Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Hong Kong & Macau 2016 - Day 2 香港澳门游

Hong Kong & Macau Day 2
香港澳门游 第二日行程

脑海里不断回放着昨晚维多利亚港夜景的美丽~耳边仿佛还听见浪打在码头的声音。
早上懒洋洋的赖在床上,睁开眼却仿佛还在梦中。
旅行真好!我们整装待发,准备迎接新的一天。应该是新的满满行程的一天...


Our itinerary for Day 2:

- Breakfast at Yee Shun Milk Company 义顺牛奶公司早餐
- Lantau Island 大屿山
- Tian Tan Buddha 天坛大佛
- Lunch at Po Lin Monastery 宝莲禅寺素食午餐
- Tai O Fishing Village 大澳渔村
- Dinner at The Peak 山顶晚餐
- Madame Tussauds 杜莎夫人蜡像馆

Yee Shun Milk Company
They have 3 branches in Hong Kong. Find the one nearest to your location : HERE 

义顺牛奶公司(香港有三家分行)
佐敦佐敦庇利金街63號
TEL : 2730 2799
TIME : 08:00~00:00
铜锣湾:铜锣湾駱克道506號地下 
TEL : 2591 1837
TIME : 12:00~00:00
油麻地油麻地弥敦道513號地下
TEL : 2332 2726

~我们的菜单~
驰名双皮炖奶 - HKD 32 (RM 17.30)
香浓巧克力炖奶 - HKD 33 (RM 17.80)
杏仁汁鲜奶 - HKD 27 (RM 14.60)
法兰西多士 - HKD 27 (RM 14.60)
澳门猪扒包 - HKD 27 (RM 14.60)
猪扒鸡蛋三文治 - HKD 35 (RM 18.90)

到香港不可不吃的双皮炖奶!奶香顺滑,入口即化。吃进嘴里的那一瞬间,真感觉幸福感爆棚!有许多不同口味的炖奶供选择,像是姜汁、咖啡、巧克力。我还是喜欢原汁原味,并且点了等待已久的杏仁鲜奶。上一次访港,每天早上到茶餐厅都喝杏仁奶。回国之后就再没喝到杏仁奶了,这一次回来又怎么能错过呢?

~澳门猪扒包~
脆脆的外皮配搭厚厚多汁的猪扒夹心!两人分着吃也足够分量!

猪扒鸡蛋三文治!

香港人也有亲切的一面~

~早晨街景~
四周都是正在送货的工人。有的送饮水机水桶(超多的)、有的送印刷用纸、有的送文具、有的送报纸。大家手上都拖着手推车。各式各样的手推车 ,穿梭在热闹的香港街道上。

早早的,许留山还没营业呢!驰名的澳洲牛奶公司正逢周休日,只好拍拍照啦!
正往地铁方向前进,准备去大屿山啦!

街上交通或是行人,都是各自往各自的方向走。除了交通灯之外,其他的人似乎想往哪走只要没车就直接过马路就对了。唯路上写着大字对你喊着说:
“望左!望右!”
自己小心点啦!

~咖喱鱼旦~
原本快速前往地铁站的脚步不得不在这家铺前停下。招牌上的咖喱鱼旦写得实在太诱人了!
从远处便紧紧的盯着,我们来到了街角的这家小吃店。因为肚子里还是满满的炖奶和猪扒包,所以只点了咖喱鱼旦。大大颗满满浓浓咖喱汁的鱼旦,诱人的香味,热乎乎的送进嘴里。就算刚吃了早餐,我们又怎么舍得就此离开呢 ^_^

早早的,小贩们都在准备开档做生意。各式各样家庭用品都能在这里找到!毛巾、衣服、男装、女装、厨房用具 、蔬菜水果、海味山珍,样样有!

~药材海味铺~
档口旁边就是海味铺了。华族食物少不了各式药材,能补则补。就是煲粥 也要下点干贝什么的。所以海味铺、药材铺,处处可见。走在这条街上,真感觉实实在在地在香港啊 ^_^

~转角遇到菜市场~
众所周知,港人说话音量比较大声。于是 在转角之前,从很远很远,我已听到三位老板清晨洪亮的嗓子在聊日常的声音。哈哈!真亲切!感觉在看TVB的电视剧,师奶常常来买菜的地方 ^_^

~往地铁站路上~
路经公园,好多老人在打太极、在晨运。虽然香港人口密度很高,土地仍不足应付日趋增加的人口数量,但是在公园土地上,保护环境的工作还是有在进行的。许多大大小小的公园随处可见。趁着这次机会,脚踩着轻快的脚步,也感受感受早晨的宁静、似惬意的生活。

~狗狗散步~
好多人也带着狗狗上街散步。其中我们遇见的一对。
没被牵着的三只也很乖的跟在主人左右呢!超可爱的~

~搭上地铁了~
往大屿山去必须先搭地铁到东涌站 ,B出口之后,步行两分钟便可抵达缆车站。地铁上我们遇见韩国结伴来的四位女生。巧的是,之后第四天行程,我们到澳门时,也在餐馆在同一时间巧遇她们!和女朋友一起出国旅行,你喜欢吗?


