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Tuesday, July 8, 2008
A Word on Hong Kong and Macau:
And so. My 8 days trip has ended and I really enjoyed it. Besides shopping (the clothes are cheap!), we also went around playing tourist. The view from the Star Ferry is awesome!
While we were at the Avenue of Stars, we saw Jackie Chan! I think he was filming something for the Olympics.
Surprisingly, there was no media around and we got to go quite close to him.
The Golden Bauhinia at Wan Chai is Hong Kong’s emblem and this is where the daily flag hoisting ceremony is held.
I was excited when I saw a Rolls Royce parked outside the super luxurious Peninsula Hotel. The car is so huge!
We went to Ngong Ping where we took a cable car up to see the famous Tian Tan Buddha. This was taken from the cable car when the statue came into view.
After climbing 260 steps, we reached the base of the bronze statue. It looked so magnificent! We saw the famous late singer Anita Mui’s tablet inside the museum.
People here still lead a very simple life and live on stilted houses. Most of them fish for a living so you can find many seafood restaurants there.As for Macau, of course we had to go to the famous Ruins of St. Paul.
The Monte Fort was originally used to protect the church from pirates.
This is the Church of St. Francis Xavier which was built in 1928.
We also went casino hopping at night using the free shuttle buses. The Venetian is my favourite as it was more interesting. But the ones in Las Vegas are still the best.
I like Hong Kong for its retail therapy but in terms of architecture and food (there’s a limit to my intake of Chinese food!), Macau definitely clinches it for me. The baroque style of its buildings and the European cuisine appeal to me. I want to go back to Hong Kong and Macau again! Any takers?
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