtr Station.
Along the way at the bridge, we took some photos of the market street (it's like our night market but the whole street is covered.)

The whole road is barely visible.

Amount of people walking.

Mong Kok East MTR station.

We had to catch the MTR at Mong Kok East station to Kowloon Tong station and then change train to reach Wong Tai Sin station.
Actually, we were quite noobs.
Eventually, we realised that Wong Tai SIn station is acutally on the same line as Prince Edward, which is 2 minutes away from our hostel.

At Wong Tai Sin station, it is best that you observe the station exit first before really exiting.
If you exit at the one facing the main road, then good for you.
This is because, we followed the signages at the station and exited nearest to the shopping mall.
There lay a few landmines of old ladies trying to sell you incense and joss paper.
Well... I shouldn't use "trying". It should be "forcing".
Unless you have good agility and able to avoid them quickly once out of the exit.
Otherwise, be prepared to pay amounts from HK$10 onwards.

Praying items sold at the legal shops outside the temple. If you want to pray, you can get the incense and joss paper safely here.

Evening sunset at Wong Tai Sin

The sun sets early in Hong Kong.
By 6pm, it is almost dark.

After Wong Tai Sin, we went back to our hostel to change and head to Harbour City to deliver books to PageOne.
Miss Yew also met up with her friend, Stephanie, to collect her shoes back.
Dinner was at a canto restaruant and they provided free corkage.
I drank 2 glasses or red wine - the most amount of red wine I ever drank.
And after dinner, Stephanie brought us to a lounge at one of the tall buildings to drink and look at the night scene of Hong Kong Island.
It was past midnight when we took the bus back to Prince Edward station and walked back to our room.


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