~天坛大佛在大屿山昂坪~
推荐乘搭缆车前往(约30分钟)。我们没有提前上网预定缆车票,到了再买也是okay的(除假期繁忙时期以外)。
选择了标准车厢来回票价为HKD185 (RM99.70/return)。
如果你想乘搭水晶车厢也会是不错的体验,差别就是脚下的地板是玻璃的~
若想网上订票,点击在此

买票排队之后,终于到我们乘上缆车,准备出发了!
如简介说的,来一趟洗涤心灵的旅程!

蓝蓝的天,白白的云。绿绿的山,青青的水。还以为是在写作文里的风景呢!
一幅画似的映入眼帘。即便第二次游大屿山,仍被这一片美美的大自然景象所吸引!

~昂坪市集~
看见大佛了吗?从昂坪市集一路向上走,就会去到天坛大佛入口处。

~在拍照的外国女子~
天气好好,好幸运!有时天气不好时,到处是雾又或者遇上下雨天,就什么都看不见了。
今天正好,人不多,天气美美哒!

~世界闻名的天坛大佛~
这是青铜坐佛像。面相丰圆端丽、双耳垂肩、右手示施无畏印。显示佛陀救拔众生的心愿。
即便不是佛教徒也为这宏伟的佛像所震撼。


~拜佛的路程~
上到这里来之前,是一座长达268阶梯的石阶。大概需要十到十五分钟的时间就可以到达。
大佛基座纪念堂内有记载建造佛像的过程,也供奉着佛陀舍利。购票便可进入参观。
已故歌后梅艳芳其中一个供公众拜祭的灵位也在此。许多歌迷都会献花拜祭,也有很多梅艳芳生前的照片~




~延绵山脉~
从此处望去,延绵的山脉尽收眼底。对面是素有南天佛国之称的宝莲禅寺。寺内有多座富有中国建筑特色的建筑物,非常值得一见!因我们购票进入大佛基座纪念堂,门票也包括在宝莲禅寺的素食午餐。

~大澳渔村~
离开天坛大佛之后,在昂坪市集旁的巴士站,乘搭前往大澳的21路公车,便可来到大澳渔村。大奥位于香港新界大屿山西部,是香港现今最著名的渔村。这一趟旅程,有幸来到这里,一同感受早期香港渔村的风貌。渔村较少受到都市化的影响,居民大多是年长人士,孩子们都到市区去工作了。街口的不远处有一所学校,小小的街上都是阿公阿嬷和刚放学的孙子。在这里也可以看到许多商店摊贩,小巷里都弥漫着浓浓的咸鱼虾酱味道。有点我爸爸小时候带我到槟城旧时渔村的感觉~
过去,大澳是个繁荣的小渔村,是一个生产海盐的地方。

~大澳棚屋~
大澳有许多棚屋,是用木柱支撑的棚屋,是渔民们的居所。好多小船停靠在自己家门口,渔民多数以舢舨出入。大澳风景秀丽盎然,独有的水乡风情,也让这地方享有 东方威尼斯的美誉!而在大澳市集永安街上也有所成立于2000年的大澳历史文化室。里面有详细介绍关于大澳渔村的历史。宋朝年间,大澳已为渔民聚集之地。当时广东水师曾经派兵驻守大澳以打击海盗猖獗的问题。

~大澳将军石~
乘大澳小船出海便可看到这一块将军石。我们乘坐的小船上正好和旅行团一块。
导游大声讲解,我们也顺道理解了这里的历史、文化。哈哈!
大澳将军石是大澳地标,对面便是伶仃洋。将军身高十米,从远处望去像是倚靠在山崖休息。

