Lets go for a lil' walk... as u already know... almost 80% of my travel consists of me on hols and hubs working.. i dont consider that as a proper holiday but am thankful that at least i get to see the world this way.. so when hubs told me that he will take a week off so that he can take us somewhere... i was super excited.. lets face it... going somewhere without him checking on his blackberry 24/7 can be a blessing lol..
So mom and dad came along... its been awhile since my parents flew somewhere with us... i think the last time we flew together was to Jakarta.. back then dad was still strong... he could walk fast and didnt fall tired easily.. when i was a teenager .. cheeehhh hahaha.. i remember what dad used to say to his three daughters whenever we went on trips... "If u girls want to sleep.. u are better off staying in Singapore".
.... errrr look whos talking hahaha
Alrighty lets get back to our HK trip.. We were greated by a cloudy HK the moment our plane landed.. took a cab fm the airport to Kowloon .. hubs had booked us into one of the Accor hotels and since theres no Pullman or Sofitel there... we decided to stay at the Novotel Nathan Rd.. Hotel was situated in the middle of everything... u can find Halal restaurants everywhere.. night markets and also cafes.. the shopping streets have lots of smaller lanes which lead u to diff alleys..
We bumped into this orange building while walking towards Shanghai street.. we decided to explore a lil' while waiting for our room to be ready.
Shanghai street is where u can find all things related to kitchen ware... its one of Hong Kong’s oldest thoroughfares and still has a number of preserved old Chinese shop-house buildings.. u can find inexpensive kitchenware on sale here, such as traditional thick chopping boards and bamboo steaming baskets used for dim sum... if u hv lots of excess luggage like ahem me.. u can even take home a couple of stand mixers or even an industrial oven for a fraction of a price!
Unlike on all my other trips.. this was one trip where u could see me eating rice practically every single day lol.. with mom and dad around... there was no way we cud go to some restaurant and order salad or hv sushi for dinner lol - Jordon Curry House
As the night gets darker... u see more and more seafood places open for business... almost like as tho u are walking thru the old bugis street except its a zillion times bigger :op
There are several night markets that we managed to go to on this trip.. Temple street night market was the nearest to our hotel... hubs said Hong Kong is well known for its night markets... Petaling Street on steroids hahaha
On the second day.. hubs decided to take us to Hong Kong island.. took a bus to the other side of the island where we then too a 'ding-ding' tram fm one end to another lol... i think if it was not bec of dad... hubs wud hv forced me to walk lol
I think we must hv taken 4 trams in total... the fastest way to see the city.. not seen so many trams in my life.. not even in Melbourne hehe
The one person that was super excited abt this ride was Sonia hehehe.. theres no way she cud remember the first time she took a tram in Melbourne!
The many lanes and wide roads in Hong Kong... most of their buses are double decker and they are brand new... each time a double decker passed by.. my heart jumped cos they were driving soo fast! grrr
Sending tong gas to his customer perhaps? :op
Hubs and his fascination of trams... i think he took like 20 odd pics of trams!
Lugging an industrial aircon under the hot sun across the street?
I swear the next time i catch him taking pics of trams with my camera... i will take it away fm him hahaha - another shot of trams
By the time we got to Masjid Ammar... it was lunch time.. hubs took us to the Islamic centre canteen to try their famous dim sum bef performing Zohor prayer..
You can read more abt it here...
By the time we were done with our lunch it was almost 3pm... we knew we couldnt stay out any longer... dad was beginning to feel tired and since we dont think they wud wanna go again on this side of the island.. hubs decided to take the ferry back to Kowloon.. - ya know.. for the sake of experience :o)
... ahhh... just like when we took a ferry to Penang :o)
The very same night... we went to Ladies market.. was there for only an hr cos it was too crowded plus we had to get up early for Hong Kong Disney which was waiting for our arrival hehehe - we took our first MTR to Disney!
Sorry peeps... most of the pics of disney was taken using my phone... the day we were in Disney was the only day it rained heavily :o(
Honeymoon couple? hehehe - their first time in Disneyland .. Alhamdullilah
Wet... wet... wet... the wet weather didnt stop us fm having fun...
Unlike in Euro Disney... we only bumped into Alice in Wonderland and also Mickey and Minnie mouse..
Mom couldnt take it when Sonia started to spin the wheel hahaha
Jungle Safari ride was among the only two rides that my parents took... they took "its a small world" too
Raining non stop...
... 15 mins wet parade huhu
... sea of umbrellas
Sonia with her mickey waffle - yums!
On the 4th day of our stay... hubs decided to visit Citygate factory outlet... knew that my parents werent keen on it so we decided to go there ourselves... hubs is so into factory outlets that it has become like a must see whenever we travel lol... we took MTR there and within 45mins we were already trying out on shoes
We got back pretty late that day and since we were to fly back to sg the next day.. we decided to hv an early night so that we cud take my parents to their morning market aka our Pasar Tani :o)
With a couple of hrs left on our last day in Kowloon... i decided to adopt another baby hehe... been wanting to buy the father of Mr Aid but didnt wanna pay so much and since the price is a lot more cheaper in HK... hubs gave me the green light to adopt it.. yahoooo
Oh bef i go... while in HK... I met up with another baker.. the lovely Anita Shaik... the first time we met was in KL and ever since then we have been keeping in touch thru fb and also whatsapp.. ty for taking the time to meet us babe... the next time we meet.. dinner will be on me ok
So thats it peeps... my eyes are abt to shut right now... this wkend we will be taking Sonia to the Aquarium on Sentosa and come Monday we will be flying off again.. running away fm the bad haze lol
Woot bef i forget... we are proud parents this week... Hairi received his long awaited diploma in Engineering and Sonia had two of her baby tooth pulled out last Thursday.. she didnt cry... she wasnt afraid... one brave girl .. come July she will be in big girls class - the K2s :o)