Friday, July 19, 2013

~ Hong Kong Itinerary ~


If you have followed our posts closely on our trip to Hong Kong, this is a summary of our travel itinerary. Hope this will be helpful for those who are keen on travelling to the Pearl of the Orient. :)

Day 1
- SQ Flight from Singapore to Hong Kong
- Airport Express from Chek Lap Kok to City
- Check-in to Chi Residences 279
- Shopping at Langham Place
- Scenic walk along Avenue of Stars, Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade
- Night walk at Temple Street

Day 2
- Morning market walk at Goldfish Market, Fa Yuen Street Market
- Window shopping at Elements
- Panoramic view of Hong Kong from Sky 100 Hong Kong Observation Deck
- Exhibition and Shopping at Habour City
- Night walk at Ladies Street

Day 3
- Theme Park - Ocean Park

Day 4
- Cable car ride to Ngong Ping 360
- Po Lin Monastery
- Scenic view at Wisdom Path
- Vegetarian Lunch at Po Lin Monastery
- Shopping at Citygate Outlet
- Market walk at Apliu Street Flea Market and Cheung Sha Wan Fashion Street
- Night market walk at Yau Ma Tei Market

Day 5
- Theme park - Disneyland

Day 6
- Outlying Island - Lamma Island
   - Hiking trail from Yung Shue Wan to Sok Kwu Wan
   - Lamma Winds
   - Hung Shing Yeh Beach
   - Kamikaze Grottos
   - Seafood lunch at Tai Yuen Shark's Fin Seafood Restaurant
- Toy hunting at Tai Yuen Street

Day 7
- Dim Sum at Tim Ho Wan
- City view from Central-Mid-Levels Escalators
- Leisure walk and drink at Lan Kwai Fong
- Evening walk at Li Yuen Street East and West

Day 8
- Return flight to Singapore

Check out the links below on the other places of interests that we have visited in our previous visits to Hong Kong.

- The Peak
- Madam Tussauds
- Wong Tai Sin Temple


10 comments:

  1. I have been following your last few post on HK and am planning to go there in December, but 8 days is a little too long for me and since I am going with my hubby, we will not be going to Disneyland either. How many days would you recommend to stay in HK if we are interested mainly in eating and just some sightseeing?

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  2. Hi I have been following your post on Hongkong and find it really helpful. My husband and I are planning to go there in December but 8 days is a little too long for us and we are not that interested in going to Disneyland. We are more into food and some sightseeing. Would 4 days be enough for HK?

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  3. Hi,

    Thanks for following our posts. If you are not keen on the theme parks, 4 days is also sufficient to visit a few of the main sightseeing spot like Ngong Ping 360, Polin Temple @ Lantau, and also The Peak, Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade to view the Harbour. Plus other street markets :) Have fun!

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  4. Thanks for the advice! Two more questions actually! Do you need to have good Cantonese to get around because for some reason I have the impression that most people there are not so good in mandarin. The last question is do you by any chance know about trivago? I searched their website for Chi residence and the price they came up with was also quite reasonable. http://www.trivago.sg/?aDateRange[arr]=2013-12-17&aDateRange[dep]=2013-12-20&iRoomType=7&iMemberProfileId=0&iViewType=0&iGeoDistanceItem=2146778&iPathId=73566&

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  5. Hi phoebe, thanks for the tip. One more thing, I was searching for chi residence 138 on agoda but could not find it. So instead I saw this other hotel booking sites, http://www.trivago.sg/?aDateRange[arr]=2013-08-22&aDateRange[dep]=2013-08-25&iRoomType=7&iMemberProfileId=0&iViewType=0&iGeoDistanceItem=2146778&iPathId=73566& but it seems there isn't breakfast. Did you have breakfast in the hotel as well or what did you guys do with breakfast?

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  6. Hi. Sorry for the delay as I was busy.

    If you know Cantonese, it will be helpful. However, nowadays, the locals are more well-verse in Mandarin or English. It should not be a major problem.

    I am not so sure about Trivago.. Chi Residence is not exactly a hotel, it is an apartment. There is no swimming pool or gym facilities. But I like the room layout and the location. There's a lot of nice food near Chi Residence, so I usually prefer to go out and eat instead. Hope this helps :)

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  7. Great this is very helpful! I must have misread the review on Chi residence! In any case I am pretty sure we will stay there now.

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  8. I saw the recent review in Tripadvisor that there are some noise issue at Chi Residence 279 due to the construction nearby. Do understand that it is an apartment and I hope you had a wonderful stay and holiday in Hong Kong. :)

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  9. Hi,

    Want to thank you for putting up a very informative blog on HK travel.

    Like to ask how weather is like in Dec. Will be bringing my two kids (3yo and 5yo). How many layers would you recommend they wear? Also should I expect rain?

    Like to ask also how did your kids find the hiking trail at Lamma island? How long did you take to complete the trail?

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  10. Hi Damien,

    Its great to hear that the information is helpful.

    December is one of the coldest month in HongKong. For myself, I put on one jacket and it was pretty sufficient for me. You may want to bring extra for your kids if they are afraid of the cold weather.

    My 2 kids find the hiking very tiring. :) There's a lot of walking with steep slopes. We had frequent breaks, stopping to eat and rest by the beach. But the scenery is really beautiful. It took us the entire morning (~5 hours) to complete the whole trail and we had late lunch. But it was a different experience altogether. :)

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