Finally a short getaway has been planned. We will be off to Hong Kong during the Vesak Day Weekend. Why Hong Kong? The hubby has yet to go there. The wifey has been there in 2005 with her family.
You can read all about it here (in Malay, blogged by the wifey’s dad) http://tamanbahasa.blogspot.sg/2005_12_01_archive.html
Given that we only have 3 days to spend in Hong Kong, the following itinerary has been drafted and approved by the hubby.
1. Hong Kong Day 1
- 0130hrs: Spore to Hong Kong Flight.
- 0510hrs: Hong Kong international Airport.
- 0700hrs: Popeye.
- 0800-1200hrs: Tung Chung Station: Ngong Ping 360 crystal cabin (Lunch – Ebeneezer Halal Kebab & Pizza) & Citygate Outlet.
- 1300hrs: Halal Dimsum tea – take a cab from Wan Chai MTR to 5th floor Masjid Ammar and Osman RamjuSadick Islamic Centre (40 Oi Kwan Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong) or on foot, get off at Wan Chai Station, exit at A3 Johnston Road, turn left, walk straight on the other side of the road until you see Istanbul Turkish Kebabs and Grill on the left and The Charterhouse building on the right, walk into the carpark of The Charterhouse building which will lead you to another road and you’ll see the mosque. (Pack dinner)
- 1500hrs: Tram to Central, Walk to Tram Terminus to take tram to Victoria Peak.
- 1800hrs: Boat Moksha – Shum Wan Rd, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong: To get there, take bus 72A or 75 towards Aberdeen and alight at the terminus. Water taxis ($7) will take you to the boat from the dock opposite the bus terminus.
2. Hong Kong Day 2
- 1000hrs: Wan Chai station: Masjid Ammar and Osman Ramju Sadick Islamic Centre for Dim Sum breakfast cum lunch.
- 1200hrs: Central Star Ferry Piers to Tsim Sha Tsui, Mongkok station: Walking around Mongkok, Ladies market.
- Solat @ Kowloon Mosque, Kowloon Tsim Sha Tsui at the corner of Nathan Road and Haiphong Road next to Kowloon Park.
- 1700hrs: Early Dinner: Islam food is located at No. 1 Lung Kong Road or Bismillah Kebab, Shop No. 75 at Chung King Mansion near to Tsim Sha Tsui MTR Station.
- Tsim Sha Tsui MTR: Avenue of Stars & 8pm the Symphony of Lights Show.
- 2100: Boat Moksha – Shum Wan Rd, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong: To get there, take bus 72A or 75 towards Aberdeen and alight at the terminus. Water taxis ($7) will take you to the boat from the dock opposite the bus terminus.
3. Hong Kong Day 3
- 0800hrs – cab to Hong Kong international Airport
- 1100hrs: Hong Kong to Spore Flight
No Disneyland or Shenzhen or even Macau for us. The hubby wanted a dimsum holiday. Fancy flying all the way to Hong Kong for dimsum. -_-
The cheapest flight to Hong Kong is definitely Tigerairways. However, we decided to pamper ourselves a bit by flying with Cathay. The early flight was selected on purpose as we wanted to maximize our time there. This trip will be a very much on the go trip as you can see from the itinerary. We booked our flights via zuji.com.sg as always and then search airbnb for accomodation.
Guess what? We are going to sleep on a boat – https://www.airbnb.com.sg/rooms/65117.
We know pictures can be deceiving, so we have moderated our expectations. We could pay some inordinate amount for a hotel room that amounted to nothing more than a bed and four walls but we choose to try something new and took a gamble by booking 2 nights there. So that’s it. Flight & accommodation booked. That’s pretty much how we roll. Oh yes, the extras:
- Hong Kong MTR Airport Express Travel Pass – 3 days unlimited MTR rides with one way journey on the airport express line – HK$220
- Ngong Ping 360 – Crystal cabin Fare – HK$169
- Star Ferry Ride – Fare – HK$ 2.30
- Victoria Peak – The Peak Tram One Way Fare – HK$37 & Sky Terrace Admission Fee – HK$20
Nope, we are no shopaholics. Hopefully once we’re back, we’ll do a short review of our Hong Kong, the road less travelled. 😉