Hong Kong Trip 2018
Itinerary

 
 

Kowloon/New Territories Days

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School Visit & Mong Kok


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Trip to Luk Keng via Bride's Pool

  • Get to Bride's Pool trail
    (Uber/Bus 275R for Tai Po Maket MTR Bus Station)

  • Visit Bride's Pool

  • Uber to Luk Keng for lunch

  • Walk up Wilson Trail to lookout (optional)

  • Home (Minibus 56K from Luk Keng to Fanling MTR)


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Half day trip to Hung Hom and Whampoa

  • Visit Hung Hom where the Kowloon Docks were

  • Visit Whampoa shopping centre where Lapsley houses were

  • Lunch/afternoon tea at Harbour Grand Hotel


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Yau Ma Tei/Jordan Exploring

  • Fruit market in the morning

  • Interesting buildings (Theatre and Brick Building)

  • Mido Cafe for refreshment

  • Tin Hau Temple

  • Broadway Cinematheque/Kubrick

  • Jade Market

  • Alhambra building

  • Walk south to Jordan MTR/bus down Nathan Rd home

 


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Sha Tin Races

  • Must be Saturday 10th or Sunday 18th
    (both day races, starting at 1pm)

  • Catch MTR to Sha Tin Racecourse on East Rail line - change at Hung Hum (from TST East)

  • Enjoy the races!


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Visit to Kowloon Bowling Green Club & Kowloon Park


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Brunch at Aqua

  • Walk to Aqua Hotel

  • Get lift to top floor restaurant.

  • Enjoy brunch looking out over harbour and Hong Kong Island.


Island Days

 Tea House

Tea House

Central & Hong Kong Park

  • Catch Star Ferry from Tsim Sha Tsui to Central

  • Via walkway and into ifc mall, visit the HKMA Information Centre in the two ifc building for the view.

  • Continue to St John’s Cathedral - back on walkway, through Landmark and Prince’s Buildings to the HSBC building. Descend on escalator and cross the road at the rear of the building and go up the stairs on the left.

  • Visit Hong Kong Park and relax in Tea House (via walkways to the north of the cathedral - over Garden Rd and Cotton Tree Dr).


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Sheung Wan Day

  • Catch MTR to Sheung Wan

  • Walk west to the Western Market to see the fabrics.

  • Use Google Maps to get you up the hill to Upper Lascar Row to see the antique shops (and Man Mo dim sum).

  • Walk up the stairs to the Man Mo Temple.

  • Walk east down Hollywood Rd and take a right at Aberdeen Street. Note location of Aberdeen Street Social on right. A few meters further turn into PMQ and Garden Meow Taiwanese Cafe is on the right. (PMQ is a trendy art and fashion precinct).

  • After lunch, explore Sheung Wan shops. Visit Abderdeen Street, Gough Street, Lee Street, Graham Street (graffiti on the side), and Peel Street).

  • After exploring, walk down Hollywood past the escalators to Pottinger Street steps, then back down to Central and MTR home.


 Repulse Bay

Repulse Bay

Stanley Day

  • Bus 973 from TST
    (every 15-20 mins, either Salisbury Rd New World Centre or front of Silvercord, Canton Rd)

  • Alight at Repulse Bay

  • Continue to Stanley (stop is Stanley Village) for lunch, St Stephen's College (up the hill), and markets

  • Home via bus
    (Bus 66 & 260 are the express services to Central from Stanley Village bus station)


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Cenotaph at Central

Remembrance Sunday (Nov 11th)


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East Hong Kong morning


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Battlefield Walk Wong Nai Chung Gap half day

  • Do some homework first

  • Bring water, snacks

  • Get to Parkview, Tai Tam Reservoir Road

  • The walk is downhill, takes about 2-3 hours depending on how long we spend reading all the signs and plaques

  • Bus down to Central

Maybe combine with visit to

  • Causeway Bay meal and sightseeing; Victoria Park

  • Happy Valley Races (Wednesday evenings only)

  • Up The Peak for dinner

  • Dinner on Lamma (catch ferry)

 


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Giant Buddha on Lantau Day

  • We are going for the views, not necessarily for the prayer opportunity

  • Go in the afternoon

  • To ensure we get a seat for the half hour train ride, catch MTR to Central on Tsuen Wan (red) line

  • Walk to HK Station to catch Tung Chung (yellow) line to Tung Chung.

  • Arrive, Tung Chung exit B

  • Walk to Ngong Ping 360 cable car (Crystal cabin for us, prebook), up to Buddha and Po Lin monastery

  • Use the toilet before you go up the Buddha

  • Nice little bushwalks (wisdom path) and views of the mountains


Kowloon & Islands Evenings

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Aqualuna Junk and Dinner

  • Arrive at Pier 1 in Tsim Sha Tsui (around from Star Ferry) at least half an hour before junk departs to check in.

  • Ride junk over to Central and then up and down the harbour.

  • Disembark at TST and head to dinner.


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Temple St Night Market


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Lamma Island

  • Catch Star Ferry to Central

  • Follow signs right and along to Outlying Islands ferries and then Wharf 4

  • Catch Ferry to the Lamma Island - Yung Shue Wan (not Sok Kwu Wan)

  • Walk along the promenade

  • Have dinner at waterside restaurant

  • Have a drink with the expats

  • Don’t miss the ferry home!


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