好美的风景~

~回家路上~
刚放学的小弟,一边吃着鸡蛋仔。
走路回家的路上,一边沿路和铺里的阿嬷聊天 ^_^

~山顶缆车~
漫步于大澳之后,夜晚我们决定前往山顶一览维港美丽的夜景。
太平山顶是香港最高点,海拔373米,位于香港岛的西北部。它也被称为维多利亚峰,
没有别的地方比从这里俯瞰维港两岸的景色更佳的地点了。
推荐网上预定缆车车票,否则傍晚排队的人龙可真会吓得你脚软的。
我们购买的是包含缆车车票、杜莎夫人蜡像馆及凌霄阁摩天台428的套票。
票价为HKD250 (MYR 134.70)。
若想网上订此套票,点击在此



地址:
香港岛太平山顶
查询:
+852 2849 0668 (凌霄阁)
+852 2522 0922 (山顶缆车)
+852 2849 4113 (山顶广场)
网址:
www.thepeak.com.hk
www.thepeakgalleria.com
交通:


  • 从中环8码头搭乘15C号巴士,或港铁中环站 J2出口步行至花园道山顶缆车站,再搭乘山顶缆车登山。
  • 于港铁香港站D出口的中环交易广场巴士总站,搭乘15号巴士。
  • 于港铁香港站E出口的公共运输交汇处,搭乘1号绿色小巴。

这里是入口处。旁边就有柜台可以换取山顶缆车车票。

一到山顶,马上先医了肚子再说。来了一碗通心粉,再加上橙汁沙冰~

~维多利亚港夜景~
这里是世界闻名的四大夜景之一。从山顶上的观望台俯瞰维多利亚港及九龙半岛,一览无遗。此处无疑是访港必游之地!好多次我放下手边的照相机,静静地凝视这幅美景,仔细地观察中环一栋栋高耸的建筑物。脑海里浮现着香港的百年历史,悠久的中华民族传统文化,殖民地时期发展成的国际金融中心,再回归到自己的祖国,也是中国的特别行政区。这里的丰富历史文化,让我深深地爱上这个城市。冷风吹打在脸上,我心里却是暖暖的。能够感受这幅夜景之下所带来的宁静,是多么的幸福!既能欣赏她独有璀璨华丽的一面,也能感受她道道地地浓浓的人情味。多么美丽的城市!


~杜莎夫人蜡像馆~
杜莎夫人蜡像馆位于凌霄阁二楼,馆里展示超过100个栩栩如生的国际名人蜡像。他们个个都好高啊!哈哈!而且制作得好逼真,活灵活现的!

~我的偶像~
挥着翅膀的女孩!容祖儿!

~哈寒风~
韩风吹袭全球,蓝衣男士已被这股寒风吹得冻僵在此。

~都敏俊~
我也只能看着来自星星的他呀~幸好千颂伊没来~

~我妈妈的偶像~
我顺便一起照了!哈哈!看他尴尬的手势,明显想要说明我们来自不同的星星!

~我的最爱~
麦兜是我第二爱的卡通人物!哆啦A梦为冠军!
麦兜的成长史历历在目。这一次在麦兜的出生地遇见麦兜真是太兴奋了!
但是麦太这次没教纸包鸡包纸包鸡哟!哈哈!

~麦太世界鸡包纸纸包鸡~
没看过的你你你你你真的一定要看!
哈哈哈哈哈哈!



~杜莎夫人~
来到这里怎么能不见杜莎夫人本尊呢?

就这样结束了第二天的行程!拖着已经不是我的了的我的脚,慢慢散步回到油麻地的酒店。洗个澡、吹个头发,直接一觉到天明!哈哈!

Stay tune for Day 3! Macau, we are coming back!!

Monday, October 24, 2016

Hong Kong & Macau 2016 - Day 1

Hong Kong has always been my favorite city to visit for a short getaway. The iconic skyline, signature dim sum, local desserts and mouthwatering international cuisine just make me wanna go back again and again! Don't forget to mention, it is such a shopping paradise!! ^_^

Although many has assumed that travelling to Hong Kong is very expensive, this is however very much depending on your itinerary. There are actually many places of interest which tourist can visit for free!

Location
Hong Kong is one of the two Special Administrative Regions (SAR) of China (the other being Macau). It is located on the southeast coast of China, facing the South China Sea. It is about 4 hours by air from Singapore and 3 1/2 hours from Beijing. Hong Kong consists of Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, the New Territories and a group of 260 outlying islands.

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Visa-free Travel
Hong Kong offers visa-free access for passport holders from about 170 countries including Singapore and Malaysia (for stays up to 90 days). The duration ranges from 7 days to 180 days, depending on nationality. Check out about Hong Kong's Visa Policy.

When to visit
The most popular time to visit is during autumn, which is around September to November.

