Sunday, March 22, 2009

2008 Holidays - Part 4 - Hong Kong 28th Sept -03rd Oct 2008 (The Peak)

Day 5 - Hong Kong Island - The Peak, Central

End my day in Hong Kong with a trip to the Peak. Photos photos photos... The Peak (go wiki) is also known as Victoria Peak, Mount Austin or locals call it "saan deng".

My bro and I took a walk to the peak tram, enjoying the scenery and stuffs then to find.. wow... long queue for the tram.. i was like.. oh no... but haha.... if you are going to Madame Tussauds (wiki), you buy the tickets in package, you have the privillege to go first, something like cutting queue :D muahahaha..... but that also have to queue for like 1/2 an hour to get on the tram up the hill.... it's a short journey... but if you get a seat then good la.. i didn't get a seat i have to stand... so short journey also feel long also ah... hahaha...
Arriving at the Peak tram top station, did not really walk around but head straight to Madame Tussauds.... you'll meet Kelly Chen and Bruce Lee at the entrance... those who is not interested to go in would at least get to snap photo with them :D Moving in thru the entrance, the first guy you meet is Jacky Chan, but you cannot take photo with him with your personal camera... they'll take it for you and you want it, then you pay for it... good thing I'm not a huge fan :P Anyways, I spent a lot og time inside... just taking photos with the wax figures... and so many peopleeeeee!! have to queue for famous celebrity/politician/sportsmen/icons. The ones that are not most favourite, you can hug the figure whole night, no one will shoo you away.... haha...

Clockwise Kelly Chan, Anita Mui & Twins

Clockwise from Janice Vidal, Bruce Lee, Aaron Kwok, Leo Ku, Miriam Yeung, Andy Lau, leong Lai, Michelle Yeoh, Leslie Cheung & Bae Yong Joon

Clockwise from Johnny Depp, Eddie Murphy, Mel Gibson, Pierce Brosnan, Harrison Ford, Meryl Streep, Jodie Foster, Brangelina (Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie) and Anthony Hopkins

Clcokwise from the madame herself, Madame Tussaud on the top left first photo... she is so little..... Pablo Picasso, Adolf Hitler, Maestro Lang Lang, Albert Einstein and Mozart...

Clockwise from Chairman Mao Zedong, Sir Winston Churchill, Princess Dianna, Saddam Hussein, Nelson Mandela, British Royalty (Princess Anne, Prince Philip & Queen Elizabeth), Gandhi, Benazir Bhutto & Lee Kwan Yew

Clockwise from Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, The Beatles and Mick Jagger

Clockwise from David Beckham, Ronaldhino, Liu Xiang, Tiger Woods & Yao Ming

Headed to Bubba Gump Shrimp for dinner cos most of the places were full and Bubba Gump Shrimp offers good view also :D

Pretty much splurge on this last meal in Hong Kong, we ordered 2 Mango Sparkler (HKD38 each), Mama Gump garlic bread basket (HKD35), Frankie's baked seafood & rice (HKD110), Caesar Salad (HKD36 with entree, else it's HKD78 ala carte) Sweet home BBQ burger (HKD108).. haha.. so do the maths... damage to wallet... jeng jeng jeng... HKD 401.50 with service charge... ouch.. hahaha.... but okay la.. long long once.. and since it's our last day in Hong Kong, we have not really fed out tummy properly, and budak have been nice enough to accompany me walk non stop with sometimes black long face... haha.. kira reward him a lil... :D
Finished dinner and stroll out to enjoy the view and super strong wind (when we actually gone back to our guesthouse, there was a sign at the lobby stating typhoon hoisted signal.. urm.. 4 i think or was it 2? haha.. can't remember)... so strong i shiver so badly... really cold!!! the view was not that good that night... pretty misty..... but it didn't stop us from taking photos... muahahaha....

I paid the guy HKD50 for that photo... of me and Budak... haha.. cos he have got the best spot and his cam all set up nicely... and leaving our camera on the tripod a distance away... well, we do not want to risk chasing camera thief with our full and heavy tummy... unless in the afternoons, then less people around.... haha

Photos of visit to Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin temple before leaving Hong Kong and Macau coming soon to conclude my travelogue for 2008... 2009 travel plans all put on hold... times are bad~ :(

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