I hope you’re not getting tired of my Hong Kong posts yet! For there are still a few more days to come. 😉 This post marks the 4th day in Hong Kong, where a large part was spent on shopping! The plan for the day was to shop at Citygate Complex located at Tung Chung in Lantau Island. One can reach the mall just by taking the MTR to Tung Chung, which practically stops in the mall itself! So very convenient. From our guest house, we walked to Kowloon station, passing by this shopping mall called Elements. Since it was a weekday, we practically had the whole walkway and MTR station to ourselves! Camwhoring session ahead! *LOL*
Look at Saucer carrying a shopping bag already. That’s his second pair of new sandals, mind you.
Walkway to Kowloon MTR station
And look at my new pink sandals here! My feet were getting sore after 3 days of wearing boots that I had to switch to sandals that I bought there.
witch with new sandals
Almost empty walkway
Empty MTR station
I must admit, it’s definitely a pleasant change to take MTR in such a quiet station compared to the usually busy and jam-packed stations an other times. Soon, we reached Tung Chung Station and our first target was to eat! Hunted around for food and saw Food Republic there, with lots of food variety in a very clean environment. Without further ado, we hunted for seats and bought food.
Wantan in soup
With fresh and succulent prawns
I had the Chinese crullers with chicken porridge. Oh my, those gigantic crullers were the best! I absolutely adore them, even though they might not be the healthiest option. But they went so well with the steaming hot and smooth porridge! Ahh, I hereby declare porridge + crullers to be my most favourite breakfast!
Food Republic at Citygate Complex
Condominium viewed from our window-side table
Spacious and clean Food Republic
After our brunch, it was shopping all day long! Saucer bought another TWO pairs of shoes from the outlet stores here, one from Nike Outlet and the other from Timberland. That marked a grand total of FOUR pairs of shoes/sandals that he bought from Hong Kong! And I thought girls are usually more into shoes than guys eh? 😛
When our feet couldn’t bring us anywhere further due to lethargy, we succumbed to the fact that enough was enough. No more shopping. And we walked back, dragged our feet back was more like it, to the MTR station. We went back to Mongkok for Kam Wah polo yau. *salivates* Ahh, the melting butter, the crispy crust and the warm and soft bread… heavenly is close to what you would feel when you eat it. We also ordered a set meal of egg tart, chicken wings + drink for HKD23. Very worth it!
Chicken wings and egg tart
Best polo yau in the world
When night came, we made our way to Tsim Sa Tsui Avenue of Stars to be in time for the Symphony of Lights presentation. The Symphony of Lights is presented every night at 8.m, showcasing the bright decorative lights and buildings at the Hong Kong seafront, coupled with symphonic music. A beautiful sight to behold, though one might find it not very amusing after watching for a couple of minutes. Still, the lights and the view were mesmerizing enough for me.
Since we were early, we took a stroll around Avenue of Stars, where we could see statues and stars of famous Hong Kong celebrities, such as this one of Bruce Lee.
Bruce Lee statue
Seafront view from Avenue of Stars
Saucer enjoying the view
witch was there!
Trying to camwhore
witch and Saucer at Avenue of Stars
Crowd getting ready to watch Symphony of Lights
Jet Li’s signature and hand print!
While walking along the avenue, we smelled something strong and fragrant. Following the smell, we ended up at this stall selling grilled sotong! Yummy! We simply couldn’t resist trying it because the aroma was just too tempting! Luckily, it tasted good too! It’s chewy and a little salty and very fragrant. 🙂
Saucer queuing for grilled sotong
Yummy grilled sotong – must try!
And the show had begun! I took a series of pictures, so you could see the difference in lighting when the show was going on.
Symphony of Lights 1
Symphony of Lights 2
Symphony of Lights 3
Symphony of Lights 4
Symphony of Lights 5
Symphony of Lights 6
Symphony of Lights 7
Symphony of Lights 8 – Junk boat!
Bigger view of junk boat
The show was over in less than 15 minutes, and we walked along the Avenue of Stars until we saw the big trophy standing at the end.
Saucer with film roll
Avenue of Stars after the show – peaceful and quiet
witch with HK night scene
Walking from Avenue of Stars towards the TST station, we passed by this huge display of dragon with bright lighting. It was built in anticipation of the Asian games.
Dragon with clock tower in the background
Huge dragon head
Saucer pinching her cheeks! *LOL*
Be the legend
What is that in the background?
Love this picture
Look at our shopping bags!
witch with clock tower
Saucer following my pose 😛
And then, it was almost 10pm! Gosh, how time flew when you’re having fun eh? We took the MTR back to where we stayed, and had supper nearby. In fact, we had supper at the same place we ate on Day 3, complete with another bottle of Blue Girl too! 🙂
Where we had dinner
This time we ordered claypot frog (nga pou tin kai), which was amazing! Very flavourful and delicious! It was served steaming hot, and I couldn’t keep myself from scalding my tongue, but they were just too good!
Stir fried kang kung
What a productive day eh? ‘Productive’ because we managed to buy stuffs! *LOL* Stay tuned for my next post, where there will be pictures from Stanley Market and more. 🙂 I love Hong Kong!
*Note: Read the rest of my Hong Kong Escapade here!