Sunday, September 18, 2011

Gallivanting the streets of Hong Kong

It's been 3 years since I've last been to Hong Kong but nothing has really changed in this packed city state. 吃东西,买东西 indeed. The location of the shops and restaurants have not changed much so just a few new pointers this time round.

On arrival
Hotel transfer from the airport is now very well organised. You meet your local tour representative outside Gate B and they will direct you to Counter 1 where you will be tagged with a letter representing your bus route. Much like clockwork, you will be hustled into groups to board your bus to your respective hotel.

The Symphony of Lights Show begins 8pm every night at the Star Ferry Terminal. Do arrive early in order to snag a good spot for some photography.

At the star ferry terminal day & night

  • Gateway Arcade - The only open MCM store in HK can be found here. Another MCM will be opening in Central very soon (opp Coach). The collection here is somewhat dated but nonetheless if you need to satisfy your MCM fix, the store can be found next to Pedder Red
  • Harbor City - Venchi chocolates can be found on L1 of Gateway Arcade and the pistachio ice cream is to die for. A 入门款 chocolate will set you back HK$180 for a packet of pralines. If nothing else, the ice cream is worth the trip here.
  • Silvercord - a huge I.T. outlet store is housed here and the various brands under the I.T. family. X-large and Nixon can be found at the I.T. store in Silvercord
  • The Peninsula Hotel - Goyard is housed next to Harry Winston and as snooty as the location is, the staff are polite but the selection of leather products here is pretty miniscule
  • Ice House Street Central - cdg, Margiela, Ann Demeulemeester and I.T. are still housed next to one another
  • A Bathing Ape is no longer at the corner of Queen's Road Central! The blashphemy!
  • Granville Road - do check out Rise, DNA and The One Mall along Granville Road for local and Japanese fashion. The One Mall carries a wide range of Japanese brands; think Moussy, Earth Music Ecology etc and is home to many cafes and restaurants

No lack of designer wear - LV, Chanel and Dior

Out and about in Tsim Sha Tsui and Central

There is only 1 Charlie Brown Cafe in Hong Kong so if you are a fan of woodstock and co., do pay this cafe a visit.

Inside the Charlie Brown Cafe

For a detailed break down of where to eat and shop, click on my other posts labeled Hong Kong.

Hotel: Park Hotel
Hotel Review: Spacious room and convenient location on Cameron Road. Hotel is a mere 5-8min walk from TST MTR Station and the Airport Express bus stops just outside the hotel
Weather: 31-33c

The spacious twin bedroom and the bathroom
Posted by fongie on 9/18/2011 11:13:00 AM in , , ,