*Hong Kong's coins*
Hong Kong is divided into four main areas - Kowloon, Hong Kong Island, the New Territories and the Outlying Islands. Kowloon and the New Territories are on a peninsula of the Chinese mainland, on the northern side of Victoria Harbour; Hong Kong Island is on the southern side of the harbour facing Kowloon. As we arrived at the airport around 3 pm, and after tooking some time around the airport to look for a place to perform our zohor & asar prayer as well as to collect our next boarding pass for the trip from Hong Kong to Kuala Lumpur, we end up getting out of the airport at 5pm.
*inside the MTR Airport Express from airport to city*
We planned to visit the Victoria Peak which is the most visited tourist attractions in Hong Kong where we can have astonishing views of the island surroundings. However, as it is already late in the evening, the travel adviser don't recommend us to spend our time there as it is getting dark and we couldn't really enjoy the scenery from the peak. Therefore we changed our plan and headed to Kowloon.
Kowloon is the southern tip of the peninsula and faces Hong Kong island. This paradise of shops, bars and hotels is not only popular with tourists but also with residences of Hong Kong island who can easily take the ferry to this melting-pot of everything relating to spending your money. The important shopping areas, such as the shops and street markets around Nathan Road and Mong Kok, and a couple of quite interesting museums are places to look for.
*in front of ROLEX outlet...cuci2 mata jer ngee*
*in front of Coach's outlet, tengok saja..nak beli tak mampu lagi hohoho*
Here are some of the Hong Kong landmarks and tourist attractions in Kowloon :-
- Hong Kong Museum of Art
- Avenue of Stars
- Chungking Mansions
- Clock Tower
- Hong Kong Cultural Centre
- Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre
- Hong Kong Museum of History
- Hong Kong Observatory
- Kowloon Park
- Former Marine Police Headquarters Compound
- Nathan Road
- Ocean Terminal
- The Peninsula Hotel
- Hong Kong Science Museum
- Hong Kong Space Museum
- Star House
- Star Ferry
We managed to visit few of those landmarks & tourist attractions of Kowloon. Among of the places & landmarks that we've visited were :-
(1) Star Ferry
Take in the sights of the breathtaking Victoria Harbor and the sprawling Hong Kong skyline while aboard Star Ferry. This established line has been shuttling passengers throughout the various regions of Hong Kong for over 120 years. Service between Kowloon Peninsula and Hong Kong Island remains the most popular route, the Star Ferry fleets have become something of a tourist attraction in their own right.
*at the jetty to Tsim Sha Tsui*
*view from the ferry*
(2) Victoria Harbor
Victoria Harbour is a natural landform harbour situated between Hong Kong Island and the Kowloon Peninsula. The harbour's deep, sheltered waters and strategic location on the South China Sea was instrumental in Hong Kong's establishment as a British colony and its subsequent development as a trading centre --> *memang cantik sangat pemandangan bangunan2 tepi harbour ni, dah lah bangunan pun berhias lampu warna warni pulak tu*.
Lying in the middle of the territory's dense urban region, the harbour is the site of annual fireworks displays and its promenades are popular gathering places for tourists and residents. We missed watching the "World's Largest Permanent Light and Sound Show" held along the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront between the Avenue of Stars and the Hong Kong Cultural Centre at 8pm --> *terlepas nak tengok sebab masa ni pergi masjid pastu perut lapar..gi santap, then dah tak sempat plak nak tengok show ni uhuhuh*. The show creates an all-round vision of colored lights, laser beams and searchlights.
(3) Canton Railway Clock Tower at Tsim Sha Tsui
(4) Kowloon Mosque and Islamic Centre
The Kowloon Mosque and Islamic Centre is the largest mosque in Hong Kong, and it is located in a corner of Kowloon Park , near the intersection of Nathan Road and Cameron Road. Completed in 1984, this beautiful white-marbled structure has become the focal point of the Kowloon-based Islamic community. We met many Indonesians and Pakistani people at the mosque who were working in Hong Kong.
(5) Mughlai Cuisine
After leaving the mosque, we were approached by few people to a number of halal restaurants. We choose to have our dinner at Mughlai Cuisine which is situated on the 2nd floor of HaiPhong Mansion in HaiPhong Road at Tsim Sha Tsui. We were escorted to the restaurant as it is situated at a quiet hidden area --> *masa ni memang takut giler sebab kena masuk lorong celah2 bangunan macam dalam cerita kongsi gelap kantonis tu...huhuhu. macam2 doa baca dalam hati, dah lah bawak baby pulak tu. bila dha sampai restaurant tu baru rasa lega sebab nampak ramai orang Islam tengah makan kat situ...hohoohho.*.
I can say that there are many foreigners at Hong Kong, in fact I can say about 90% of the people that we've met during our 1 day stay in Hong Kong were foreigners.
We wrapped up our trip in Hong Kong while waiting for our flight by relaxing and have a great sleep at the Hong Kong International Airport. This airport are the fourth busiest international passenger airport and operate the busiest international cargo facilities in the world. As we already collected out boarding pass, we were allowed to wait at the departure area.
We suit ourselves with few nice cushions seats and rearranged it to 2-rows of seat so that we can have a nice and comfortable sleeps during the night. As free wi-fi is provided at the airport, we feels like home as we were able to watch the EPL soccer match that night, *pakcik kerusi sebelah pun tumpang curi2 tengok match tu kat lappy kami eheh*.
We woke up in the next morning with mixed feelings of eagerness & excitement to go back to Malaysia. Thanks to the nice cushion-seat-bed, kami bangun tidur dalam keadaan yang sangat fresh. Even though we didn't went to Disneyland, the Disneyland's shop and decoration is everywhere in the airport untuk kami ambil gambar tanda menjejakkan kaki ke Hong Kong eheh.
Overall, we enjoy the 1day trip in Hong Kong although it was a little bit tiring for the three of us. Rasa macam nak terpeleot kaki sebab jalan banyak sangat. Nasib baik ambil flight yang transit lama2 gini, dapat gak merasa jalan2 kat tempat orang *wink wink*.
[source of information taken from: discover hong kong, tourism, travel advisor]
Psssssstttt : nasib baik ada kerusi empuk, leh gak buat jadi katil. nasib baik gak tak jadi macam insiden tidur kat McD hari tu *refer : Of interview thingy*