Weather
The typhoon season in Hong Kong normally runs from April to October. Monitor the progress of approaching storms and follow the advice of the local authorities.

Language
Cantonese is widely spoken in Hong Kong. Most people understand Chinese. English is widely spoken too especially in tourist areas.

Time Zone (GMT)
Hong Kong Time Zone - GMT +8

Essential tips ^_^

1. My Hong Kong Guide by Hong Kong Tourism Board 香港-我的智游行程
- Available on App Store

2. MTR system map 
a. Hong Kong City Maps - Discover HKG with MTR, bus, and travel guides
    - Available on App Store



b. Download here.
MTR System map


3. Octopus Card 
- Purchase at Hong Kong International Airport or any MTR station
- $150 - with $100 value + $50 refundable deposit
- Upon leaving Hong Kong, you may get refund of the deposit and remaining value at Hong Kong Airport
(Refund fee: $9)
- More info: Visit www.octopus.com.hk/

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4. SIM card
We purchased our Discover Hong Kong Tourist SIM Card ($88 for 5 day pass) at CSL outlet in Hong Kong Airport.
More info: https://www.hkcsl.com/en/Discover-HK-Tourist-Prepaid-SIM/

**as of October 2016

Our itinerary for Day 1:

- Arriving at Hong Kong International Airport
- Check in Bridal Tea House Hotel (Yau Ma Tei)
- Victoria Harbour/Symphony of Lights (Tsim Sha Tsui)
- Dinner at Serenade Chinese Restaurant 尖沙咀映月楼
- Nathan Road shopping around

So in love with this view from the departure hall!


Boarding at Terminal 3

Cactus garden at the airport

Walk way by the cactus garden

 Such an amazing view on a nice clear blue sky day ^_^

Riding an endless sea of clouds!

Bridal Tea House Hotel at Yau Ma Tei

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This is the picture on our booking website
Our room was similar to this but much smaller lol
Aircond, TV, hair dryer available
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Small bathroom. Basic amenities such as shampoo, soap was provided. 
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Location: Very good. It's very near to MTR Yau Ma Tei station (3 minutes walk) and Mong Kok shopping district. There are many foods and shopping street around.

Space: The room is extremely small. SMALL.really SMALL. Especially for the bathroom (only fit a person standing). However, considering that we are only there for a very short stay and we spend most of the time outdoors, this hotel is quite a good option for us.

Hotel service: Hotel service was satisfying. Housekeeping clean our room for all the 4 days that we are staying ^_^

Hotel room: Room was comfortable. Air-conditioner, TV and heater all works fine. Perhaps after a long day of walking which makes the room even more comfy for us haha.

Meal: No breakfast included. We didn't go to the hotel's cafe either because there are just so many food stalls around! Delicious local foods =D

Review vid: There is a review vid on Youtube if you would like to check out. The room we got was smaller than the one featured in the video.

Overall rating: 6/10

Recommended for: Budget traveller / Traveler seeking for strategic location

Contact details:
Website: http://www.bthhotel.com/BTH/en/Room.jsp
Bookings: Reservation can be done through telephone, fax or e-mail
Charge : Payment by Visa Card Service acceptable 
E-mail : info@bthhotel.com 
Tel : (852) 2780 6113 Fax : (852) 2781 0367

Going to Tsim Sha Tsui after a nice hot bath ^_^




Victoria Harbour!! Originally called "Hong Kong Harbour"
Named after the British Queen Victoria after Hong Kong became a colony of Britain
Never fails to amaze me with the spectacular views of Hong Kong's skyline!
Reminds me of the scenes in TVB drama! ^_^


So beautiful!


Can't take my eyes off the scenery!



Happy us!


Next stop!
Dinner at Serenade Restaurant Tsim Sha Tsui
Yum Yum!

Golden prawns


Serenade Chinese Restaurant
Address: 1-2/F, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Restaurant Block
Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Tel: 2722 0932
Opening hour: Monday to Sunday
9am - 4.30pm; 5.30pm - 11.30pm
Cuisine: Cantonese

Dinner was so satisfying!
We walked around Nathan Road after dinner ^_^



And went for our first tong sui (sugar water)!
Dessert culture is huge in Hong Kong
We decided to pop into the local stall for a bowl of black glutinuous rice


That marks the end of our first day in Hong Kong. We took MTR back to hotel for an early rest after a long day of travelling haha.

Stay tuned for Day 2! - Lantau Island Ngong Ping Tian Tan Buddha, Tai O, The peak!