Hong Kong 2011- Day 4

7 Jan

Hi there, before I start posting on my 1st post in 2012, here’s wishing you guys

A HAPPY NEW YEAR! It’s time to make new resolutions, new travel plans for the new year ahead. And in a few weeks time, it’ll be chinese new year, ain’t you excited? cause I am 🙂

So on day 4, this’ the last day we stay in our luxurious hotel with awesome treatment place 😦 we head up for our breakfast at the lounge again before checking out at around 11-ish.

We booked another hotel (Eaton Hotel) near the Jordan area so thereafter we headed to our hotel via the airport express line (which is really convenient!) We took to Kowloon station and then took a cab which didn’t cost us much to reach directly at our hotel! 😀

On airport express
you can pay via your octopus card.

me & Germaine

The airport express line

On the cab 😀

Cause we were there earlier than our supposedly check-in time, I was praying we could get a room!

And yes we managed to 😀

EATON HOTEL
Address:
380 Nathan Road Kowloon

we booked our hotel via www.zuji.com, which i think is a great website to compare prices between hotels or air-tickets.

The hotel lobby looks pretty decent & the rooms are not too bad as well. Paying $250 per pax for 3 days 2 nights for this room is still considered quite affordable. (Hong Kong Hotel are really expensive! I paid the same price for a 7 days 6 night stay in Taiwan)

Entering our room……

Room card 🙂

The bathroom

Part of the room

The beds

The mini pantry in the cupboard

After unpacking some of our stuff and to just relax for a bit, we headed out for more shopping and searching of our foodie places around Mongkok area. (we finally felt like we were in HongKong!)

Along Nathan Road

Hong Kong Street. Heading to ladies street (女人街)

The walking distance from Eaton Hotel to Mongkok is one far stretch, its nearest MTR is Jordan so if ya lazy, you could just take the MTR to Mongkok. By walking, it took us about 15 minutes or so to reach Mongkok 🙂 great exercising after eating so much good food hey?

So we got a little hungry after the walking and got snack from this stall

I ordered tako balls
my opinion: Very floury, little ingredients in it. I don’t really like it (HK$15, S$2.50)

Germaine ordered the 鸡蛋仔 which is kind of like waffle. she ordered the chocolate flavored. (HK$20, S$3.3)

that’s me! 😀

Saw this cute little ice-cream van

We headed for some shopping along the following places at Mongkok (which I was immersed in shopping that I forgot to take pictures, so sorry!)

1) Fa Yuen Street
opens 7.30am to 9.15pm
This street sells sports stuffs mainly sports shoes, sneakers. A whole row of shops for you to choose from!
I didn’t want to buy any so I didn’t really shop around that area.

2) Ladies Street
opens 12pm to 11.30pm
please do not shop there if you can or if you want, be smart! I kinda regret shopping there (except for one shop).
basically the prices quoted to you are so much higher than where you could get elsewhere so you must have great bargaining skill!
I bought 2 stockings plus 3 socks for HK$75 (S$12.50), I thought it was already cheaper but when i went to argyle centre, i could buy double of what i bought =.=” and if after bargaining, you decided not to buy, the stall holder will scream at you and start hogging you.

EXCEPTION FOR THIS SHOP!

me with the stall holder. NOTE: This is not an advert
The reason I said an exception for this shop is that the lady was really nice! She doesn’t jack up the price, i feel that she’s really sincere and real and the prices are reasonable. Ladies, you can buy clothes from her, the quality is pretty good and the price is cheap. You can see the clothes i bought from her at the end of the post 😀
Address: 女人街,山东街口
Opening hours: 1pm to 10pm

3) Kwong Wa Street
Opens 10am to 9.15pm.
This street is always known as the electronic street, from iPhone to iPad to camera, basically any electronics you can find it on the shops along this street!
I was hunting for cheap polarid films around the area, managed to find one! I got 10 films, 5 cartoon and 5 plain for HK$652, S$108.6

4) Argyle Centre
Highly recommended to shop there! The stuffs are really cheap, definitely cheaper than ladies street.
Can you imagine when the prices are already low but you can still bargain for a lower price.
We even skipped our day 5 itinerary just to shop! Too many good stuffs and shops in here 🙂

After a little walking around those streets, we headed to find our next foodie place on our list!

富记粥品 Fuk Kee Congee
Address: 104-106 Fa yuen St
Opening Hours: 7.30am to 11.30pm
Directions: Mongkok MTR Exit D2 & walk down Argyle St for 3 mins

How the shop looks like

The menu

We didn’t know what was famous here. All we know is that the porridge is nice! So germaine asked the waiter what’s nice and he recommended the first on the list which we had no  idea what’s inside…

When it came, it was actually pig organs, which I don’t really eat except for the pork slices.
But the porridge itself is really nice! 😀

While heading to Argyle Centre/ New town centre, our sense of smell brought us to this ‘smelly tofu’ stall just round the street!

YUM! If i didn’t remember wrong it costs about HK$15 for 2 tofus.

Just 2 shops away from it, it’s the famous, all time favourite, GONG CHA!
As most of you would have known, you can get twice the size of what you can in Singapore for about S$2!

After rounds of shopping at argyle centre, our bags are too full and our feet are exhausted!
So we took the MTR back to our hotel to drop our stuffs! 🙂

It was about time for dinner! 😀 before we continue to shop more.
One of our literary was to eat the famous dim sum stall, but we were really late and i think they were already in the last of queue 😦

so instead we went to search for this that was not too far away.

Fie Jie Snacks Shop
Address: Shop 4A 55 Dundas Street, Mongkok
Opening hour: 3pm to late night
Famous for: Braised Food

We ordered octopus and pork sausage
The mustard sauce was really choking, too much.

It was time for dinner after a pre-appetizer!
we randomly step in a noodle stall just opposite argyle centre!

What we ordered! 🙂

Our Wanton Noodle!

A not-very-nice Yuan Yang

And thereafter we continue to shop till it closes and walked back to our hotel! 😀

 

Look at my buys of the day!

See the 3 tier colour dress on the extreme left, together with the umbrella? It was from the ladies street stall I mentioned above.
Costs only HK$100 for the dress! S$16.6! 😀

That’s all! Look forward to Day 5 where we headed to hunt for more foodie places and Avenue of Stars! 😀

2 Responses to “Hong Kong 2011- Day 4”

  1. Miracule March 25, 2012 at 10:21 #

    Hihi, do u also have your blOgs on day 1 to day 3 too?

    • travellingwithraine March 26, 2012 at 00:57 #

      Hi there!

      Yes I do (: please check out the side bars under category ‘travel’. You should be able to see the posts for other days.

      Cheers,
      Raine

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