Originally posted in tumblr.
Travel Date: April 08, 2017
Author’s note: Sharing as much as I could remember.
Time check: 4:16 am HKG time..I’m so excited!
And we landed.
First things first, go straight to immigration for access to the country. You will sign an arrival card like below that are available in the booth. It only took me 30 minutes.
Note: Not all passport holder can easily get past immigration and have the transit visa. Some will be asked to provide supporting documents. Look up IATA Travel Centre online to know the requirements for your country of origin. You must do this before booking a flight.
Now that I’m done in the immigration next thing I did was to buy sim card.
“I was flying alone and have no contact in Hongkong so I needed google in my life.”
I got the CSL card – I’m sure their are other provider but this one is recommended by the saleslady in 7/11.
For those who can’t wait to share their experiences or want to go live in social media you should have this.
Here’s a picture of my touchdown. ü
Note: You have to return same day.
By the way, these are the airport link interior.
I exited at B1 door looking for the 15C bus station to Lower Ground Peak Terminus. However, I couldn’t find it.
I decided to roam around instead.
I saw the observatory, beautiful buildings and other street stuff.
From where I live and the country I currently work, the driver usually sits at the left but here they stay in the opposite.
I reached the peak site by 7:40 am but is still closed.
I grabbed the chance to do some “occular” while waiting.
This is the The Peak Lookout. I’ve heard it was a cafe.
Entering the building you get to see shops inside.
Those little buns are popularly known as eggetes.
*As for a travel remembrance I bought ref magnet for 30 HKD.
Before coming to Hongkong I read so many blogs and one said…
“You haven’t been to Hong Kong if you haven’t visited the Peak”.
They have this gimmick of a huge heart where you can hang your message in a heart-shaped paper. Click link for video → https://youtu.be/ZsjdRyGee0E
Time check, 9 am.
Going down and out but look at the Peak Central mixed with tourists and locals. Two (2) hours prior there were only few people.
Tip: Sit on the left when going back to the Lower Terminus if you want to record the view.
Once at the Lower Terminus I walked to Tsim Sha Tsui Pier 7 in Central pier.
I passed by a Dingding route and saw cable wires in the street.
I also passed by a park where Filipinos gather on Sunday, the Observatory, IFC-International Financial Center and HKG Maritime.
It was quite a walk.
From Central pier you will pay a token for 3.40 HKD (if you wanna go back to Central that is) from the slot machine.
In Kowloon is where you can find the Avenue of the Stars, Symphony of the Lights, Hong Kong museum and Clock Tower but I only got a picture of the latter. I can’t even stay for Symphony of the Lights because I don’t have enough time.
I went back to Central, same route, this time in the lower deck.
Time check: Already past 11 a.m.
Look at that fruit market which was not there in the earlier.
“oh hi there, Miss. :)”
My sister just arrived in the Central Station. We have 5 hours flight difference so she’ll have to spend the night in Hongkong while I will be on my way to Philippines.
Here she is… the face.. 😀
Aaaand by the way thank you for my comfy green company for the short trip.. Hope you enjoyed my shots and story telling and hopefully I am able to help you or give you ideas on your layover.
See you on my 16 Hours Hongkong Layover next time. :))