Take A glimpse of the busy city of Hongkong (no protest)
For our 3rd day at HongKong, our original itinerary includes the following:
- Visit to the rainbow building for an instagram worthy content
- Go to Monster building (yes I put this in our itinerary even before the blockbuster movie of Kathryn and Alden was released)
- Ride a tram to Causeway Bay and check Times Square and shop!!!
- Go to Central and visit Graham street
But then we saw that the protest in this country became unmanageable. That made us decide not to stay long at the city area, especially that it was weekend already and they have a scheduled protest the next day.
My first choice was a family room In Beverly Guest House inside Chungking Mansions. The rate here is more affordable compared to the other hotels nearby. For instance our 2 nights for 2 rooms only cost around P7,400 (for the same duration, our Hotel Benito stay cost us around P12,000+).
BUT, I heard rumors that it’s kinda scary in this area and the rooms are quite small. That’s why I decided to just spent extra if that means security and comfort for us.
To those who haven’t been to Hongkong, here’s a glimpse of the city area
First, we rode the MTR from Tsim Sha Tsui to Quarry Bay because we want to see the so called “monster building”.
This is a private area. That’s why there’s a reminder posted on the ground to keep quiet while on the premises.
This photo is just outside that area, we walked from the Quarry Bay station going here. This part of the city looks like Binondo (but with a mountain as a background).
We decided to ride a bus going to Causeway bay to have a glimpse of the street (we can’t do this if we will ride the MTR). I took these photos from the upper deck of the bus.
We dropped off at Causeway bay where we passed by this huge football field.
On the other side is Victoria Park.
Then we arrived at our destination – Times Square
Sa mga nakikita ko, laging madaming tao dito. But not when we were there. We were supposed to stay longer here and do some shopping, pero nagmamadali nga kami at maghahapon na.
So we rode a bus again going to Central . We were supposed to go to Graham street where you can see different wall graffiti. But we were so tired from walking and the nearest area that we could check was Lan Kwai Fong (where the MINE bar at the movie Hello Love Goodbye is situated). Here’s a glimpse of the uphill/downhill area.
After some photos at the bar (it was still closed when we arrived), we decided to go back to Tsim Sau Tsui via ferry. There’s no public vehicle going to the area (besides the costly taxi), so we decided to just walk.
Ang haba din ng nilakad namin papunta sa ferry station, pero okay lang. Tahimik naman ang area, walang gulo.
Medyo kinabahan lang ako, nung nakita ko ang mga police patrol na’to.
When we were at the ferry going to the other side Tsim Sau Tsui, this is the view. By the way, the ferry fare is cheap for only HK$3, so if you can, try this option too.
Then here is the view on the other side.
When you arrive at the pier in Tsim Sau Tsui, this tower clock will welcome you.
Walk a bit more and you’ll pass by the Avenue of Stars.
Before the sun set, we were already near our hotel.
I saw a lot of Watsons stores here but I was surprised to see Anytime Fitness.
That’s it! That concludes our 3rd day trip to Hongkong. What’s nice with this trip was that we did not spend any for entrance fees to the areas we went to. Lahat FREE hahaha, food and transpo lang ang ginastos namin.
I hope that the protests will end soon so that tourists can feel safe walking in the area just like before.