Hong Kong & Macau

Hong Kong 香港 - Victoria Harbour 維多利亞港

HONG KONG 香港
This Pearl of the Orient left me in awe as it glows at night, illuminating the entire night sky. The sprawling metropolis is a dining heaven and architecture trove. This is where I had the best century egg.

EAT:
High Tea at Le Salon de The Joel Robuchon
Dim Sum Breakfast with pleasant ambience at Luk Yu Tea House.
Milk Pudding from the Australia Dairy Company 澳洲牛奶公司.
Delicious dinner at Tsui Hang Village Restaurant 翠亨邨.
A Frankfurter at Panash.
High Tea at the Hyatt Regency Sha Tin.
Burgers from Triple O's.
Affordable multi-course meals at Peace Cafe.
Hidden find such as the ECF Cafe.
Cha Chaan Tang style breakfast at Macau Cafe.
Affordable hotel breakfast at Park Deli.
Indian cuisine with a classy setting at GURU.
Really cheap Bibimbap at Hungry Korean.


SEE:
The Chep Lap Kok Airport or Hong Kong International Airport was designed by internationally acclaimed architect, Foster and Partners. Voted the World Best Airport in 2011. Mu Yao has a different take on the World Best Airport of 2011 here.

Tsim Tsa Shui is a prime shopping district and a haven for yummy food.
Tolo Harbour, located near the Hyatt Regency Sha Tin is a relaxing place that reveals a different side of Hong Kong.
The Star Ferry, an icon of Hong Kong.
Kowloon Masjid, a beautiful mosque located in Tsim Sha Tsui.
Kowloon Park, a green paradise in the heart of the shopping district of Tsim Sha Tsui.


SLEEP:
Royal Pacific Hotel and Towers - a comfortable hotel in Tsim Sha Shui and next to the Kowloon Park.
Hyatt Regency Sha Tin - a 5 star hotel located next to the University Station and overlooking Tolo Harbour.
Chung King Mansion - New Peking Guesthouse, very cheap and affordable lodging in Hong Kong with excellent location and a unique experience.

Macau - São Paulo Ruins 大三巴

MACAU 澳門
To the west, the former Portuguese colony may be famous for its casinos but it is the quaint streets of the heritage center that attracted me. Despite heavy presence of tourism, this city retains its historic charm and serves some pretty tasty Portuguese Egg Tarts.

EAT:
Cafe e Nata Margaret's (瑪嘉烈蛋撻店) for some tasty Portuguese Egg Tarts.
Restaurante Escada, a typical tourist restaurant serving "Portuguese" food.


SEE:
Senado Square is part of the charming heritage center of Macau.
The Venetian, a Venice-themed casino.
The Mandarin's House, a charming restored mansion located in the UNESCO Heritage Core of Macau.
Overall view of Macau.

GETTING THERE:
Take the Turbojet (roughly 140-150 HKD) or Cotaijet from Hong Kong's Sheung Wan/Kowloon or fly to Macau from Singapore with Tiger Airways or Jetstar.
 

makan corner

the moose & snowman

the soft toy. the soft toy.

drawing board

ON ALT stunning photography.

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