Friday, February 29, 2008

hong kong feb 2008 - days 2 to 5

day 2 - Wong Tai Sin Temple, Victoria Peak
day 3 - Macau (Senado Square, St Pauls, Casino Lisboa and Venetian)
day 4 - Giant Buddha, Yuen Long
day 5 - HKU (met Jiahao)

other than some minor descriptions, let this be a pictorial post =)

Spent some time praying here...


At the Peak Tower


Is it really effective? I tried though...


Lost $400 here. Luckily won $1500 at Lisboa to offset this


Cable car reopens!


The fog made this visit the most 'memorable' one.


My type!!! If i say i accidentally snapped her, would you believe??


Hong Kong University - had a great catchup with JH


Their iconic main building


Had a Cafe de Coral breakfast here


aunt preferred the tour package way of travelling. But i believe this is highly up to own preferences. I like free & easy, because i get to mingle with the locals and go to places i really want to. Hope they enjoyed the trip though, the weather wasn't at its best (it was cold, wet and gloomy). My temper wasn't so good on the last day, because my parents just keep buying and buying, even just before departure. In the end, even taking the taxi was a problem.

bought a nice (my opinion la) bracelet for myself onboard the flight back home. It cost more than anything i bought in HK... but it's nice for formal occasions.

5 comments:

cynthia said...

hi, i happened to read that u stayed Ah Shan Hostel before. How do u book it? website??

zhiming said...

Hi cynthia, this is the link:

http://home.netvigator.com/~dragoninn/index.html

Do note, there are several hostels in the same block (Sincere House). There's another one with a similar name, but this Ah Shan's office is at 1406 (14F).

To book, simply email to 1406@dragoninnhk.com. In the mail, confirm the room rates for the room type and period you're visiting. In the reply, there will be instructions for payment at another website, by Paypal. Few days after payment, someone (Keith for me) will send you a booking confirmation. Print it out and bring it to HK for check-in.

The service provided by the family is good and personal - worth a try. Because the room is pretty cramped, consider topping up a bit more for an extra bed, which can be space for luggages and belongings (particularly for shoppers).

Notwithstanding the typical conditions of hostels, the location is prime (and bustling with noise). It's just opposite the 3 shopping streets of Mongkok and nearby Langham Place.

cynthia said...

hi zhiming, thanks for your detailed reply!
i was initially confused by the hostel's name(ah shan/dragon inn).
But now i can book at ease. Really appreciated it!!

zhiming said...

u're welcome cynthia! have fun planning!

Jeffrey said...

hi zhiming,

I went through dragon inn website, couple of questions. for double bedrm (suite) there's bathroom available, so does it mean rest of rooms got no shower facilities or guests have to go to a common area to bath?

for e xtra bed which u recommended issit charged per day like an extra guest? will it fit in a 2 bedrm room?