14 October 2011

Hong Kong Day 4 : 3 Oct 2011

HK Day 4: The Peak + Citygate Outlet


Ok peeps, let's continue on our 4th day in the city of HK. As planned in my itinerary, we went to The Peak (also known as Victoria Peak) after having breakfast in our hotel room. We took a cab direct to The Peak Tram Lower Terminus situated at the Garden Road (fare $20). You may also opt for an MTR and stop at Central station, from there you need to walk around 10 minutes to reach the terminus. We bought a 2in1 Combo ticket consisting of return Peak Tram + admission ticket to Madame Tussauds ($185 for adult, $95 for child). There is also a 3in1 Combo ticket with entrance to The Sky Terrace 428 (which allows you to enjoy the panaromic view of the HK city from the highest 360 degree viewing platform in HK.
After waiting for about 20 minutes, we finally boarded the Peak Tram and in just 8 minutes we arrived on top of the Peak.

the Peak Tram


this little boy was excited all the way thru out our journey to the top



Once arrived on top of the Peak, we passed thru few souvenir outlets selling all kinds of merchandise and keepsakes. Me and my mom spent more than 1/2 hour looking for few things and walked away with alas meja, tissue cover, more key chains and fridge magnets, bag for telekung, etc. It was very convenient to shop here since the place was air-conditioned, my kids can walk here n there playing around without disturbing their mama. So i was actually having my me-time to shop and belek-belek things in peace :p Sambil belek brg suddenly firas popped up in one of the shops telling me 'abah beli cap utk kite' and when i turned back i saw the three of them wearing a dragon cap hihi. Overall i spent $342 for souvenirs while hubby paid $110 for 3 caps.



After done with our shopping, our next agenda was entry to the Madame Tussauds. Before started with our tour inside the wax museum, meh amik gambar dulu!!!



the signage

The official figure outside the museum is Bruce Lee!




The wax museum is divided into several sections i.e. Kung Fu stars, Asian stars, Hollywood stars, Cultural Figures, Sports stars, Pop stars, the Royalty & the World Leaders. So let's continue our journey with some of the celebrity pictures.....

First skali jumpe minah ni...Nicole Kidman yer nama dia!


haa ni confirm ramai kenal - Ms Jolie + abang Pitt


Jet Li yg cool


Mr Will Smith yg cool!




ahh this will always be my favourite actor cum singer..abang Andy Lau yg sgt hensem :)


Robbert Pattinson aka Mr Dracula




ckp kat husband..sapela nenek tua ni eh? and he said...ni la Madame Tussauds. Haha baru ku tahu! Anyway each pic comes with a detail description, but me being me never bother to read any of them! hehe


the British's royal family



Ok peeps, that's all for now. Our camera's battery went flat that time and these are the only pics that we have in hand. The rest was all taken using my mom's camera, like Lady D, Michael J, Lady Gaga, the Beatles, Anita Mui, Saddam Hussein, Mahatma Gandhi, Ronaldinho, etc.

I can't remember how long we spent to complete touring the museum, but by the time we finished it was lunch time already. There was a shopping mall on top of the peak, called The Peak Galleria. We had our lunch on the bench outside the mall, and the fact that we were on top and at the highest point of HK, it was super extreme cool time tuh!! cuaca sgt sejuk, sgt windy..kiranya agak struggle jugakla menahan sejuk :p We can see the whole of HK from that point ( no need to pay extra for the Sky Terrace entry actually hehe).

Right after finishing our packed food, we headed towards the Peak Tram to go down and continue our day with shopping at the Citygate Outlet :) To reach here, you need to take the MTR (Tung Chung's line) and stop at the last point, that is Tung Chung station. I think this shopping mall was more or less similar with factory outlet, selling all branded items but at cheaper price. Hubby said the sports shoes are very cheap (eg: Nike, Adidas, etc) so does the original jersey. Hubby and my brother went inside few shops but they ended up buying nothing.


Me? haha i already targeted to spend some of my dollars inside Coach. Anyway, they control the size of the crowds, and people need to queue for few minutes to enter the outlet. So hubby and the rest wait outside while myself went inside alone. I was like crazy and pening lalat to decide what to buy. Kejap pegang itu, then try ini, then pusing lagi dan lagi sampai pening. Serious after 1/2hr i still can't decide what to buy. The cheapest wristlet i can found was selling at $400. Cheapest handbag..hmm bykla jugak but frankly the price is quite cheaper than the one selling at KL boutique. Finally i settled with a purple carry-all, convertible into sling..even tho i've actually minat dekat this one creamy beige handbag yg sgt cantik (but of course price dia pon lagi cantik lah!!).


and we also bought 3 pairs of sandal for the kids at Crocs ($530.40), sgt murah compared to KL.


After Citygate, we took a cab back to hotel from the Central station. Thought of dropping by at Masjid Ammar for dinner, but the weather was not good hence we told the taxi man to change our direction to the Wesley Hotel instead of Masjid Ammar. After dinner, we did the packing and everything, and the very next day around 9am we checked out and off we went to the HKIA by a cab (fare $322).


Day 5: HKIA

Our flight was at 11.35am, but we arrived quite early at the airport. After checked in our luggage, we took a tour inside the airport, and took the opportunity to finish up our HK coins (since i knew when we go back to Malaysia the money exchange won't accept coins and small notes for exchange). So we bought chocolates, ribena, mineral water and also a DIsney handphone for Ammar! ($85 -kira hadiah besday la bley hehe). Anyway, i made a huge mistake since i forgot to return our Octopus card! And there was $50 deposit inside each card u see argh arghhhh geram betul. The card can be used at certain convenience stores (eg: 7 eleven, the Mannings (Guardian), etc and has no expiry date..so we can actually keep the card for our next visit to HK (mau ke dtg lagi? haha rasanye tak kots).


So that's basically wrap our stories about HK. Next i'll post pics of souvenirs that we bought over there okeh!

9 comments:

tini said...

yati, yg ko tulis kata will smith tu bukan eddie murphy ke? rupa cam eddie murphy :)

y@tipruzz said...

EH SILAP...haha eddie murphy btol btol..will smith penyanyi tu kan!

ZurratulAin said...

aah rasanya tuh eddie murphy and yg claimed as Jet Li tuh rasanya Louis Koo kot Yati..

y@tipruzz said...

haha ye ke aina...adess sumer aku pakai taram jer :p tq tq!!

Farra said...

lee min hoo je tadak dlm byk2 patung tu hihihih

y@tipruzz said...

ko kena pi korea la baru jumpe min hoo :p

ummu amin said...

yati, jual kat kiteorg jerlah octopus card tuh. will be going may next year. takde expirykan?

Ammar said...

Mana gamba abah yg dengan hebatnya 'block shot' Yao Ming..Abahku mmg terbaeekkk!!!!

y@tipruzz said...

ayu - nnt kite email :)