HongKong 2011- Day 3 part 1

26 Dec

Hi there!

As usual, we had our breakfast at the hotel’s lounge. Thereafter we took the shuttle bus to their sister hotel at causeway bay. We finally felt like we were in hongkong cause we’re finally in the hearts of the city! 🙂

A must take picture when you’re in their subway. My travel mate!

Me! 😀

Octopus Card
We bought the octopus card on day 1 when we arrived at the airport. You can check out more on octopus card via
http://www.octopus.com.hk/get-your-octopus/choose-your-octopus/on-loan-octopus/standard-octopus/en/index.html

There are many different choices of card you could get for a tourist. After some calculation,  we decided to go for  the standard card which would relatively be cheaper than if we would to get other types. Basically, the standard card is like Singapore’s EZ-link card (tap & go) where you just have to top up once you’ve ran out of credit.

This EZ-link requires a deposit but re-assure that you can get a refund once you returned your card at the end of your visit.

The Peak

Our first stop in our itenary was to head to the Madame Tussauds via taking the Tram at The Peak. So after we took the shuttle bus, we took from Causeway bay MTR to Central MTR.

Directions from Central MTR to The Peak:
1) Exit J2 from Central MTR
2) Walk through the charter garden
3) Cross Queen’s Road central, up to garden road
4) Pass by China Bank thereafter Citiplaza on the left
5) Pass by St. Cathedral on the right
6) Reach The Peak on the left

Note: The walk from the exit to the peak is uphill so if you’re bringing any eldery or anyone whom’s has slight walking difficulties, it’s gona be a little bit tough for them.

Don’t worry if you couldn’t see the icons that I’ve stated. There are maps of the area around. So if you can’t find, just take a look at the map 🙂 We managed to reached the tram via the above directions so it shouldn’t be too hard 😀

And when you see this icon, you know you’ve reached! 🙂

Look at the crowd

And here’s how the tram ticket looks like

And here comes the tram 🙂

Me with the tram.

Madame Tussauds Hong Kong

Just in case you guys do not know what Madame Tussauds has. basically it is a wax museums that has human waxes fit to the exact detail (including the number of teeth and facial hair) they have. And who are those human waxes? It’s either celebrities, political influential person, sportsperson.
In short, someone whom everyone knows.

We’ve got the package of the tram ticket and the entrance ticket to Madame Tussauds. It costs us HK$190 (S$31.6). You can check out more over here
http://www.madametussauds.com/HongKong/en/BuyTickets/Special/Default.aspx

They have different packages including tram and sky terrace. We decided to forgo sky terrace as we reckon it would not be as nice since we headed in the morning. Night scenery would be so much nicer (from what I heard from my friends)

Here are some pictures which i took in madame tussauds! Find them familiar?

(Angelina Jolie, Lin Tze Ling, Louis Khoo & Andy Lau)

(Princess Diana, Robert Pattison, Hitler, Young Mozart)

(The piggy family, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Jack Sparrow)

I guessed we probably took about 2 hours or lesser to finish the whole area.

So after that, we headed to walk around the mall and we could see the view from where we were! Even though we didn’t buy the sky terrace tics, I do feel that the view is already magnificent 🙂

In this chilly weather, how could one missed out all time favourite ICE-CREAM isn’t it? So we each gotten one scoop for HK$32 (S$5.30)

That’s all for part 1. The next post will be Day 3 part 2 where I’ll be blogging about some of the must go foodies places! and some of the shopping places we went 😀 stay tuned.

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