Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Causeway Bay - shopping Mecca of Hong Kong's trendy. The area buzzes with energy. A prime destination is Time Square where you will find 11 floors of lifestyle, fashion and appliance stores, restaurant, a theater and huge bookstore.
In addition to Time Square, Causeway Bay is loved for its maze of little home-grown fashion shops, offering trendy wear designed by local young artists. A fact is the crossroads outside Sogo Department store is the busiest intersection in the world.
All this shopping may leave you hungry, relax at a local Dai Pai Dong - style restaurant for real chinese food.
Tips on how to reach Causeway Bay:-
Take MTR to Causeway Bay or take a Tram from Central.
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Wong Tai Sin Temple is one of the most popular temples in Hong Kong. You can spend an entire morning watching devotees burn incense, and offer roast duck and fruit to Wong Tai Sin the Big God Wong. He earned his godliness through doing good deeds. Rent some joss sticks ans shake out your destiny - a big cup carries the joss sticks which you shake until one falls out (that is your fortune). Have it translated by one of the fortune tellers whose stalls are lined up behind the temple. So get ready for worshipping, chinese style.
Tips on how to reach Wong Tai Sin Temple:-
Hop off the MTR at Wong Tai Sin Station, and follow signs to the temple.
Friday, April 2, 2010
Make it a cultural evening and attend a performance at the Hong Kong Cultural Center in Tsim Sha Tsui. The center has a line-up of fantastic performance (Cats, Joseph, the Bolshoi Ballet have been here). You can visit the center or call the Urbtix office for performance schedules. The center also offers free lunch recitals.
A wonderful prelude to any performance is a stroll along the waterfront. Admire the unfettered view of the Hong Kong harbor, the flying-saucer-like Convention Center, the ceremonial site of the 1997 Hand Over, IM Pei's Bank of China Tower, and Norman Foster's Hong Kong Bank Building. After this treat, cross the street to the Cultural Center, and let the evening begin.
Tips on how to reach Hong Kong Cultural Center:-
Take MTR to Tsim Sha Tsui, exit Peninsula Hotel exit.
Urbtix office phone number: 27349009
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Ocean Park is located on a mountain, right at the opening to the South China Sea. This guarantees awesome views and a cool sea breezel. In addition to the natural goodness, the Park boasts South East Asia's biggest shark aquarium, thrill rides that feel like you are racing into the ocean and a section called the Middle Kingdom, which mimics ancient China.
You can see how chinese people lived in dynasties past. In the warm months, Ocean Park;s Water World is also open. This is a giant water park with slides, wave pools and floating rivers.
Tips on how to reach Ocean Park:-
Take the special Citybus from Admiralty or a taxi.
Open at 10am - 6pm daily.